The Current, A Talk Show with Erin!

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“You’re tuned in to The Current for inspiration on embracing change, sparking curiosity and shifting perspective.” 

That’s right! I’m starting my own talk show featuring locals who make a difference by inspiring us all and bringing positive energy to our community through various creative endeavors. I’ll be talking to a featured guest each show on the themes of passion, service, community, nourishment, and life change.

Scroll down to view “The Current” and please share your impressions!

Got a question? Want to be on the show? Feel free to reach out and be in touch.


Episode #4 Features Roxanne Baker, ASL Teacher, Actress and Activist

What a pleasure and honor it was to host Portland, Maine native, ASL teacher, and actress, Roxanne Baker, and her interpreter Meryl Troop on "The Current" back in May. Here are some bookmarks and useful links to resources and terms discussed. Enjoy, and thank you for watching!

4:00 Coming Home to Jewish Deaf Roots, Roxanne's story | Maine School for the Deaf, MECDHH/GBSD 6:20 Acting and connecting to other identities 9:10 Telling our stories as a way of healing 10:00 Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts MOOSE 11:40 How do we cultivate community? 13:00 "Your child will live in her own world." 15:35 Self-advocating | National Association of the Deaf 17:30 Transforming time, 'unhiding' my identity Attending Gallaudet University | 18:50 Deaf Women United | Maine Deaf Film Festival | Maine Deaf Culture Festival 20:10 Passion for American Sign Language | 21:00 Early Language Acquisition and reducing language deprivation 24:00 LEAD-K 26:00 Nia Movement Break: Touching ; Find a Nia class in Maine with Erin 33:15 Being of Service in multiple ways 37:10 Us not "I" Additional Links: Children of Deaf Adults CODA :

Episode #3 features Sarah MacLaughlin, local author and parent educator… Enjoy!

Thanks for tuning in to The Current! Check out the bookmarks and links below... Enjoy!

Sarah's Website: To support her new book: Links mentioned in our show: Birth Roots: Hand in Hand Parenting: Conscious Discipline: Positive Discipline:

Show Bookmarks: 12:50 Lifelong Learning 15:05 The Biggest Misconceptions/Myths about Parenting 19:20 Community for Parents 31:05 Being in Service / Being Served 38:35 Nia Movement Break: Across/Cross Punch 44:15 Our Brains on Play 49:40 Relating to Children Today (≠Carrots/Sticks) 55:00 Final Thought: Kind, loving, connected boundaries (Both And!)

Episode #2 features Kellie Ryan, Sexuality Educator and Licensed Massage Therapist… Thank you Kellie!

It was great fun to host Kellie in the studio! Here are some pics from our show taping. As you can see, my dog Dee is a natural in front of the camera — and so relaxed!

We had a great time filming the very first show! Big thank you to my guest, Erin McCall, who engaged me with conversation on swing dance, occupational therapy, improv, and much more!

Links and Bookmarks for Episode #2 with Kellie Ryan

What is a "sexuality educator"?

6:50 Kellie's personal story of how she became interested in this work

10:45 Massage Therapy

16:23 What does it mean to receive?

20:30 Sexuality and Community

27:50 Nia Movement Break: Finger Flicks! and

34:28 Special surprise moment brought to us by Dee, my dog

35:10 Life Change

42:20 Dis/Comfort with Touch

45:53 "Erotic Capacity" and Feeling Alive

49:20 Saying "No" is also saying "Yes" to something...

53:05 Resource: Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment

Links and Bookmarks for Episode #1

2:35 Portland Swing Project

7:14 Meditation

10:45 Occupational Therapy

14:45 Being in Community (dance, theater, improv, work, etc.)

16:30 Yes & Co. and Portland Playback Theatre.

18:05 Improv Classes, the benefits and resources 22:25 The myth of "Find Your Passion"

25:40 NIA MOVEMENT BREAK: Pelvic Circles!

31:26 Service, what it means and how we show up for it

38:18 Animals

41:15 Why this show is called "the current"

43:35 Meditation, Isolation, Fear and being human