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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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  • This category of our archives features storytelling events that have aired on various programs here at WERU, assembled in one location for easy access whenever you’re in the mood for a Maine story, or a story told by a “Mainer”. Enjoy!

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Today we pay our monthly visit to the “Queen City Cellar Tellers” storytelling event in Bangor. This month the theme was “Ghost Stories” and the featured nonprofit was the Bangor Historical Society

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    This week we have our monthly installment from the local storytelling scene, as we return to “Queen City Cellar Tellers” in Bangor. On the 3rd Friday evening of each month “Juice Cellar” owner Chris Roberts and his partner Renee Johnson invite the public to tell stories with a pre-selected theme associated with an area non-profit they are highlighting. This month the non-profit was Maine Farmland Trust and the theme was preservation.

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    If you’re looking for the WERU News Report, you’re in the right place – we’re just changing the name to better reflect the ever-changing mix of independent news, views and culture that we feature every week. Some weeks we report on issues that are in the news and have guests in the studio that can answer questions from callers, and other times – like today- we’re going to be taking things in a different direction.

    Today we take you to “Queen City Cellar Tellers”, a monthly storytelling event in Bangor, where we hear stories told by Ilze Petersons, Einstein Hickman and Carol Rosinski on this month’s theme of “peace”, and then keeping with that theme, we talk with Dan Avener, one of the organizers of this weekend’s 2nd annual Belfast Peace Festival.

    FMI re the Queen City Cellar Tellers: info@thejuicecellar.com , www.facebook.com/groups/cellartellers/
    FMI re the Belfast Peace Festival: www.belfastpeacefestival.org/ , www.facebook.com/pages/Belfast-Peace-Festival/753172141392720?fref=ts

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  • Producer/Editor/Host: Amy Browne

    Today we’re bringing you to a new monthly storytelling event in Bangor. “Queen City Cellar Tellers” is organized by Renee Johnson and Chris Roberts. Roberts is the owner of the Juice Cellar where the event will be held on the 3rd Friday evening of each month. Each month the program will have a different theme and highlight a local nonprofit. This edition, recorded on July 17th, 2015 featured “Sustainable Harvest International” and the theme was “transformation”

    For more information and/or to sign up to tell a story at one of the upcoming events, email info@thejuicecellar.com

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