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  • Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine    
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: The Civic Mission of Public Education

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the historical role of public education in American democracy and civic life?
    b) Do inequities in public education and the failure of public schools to prepare all children for citizenship contribute to political inequality?
    c) What can citizens do?

    a) Meira Levinson, Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education www.gse.harvard.edu/faculty/meira-levinson
    b) Bill Richards, Maine educator and former Associate Commissioner of Instruction for Maine.

    To learn more about this topic:
    a) Education and Equality, by Danielle Allen
    b) “If Democracies Need Informed Voters, How Can They Thrive While Expanding Enfranchisement?” by Jennifer Hochschild
    c) “Why Did We Stop Teaching Political History?” by Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth Osgood in the New York Times
    d) No Citizen Left Behind, by Meira Levinson

    The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
    Don Carmichael
    Suzanne Carmichael
    Starr Gilmartin
    Maggie Harling
    Linda Hoskins
    Ann Luther
    Maryann Ogonowski
    Pam Person
    Leah Taylor
    Linda Washburn

    FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org

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  • Producer/Host: Rob McCall

    “Water on Stone”

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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

    Program Topic: Planned Disrupt J 20 Inauguration Actions and Discussion on Trump’s Nominees’ Impact on Environment and Climate Change

    Key Discussion Points:
    1) Reporting from Washington DC, the day before the inauguration of Donald Trump, we look at the protests planned for tomorrow, including the Disrupt J 20 direct action blockades of the inauguration entrances.
    2) We also look at what Trump’s nominees to head the EPA, the State Dept, the Dept of Energy and the Dept of Interior could mean for environmental health and climate change.
    3) We discuss the urgency of climate change and the need for action.

    Guest: Janet Redman, climate justice activist, part of coordinating committee of the climate contingent of Disrupt J 20; policy analyst for Oil Change, in Washington DC

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  • Host: Denis Howard
    Engineer: John Greenman

    An open-mic style call-in show

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Is there anything sure when it comes to security on the web? Sad to say, the answer is, at least at present, no. That means that we each have to take a few extra steps and make some very personal decisions about what kind of business we choose to conduct over the web. Here are a few thoughts to mix in as you make your online choices.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh


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  • Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

    Better Angels

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  • Producer: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Dawnland Voices Anthology and Wabanaki News Papers and News Letters by New England Native Authors

    Program Topic: Native Writers and Tribal Community News

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the Anthology Dawnland Voices about? Who contributed
    b) What can we learn about Native Communities from those articles in the book?
    c) What can we learn about the recent past from a New England Native Perspective in the News Papers and Letters written by New England Native authors?

    Dr. Siobhan Senier, Associate professor, English and Women’s Studies University of New Hamshire
    Pam Outdusis Cunningham, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member, Council Member, Master Basket Maker.
    Carol Dana, Penobscot Nation Elder, Story Teller and Penobscot Language expert

    Websites for more information:

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