Audio archives of spoken word broadcasts from Community Radio WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill (weru.org)
- 2008 Elections Coverage
- 20th Anniversary Programming
- 25th Anniversary Programming
- 99.9 Hour
- A People's Alamanac
- A Word In Edgewise
- Acadia – Coastal Conversations
- Alternative Currents
- As If Stories
- Ask W.A.M.
- Awanadjo Almanack
- Baby Talk
- Bangor Area Commons (formerly 99.9)
- Behind the Soundbite
- Blue Hill Science
- Bucksport at the Crossroads
- Camden Conference
- Coastal Conversations
- Common Ground Radio
- Common Health
- Conversations on Science and Society
- Democracy Forum
- Dog Talk
- Doing Business
- Family Corner
- Family Radio Forum
- Fear No Art
- Forever Farms
- Going and Doing
- Healthy Options
- Hear Again
- Household Science
- Indigenous Voices
- Ism Prism
- Live Broadcast Forums
- Living Queer Here
- Maine Arts Alive
- Maine Currents
- Maine Stories
- Mid-Coast Currents
- Millenialist Specials
- Mindful Parenting
- Misc (News/Public Affairs)
- Nature's Remedies
- Notes From The Electronic Cottage
- Outside the Box
- Pet Sounds
- Pet Sounds 2.0
- Poetry Pantry
- Power for the People
- Powerful Peace
- Quiet Fire
- Renewable Radio
- Reproductive Left
- Sustainable House Sketch Book
- Talk of the Towns
- Teen Talk
- The Next Chapter
- This Zombie Gun Sucks
- U.S./El Salvador Report
- United Way
- Voices & Weekend Voices
- Wabanaki Windows
- Web only
- WERU 25th Memories
- WERU News Report
- WERU Review
- Womens Windows Interviews
- World Around Us
- World Ocean Radio
- Writers Forum
Producer/host: Ron Beard
Topic: TABOR, the “TaxPayer’s Bill of Rights” which will appear on the Maine ballot in November
Guests: Mary Adams, TABOR proponent; Bill Becker, Maine Heritage Policy Center; Dana Reed, Town Manager, Bar Harbor; Jeff Austin, Maine Municipal Association
During the final segment of the program the phone lines were opened to callers.
What is the general situation with taxes in Maine?
What attempts have been made to manage growth of taxes?
How would TABOR reduce the tax burden to Maine citizens?
What are the potential impacts of TABOR on Maine towns?
Host: Ron Beard
Candidates running for Maine Governor this fall, and/or their campaign spokespeople, share the hour
Host: Jill Goldthwait
Topic: Home Grown. Good Eating. (Local farms, fresh food)
What are small local farms like in Maine? The markets – consumers, CSA, WIC, restaurants, farm stands, farmer’s markets. Obstacles – regulations
Guests: Kerri Sands, Director, Farms for the Future; Jo Barrett, King Hill Farm; Chip Angell, The Brooklin Inn; Diane Lokocm, Beech Hill Farm
Call in show
Guest host: Paul Anderson, Maine SeaGrant Program
Topic: The safety of Maine’s swimming beaches, featuring expert guests. Call in show
Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Topic: Sustainable development for Maine’s Native Peoples: Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC)
Location and population of Passamaquoddy, Penobscot Tribes, Houlton Band of Maliseets and Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, current economic and social conditions?
When and why was the FDDC established? What are the primary goals? What are the community impacts?
Guests: Susan Hammond, Executive Director, Four Directions Development Corporation; Patricia Kontur, FDDC Business Program Director; Mark Chavaree, FDDC Advisory Board Member; Helen Scalia, Giving Winds Capital Campaign Coordinator; Tom Euell, former Executive Director, Maine Council of Churches
Resources for listeners: www.fourdirectionsmaine.org or 207-866-6545; www.mainecouncilofchurches.org or 207-772-1918
Topic: Maine Legislative Review 2006
What is the work of citizenship in following complex public issues
before the Legislature?
What were some of the highlights and disappointments of this past
What was some of the background to legislation under consideration,
including expanded internet access for rural residents, protection of
wetlands and vernal pools, incineration of demolition and construction
waste, restrictions in licenses for elver fishing, maintenance of roads
and bridges, reimbursements to hospitals for Medicare related expenses
and assurances that Maine people don’t loose benefits due to the
Medicare Part D federal legislation on pharmeceuticals.
Guests: Senator Dennis Damon (D), Trenton Senator Richard Rosen, (R) Bucksport
Representative Hannah Pingree, (D) North HavenRepresentative Ted Koffman (D) Bar Harbor
Hosts: Ron Beard Jill Goldthwait
Host Ron Beard and guest Vivian Newman (Maine Chapter Sierra Club), Walter Anderson (former Maine state geologist), Todd Burrowes (Maine State Planning office) and Mike Crocker (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance) discuss off-shore drilling and what is at stake for Maine.
What is the background on the 20 plus year moratorium on offshore drilling?
What concerns are leading to moves in Congress to lift that moratorium?
What are the potential advantages and disadvantages to drilling/production of oil/gas reserves off Maine’s coast?
Call in show
Talk Of The Towns 01/27/06