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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Wabanaki/ Newly Appointed Dean of the Maine School of Law/ Director of Admissions

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Getting to know the New Dean and Director of Admissions
    b) New programs / future Projects and Community outreach
    c) Admissions process and Financial Aide available to students

    Guests:
    A) Danielle Conway, Dean of the Maine School of Law
    B) Caroline Wilshusen, Director of Admissions

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Wabanaki/ State Tribal Relations update

    Program Topic: Tribal/State Relations Recent Developments

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Background leading up to permanent break with the State
    b) Issues of Sovereignty, The meaning of the word
    c) The Permanent withdrawal of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Representatives from the Maine State Legislature

    Guest: Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: TRC (Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission) Findings

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) TRC Background
    b) Commission work in various Tribal Communities
    c) Commission Findings

    Guests:
    Carol Wishcamper TRC Commissioner
    Maria Girouard, Former co-host and Penobscot Tribal Member/REACH Wellness Coordinator

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Racism in its various forms

    Program Topic: Racism in places of power
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the definition of Racism?
    b) Is there Racism in our Institutions of power such as our government and our law enforcement agencies?
    c) How do we recognize it and address it?

    Guests:
    (A) Professor David Gillborn Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education Editor, ‘Race Ethnicity and Education’ Department of Education & Social Justice School of Education University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    (B) Penobscot Nation Police Chief Robert Bryant

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Environmental/Allies/River (EAR)

    Program Topic: Land Claims compare and contrasting Media then and now

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Media environment existing around the Land Claims in the 60’s and 70’s
    b) Media environment existing today
    c) Importance of Allies in educating and the public and advocating for issues

    Guest: Maria Girouard

    PPH Article:
    www.pressherald.com/2015/02/17/maine-voices-state-should-drop-lawsuit-that-would-grab-river-from-penobscot-nation/

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    From Donna Loring:

    On December 20th 2011 we did a show with a group called the Portagers. The Portagers were members of Senior College who were lead and taught by Christina Looper Baker. Christina passed away on Jan18th 2013 from complications of a stroke. At that time she was advocating for Wabanaki people. She wanted the historic truth to be taught in our schools and Native voices to be heard. The Portagers have continued on and are still meeting and addressing issues in support of Wabanaki People.
    We are re-airing that show today in her memory as a tribute to her tireless advocacy for truth and justice for the Wabanaki people.

    This program is dedicated to the memory of my friend and fellow advocate
    Christina Looper Baker. I know She would want me to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays !

    You can find the archive of the original broadcast here:
    archives.weru.org/wabanaki-windows/2011/12/wabanaki-windows-122011/

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Review of Tribal State issues with Re-elected Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

    Program Topic: Challenges facing the Maine Tribes in 2014

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) What was the Tribal State Relationship over the past decade?

    b) What if anything has changed?

    c) What is happening with the River Case?

    e) How can we change things for the better?

    Guest: Re-elected Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Fifty Years of history and injustice for Passamaquoddy Tribe

    Program Topic: Passamaquoddy history mid 1960’s

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) Woodard”s series of 29 chapters of Unsettled in the Portland Press Herald/ Racism in the surrounding community
    b) Fairness in law enforcement/emergency services/judicial system
    c) Will there ever be justice for this community?

    Guest:
    Colin Woodard, award winning writer and journalist for the Portland Press Hareld

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