Show 123: Founder of Aqua Farms, LLC Tollef Olson

Born and raised in the Lewiston/Auburn area, Tollef Olson says he “has salt water in his blood.” His extensive knowledge of the ocean comes from zero formal training and 100% experience in and on the water. He is the founder of Aqua Farms, LLC and Ocean Approved and is dedicated to kelp farming. Continue reading

Show 123: Publisher for the Portland Phoenix Mark Guerringue

Portland Phoenix Publisher Mark Guerringue is a Berlin, NH native with a passion for local, free papers. He has extensive experience in the newspaper industry beginning as a teenager working at a paper mill. Continue reading

Show 122: Economist for the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) Joel Johnson

Economist for the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) Joel Johnson came to the TideSmart Talk with Stevoe studio to discuss Maine’s business climate, as well as Governor LePage’s recent biennial budget proposal. Stevoe pitched his economic theory for Maine to Johnson, as well as talked about how education, healthcare and physical infrastructure is critical for Maine’s future. Continue reading

Show 122: President & CEO of The Aroostook Medical Center Sylvia Getman

President and CEO Sylvia Getman stopped by the TideSmart Talk with Stevoe studio to talk with host Steve Woods about preventative healthcare in rural Maine. The two also discussed the intersects of public policy and healthcare, as well as The Affordable Care Act. Getman also told Stevoe how TAMC is focused on providing total-life healthcare, meaning to help people have a good life and a good death. Continue reading

Show 121: Internationally best-selling author of “Rizzoli & Isles” Tess Gerritsen

TideSmart Talk with Stevoe host Steve Woods was joined in the studio by internationally best-selling author of “Rizzoli & Isles” Tess Gerritsen. Stevoe and Gerritsen discussed how as a child she always had a passion for writing, but her family encouraged her to pursue a career in medicine. The two also talked about her writing process, as well as that Maine has more writers per capita than any other state. Continue reading

Show 121: Forest Economist & President of The Irland Group Lloyd Irland

Forest Economist and President of The Irland Group Lloyd Irland talked with Steve Woods host of TideSmart Talk with Stevoe about climate change, the difference between climate and weather and the relation between the climate and economic conditions. Irland also explained one of his recent studies regarding the ice-out on Moosehead Lake for listeners. Continue reading

Show 120: Executive Director of the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) Jeff Marks & BRIBURN Architect Chris Briley

On this weeks’ episode of TideSmart Talk with Stevoe, host Steve Woods sat down with Executive Director of the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) Jeff Marks and BRIBURN Architect Chris Briley and discussed the upcoming Portland Greendrinks held at our TideSmart Global campus on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Continue reading

Show 119: Executive Director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association Jeremy Payne

Jeremy Payne Executive Director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association was welcomed into the TideSmart Talk with Stevoe studio by host Steve Woods. The two talked about how with Payne growing up in Newton, Massachusetts and Stevoe being from Newton, that they are long-time rivals. They also discussed Payne’s experience working with Maine’s then Governor Angus King, and the public’s general expectations of the government. Continue reading

Show 118: Publisher of Mainebiz Donna Brassard

The publisher of Mainebiz Donna Brassard sat down with Steve Woods host of TideSmart Talk with Stevoe to discuss her role, the economy challenges of Maine, as well as Mainebiz’s upcoming publication “Fact Book”. Stevoe pitched his economic development theory for Maine to Brassard, and described her as the eminent Maine business guru. Continue reading

Show 118: Executive Director of Equality Maine Elise Johansen

Executive Director of Equality Maine came by the TideSmart Talk with Stevoe studio to discuss her experience with nonprofit organizations, same-sex marriage and improving health care for the LGBT community. Johansen and host Steve Woods also talked about when the same-sex marriage referendum passed in Maine, the sky didn’t fall, it actually got brighter with more rainbows. Continue reading