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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Seven Eagles Media and N”We Jinan Youth Project with David Hodges

    Program Topic: Creating Original Songs

    Key Discussion Points:
    Is there hidden talent in Native Communities ready to be discovered?
    How does this enhance the self- image of Native Youth?
    Does this opportunity give them an out let for their Talents and hope for the future?

    Guests:
    David Hodges, Music Educator and Hip Hop Artist from Montreal Quebec
    Julian Loring, a Young Adult Rapper and Penobscot Nation Tribal Member

    FMI:

    www.facebook.com/werufm
    www.facebook.com/nwejinan

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Environmental issues and update on River case

    Program Topic: Environment and Wabanaki Struggles for Clean Water
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Historic background on Environmental issues vs State
    b) Working with Allies
    c) Action we can take to educate the public

    Guests:
    Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation
    Maria Girouard, Penobscot Tribal Member and Founder of Dawnland Environmental Defense

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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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