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Episode #128 (FINAL): July 26, 2009
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Prof. Cameron Wake
University of New Hampshire
Show appearance: July 15, 2007

Cameron P. Wake is the lead of the climate team for the Northeast Climate Impact Assessment. Dr. Wake is a research associate professor at the Climate Change Research Center and the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire . He researches global climate and environmental change. He reconstructs climate change in the past through the collection and analysis of ice cores from around the world. Over the past 20 years he has been involved in research expeditions to Nepal, China, Pakistan , Kyrgyzstan, the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, and Antarctica. Currently he is leading research programs to develop ice core records from glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Canadian Arctic. Wake is also involved in the NOAA-funded AIRMAP (Atmospheric Investigation, Regional Modeling, Analysis and Prediction) project, which seeks to improve understanding of New England's changing climate and air quality. In addition he leads a team that is investigating the links between air quality and human health in New England. As part of the Northeast Climate Impact Assessment , he was co-lead on two research papers and a series of reports detailing past and future climate change in the US Northeast.


Jim Walsh
History and American Culture Professor, New England College
Show appearance: May 25, 2008, Jul. 06, 2008, Jul. 20, 2008

Jim Walsh is Associate Professor of History at New England College, chair of the Veritas Collegium and Director of the College Honors Program. He is also associate director of the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College. He earned his BS degree from Florida Southern College and his MA & PhD from the University of New Hampshire. His teaching interests include the American Revolutionary era, the Tudor Atlantic World and a wide variety of other courses. He is currently working on a biography of President James A. Garfield and a textbook tracing American history through the paradigm of the evolution of democratic thought and the political process. Professor Walsh is also interested in the intersection of policy, politics and popular culture.


Betty Ward
Committee For An Independent Voice - NH
Show appearance: July 22, 2007

I have lived in Concord since 1978. I have been teaching since relocating to NH and am currently a third grade teacher for the Goffstown School District. I have been registered as an undeclared for many years. I have been actively involved with CUIP for several years. Currently I have been involved in organizing CIV-NH which is a grassroots group of independents in New Hampshire.


Rep. Roger Wells
NH State Representative
Show appearance: Sep. 23, 2007

No description given.


Rep. Fran Wendelboe
NH State Representative (R)
Finance (Div. 3)
Show appearances: Apr. 1, 2007, June 10, 2007, July 1, 2007, Aug. 19, 2007, Oct. 28, 2007, Jan. 13, 2008, Jun. 15, 2008, Sept. 21, 2008, Nov. 09, 2008, Apr. 12, 2009, May 10, 2009, Jul. 11, 2009

Fran Wendelboe is in her sixth term as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  In 2005 and 2006 she served as the Deputy Majority Leader.  Her tenure in the house has seen her serve on the Health and Human Services Committee for nine years and on the Finance Committee for seven years where she serves on the Division that deals with the health care budget.    Fran also served for five years in the executive branch of the state government as a Commissioner on the State Board of Pharmacy representing the interest of the public. 

Representative Wendelboe has been on the Vesta Roy Honorary Board of Governors since the programs inception.  She belongs to Women in Government, a national organization of female legislators, where she served as State Director for New Hampshire from 2002-2005.  Fran is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization dedicated to advancing the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a non partisan, public-private partnership between legislators and the private sector. 


Beatrice Were
Ugandan Founder of the National Community of Women Living with AIDS
Show appearance: Oct. 21, 2007

Ms. Were was one of the first Ugandans ever to declare her HIV-positive status publicly. She is a founder of the National Community of Women Living with AIDS (NACWOLA), a grassroots organization that provides services to over 40,000 women in 20 districts of Uganda. She has defended the rights of people living with AIDS against controversial shifts in the country's AIDS policy, including the recent adoption of U.S.-funded "abstinence-until-marriage" programs. A mother of three, Ms. Were learned she was HIV-positive following her husband's diagnosis with HIV in the 1990s. When her husband died, his family attempted to grab her property and take custody of her children. Ms. Were successfully fought back, later becoming an activist to protect other women from similar abuses.

After disclosing her HIV status to her children, Ms. Were founded the highly successful Memory Book Project, which encourages HIV-positive parents to prepare their children for bereavement by recording family memories in an album. Since then, she has served as the Executive Director of the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, and as the Team Leader for Policy and Advocacy at ActionAid Uganda, where she was the only staff member to speak openly about her HIV status. In addition, she has worked with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Health Gap, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, and many other prestigious international HIV/AIDS organizations. Ms. Were has stood out with courage and challenged Uganda government's shift in HIV prevention policy and accountability to the AIDS fight by courageously speaking out and arguing against ineffective promotion of Abstinence until marriage programs at the expense of comprehensive and evidence and Rights based HIV prevention. Additionally she has advocated for accountability with regard to the Global Fund for Uganda. She was awarded Human Rights Defender of the Year by Human Rights Watch in both 2005 and in 2006.

