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What You Don’t Know About Me


Alyne Cistone is a Kenyan-born lawyer now a management consultant with Eaton Peabody. With the use of humor and stories, she hopes to share some of her experiences growing up in Kenya and some of the challenges of living here in Maine.

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Journey, Cultural Diversity and Dreams

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor for ten years. You may recognize her as a ramp agent from Bangor International Airport or as a fellow mother at your child's elementary school. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. Here she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2014. 

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A Look Behind The Mic at WERU

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Sean Gambrel is the host of “High on a Mountain”: a weekly program of Old-time Appalachian music on WERU and serves on WERU’s Board of Directors. Sean is a Bangor resident, and earns his living making maps. Sean presents on the past, present, and future of WERU, offering a look inside the studios and organization of Maine’s foremost Community Radio station.

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Socktastic Adventures: Fashion in the Business World

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

"So they say the first part of coping with your addiction is truly acknowledging that you're dependent on substance. I guess it's only fitting that we're in a church this evening, so my name is Chris and I'm addicted to socks."

In "Socktastic Adventures: Fashion in the Business World" from PechaKucha Night Bangor, ME Vol. 12, Christopher Winstead presented on a topic near and dear to his feet and sole. As he has spent the last 14 years of his professional career in the business world, Chris quickly learned that the corporate uniform of suits and ties didn’t lend themselves to a high level of creativity. Looking to add a bit of fashion into his wardrobe, Chris started looking at socks. They are both a venue for expression and an ability to add a pop or color to the board room. A huge thank you to Rebecca Krupke of Captured Moments Photography who provided her talents and skills to the images in the presentation.

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Birth of a Science Festival

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Kate Dickerson moved to Bangor in 2002, after she and her husband lived the nomadic life of the academic world. While John followed the trail of physics jobs, Kate worked in all sorts of areas in the environmental field, and they traversed the northern part of the US. They were thrilled to settled down in Maine with their two kids, and have always felt like it was home. In her presentation, Kate takes us down the road that led her to create the Maine Science Festival.

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Bangor's Ultimate Summer League

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Josh Kearns moved to Maine to work for Gilman Electric. As a means to connect with the community, he helped to bring back the Summer Ultimate Frisbee league in Bangor.

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IMRC (Immerse) Labs

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

The IMRC Labs are a creative sciences, innovation, and technology center ​within​ the University of Maine​ that focuses on introducing design thinking strategies to provide innovation opportunities for students, involved community members, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. ​Sean Taylor is a third year candidate for Master of Fine Arts at the University of Maine’s Intermedia Program and graduates in August. His intermedial work ​researches sociological factors concerning the effect of technology on ​how people exist and function in the world in relation to one another. 

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@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Sean Faircloth goes away from his usually detailed work of writing legislation and organizing causes to talking about ideals such as yugen, or experienceing a deeper feeling beyound words, that inspire him. He does this by talking about the controversal relationship of religion and science and politics. He poetically and with great passion describes the distinction between religious and scientific mentalities as to give greater insight on both sides. 

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Reporting on the Home Front

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Mario Moretto covers the Hancock County, Maine for the Bangor Daily News. He has lived in Maine all his life and can think of nowhere he'd rather be to work. As a journalist in his hometown, he often reports on familiar faces and places; sometimes good news and sometimes bad news. However, he finds it a privilege to work in his hometwon and enjoys the feeling of his life coming full circle. 


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Civic Hacking For A Better Tomorrow

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Most of society defines hackers as computer geniuses who can limitlessly explore the techniological world against all set rules for their own purposes. However, Garrett Wilkin shows how there is another side to hacking that is used for the greater good. With the creation of the Maine Hacker Club, he hopes to join the technical minds of the region to help with the technological issues that are affecting his community.

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Caterpillar Hill Initiative's Avalonia

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Dylan Howard has served as Caterpillar Hill Initiative's Vice President since the summer of 2010.Immediately taken by the site and the project, Dylan found Caterpillar Hill to be a place where he could manifest his deep interest in creating and establishing a strong symbiosis with nature. With the creation of the Avalonia he hopes that people locally and across Maine would come and enjoy the site and help protect it from private and commercial corporations unwilling to preserve the historically rich area.

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Better than Fiction: How Owning My Story Changed My Life

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

The hardest thing anyone can do is owning up to the shame and guilt in their life. However, when you do, you have the power to change it and create your own ending. Cara Pelletier, with 14 years of experience as a professional educator and a Product Mentor at HR/Payroll software company, tells her story of how her owning up to shame put her in control of her life and helped her reach out to people in her business.