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  • Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
    Guests: Attny’s Lynne Williams (pre-recorded interview), and Phil Worden (live) and activist Logan Perkins
    Topic: “Green Scare”
    What is “Green Scare”?
    Why do civil liberties groups and activists see recent actions by law enforcement as an attempt to stifle dissent?
    How does a law recently passed in Maine, and formerly known as the “Eco-terrorism”, bill further erode civil rights?

    Comments Off on RadioActive 06/08/06
  • Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
    Topics: Sears Island steering committee; LD1481
    How was the Sears Island steering committee re-formed to be more inclusive of interests beyond commerce and government agency representatives?
    How do locals feel Sears Island should be “used”?
    Why is LD1481 so important to both anti-sprawl activists and proponents of citizens rights to petition government?

    Comments Off on RadioActive 06/01/06
  • Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Topic: Activist/author Medea Benjamin (Code Pink, Global Exchange, “Stop the Next War Now!”) speaking at the general assembly meeting of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine on May 11th, 2006

    Production assistance from John Greenman

    Comments Off on RadioActive 5/18/06
  • Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
    Topics: Lawrence Reichard’s recorded interview with Burt Case, a reporter who witnessed the police opening fire on student protesters at Jackson State University in Mississippi in 1970
    Amy Browne interviews Ilze Petersons about Medea Benjamin’s appearance in Bangor, Maine that evening

    Comments Off on RadioActive 05/11/06
  • Calais/Baileyville bridge and international border crossing project
    Radio Sampul update (gold mining in area)
    John Greenman’s report back from the peace march last weekend in NYC
    Producers: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Comments Off on RadioActive 05/04/06
  • Artist Lily Yeh, one of Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” describes the transformative and healing powers of art in ravaged communities around the world. Interviewed by Kim Ridley, recorded by Dave Evans, in Maine April 2006

    Hosts/Producers: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Comments Off on RadioActive 04/27/06
  • Testimony recorded at a public hearing concerning the proposed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility at Split Rock on Passamaquoddy land, an area considered by many in the tribe to be sacred.

    RadioActive is a grassroot environmental and social justice news journal with hosts/producers Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne

    Comments Off on RadioActive 04/20/06
  • Topic(s): The controversy surrounding LD141 which would allow and regulate burning of construction and demolition debris (CDD) in Maine 2 pre-recorded interviews (of State Reps. Ted Koffman and Joanne Twomey) and a phone interview with Hillary Lister of CAPIT

    Also, a brief update on the status of LD1481 which would make it more difficult for local residents to ban big box stores and other large developments

    Comments Off on RadioActive 04/13/06