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  Speaking in Maine offers a presentation delivered at the University of Maine's summit to assess Maine’s future workforce needs to help create a public agenda for higher education. The speaker is John Dorrer, Director of the Maine Dept. of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information.

John Dorrer's presentation is titled: Workforce Demographics and the Demand for High Skill Workers: Challenges and Opportunities for Maine Higher Education.

  Speaking in Maine welcomes Doris Buffett, her younger brother Warren is one of wealthiest investors in America. Doris has used her fortune to dole out $100 million in grants aimed at increasing opportunities for the working poor and families in crisis.

  Speaking in Maine features an address by Judy Wicks - co-founder and Chair of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. She speaks about the localization movement – businesses sustaining themselves by buying products and materials close to home.

Ms. Wicks' talk was recently recorded at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

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  Speaking in Maine features Dr. Richard Sims, Ph.D., chief economist at the National Education Association. He discusses the future of education from an economic perspective.

  Speaking in Maine features Economist and University of Southern Maine Professor of Public Policy and Management, Charles Colgan. He delivered his 2010 economic forecast at the Muskie School of Public Service.

Professor Colgan offered his 2010 economic forecast for Maine at USM's Hannaford Lecture Hall in Portland.

  Speaking in Maine features Eleanor and FDR’s granddaughter, Anne Roosevelt. She discusses the legacy of her grandparents and the dynamics of giving during a program sponsored by the Maine Community Foundation.

In her talk, Ms. Roosevelt considers how challenging times may help us assess what we are doing to make our communities places where everyone can live. Referencing her grandparents and modern neuroscience, she addresses the challenges of philanthropy today.

  Speaking in Maine offers a talk by Wendell Potter. He was a health insurance industry insider for 20 years before leaving his post to advocate for health care reform.