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  • Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Contributing Producers: Matt Murphy, Rob Rosenthal

    Today’s program is all about Maine, starting with Matt Murphy’s interview with “Maine 101” author Nancy Griffin of Thomaston, then continuing with several segments from the Maine Story Bank, produced by Rob Rosenthal.

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  • Executive Producer & Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Contributing Producer: Cynthia Swan

    Topic: MidCoast Community Chorus–Power of Song

    What is “everyday” singing?  Why is it healthy to sing?  How is singing in MCC a form of social action?

    Guest: Mimi Bornstein, Director, MidCoast Community Chorus, info@mccsings.org

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  • Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Audio recorded by Eric T. Olson, Edited by Amy Browne

    Many of the people who were directly impacted by the recent vote to repeal marriage equality in Maine, were people too young to vote.  Some of them held a rally at Pickering Square in Bangor, on November 22nd to express their reaction to the outcome.   Note that you’ll hear a few of them refer to the “Whig and Courier”—that’s a restaurant in Bangor where many people who support same-sex marriage and the “No on 1” campaign, gathered on election night to watch the returns.  We start with one of the event’s organizers, Antonia Carroll, a junior at Bangor High School.

    FMI: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network: www.glsen.org; The Bridge Alliance, which works to connect a proud GLBTA Community  in the Greater Bangor Area: thebridgealliance.org

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  • Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Recorded by: John Greenman, Edited by Amy Browne

    This week John Greenman brings us another speaker from the Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series at the University of Maine.  The speaker, Carolyn Eisenberg, is the 2009 Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Lecturer

    Eisenberg is a scholar, activist, author and Hofstra University history professor,  as well as a founding member of Historians Against the War.  Her talk, recorded in October, is titled:  “When Scholarship and Activism Collide: Nixon, Kissinger and the Question of Needless Wars”.

    She is introduced by UMaine History Professor, Dr. Elizabeth McKillen

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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Melio

    “Fear No Art” Edition

    Art and Philanthropy– Courthouse Gallery manages the Wm & Emily Muir estate thru Maine Community Foundation.  Belfast Native Chris Hendersen talks about his band Bronze Radio Return.

    Guests: Karen Wilkes of Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth; Chris Hendersen, musician “Bronze Radio Return”.

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  • “Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold”, produced by Rob Rosenthal

    FMI:  www.malagaislandmaine.org/

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Contributing Producer: Matt Murphy
    Segment 1: Sister Lucille MacDonald, Director of the Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth, with ways we can help other members of our community during the holiday season. FMI: www.emmaushomelessshelter.org/index.html
    Segment 2: Award-winning radio producer Rob Rosenthal, instructor at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, talks about his documentary on Maine’s Malaga Island, “Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold”, which will air on Weekend Voices on WERU, Saturday, 11/21/09, at 10a.m. FMI: www.malagaislandmaine.org/ , www.salt.edu/

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Audio Contributed by: John Greenman
    Topic: David Swanson speaking at UMaine

    David Swanson is the co-founder of AfterDowningStreet, a nonpartisan coalition working to expose the lies that create and sustain wars and occupations– and to hold accountable those responsible. He has been a leading voice in the movements to impeach & prosecute Bush and Cheney.

    Swanson served as Press Secretary for Congressman Dennis Kuchinich during his 2004 bid for the Presidency. He is a blogger, and the author of the introduction to “The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush,” written by Dennis Kucinich, and has authored a new book “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union” published by Seven Stories Press.

    He spoke at the University of Maine on November 5th, as part of the Marxist-Socialist Studies Thursday Luncheon speaker series–which, it should be noted, included speakers that are not necessarily Marxist-Socialist, or speaking on that topic, and the Schonberger Lecture Committee.

    The event was co-sponsored by Maine Peace Action Comm. and Campus Activities and Events and with support of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, with assistance from Bruce Gagnon. The talk was recorded by John Greenman and edited by Amy Browne.

    FMI:
    afterdowningstreet.org/user/register
    davidswanson.org/node/921

    David Swanson spoke again later that day, and audio and video were recorded by Eric T. Olson, and posted on his site, www.peacecast.us peacecast.us/2009/11/david-swanson-in-bangor.html

    Video of the complete program viewable via Flash player at the Peace & Justice Center website:
    peacectr.org/wp/homepage/video-david-swanson-11-5

    FMI:
    afterdowningstreet.org/user/register
    davidswanson.org/node/921

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