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  • Hosts/Producers: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
    Topic: National and local activists express concerns about the use of chemicals sprayed on blueberries, and discuss the EPA’s plans for phasing-out use of the chemical (Guthion/AZM)

    Comments Off on RadioActive 07/27/06
  • Host/Producer: Jim Campbell

    Topic: So the saga of the NSA spying on Americans without any court order goes on. Several suits have been brought against AT&T for cooperating with the NSAand handing over the telephone records of millions and millions of Americans­ in fact, even setting up a special room in AT&T’s San Francisco routing center to make monitoring easier for the NSA spooks. The Justice Department has stepped into the suits invoking the old “state secrets” argument, and AT&T has quietly changed its privacy policy, essentially claiming that it owns your information and can do whatever it wants with it. But it ain’t over yet: listen up ­ and relax, the NSA won’t be on the other end of this broadcast.

    Comments Off on Notes from the Electronic Cottage 07/27/06
  • Producer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator and co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, a long time activist, author and film maker. He organized the largest peace protest in Florida history in 1987 at the first test flight of the Trident II nuclear missile. 10 years later he organized the Cancel Cassini Campaign. Project Censored has twice named his stories among the most censored of the year (1999 and 2005). In 2005 his book Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire was published. Gagnon’s work has been published in Earth Island Journal, National Catholic Reporter, CounterPunch, Z Magazine, Space News, and many others, nationally and internationally. He is a member of the National Writers Union and a former farm workers union organizer. His videos include 2003’s Arsenal of Hypocrisy and The Battle for America’s Soul (2005) which have been shown extensively on Free Speech TV. Gagnon also hosts a local cable show and publishes a newsletter.
    For more information: www.space4peace.org or 207-729-0517
    This speech was recorded at the WERU Full Circle Fair in Blue Hill, Maine on 7/23/06
    Aired on WERU-FM on 7/27/06
    Features music by Tom Neilson and Ethan Miller and Kate Boverman

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  • Voices 07/26/06

    Producer: Amy Browne Topics: Denis Howard interviews actor, casting director, film critic and radio host Dick Dinman Tish Noyes interviews Maureen Block and Judy Robbins, July 4th in Blue Hill, Maine, as they participate in a fast to protest war What are some of Dinman’s memories of classic Hollywood? What inspired the fast for peace? What do the participants hope to accomplish?

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  • WERU Special: Interview with Roshi Kobutsu Malone, Executive Director of “The Engaged Zen Foundation” in Sedgwick, Maine (www.engaged-zen.org)

    Host/Producer: S.A. Feite Topic: Engaged Zen and Buddha-dharma; Death-penalty abolition; Socially engaged Buddhism What is the role of Buddhism in our prisons? How socially engaged is modern Buddhism? What is enlightenment? Features a song (with permission) by Zenji Stuart Davis, “Ladder” (www.stuartdavis.com)

    Aired: 07/25/06

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  • Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
    Topic: Maine Social Forum, July 28th-30th, 2006 in Lewiston, Maine
    Guest: Ryan Conrad, one the the MSF organizers

    Comments Off on RadioActive 07/20/06
  • Host: Cathy Jacobs

    Topic: Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren Guests: Bette Hoxie, Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, www.affm.net; Suzanne Wagner, Maine Kids-Kin, www.mainekids-kin.org What are some of the primary issues facing grandparents raising their grandchildren? What resources are available? What are some of the reasons that grandparents are raising their grandchildren? Call in show

    “Aired” via live streaming only, due to station being off the air because of technical difficulties

    Comments Off on Baby Talk 07/20/06
  • Producer: Amy Browne
    Topics and guests:
    Interviews with Julie Arnold Lisnet, Director of the Ten Bucks Theatre Company’s Shakespeare Under the Stars production of MacBeth in Brewer, Maine and Francis Fortier, Artistic Director and Founder of the Bar Harbor Music Festival now in it’s 40th year
    FMI: tenbuckstheatre.com ; barharbormusicfestival.org

    What are the rewards and drawbacks of performing “under the stars”?
    What is a “fight director”?
    How does the Bar Harbor Music Festival showcase new as well as established talent?
    How do they mix beautiful music and settings?

    Comments Off on Voices 07/19/06