Show 198: Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Greater Portland Godfrey Wood

You wouldn’t really know it by looking at him, but Godfrey Wood has a storied hockey history. Born in Brookline, MA, Wood grew up playing hockey through school and college (the Harvard graduate was the goalie for Harvard’s ECAC, Ivy League, and Beanpot winning teams) and was also a member of the 1964 US Olympic hockey squad. When he decided to hang up his skates, Wood moved on to the business of professional hockey. His first endeavor, ownership of a Nashville minor league team, eventually led him to the purchase and ownership of the Portland Pirates, our state’s resident American Hockey League (AHL) team. Their sudden departure in 2016 has reinvigorated Wood to draw a new team to the state’s biggest city, even though he has no ownership interest – just a love of hockey. Continue reading

Show 197: Yarmouth High School Boys’ Soccer Coach Mike Hagerty

Show Information Show: 197 Air Date: 07 January 2017 Guest: Mike Hagerty Host: Steve Woods (Stevoe) Studio Contributor: Debi Davis Executive Producer: Emily Sullivan (Sully) Almost-native Mainer Mike Hagerty was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, but migrated back to his mother’s home … Continue reading

Show 196: Program Director at Seeds of Peace Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson, originally from Pittsburgh, has lived two lives at the camp in Otisfield where Seeds of Peace now resides. In 1960 he was the first black counselor at a white summer camp in Maine and by 1993 he was back at the same camp helping John Wallach transform it into a place “for the children of war to plant the seeds for a more secure future.” He’s been there in one way or another ever since and this year Seeds of Peace will be celebrating 25 years in Otisfield. Continue reading

Show 195: Mayor of Portland Ethan Strimling

In 2010, Portland residents voted to append the City Charter in order to popularly elect a full-time mayor. Ethan Strimling is the second person to hold the position and is the city’s top elected official. Before becoming mayor, Strimling was a Maine state senator, a political analyst, and the CEO of LearningWorks – a position in which he said he did the “most powerful work [he's] ever done.” Continue reading

Show 194: Host of “Bill Green’s Maine” Bill Green

It’s been a few years since Bill Green has been to the TideSmart Talk studios, but at this visit he is fresh off of an especially high point in his career. On Wednesday, November 30th Green was presented with the Silver Circle Award by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences of Boston/New England, otherwise known as the Emmy organization. The Silver Circle Award is given to television professionals who have dedicated 25 years or more to their careers and communities and with 44 years in the business, Green could be vying for the Gold Circle Award in just six short years (if he doesn’t choose to retire by then). Continue reading

Show 193: Executive Director of Preble Street Mark Swann & President of USM Dr. Glenn Cummings

In this “double guest episode,” Mark Swann of Preble Street joins us again to talk about homelessness in the veteran population, a new program with Maine Medical Center’s medical students and how you can help Preble Street and other non-profits in your community continue their work. Also, Dr. Glenn Cummings of the University of Southern Maine tells us the story about how he started as a teacher in Gorham and ended up as the President of the town’s university. Continue reading

Show 192: Former MA Governor Mike Dukakis

Following a quarrelsome election season, Former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 Democratic party presidential candidate Mike Dukakis joined us for a quick talk about the state of our union. Calling in from Boston, where he is currently teaching at Northeastern University, he and Stevoe discussed the media’s role in this year’s presidential election. Continue reading

Show 191: President of Maine Seacoast Mission Scott Planting

Scott Planting, a St. Louis native, has known his path in life has been to help those in need since early in his career. A Harvard grauduate, but not one to brag about it, Planting worked in Farmington for a short while in graduate school and immediately felt connected to the people of the small town. Coming from St. Louis and studying in Boston, he made his career helping small communities in Maine and joined us today to talk about his work at Maine Seacoast Mission and how Maine’s economics have led to the downfall of some of these communities. Continue reading

Show 189: Producer of TEDxDirigo Adam Burk

We recently welcomed back Adam Burk to the TideSmart Talk studio. In advance of this year’s TEDxDirigo, Burk spoke about how he and the other producers build the event and had a quick talk with Stevoe about new programs at the Treehouse Institute and his involvement with Portland Global Shapers. Continue reading

Show 187: President of Unity College Dr. Melik Peter Khoury

Dr. Melik Peter Khoury (pronounced like “Corey”) became Unity College’s 11th President earlier this year and recently joined us in-studio for an update about America’s Environmental College. Continue reading