Rep. Ken Weyler
NH State Representative
Show appearance: Aug. 19, 2007, Jan. 20, 2008 , Nov. 09, 2008

No description given.

Atty. M. Curt Whittaker
Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C.
Show appearance: Apr. 1, 2007, Jun. 29, 2008

Curt Whittaker has responsibility for serving the firm’s independent power developer clients in developing projects and pursuing energy-related transactions throughout North America. Locally, Curt assists Northeast Utilities/Public Service Company of New Hampshire in restructuring power purchase agreements with independent producers.

Curt joined the firm in 1990, coming to Rath, Young and Pignatelli from the energy practice group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he represented many of the nation’s leading non-utility power developers in every facet of plant development.

Curt has continued this practice at Rath, Young and Pignatelli, providing services with respect to power sales contracts, transmission arrangements, construction, operation and maintenance agreements, federal and state permitting and project finance.

Finis Williams
Attorney
Former President of the NH Association for Justice
Show appearance: Nov. 4, 2007, Feb. 1, 2009

Finis is a sole practitioner who has been practicing law in New Hampshire since 1985. Previously, he was a prosecutor with the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the Cook County States Attorney's Office in Chicago, Illinois. He was a law clerk and a senior law clerk with the New Hampshire Superior Court. He i a past President for the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association and he specializes in civil litigation which includes personal injury law, environmental law, and legal and medical malpractice law.

Stephen Williams
Ex. Dir. Nashua Regional Planning Commission
Show appearance: Jun. 1, 2008

Stephen Williams has been the Executive Director of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission since January 2004. Prior to being appointed Executive Director he served as the Assistant Director and MPO Coordinator from January 2002 to December 2003. During his 4 ½ year tenure at NRPC he has focused his attention on the development of  passenger rail service between Nashua and Boston and is now the project manager for the Nashua Rail Project. His efforts are focused on bringing together a coalition of public and private partners to fund the development and operation of the rail service.

Mr. Williams has worked for his entire career at Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Before coming to New Hampshire he worked at the three state Dubuque, Iowa MPO for seven years. He also spent ten years at the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, the MPO for the three county Monterey/Santa Cruz/San Benito County metropolitan area in California.

Mr. Williams received a Master of City and Regional Planning in 1985 from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and a Bachelor of Science from Montana State University in 1983.


Wendy Williams
Author of "Cape Wind- Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound".
Show appearance: May 27, 2007

Wendy Williams has written for many major publications, including Scientific American, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal and The Baltimore Sun. She has been journalist-in-residence at Duke University and at the Hasting Center; a fellow at the Center for environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado and at the Marine Biological Laboratory. The author of several books, she lives on Cape Cod.

Bob Wilson
National Aviator and double amputee veteran
Show appearance: Mar. 09, 2008

No description given.


Rep. Joel Winter
NH State Representative, Manchester
Show appearance: May 13, 2007

No description given.


Chris Wolfe
Republican Businessman
Show appearance: Nov. 4, 2007

Chris is Co Chairman-Rockingham County, Romney for President and was the former Derry GOP Chairman, 1996 to 2006. From 1988-2006, Chris served in various capacities on the NHGOP Executive committee as Area Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Derry City Chair and Finance Co-Chair. He is also serving his fourth consecutive term as the Derry School District Moderator.

Wolfe is also the founder and President of MNR Technology, Inc., an international engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Newfields, NH, with business and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He earned a BS at Northeastern University in 1980 and a MBA at So. NH University in 1984.

Woody Woodland
Morning Drive Talkhost- WSMN Nashua NH
Congregational minister
Show appearance: May 13, 2007

No description given.

Peter Wright
Professor, Pierce Law
Show appearance: Apr. 6, 2008, Dec. 14, 2008

Peter Wright is a clinical law professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center. He instructs students in the Consumer and Commercial Law Clinic where many of the cases involve defense of home foreclosures, predatory lending and unfair trade practices. He has also testified before committees of the New Hampshire Legislature and met with staff of New Hampshire Representatives in Congress concerning legislative solutions to the current home mortgage crisis..
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