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  • Pat Fowler has been a “behind the scenes” WERU volunteer for over two decades working on WERU auctions, the Full Circle Summer Fair, and tthe music library. A memory from an early Full Circle Summer Fair particularly sticks with her.

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

    Winona LaDuke: Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective
    Donna M. Loring Lecture Series
    November 8, 2012 at the University of Southern Maine

    Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. She is the Co-Director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups.

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

    This week, A People’s Almanac features the first “sit down” strike in the US, the second national Moratorium against the Vietnam war, obscenity trials for Radclyffe Hall’s classic lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness, the end of South Africa’s apartheid and an article by Lewis H Douglass condemning President McKinley for US imperialism, racial hypocrisy and the American-Philippine war.

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  • Host: Valentine King
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: 2 Annual Queer film Festival@ the Grand
    a) Why is a queer festival needed
    b) What has been the response of the local business community
    c)What can the hetero community learn from attending

    Guests:
    A)Kate Kominski Filmaker
    B)Robin Jones Event Programmer
    C )Charlie Alexander Grands Board President

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine .
    Guest: Rebecca Hobbs, Executive Director of the Next Step Domestic Violence Project serving Hancock and Washington Counties
    Issue: Domestic Violence, youth development, bullying, transitional housing.
    About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at: www.unitedwayem.org

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Issue: Independent Local News

    International peace activist and author Kathy Kelly spoke in Bangor, Maine on August 23rd, after returning from one of her many trips to Afghanistan. She described the work of Afghan Peace Volunteers, and day-to-day life, under the shadow of the on-going U.S. military presence in that country. Today we pick up where we left off last week, with part 3 (of 3) of Kathy Kelly’s talk at her stop in Bangor:

    Guest: Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

    FMI: www.vcnv,org www.livewithoutwars.org/ , www.facebook.com/groups/AfghanPeaceVolunteers/
    Some of the videos referenced in this talk:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSjKrYDmBmk&list=UUqLgo4v6w-BJtv_00XTs70g&index=126&feature=plcp www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CG6_zMH4NA&list=UUqLgo4v6w-BJtv_00XTs70g&index=62&feature=plcp

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