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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.

Pushing Limits #128

Sunday, February 23, 2014

We can never be entirely sure where our limits may be. As we live our lives, we develop a comfort zone within which we tend to stay. When given the opportunity to move out of this zone, we realize that limitations we may have thought existed are not real. Today’s guests regularly work outside of perceived limitations. Ultra-Distance Obstacle racer Shelley Koenig pushes herself to engage in physical feats that most of us would never attempt; Eric Denny helps individuals push past their limits through the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. We hope that their stories will inspire you to re-consider what your limits may be—and perhaps seek to push past them and discover what might be found.

Listen to the full podcast of "Pushing Limits":

Dr. Lisa # 128

 

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About our guests:

Shelley Koenig

Shelley Koenig is a competitive endurance obstacle and adventure racer, mother of 2, and high school chemistry teacher at Carrabassett Valley Academy. She believes nutrition and fitness are essential components of overall wellness and enjoy every interaction afforded to me to help rip people off their couches and get active.

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Eric Denny has been an Outward Bound leader for 23 years. He currently serves as President and Executive Director of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, New England’s largest and oldest Outward Bound School, serving youth, veterans and corporate clients. Eric previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Advancement Officer for Outward Bound USA, the country’s premier experiential education organization. Eric’s Outward Bound career began in 1991 as a wilderness instructor at Outward Bound. Eric and his wife, Andrea, have four children and live in Rockport, Maine.

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About our sponspors:

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.

Doctors with Heart, #127

Sunday, February 16, 2014

We are at an interesting crossroads in medicine. Doctors and other health care providers are being asked to adjust their way of practice in significant ways, in order to address increasing health care costs and other demands on their relationship with patients. Yet doctors continue to show up, and attempt to practice with great heart and compassion. During Sunday's show we interviewed two such physicians: Dr. David Loxterkamp, a family physician + author of A Measure of My Days and What Matters in Medicine, and Dr. Rick Marden, a family physician who specializes in family medicine and member of numerous medical mission trips.

Listen to the full podcast of "Doctors with Heart":

Dr. Lisa # 127

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About our guests:

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David Loxterkamp is a family physician who resides in Belfast with his wife and two children. David’s expertise is in addiction medicine, group visits, narrative medicine, and practice transformation. He is a founding member of Seaport Community Health Center and in 2012 he was named “Best of the Best” in medical practice and physician in Waldo County, Maine. David’s most recent book What Matters in Medicine, which is an exploration of the patient-doctor relationship and what really needs to come out of that relationship to ensure wellness in a person’s health and in our healthcare system.

"I cannot dispense happiness any more than a parent can hand it down. But I give to my patients a replenished heart and ears that will listen," Loxtercamp in A Measure of My Days. 

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Rick Marden is a family medicine doctor; he lives in Brunswick with his spouse and three children. Rick’s special interests include pediatrics, procedural medicine, wellness, and overseas medical missions. He has traveled to Africa, Nepal, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. He also spent nine years practicing rural family medicine in Dixfield, Maine. He received his M.D. from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA. He completed Family practice residency in Bristol, Tenn and moved back home to Maine in 2002.

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About our sponspors:

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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