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  • Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: Cleaner Elections in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:

    What is the current picture of what it takes to run for legislative and state-wide offices in Maine?
    What led to Maine’s original Clean Election Law? What has been the track record?
    What rulings by the US Supreme Court affected Maine’s Law?
    What has happened since the Citizens United ruling… what trends have we seen nationally and here in Maine? (PACs and other players)
    If sections of Maine’s Clean Election Law have been put in question by decisions by the Supreme Court, what is the possible fix? What is Maine Citizens for Clean Elections proposing?
    What do you hope Maine’s election scene look like if this change is put in place?
    These changes seem good and beneficial… who might be opposed to an updated clean elections laws in Maine? Not all candidates will choose the clean election option… under what circumstances might that be the case?
    What are the steps in making these changes… what’s on the ballot in November, and assuming you are successful, what would happen after that?
    How would citizens learn more or get involved?

    Guests:

    Ann Luther, Maine League of Women Voters (in studio)
    Senator Edward Youngblood, Brewer
    Jamie McGowan, Professor, College of the Atlantic
    Andrew Bossie, Executive Director, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

    Support

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Want to check out a couple of fun while still being informative web sites? Want to ponder whether Apple and Google are putting people “above the law” as FBI Director Comey claims? If so, listen up.

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  • Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

    Flower Essences

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Last year Governor LePage promised that he would be “the next Scott Walker in this country” because, he said, he was “challenging the status quo”. He did find himself alongside Walker on the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington list of “The Worst Governors in America” that year.

    With both Governor’s re-election campaigns now in full swing, a presentation at UMaine last week took us back to Wisconsin in 2011 – 2 years before LePage predicted he’d be the next Scott Walker.

    The presenter was Professor Don Taylor of the School for Workers at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Taylor has worked in labor organizing for more than 15 years and has been published in labor journals. His talk was called “This Is What Democracy Looks Like: The Wisconsin Labor Uprising”

    (**NOTE: In addition to the archived WERU News Report program, we have also archived the full version of the presentation, which is approx 1hr 15mins in length)

    This lecture was part of the Marxist & Socialist Studies Lecture Series at the University of Maine, which is also sponsored by Maine Peace Action Committee, the Division of Student Affairs, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These lectures have been held every semester since 1987.

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  • Producer/Host: Allen Hundley

    More about a Guaranteed Living Income

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Fifty Years of history and injustice for Passamaquoddy Tribe

    Program Topic: Passamaquoddy history mid 1960’s

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) Woodard”s series of 29 chapters of Unsettled in the Portland Press Herald/ Racism in the surrounding community
    b) Fairness in law enforcement/emergency services/judicial system
    c) Will there ever be justice for this community?

    Guest:
    Colin Woodard, award winning writer and journalist for the Portland Press Hareld

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  • Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger

    Binaries

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