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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Key Discussion Points:
    We discuss the new 2010 Census statistics, which shows 1 in 6 people in the United States lives in poverty.
    161,000 Mainers live in poverty, according to the current definition. That’s 12.5%, up from 11.9% in 2009.
    We speak with Congressman Michaud on the impact of free trade on jobs, a perspective that rebuts President Obama’s speech on jobs last Thursday.

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Representative Mike Michaud from Maine, US Congress
    B ) Christopher St. John, Maine Center for Economic Policy

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  • Producers/Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne

    Topic: The urgent impacts climate change will continue to have on food security through out the world. The G8 Summit in Italy this week has said they will examine these issues. Whether any plan will emerge remains to be seen. The leaders of the so-called Group of 8 or G8 countries are meeting in Italy this week in an annual summit to discuss global issues…

    Guest: Gawain Kripke, Oxfam America’s policy director
    To view report “Suffering the Science: Climate Change , People and Poverty” -www.Oxfam America.org. FMI www.350.org

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  • Producer/Host: Anita Arnold
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann
    Topic: Maine Economic Human Rights
    What are economic human rights and how do they apply to Maine? Why do we have poverty and will it ever be eliminated? How does our class structure apply to economic human rights?
    Guest: Larry Dansinger, ROSC
    Call in show

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  • Producer/Host: Anita Arnold
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
    What is the campaign and how is it connected to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Why is poverty invisible and why are poor people blamed for their lack of resources? What is needed to mobilize resources to change the system of poverty in Maine?
    Guest: Cheri Honkola, National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
    Call-in show
    FMI: www.economichumanrights.org; www.mejp.org (Maine Equal Justice Partners)

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