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Bees #132

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

As a doctor, I can’t tell you how often I recommend people use natural, organic, locally produced honey from local honeybees as a means of staving off allergies and promoting good health.  I, myself, use honey pretty much every morning, so I understand the importance of having good bees because without good bees, we wouldn’t have good honey.

But what do the bees have to teach us?  Much more than we realize.  These insects, which pollinate the plants that feed us, are offering important information about the impact of humans upon the environment.  Bees are also used increasingly in healing therapies.  Today, we speak with Christy Hemenway and Dr. Theo Cherbuliez, and explore what the bees have to teach us.

Listen to our show, "Bees":

Bees # 132

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About our guests:

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Dr. Theo Cherbuliez is a psychiatrist and apitherapist.  He is also the former president and vice president of the American Apitherapy Society.  He has travelled to 5 continents to learn and teach about apitherapy.  He has 4 beehives here in Maine.

Listen to Dr. Theo Cherbuliez's interview: 

Interview - Theodore Cherbuliez

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Christy Hemenway is the founder of Gold Star Honeybees, a company that creates a low-tech, natural beekeeping system known as the top bar hive, which allows bees to make their own natural beeswax honeycomb.  Christy is also the author of The Thinking Beekeeper, a guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives, and a strong advocate for understanding the interrelatedness of bees, human health, and the health of the planet.

Listen to Christy Hemenway's interview:

Interview - Christy Hemenway

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About our sponsors:

Our financial wellness tip of the week is brought to you by Tom Shepard of Shepard Financial. While Dr. Lisa Radio Hour business advisor, Marci Booth of BOOTH Maine, offers better business tips, Ted Carter of Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes shares important talking points, and Black Bear Medical covers health and fitness updates.

Maine Jewish Film Festival #131

Today’s guests include Louise Rosen, Executive and Artistic Director with the Maine Jewish Film Festival. Richard Kane of Kane Lewis Productions and Filmmaker with the Maine Jewish Film Festival and Larry Rubenstein, retired rabbi and supporter of the Maine Jewish Film Festival. Now in its 17th year, the Maine Jewish Film Festival has presented over 300 domestic and foreign films. Sold over 32,000 tickets to both Jewish and non-Jewish attendees. This year the Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held from March 22 to 29 in venues around greater Portland as well as selected sites around the state.

Listen to the full podcast of "Maine Jewish Film Festival":

Dr. Lisa # 131

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About our guests:

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Richard Kane is director of Maine Masters, a New England Emmy-nominated series of artist portraits that airs on MPBN and is currently in negotiations for PBS network syndication. His 2011 release on painter David Driskell has screened at eight film festivals to date and premiered in Washington, D.C. at the National Gallery of Art. “Jon Imber’s Left Hand” will be the fifteenth episode. With partner Melody Lewis-Kane of Kane-Lewis Productions, Kane seeks out subjects that are of greatest benefit to the community. In 2013 he directed two short documentaries about hunger — In These Times and Turning Clothing into Food – both aimed at encouraging people to support their local food pantry. Both films have been playing in theaters across Maine as well as on MPBN. In 2009 Kane produced the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s 50th anniver-sary film Protecting the Nature of Maine and an independent documentary Rock Solid on the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. Since 2007 Richard has served as chair of the Maine Film + Video Association, a trade association promoting greater opportunity and professionalism.

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Louise Rosen is the Executive + Artistic Director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival. She began working with MJFF in November 2012. Her key responsibilities are to work with the board to program and manage the festival, fundraise and serve as spokesperson. Louise is a media executive with over 25 years experience in all areas of the international television and film business. Her projects have included Oscar, Emmy, Sundance, Prix Italia and International Emmy-winning films. After many years as a distributor, she launched an agency in 1996 to focus on working with independent non-fiction producers as an editorial and business consultant, sales agent and distributor. Louise tutors and lectures annually at Documentary Campus Master School and at festivals and conferences including DOKLeipzig, IDFA, Thessaloniki and HotDocs. She is on the Advisory Board of the Independent Feature Project/NY and the Board of Directors of the Maine Media Workshops + College where she also chairs the Programming Committee. She is former Vice Chair of the Maine Film & Video Association and continues to serve on their Advisory Committee. She is also the co-founder of Movies in the Park, a free summer screening series of Hollywood films in Brunswick.

Listen to Richard Kane and Louise Rosen's interview: 

Interview - Rosen and Kane

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Rabbi Larry Rubinstein is a retired rabbi and a supporter of the Maine Jewish Film Festival.

Listen to Rabbi Larry Rubinstein's interview:

Interview - Rabbi Larry Rubinstein

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About our sponsors:

Our financial wellness tip of the week is brought to you by Tom Shepard of Shepard Financial. While Dr. Lisa Radio Hour business advisor, Marci Booth of BOOTH Maine, offers better business tips, Ted Carter of Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes shares important talking points, and Black Bear Medical covers health and fitness updates.

