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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

    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
    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
    Audio recorded by: Matt Murphy

    Grab a cold drink and a comfortable seat – we’ve got another hour of great local storytelling for you this week! First you’ll hear 2 stories that were told at our Maine Summertime stories event at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport last month by local storytellers Naomi Graychase and Amy Roeder. In the 2nd half of the show Roger Sprague – a Belfast resident who was born in that town in 1929 will share some memories and reflect on some of the changes he’s seen over the years.
    We start at the Alamo Theatre.

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: The production of The Transformer Tales Play

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is the story based on?
    What lessons were learned from the play
    Will Glooskape return?

    Guests:
    Amy Roeder, Director, of the play
    Carol Dana, Penobscot Language expert/Consultant
    Carmella Bear, Penobscot youth actor
    Margo Lukens, Prof Consultant

    View the Skicin Generation music video mentioned on the show : www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOJPy_z29Hw

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

    Some of the stories from the “Maine Summertime Stories” event held at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport last week, cosponsored by WERU-FM, Wednesdays on Main and Northeast Historic Films/Alamo Theatre. Local storytellers featured today: Arielle Greenberg, Jonathan Fulford, Nolan Ellsworth, Sandra Dillon and Cara Oleksyk. Amy Browne emceed. (Part 2 will air on 8/17/16)

    www.oldfilm.org/content/alamo-theatre
    www.facebook.com/alamotheatre/?fref=ts
    sites.google.com/site/bucksportswednesdayonmain/
    www.facebook.com/bucksportwom?ref=hl

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Today we’re bringing you to the season finale of the Queen City Cellar Tellers storytelling series, held at the Fork and Spoon in Bangor on December 18th. This month the theme was “family”. Chris Roberts emceed.

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Segment 1: Today we bring you Part 2 of Mainers speaking out at the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission’s Public Hearing on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), in Bangor on December 10th (more info re the TPP is below).

    Segment 2: We shift gears for some local storytelling from the “True Stories” event held by the Midcoast Actors’ Studio in Belfast earlier this month.

    If passed, the TPP would cover 12 countries with an estimated combined GDP totaling 40% of the world’s economy,
    For several years, the TPP was negotiated in extreme secrecy. When the text was released last month, the advocacy group Public Citizen responded that “In chapter after chapter, the final text is worse than expected, with the demands of the 500 official U.S. trade advisers representing corporate interests satisfied to the detriment of the public interest. The text reveals that the pact replicates many of the most controversial terms of past pacts that promote job offshoring and push down U.S. wages.” Congress is expected to vote on the agreement in 2016.

    The Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission was created by Maine law in 2003 to “assess and monitor the legal and economic impacts of trade agreements on state and local laws, working conditions and the business environment; to provide a mechanism for citizens and Legislators to voice their concerns and recommendations; and to make policy recommendations designed to protect Maine’s jobs, business environment and laws from any negative impact of trade agreements.” The CTPC is composed of 6 legislators, 7 members from the private sector and 5 representatives of different state agencies.

    TPP text: ustr.gov/tpp/#text

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