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Maine Currents 12/5/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Local Reaction to Tax Reform Bill

Speakers at the rally outside Senator Susan Collin’s office in Bangor, Maine and coverage of the sit in that followed, and we open the phone lines so listeners can weigh in as well.


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Maine Currents 11/21/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

FOUR FOUNDATIONAL THEORIES OF LABOR ACTIVISM IN MAINE: THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR, THE AFL, THE IWW, AND THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF EUGENE DEBS – a presentation by Marc Cryer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Education, the University of Maine, recorded at UMaine on 11/16/17. This was the final in the fall semester Marxist and Socialist Studies lecture series.


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Maine Currents 11/14/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

“THE ELECTION OF TRUMP: ONE YEAR LATER” – a panel discussion held at the University of Maine on 11/9/17. The panelists were Kimberly Hammill, of the Bangor Racial and Economic Justice Coalition, Maia Dendinger of the Socialist Party of Maine, and Doug Allen, a Professor of Philosophy and peace activist who also moderated the discussion


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Maine Currents 10/31/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy, edited by Amy Browne

Poets and storytellers recorded at the recent Word Festival in Blue Hill, Maine

FMI: wordfestival.org


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Maine Currents 10/24/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

“Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency” – the 2017 Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine

The 2017 Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine, recorded on October 13th. The topic was “Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency”. Panelists were Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Ambassador Marc Grossman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Andrew H. Card Jr., former Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. The moderator was Felicia Knight.

This presentation was brought to you courtesy of UMaine’s Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service, and with assistance from WERU volunteer John Greenman


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Maine Currents 10/20/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Segment 1: An interview with award-winning “Bricks and Mortars” columnist Lawrence Reichard
The biweekly column appears in the Republican Journal and VillageSoup.com To receive the column via email, contact Lawrence Reichard at lreichard@gmail.com

Segment 2: Mainers Thought They Passed Ranked Choice Voting- Legislature Divided On Implementation
After the Maine Supreme Court opined that the word “plurality” in the state’s constitution was problematic in implementing ranked choice voting for statewide elections, a bill was presented to amend the new law so that RCV could move forward in the non-impacted national elections. Testimony at a public hearing Monday lasted for several hours, almost exclusively in favor of passage. Today we hear some of that testimony and then learn from Ann Luther of the League of Women Voters that despite popular support, many legislators favor delaying or blocking implementation completely.


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Maine Currents 9/26/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

Maine Storytellers at the 2017 Common Ground Fair

Stories by Anu Dudley, Jenny Tibbetts, Lesley Kristeller and Naomi Graychase


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Maine Currents 9/19/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by John Greenman

Activist and author George Lakey on “Building a Movement: the Big Picture Vision for the Climate”

George Lakey’s keynote at the Sierra Club of Maine’s “Maine Grassroots Climate Action Conference” on Saturday, September 16th on the topic of “Building a Movement: the Big Picture Vision for the Climate”. He recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change. While there he wrote his 9th book “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too:” after interviewing economists and others in the Nordic countries. All of his books have been about change and how to achieve it.
As a young adult Lakey lived in Norway and worked there as well as in Denmark and Sweden. On returning to the U.S. he alternated academic positions with founding and leading organizations working for justice and peace. Later he returned to the global stage to found Training for Change. George Lakey has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents. He received the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Award and the National Giraffe Award for Sticking his Neck out for the Common Good.

FMI:
www.facebook.com/George-Lakey-1721380654783824/
www.sierraclub.org/maine


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