Cultural Divide #130

Sunday, March 09, 2014

How do we understand those who are different from ourselves, particularly when these are people we may have never met? Maine authors of both fiction and non-fiction can help us bridge cultural divides. Today, we speak with journalist and Telling Room cofounder, Sara Corbett, who writes the true story of Amanda Lindhout, another journalist who was held in captivity for more than a year by Somali extremists in the book, "A House in the Sky." We also spend time with Eleanor Morse who explores her own experience with South African apartheid in the novel, "White Dog Fell from the Sky." 

Listen to the full podcast of "Cultural Divide":

Dr. Lisa # 130

 

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About our guests:


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Sara Corbett has worked as a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine since 2001, writing about everything from the plight of Sudanese refugees in the U.S., to child-trafficking in Cambodia, and the life and times of world’s best 12-year-old baseball pitcher. Her work has also appeared in Elle, Outside, O: The Oprah Magazine, Esquire, New York, Mother Jones, Travel and Leisure, The Times of London, and National Geographic, as well as in numerous anthologies. Her reporting on the impact of industrial chemicals on an American family earned her a “Front Page” award from the Newswoman’s Club of New York, and she was nominated for National Magazine Award for feature writing for her story on Carl Jung’s secret “Red Book.” She is the author of Venus to the Hoop and A House in the Sky. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband—writer Michael Paterniti—and their children, and is the co-founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing and storytelling center that works with more than 2,000 young writers per year.

Listen to Sara Corbett's interview:

Interview - Sarah Corbett

 

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Eleanor Morse has written three novels. Her first, Chopin’s Garden, was published in 2006. An Unexpected Forest, her second, won the 2008 Independent Book Publisher’s Award (IPPY) for best regional fiction (Northeast region) and the 2008 Maine Literary Award from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance for best published fiction. White Dog Fell from the Sky, her third novel, was published by Penguin Books in January, 2013 in the U.S. and in April, 2013 in the U.K. It was a Publishers Weekly ‘pick of the week’, and the audio book version received an AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College. She lives on Peaks Island off the coast of Portland, Maine.

 Listen to Eleanor Morse's interview:

Interview - Eleanor Morse

 

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About our sponsors:

Our financial wellness tip of the week is brought to you by Tom Shepard of Shepard Financial. While Dr. Lisa Radio Hour business advisor, Marci Booth of BOOTH Maine, offers better business tips, Ted Carter of Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes shares important talking points, and Black Bear Medical covers health and fitness updates.

 

Eat Maine #129

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Maine is a food-lovers paradise. We know how to grow our food, how to prepare it and how to savor it. It is a joy to live in a place where such a fundamental aspect of life is cherished. Today’s guests understand why nourishing ourselves is so important. Chef Harding Lee Smith and Maine Magazine Food Editor Joe Ricchio have made it their life’s work to bring food to the forefront. We hope you enjoy our conversations and are inspired to “Eat Maine!”

Listen to the full podcast of "Eat Maine":

Dr. Lisa # 129

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About our guests:

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Harding Lee Smith (chef and owner of The Front Room Restaurant & Bar, The Grill Room & Bar, The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar and The Boone’s Room) is a Mainer by birth. Once he graduated from Portland’s Deering High School, Harding left Maine to experience the rest of the world. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and attended the Culinary Institute of America’s West Coast campus in Napa Valley. After an apprenticeship in Venice, Italy, Chef Smith relocated to Maui, Hawaii where he was the chef of several well-known restaurants. After six years on the island, family and the Red Sox were calling and he returned to Maine in the fall of 2003. After spending the winter of 2005 at the venerable Back Bay Grill in Portland, Harding embarked on his dream, the opening of a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Listen to Harding Lee Smith's interview:

Interview - Harding Lee Smith

 

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In addition to his post as Food Editor for Maine Magazine, Joe Ricchio also documents his culinary exploits on his web series, Off The Wagon. He has been published in the London Guardian, Bon Appetit, and Vice, and currently resides in Portland where he manages the sake bar at Miyake Diner.

Listen to Joe Ricchio's interview:

Interview - Joe Ricchio

 

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About our sponsors:

Our financial wellness tip of the week is brought to you by Tom Shepard of Shepard Financial. While Dr. Lisa Radio Hour business advisor, Marci Booth of BOOTH Maine, offers better business tips, Ted Carter of Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes shares important talking points, and Black Bear Medical covers health and fitness updates.


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Dr. Lisa Belisle, Host & Executive Producer,
John McCain, Audio Producer, Provider of Original Music,
Chris Kast, Editorial Producer & Brand Strategist,
Marci Booth, Business Advisor,
Leanne Ouimet, Assistant Producer,
Katy Kelleher, Assistant Producer,
Nathan Hankla, Website Advisor,
Kevin Thomas, Executive Producer

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