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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Special thanks to Bill Solomon

    This Solstice edition of Maine Currents features stories about holidays, families and winter in Maine. Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley (host of WERU’s “Earthwise” feature which airs Saturdays at 7:30) kicks things off with a look at the history of Solstice celebrations, then we hear from storytellers Marjorie Longwood of Surry, Edee Howland of Blue Hill, Cathy Mink of Waldo and Roger Sprague of Belfast. We close out the hour with some voices from the past- a 2006 holiday special recorded at WERU.

    Maine Currents- independent local news, views & culture on WERU-FM 89.9 Blue Hill, 99.9 Bangor, Maine and www.weru.org, Wednesdays 4-5pm Eastern

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Segment 1: Naomi Schalit, Senior Reporter for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, and frequent guest here on Maine Currents, joins us to talk about what she discovered in a 9 month long investigation into poverty and single parenting in Maine – an investigation that resulted in a 5-part series which you can read at pinetreewatchdog.org

    Segment 2: A talk by Dud Hendrick, local Vietnam veteran and member of Veterans for Peace. He spoke earlier this month at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Brooksville, Maine. This piece was recorded and produced by WERU’s Carolyn Coe

    Maine Currents- independent local news, views & culture on WERU-FM 89.9 Blue Hill, 99.9 Bangor, Maine and www.weru.org, Wednesdays 4-5pm Eastern

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Stories on the theme of family and holidays. Recorded at Queen City Cellar Tellers storytelling event in Bangor, Maine in December 2015

    Maine Currents- independent local news, views & culture on WERU-FM 89.9 Blue Hill, 99.9 Bangor, Maine and www.weru.org, Wednesdays 4-5pm Eastern

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    “Where Do We Go From Here?: How local groups and individuals are responding to Trump’s election and preparing for what’s to come”. Call-in show.

    Guests:
    Karen Marysdaughter, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine
    Jane Crosen, local activist
    Jennifer Reifler, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust volunteer
    Joining us briefly by phone: Susan Dickson Smith, EMeRJ

    Maine Currents- independent local news, views & culture on WERU-FM 89.9 Blue Hill, 99.9 Bangor, Maine and www.weru.org, Wednesdays 4-5pm Eastern

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman
    Audio recorded by Charlie Pizzarello
    Production assistance: Matt Murphy
    Editing: Amy Browne

    Topic: “The Gatherings: Fostering community through sharing, cooperation, learning and the arts” in Surry, Maine. A discussion of The Gatherings and clips from a recent local storytelling event held there with stories by Marjorie Longwood, Robert Stevens, Florence Reed and Margaret Baldwin.

    Guests: Florence Reed- President, Norman Mrozicki- Vice President and Marjorie Longwood- steering committee member & active volunteer, of The Gatherings

    FMI:
    www.surrygatherings.org
    www.facebook.com/groups/carryingplace/

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    The Day After. Reaction to the outcome of the elections from our multi-partisan panel of local community members and listeners. The panel reflects on several months of civil discussions despite political differences in this last program of the series that start in March 2016.

    Guests: Trump supporter Thomas White of the Maine Maritime Academy Republicans; Former Libertarian/Johnson supporter (now undecided) Renee Trust; Democrat/Clinton supporter Ken Gleason; Green/Stein supporter Betsy Garrold; and “3rd degree Berner” now planning to vote for Stein, Tim Wilson.

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    Our multi-partisan panel of local community members convenes for one last discussion of the elections prior to Election Day.

    Guests: Trump supporter Thomas White of the Maine Maritime Academy Republicans; Former Libertarian/Johnson supporter (now undecided) Renee Trust; Democrat/Clinton supporter Ken Gleason; Green/Stein supporter Betsy Garrold; and “3rd degree Berner” now planning to vote for Stein, Tim Wilson.

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    Our multi-partisan panel tackle Question 3 on Maine’s ballot this November, with a supporter and an opponent of the measure joining us to answer questions from the panel and callers.

    Question 3 is a citizen initiative that reads: “Do you want to require background checks prior to the sale or transfer of firearms between individuals not licensed as firearms dealers, with failure to do so punishable by law, and with some exceptions for family members, hunting, self-defense, lawful competitions, and shooting range activity?” (FMI: www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/index.html)

    Panel: Trump supporter Thomas White; Libertarian/Johnson supporter Renee Trust; Democrat/Clinton supporter Ken Gleason; Green/Stein supporter Betsy Garrold; and “3rd degree Berner” now planning to vote for Stein, Tim Wilson.

    Supporting Question 3: David Farmer, the campaign manager for “Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership” (responsiblemaine.org/)

    Opposing Question 3: Bruce Ashmore of “Gun Owners of Maine” (www.gunownersofmaine.org/)

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