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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Jim Hightower delivering the 2015 Schonberger Peace and Justice Lecture at the University of Maine on October 1st. His talk was called “Twenty-First Century Populist Movements are Flourishing at America’s Grassroots”

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  • Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Opiate Dependence

    Key Discussion Points:
    Substance Abuse is not a black and white issue it’s on a continuum
    What’s the scope of the problem in Maine and how did it get to this?
    What are the best practices for treatment ?

    Kip Young, LADC
    207-664-1500 (office)

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  • Producer/Host: Anita Arnold
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: White Ally Movement in Maine

    Key Discussion Points
    a) Ally Training and connection to Wabanaki Reach Training
    b) Qualities of Allies
    c) White privilege connection to racial justice
    d) Maine’s Ally Movement

    Barbara Kates, Community Organizer/Ally Trainer for Maine Wabanaki Reach
    David Smith, Member of White Ally Group in Belfast, Maine

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Issue: Foreign Relations

    Program Topic: Politics of the Past in Putin’s Russia; and The Russian Economy and Its Influence on Politics

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Why the recent upsurge of nationalism in Russia?
    b) How do Russians view the war in Ukraine?
    c) Why are Putin’s approval ratings so consistently high?

    Guests: Nina Tumarkin, Prof. of History, Wellesley College; and Daniel Treisman, Prof. of Political Science,


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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Issue: Foreign Relations

    Program Topic: Origins of Russian Conduct at Home and in the World

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) How are Russians and Americans alike
    b) How do Russians view the war in Ukraine
    c) What is Putin’s goal in Ukraine

    Guest: Matthew Rojansky, Director, Keean Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center

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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Borderfree Radio in Kabul, Afghanistan
    Street Kids Project

    In Kabul, Afghanistan, a group of high school and college students have come together as the Afghan Peace Volunteers. At the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre and throughout their community, they work to build sustainable alternatives to the status quo.
    In January, 2015, some of the Afghan Peace Volunteers formed a radio team and launched Borderfree Radio with the aim of sharing their work with a larger community and of promoting a life of nonviolence. Their first radio program features the voices of some of Kabul’s street children.
    Why do Kabul’s street children want their own school?
    How do the Afghan Peace Volunteers see their society? their city?
    In what concrete ways does the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre work to promote understanding and nonviolence?

    Borderfree Radio broadcast:
    Zarghuna, host
    Street children: Mehdi , Ismael, Fatima, and Rahul
    Interpreters: Bismillah, Hakim, Zahidi, and Abdulhai

    Separate interviews:
    Afghan Peace Volunteers: Zarghuna, Zahidi Sakina (Zarghuna, interpreter), Masood Sultani, Hoor Arifi and Farzana Safari (Hakim, interpreter)


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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Topic: Dismissal of appeal by Supreme Court of Israel in wrongful death case of Rachel Corrie

    Who was Rachel Corrie?
    What steps has her family taken to seek answers and to call for accountability in Rachel’s death?
    How does the play My Name is Rachel Corrie spread her story and message?

    Cindy Corrie, Rachel’s mother
    Craig Corrie, Rachel’s father
    Hussein Abu Hussein, attorney for the Corrie family in the wrongful death case
    Sarah Corrie Simpson, Rachel’s sister

    FMI: www.rachelcorriefoundation.org

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Production assistance: Matt Murphy

    Segment 1: Panel discussion called “Young and Black Today”, featuring UMaine student leaders Ronald Robbs, from East Orange, New Jersey, who is an elementary education major and president of the Black Student Union; Muna Abdullahi, from Portland, Maine, who is the director of Multicultural Student Life; Ogechi Ogoke, from Nigeria, who is a chemical engineering major and president of the National Society of Black Engineers; and Izundu Ngwu, from Nigeria, who is treasurer of the International Student Association, recorded at the Peace & Justice Center in Bangor on the eve of MLK Day.

    Segment 2: Keynote speech from the annual MLK Day breakfast at UMaine the following day. The event is sponsored by the university and the Greater Bangor Area NAACP. This year’s keynote speakers were Esther Attean and Denise Altvater spoke on the topic of “Truth, Healing and Change: Maine-Wabanaki Reconciliation”.

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