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Episode #128 (FINAL): July 26, 2009
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Claire Ebel
Exec. Director, NH Civil Liberties Union
Show appearance: Mar. 18, 2007, Aug. 26, 2007, Oct. 07, 2007, Apr. 20, 2008

Born and raised in Melrose, Massachusetts, and educated in parochial schools there. Undergraduate and graduate education in Economics, Philosophy and Government. Taught economics to prep school seniors in Hawaii. Worked as an economist for the federal government in Washington, D.C., for local government in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and for state government in New Hampshire.

Since 1982, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union , the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. NHCLU spokesperson at the legislature, in classrooms, in the media and in public fora throughout the state.

Rep. Andrew Edwards
NH State Representative
Show appearance: June 17, 2007, Feb. 03, 2008, Mar. 23, 2008

Andrew Edwards was elected to the NH House in 2006. He is the second youngest member of the Legislature serving at the age of 20. Andrew is currently a Biochemistry Scholar at Worcester Polytechnic Institute working towards an M.S./B.S . degree. He has been a Senator in the WPI Student Government since March 2006, serving in the Committee on Academic Issues. He is also a founding member of the WPI chapter of College Democrats.

He was inducted into the National Honor Society and graduated from Nashua High School South in 2005. He participated in We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution, a program offered by the Center for Civic Education through which he interacted with members of New Hampshire's judiciary and legislature and completed an intensive study on American constitutional principles.

He has grown up with a progressive outlook on education from spending 13 years in the Nashua School District, and having his mother, Mary Edwards, actively involved in the Nashua schools by volunteering, serving in the New Searles PTO, and working as a paraprofessional for 8 years.

Mark Elrich
New England Regional Council of Carpenters
Show appearance: Aug. 17, 2008

Mark Erlich is the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, a 25,000-member organization.  A member of the Carpenters Union since 1974, he worked at his craft as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, and superintendent. 

In 1988, he served as the Field Director for the “Vote No on 2” referendum campaign, a successful statewide effort to preserve the prevailing wage law and, again in 1990, on the“No on Question 3” campaign to defeat a tax-cut proposal.  He subsequently served as Program Director of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council until 1990.  Two years later, he was elected as a reform candidate for the office of Business Manager of Carpenters Local 40 and became Organizing Director at the Regional Council in 1997.  He was elected Executive Secretary-Treasurer in 2005. 

In addition to his career in the trades and the labor movement, Erlich has written and lectured extensively on labor issues.  He is the author of two books, With Our Hands: The Story of Carpenters in Massachusetts (1986) and Labor at the Ballot Box (1990), both published by Temple University Press.  He has also written numerous essays and articles on labor history and contemporary union issues in academic publications such as Labor History and Labor Research Review and popular journals and newspapers, ranging from the Boston Globe to The Nation.


Frank R. Emiro
National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition
Show appearance: Mar. 09, 2008

Born July 29,1945 Mount Vernon, N.Y. 10550.

Attended Mt. Vernon schools and dropped out to join the U.S. Navy March 26,1963. After medical discharge, went to work and married in Aug 1967. Requested draft into the U.S. Army and served 67-69 with tour in West Germany as member of The U.S.Army Military Police Corp. Received Good Conduct Medal 1969.

Worked in the transportation field, from management to CDL operator, local and cross country. Received GED and went into politics. Worked for NYS Republican Whip, John D. Calandra and U.S. House Member Mario Biaggi (ranking Democrat of the N.Y. Delegation of Representatives), as members of their staffs. Served as Director, for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 49, Member of Release Foundation for POW/MIA’s, DAV #172, and other Veterans Service groups.

After two divorces came and stayed in New Hampshire in1996. Worked for N.H. DOT and received a disability retirement. While in N.H. elected to Board of Directors SEA/SEIU1984 for six years and worked in several committees and chaired the ethics committee for four years.

Frank also served on the Board of Directors for Volunteer New Hampshire since 2004, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition since 2006. Londonderry Republican Chairman 2003-2004, N.H. State Republican Labor Chairman, and Labor Chairman for President G.W. Bush 2003-4.

Today Frank serves as a N.H. State Representative from Londonderry/Auburn and is on the State, Federal Relations & Veterans Affairs Committee. He is still active in veterans groups, member of Release Foundation, life member of The Military Police Regimental Association, and Director for the NH Gold Star Mothers Memorial Statue Association. In November 2007 was honored to become a Kentucky Colonel for his work in doing for others.

Father of two daughters and one son. Stacey died in 1998 at age 29 two weeks before she graduated college. Deneen lives in N.Y. and Frankie is in N.H.  My significant other (SO) is Debbie Murphy and I am the dad to Erin Murphy.

Craig Everett
Exec. Director of Helping Hands Outreach Center
Show appearance: Dec. 21, 2008

No description given.

Dan Everett
Co-Founder of New England GeoThermal
Show appearance: Mar. 02, 2008, Jun. 29, 2008

Dan Everett started working for an oil exploration company in 1980 and continued in that field until moving back to New England ten years later. After returning to Maine, Dan became involved in rock drilling operations for one of Maine's premier gem mines and is currently still involved in mining operations. In the late 1990's Dan became interested in the concept of geothermal energy and started researching the technology in depth. IN 2003 he was hired by Rocky Mountain Geo-Thermal Inc. in Denver, Colorado. Two years later New England GeoThermal LLC was formed and has rapidly become a leader in the industry.
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