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RadioActive 06/15/06

Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Topics: The National Lawyer’s Guild (NLG) and the Maine Chapter of the NLG have issued statements in response to the green scare. A press conference was held in Augusta June 14th with NLG attorneys and activists speaking out about the issue. Also an update on gold mining impacting Bangor’s sister city and WERU’s sister radio station’s communities in El Salvador
What is “green scare”?
How are communities in Maine continuing to organize to protect the right to dissent?
How can we help our sister communities in El Salvador as they face environmental degradation from mining? What is the U.S. connection?

RadioActive 06/08/06

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?

RadioActive 06/01/06

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?

RadioActive 5/18/06

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

RadioActive 05/11/06

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

RadioActive 05/04/06

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

RadioActive 04/27/06

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

RadioActive 04/20/06

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