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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    The program describes the dangerous and expensive journey of refugees fleeing the war-torn lands of Syria and Iraq. It introduces three refugees living and waiting in Athens, Greece, sharing the challenges they face and their hopes for the future. The program also shares the perspective of a child laborer in Kabul, who sells onions on the street to help earn money for his family.

    Nour Ahmad
    Yasmin (pseudonym)
    and Shazad

    Orange House (Zaatar NGO) Facebook link: www.facebook.com/zaatarngo/

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  • Producer/Host: Susan Dickson-Smith

    Program Topic: Interview with author/illustrator Ashley Bryan

    Key Discussion Points:
    Ashley Bryan’s new book, Freedom Over Me, an imagining of the lives of eleven slaves
    His service in the armed forces in WWII
    His work as an artist

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  • “Giving to Your Community”, WERU’s alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and our way of participating in Giving Tuesday, which is a national day all about supporting community organizations by donating and volunteering.

    WERU celebrated the day with a special live hour at 10am and then another at 4pm on the “Giving Voice to Your Community” theme. Local and state-wide nonprofit organizations of all kinds were invited to call in and share a little bit about their organizations and the ways that community members can support them.

    Hosts, hour 1: John Greenman and Amy Browne.
    Hosts, hour 2: John Greenman and Matt Murphy
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Topic: Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series

    What does Shetterly see as the obligation of artists in society?
    What informs Shetterly’s decision to paint someone’s portrait for the Americans Who Tell the Truth series?
    What is the Samantha Smith challenge?

    Robert Shetterly, artist and activist

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: John Greenman

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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Why motivates individuals to engage in civil resistance?
    Why was the christening of a Zumwalt destroyer at Bath Iron Works the location of a nonviolent direct action?
    What is the distinction between civil disobedience and civil resistance?

    Connie Jenkins, John Morris, George Ostensen, Joan Peck, Dud Hendrick, Russell Wray, Richard Brown Lethem and Bruce Gagnon

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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Doug Tallamy, wildlife ecologist, ecologist, and author, speaking about native plants and biodiversity.

    What is the role of native plants in our ecosytems?
    What are the consequences of introducing nonnative species to our yards?
    How can homeowners support the lives of butterflies and bees through living landscapes?


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  • Producer/Host: Linda Washburn
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Diagnosing Mental Disorders

    Review of book: Gallon, R. (2105). “Nine Dimensions of Madness: Redefining Mental Health”, Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books

    Key Discussion Points:
    Book text paraphrased:
    a) currently objective indicators are not used to diagnose mental disorders
    b) Gallon proposes “nine dimensions of dysfunction “ replacing the current disease model
    c) “pills” are not the answer for most seeking help: The origins of most mental problems are interactions of biological, psychological and social factors and people can be advised and
    empowered to resolve mental dysfunction with a high degree of success.

    Author Dr. Robert L. Gallon (Bar Harbor/ Bangor), clinical and forensic psychiatrist, teacher, and author (btw also plays tuba in the BSO)

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