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A weekly feature on electronic technology as it affects everyday life with Jim Campbell. Broadcast on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, ME every Thursday at 7:30 AM.
 
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Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode discusses the origins of mucus in early animal lineages, including Cnidaria and Ctenophora, and highlights the lack of mucus in another early animal lineage, Porifera (sponges). Scientists hypothesize that the invention of mucus was a major event that enabled the evolution of true tissues, as well as servi…
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Read any good online privacy policies lately? Just in case the answer is no, today we read a bit from a recently updated Privacy Policy from the publisher Conde Nast. It’s clearly written and not that different from the policies at many other web sites, and it is unlikely to make us feel good about the information web si…
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 1/23/23: Of Murphy’s Law, O’Toole’s Corollary, & Humprey Bogart . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Hosts: Ron Beard and Liz Graves Theme music for Talk of the Towns Theme music for Talk of the Towns is a medley from Coronach, on a Balnain House Highland Music recording. Talk of the Towns: Local Community concerns and opportunities This month: We look at the recent “forever wild” protection of 3200 acres of land near the Whalesback, alon…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode continues the discussion of the role of shells in marine invertebrates, including protection from predation and the environment. Like vertebrate skeletons, invertebrate shells also provide attachment points for muscles and enable complex movement. About the host: Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist …
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Now that holiday time is over, let’s take a look at some recent digital related headlines and stories that may affect our everyday lives in Maine and beyond. About the host: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in ou…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 1/16/23: Virgo the Maiden Meets Ethel Merman . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode describes some of the similarities between vertebrate bones and mollusc shells. The use of calcium to make the different mineral components, as well as the different layers of mollusc shells is discussed. About the host: Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about d…
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell ChatGPT has caused quite of lot of online buzz of late, and there are good reasons. In case you aren’t familiar with what ChatGPT can do, or are wondering about some of the implications, both good and bad, of its use, here is a start. And, just because, we note a few other recent items that most of us wish weren’t happen…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 1/9/23: Of Leo the Lion & Tricky Dicky . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell In the Dec. 19, 2022 print issue of the New Yorker, one article trumpeted “The Future of Everything: How Quantum Computing will Change the World – Eventually.” That’s quite an assertion but just what is quantum computing and how might it change the world? Here’s one way. Here’s the digital version of the article mentione…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 1/2/23: Fan Dancer Sally Rand . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode discusses physical factors that influence food availability and thus seasonal rhythms at the sea shore. Soft shell clams (Mya arenaria) are used to illustrate the seasonal connections between temperature, food and reproduction About the host: Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communica…
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Artificial Intelligence – AI – is already a big part of our world and will be even more prevalent in our everyday lives as we move forward. Today, let’s look at some books that might help us get our heads around what AI is and is not – at least not yet – and how AI will quite probably affect all of our lives in our Infor…
 
Producer/Host: Donna Loring Other credits: Technical assistance for the show was provided by Joel Mann WERU Orland Maine and Jessica Lockhart of WMPG Portland Portland Maine. Music for the show was from the CD Dream Walk by Rolfe Richter Wabanaki Windows is a monthly show featuring topics of interest from a Wabanaki perspective. This month: This ep…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/26/22: From Jimi Hendrix to Calico Jack . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell There are three very big challenges that humans will have to deal with in the near future: Climate Change, Genetic Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence or AI. Today, we briefly look at some sources to check for those interested in the first two challenges, and then turn our attention to sources for those interested i…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/19/22: Of the Solstice, the Dalai Lama, & Edith Piaf . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode describes the scientific process, as executed by a group of first year college students surveying the intertidal zone in Maine. Findings include a generally positive relationship between the distance from the high tide line and biodiversity, as well as an unexpected pattern of periwinkle abundance relative…
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell It is the season of Ho Ho Ho! While we do not enjoy being Grinches, we still feel it’s important to look at some current tech headlines as well as cheery holiday gift hints. So, for better or worse, here are a few things of import that might have gotten lost in the the holiday media punch bowl. Here is a link to the arti…
 
Producer/Hosts: Ron Beard and Liz Graves Theme music for Talk of the Towns Theme music for Talk of the Towns is a medley from Coronach, on a Balnain House Highland Music recording. Talk of the Towns: Local Community concerns and opportunities This month: We ask two experienced teachers about their experience of teaching history and what they want s…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/12/22: Rabbie Burns’ Gloomy December . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode explains the function of the CO1 gene, which is used for DNA barcoding animals. The gene codes for part of the protein cytochrome oxidase, which is integral to aerobic respiration and the generation of ATP. It is also idea for barcoding because of its not to fast/not too slow mutation rate. About the host:…
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell As we excitedly gather all sorts of amazing electronic digital devices to bestow on others during this gift-giving season, here are a few thoughts that might be worth considering before the recipients fire those devices up and start using them. About the host: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection …
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/5/22: Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy Little Black Dress . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode describes the results of DNA barcoding a barnacle, and explains the characteristics scientists use to classify barnacles as an arthropod, related to shrimp and lobsters. About the host: Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences…
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Over 20 years ago, Bill Joy wrote that 21st century technologies posed a danger of the extinction of humans from the earth. Last month, that sentiment arose again from people as diverse as Henry Kissinger and Jaron Lanier. In between, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and other luminaries offered similar cautions. Why? And wh…
 
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry’s activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a …
 
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 11/28/22: John Bunyan, William Blake, and Thomas Hood . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.A Word In Edgewise – WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives による
 
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Curre…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Electronic Technology is a sort of “front of the hand-back of the hand” world. Here at the Electronic Cottage we look at both sides of tech – wonderfully positive and, alas, dismayingly negative. Today is Thanksgiving so let’s look at things – whether offered through giant corporations or through individuals – that the W…
 
Producer/Host: Donna Loring Other credits: Technical assistance for the show was provided by Joel Mann WERU Orland Maine and Jessica Lockhart of WMPG Portland Portland Maine. Music for the show was from the CD Dream Walk by Rolfe Richter Wabanaki Windows is a monthly show featuring topics of interest from a Wabanaki perspective. This month: This sh…
 
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