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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Topics: Americans Who Tell the Truth, Bruce Gagnon

    Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, spoke at Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Brooksville, Maine, on Mar. 26 as part of their spring lenten series featuring individuals Robert Shetterly has painted for the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series. Gagnon shared his history of activism. He also described the campaign to convert Bath Iron Works from a shipyard building warships to a facility building commuter rail systems, solar panels, and/or wind turbines.


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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Three girls, aged 12-18, describe the socioeconomic challenges in their lives, yet they remain committed to helping others in their family and community.

    Hadisa, volunteer
    Muqadisa, volunteer
    Fatima, student

    Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan
    Voices for Creative Nonviolence, vcnv.org

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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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