Wednesday, July 23, 2014--Chris Grindle, Bucksport Bay Festival of the Forest

July 23, 2014

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The forecast for Friday and Saturday looks beautiful, so it will be a perfect time to head for the Bucksport Bay Festival of the Forest! Chris Grindle from the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce says there's something for everyone at this year's event, from bungie jumping to a "heavy equipment petting zoo". Hear Chris' visit with Don and Wes on the Pulse Morning Show.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014--John Hennessy, Maine advocacy director of the AARP

July 23, 2014

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The AARP MAINE has released their 2014 survey of Maine voters age 50 and above, and it's no surprise that one of that groups' biggest concerns is making sure they can stay in their own homes during their later years. John Hennessy is the Maine advocacy director of the AARP, and he says this year's survey is once again an important source of information for policymakers in one of the most rapidly aging states in the nation. Learn more about the content of that survey listening to John's visit on the Pulse Morning Show.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014--Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap

July 23, 2014

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The federal government is STILL rolling out implementation of the REAL ID program, and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the entire program has become a watered down mess that does little to keep Americans safe. Don caught up with Matt to learn about he latest implementation efforts on this morning's Pulse Morning Show. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014--US Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows

July 23, 2014

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Shenna Bellows continues her campaign walk from Caribou to Kittery, and the people she's meeting are telling her variations of the same story: it's jobs and the economy that are the priority for them. Shenna checked in with Don as she continued her push toward southern Maine.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014--Speaker of the House Mark Eves

July 23, 2014

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Speaker of the House Mark Eves says seniors are more than just a key political demographic: they are an invaluable resource to communities across Maine, and policymakers need to make certain Maine's seniors are taken care of in their golden years. Don spoke with Mr. Speaker about his work on elder issues on the Pulse Morning Show.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014--Bangor Mayor Ben Sprague

July 22, 2014

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The KahBang Music Festival has uprooted and headed for Portland, and the City of Bangor is feeling like they've gotten the short end of the stick. Mayor Ben Sprague joined the Pulse Morning Show to talk about the city's decision to consider their contract with KahBang as terminated. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014--Zone In On Hunger

July 22, 2014

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The Pulse Morning Show welcomed our partners the United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) and Good Shepherd Food Bank (GSFB) to the studio this morning for another installment of the Zone In On Hunger project! Today's focus is on accessing healthy food. Why is food insecurity so often coupled with poor health and even obesity? UWEM's Adam Lacher and GSFB's Melinda Huston brought along Erin Sweeney of Food and Medicine in Brewer and Shoshona Smith of Healthy Acadia in Ellsworth. Take a look beyond the headlines and gain a better understanding of the food insecurity problem by listening to today's discussion.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014--Senator Emily Cain

July 22, 2014

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Senator Emily Cain had a great quarter of fundraising. She chatted with Don on today's Pulse Morning Show and says momentum is building behind her campaign, and nothing's better to convince Mainers she's right for the job than taking a hard look at the work of her opponent while serving as State Treasurer. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014--US Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows

July 22, 2014

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US Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows continues her "Walk With ME For Jobs and the Economy" campaign trek from Houlton to Kittery, and Shenna checked in with the Pulse Morning Show from the road this morning to talk about the voters she's meeting along the way. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014--Bob Klotz of 350Maine.org

July 22, 2014

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It was an historic vote in South Portland last night as the city council there passed their "clear skies ordinance" that effectively prohibits a proposed waterfront development designed to facilitate the delivery of Canadian tar sands oil to the waterfront for processing prior to shipment via oil tanker. Bob Klotz of 350Maine.org joined Don on the Pulse Morning Show to talk about the vote and anticipated reactions from the petroleum industry. 

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