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News Interviews


2/22/24 Farming, flowers, trees, soil … and the “growing” options of working with technology.  Seed Your Future Executive Director Jazmin Albarran talks with Star 97.7 about Green Career Week and the exciting options available to young people in the “field” of horticulture!

2/15/24 Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Planetarium, tells Star 97.7 next week’s school break programming includes a special show about eclipses, geared especially for kids!

2/1/24 The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to The Grand this weekend!  Grand Executive Director Nick Turner tells Star 97.7 about the thrills, spills, exotic travels, and adventures you’ll find at the Festival! 

1/30/24 Auroras, shooting stars, and Fleetwood Mac – Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center on the University of Maine campus in Orono, tells Star 97.7, it’s all part of their February programming at the Planetarium.  

1/11/24 Dog training is an unlicensed profession in the US – so how do you go about finding someone who is qualified, trained, caring, and reliable?  Star 97.7 talks with Bradley Pfiher, Executive Director of the Council for Professional Dog Trainers, who gives us some excellent advice on finding the right person to work with your furry family member!

1/2/24 Leave the cold behind – Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center on the UMaine campus in Orono tells Star 97.7, January’s offerings include a program on our planet’s coral reefs, along with music by U2, and a special program for homeschoolers.  Plus, he lets us in on what’s happening in the night skies during the first month of 2024!