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  • Broadcast time: 4pm

    Program Topic: impacts of coal mining practices in southern West Virginia on the environment, residents’ health, and worker safety

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) The choices for those who are trying to make a living in southern West Virginia are difficult at best.
    b) A recent health study conducted in mountaintop removal coal mining areas revealed higher cancer rates and different cancer types than in a non-mining area of West Virginia.
    c) Few working miners join the union despite unsafe working conditions.

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Reverend Jim Lewis
    B) Bo Webb
    C) Larry Metheney, Sec./Treasurer AFL-CIO of WV
    Call In Program: n
    Political Broadcast: y
    Host: Carolyn Coe

    FMI: americanswhotellthetruth.org

    No Comments
  • Issue: Open mic style call-in show

    Broadcast Time: 4pm

    Program Topic: Various
    Key Discussion Points:
    School consolidation
    Legalizing cannabis
    LPG proposal/Searsport
    Universal Health Care
    Sovereign Citizens
    Book recommendation
    TUC Radio

    Guests by name and affiliation: n/a
    Call In Program: yes
    Political Broadcast: no

    Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    No Comments
  • Issue: Open mic style call in show

    Broadcast Time: 4pm

    Program Topic: Various (see list below)

    Key Discussion Points:
    Listeners call in about several topics, including:
    The “Occupy” movement in general, as well as specific events;
    Critique of the “mainstream” media;
    “Save America’s Postal Service” movement/event(s)
    “Project Censored”
    Corporations/”Citizens United”
    Republican Debates
    WERU
    Money as “free speech”
    US energy consumption
    Military spending
    National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and upcoming protest
    FBI Whistleblower Sybil Edmunds
    Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG) terminal proposed in Searsport

    Guests: n/a (several callers, no scheduled guests)

    Call In Program: Yes
    Political Broadcast: No

    Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Matt Murphy

    No Comments
  • Issue: An open-mic style call-in show, providing a forum for community members to share information, news and opinions.

    Broadcast Time: 4pm

    Program Topic: various

    Key Discussion Points:
    WERU public affairs program, community events, Liquified Propane Gas (LPG) & the facility proposed for Searsport, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

    Guests by name and affiliation: n/a (9 callers)

    Call In Program: yes
    Political Broadcast: no

    Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Man

    No Comments
  • Issue: Varies

    Broadcast Time: 10 am

    Program Topic: An open-mic style call in show dedicated to providing a forum for listeners to call in with news, information, announcements, etc

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) School consolidation
    b) Reducing the state deficit
    c) wars/military spending
    d) events happening in the community
    e) presidential candidates
    f) other

    Guests by name and affiliation: n/a (18 callers)

    Call In Program: yes
    Political Broadcast: no

    Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    No Comments
  • Issue: News events and opinions– from listeners

    Broadcast Time: 10am

    Program Topic: Open-mic style call-in show
    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) National Defense Authorization Act
    b) Acting globally vs locally
    c) Upcoming events

    Guests by name and affiliation: Several callers, identified by first name and town

    Call In Program: Yes
    Political Broadcast: For about 5 minutes (Ralph Coffman announces candidacy–Independent, President)
    Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    No Comments
  • Broadcast Time: 10-11am

    Program Topic: Open Mic

    Key Discussion Points:
    LPG tank proposal in Searsport
    The “occupy” movement
    Write-in candidates
    Community events

    Guests: n/a (callers)

    Call In Program: Yes

    Host: Matt Murphy
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

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