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  • Producer/Host: Matt Murphy
    Engineer: Joel Mann
    Guests: Caren Mulford, Amy Browne, Chris Stark, Willie Marquart, Denis Howard, Joel Mann

    A periodic “ask the managers” call in show. WERU staff provide departmental updates, and answer questions / listen to feedback from callers.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

    Program Topic:
    Maria Girouard of the Penobscot Nation gives an overview of the historic conflict over Wabanaki territory and sovereignty between the state and tribes, up to present

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Penobscot Nation member Maria Girouard spoke to a class at the Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, titled “Communities and Conflict.”
    2. Girourad spoke on the impacts of historical, or intergenerational, trauma, explicitly how past and unfolding policies of colonization have impacted the Wabanaki tribes present within Maine’s borders.
    3. Maria Girouard gives an historical overview of the conflict between the state and the tribes concerning Wabanaki territory, and the state’s continuing position on tribal land, water, fishing rights and sovereignty, including the current case in US District Court, Penobscot Nation vs. State Attorney General Janet Mills, et al

    Guest:
    Maria Girouard, member of the Penobscot Nation, environmental activist, community organizer. She is currently the Welness Coordinator for Maien Wbanaki REACH ( mainewabanakireach.org ), the organization facilitating the work of the Maine Wabanaki State Chile Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Girouard served as the Penobscot Nation’s director of Cultural and Historic Preservation 2006-2011, and was a member of the Penobscot Tribal Council 2012-to 2014

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Well, it’s Halloween week so it’s a good time to take a peek at a few digital tricks floating around cyberspace like Verizon Wireless tracking their users’ interests and selling that info to marketers or the mischief that bad people could get up to with medical devices that have all sorts of vulnerabilities. Don’t worry, there are treats on the web, too, and we’ll get to some of them next time.

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  • Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Segment 1: Documents recently discovered by the Friends of Penobscot Bay describe disturbing details of a 1960s site visit of the chemical company on Kidder Point on the shore in Searsport — we discuss the findings with FoPB Director Ron Huber

    Segment 2: What question would YOU ask the candidates running in this year’s elections?

    FMI: www.penbay.net

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  • Producer/Host: Allen Hundley

    The Ebola and What’s the Price of Being Wrong

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Sarah Bigney, Mobilizer with the AFL-CIO and UMaine Political Science Professor Amy Fried’s presentation, “Election 2014: How It Matters for Maine and the Nation” at the University of Maine last week.

    Today’s show includes excerpts from the presentation. The full program, including the question and answer session that followed, is also archived here.

    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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