Show 203: Executive Editor of The Forecaster Mo Mehlsak

In this episode, Stevoe talks with Mo Mehlsak of The Forecaster, where Stevoe writes a bi-weekly column called “Intentionally Unreasonable.” Mehlsak, a New York City native, has been with The Forecaster since 2004 and has been in Maine since 1985 when his wife accepted a position in Portland. The Forecaster is a free weekly local newspaper with four editions covering various areas of the state (Portland, Northern, Mid-Coast, and Southern). Continue reading

Show 202: Co-Founder & CEO of Ocean Renewable Power Company Chris Sauer

Chris Sauer is from the midwest and hadn’t seen the ocean until he was twenty. Until then, he built bridges and loved it… for a while. When he got bored, he joined a firm designing energy facilities. From there, Sauer’s career took him to Florida where he had been working on energy start-up companies and met John Cooper. Cooper had the idea to harness energy from the Florida current and with Sauer’s experience in the energy industry, this eventually led to the creation of Ocean Renewable Power Company. Continue reading

Show 201: President and Director of Maine Friends of Animals Robert Fisk, Jr.

Robert Fisk of Maine Friends of Animals (MFOA) didn’t start his career planning to help animals, but it seems he plans on ending that way. Fisk, an Exeter, NH native, was an athlete: a physical education major, a college basketball coach, and the owner of the Portland Athletic Club. He says he’s always been “politically inclined,” so he decided to run for state legislature in 1997 and did a 2-year stint in Augusta which was his first step in animal welfare advocacy. Continue reading

Show 200: Senior Scientist with the Curiosity Mars rover Dr. Aileen Yingst

It was a big day in the stuido this week! Our interview with Dr. Aileen Yingst marks our 200th episode of TideSmart Talk with Stevoe. In the four years, ten months, and three weeks that we have been on the air Stevoe has talked with over 263 individual guests coming from an extensive range of backgrounds. We have welcomed governors, senators, Olympians, college presidents, Nobel prize winners, NASCAR drivers, celebrity chefs, authors, and presidential candidates to our show. We have come a long way since the very first episode where we talked with The Amazing Kreskin and lawyer F. Lee Bailey on 03 March 2012. Thank you, thank you, thank you to our listeners – we’re looking forward to another 200 shows that are as entertaining as they are informative. Please read on to hear about our special guest, Dr. Aileen Yingst of the Planetary Science Institute. Cheers! Continue reading

Show 199: Executive Director of the ACLU Maine Alison Beyea

Show Information Show: 199 Air Date: Saturday 21 January 2017 Guest: Alison Beyea Host: Steve Woods (Stevoe) Studio Contributor: Debi Davis Executive Producer: Emily Sullivan (Sully) Alison Beyea has been the Executive Director of the ACLU Maine since 2014, but she’s … Continue reading

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