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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

    Program Topic: Police Attack on Standing Rock Water Protectors on Nov 20th

    Key Discussion Points:
    1) Today we hear more information about the police attack on Standing Rock Water Protectors on November 20th.
    2) Standing Rock Sioux’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is slated to carry Bakken shale oil through sacred grounds and underneath the Missouri River, a drinking water source for millions.
    3) A number of Wabananki tribal members and other Mainers have been or currently are at Standing Rock. Tomorrow another delegation will travel our with winter supplies and people for the encampment.

    Guests:
    KT Crossman, attorney, Community Law Office, LLC, participant in Water Protectors Legal Collective
    June Sapiel, Penobscot Nation, Standing Rock Water Protector

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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

    Program Topic: Standing Rock Day of Solidarity Actions, the Minimum Wage Referendum Passes in Maine and the Annual Solidarity Harvest Efforts

    Key Discussion Points:
    1) Tuesday marked a day of national action in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is slated to carry Bakken shale oil through sacred grounds and underneath the Missouri River, a drinking water source for millions.
    2) Numerous rallies took place across Maine, including over 65 people in Ellsworth and over 200 in Bangor. Today we hear from three Penobscot women who spoke at the Bangor rally before people marched to the federal building. A number of Wabananki tribal members and other Mainers have been or currently are at Standing Rock. On December 2nd another delegation will travel our with supplies.
    3) On this past election day, 4 states voted to pass a minimum wage increase. In Maine, voters passed Question 4, approving a $12 an hour minimum wag by 2020. We speak with labor organizer Jack McKay about this and the annual Solidarity Harvest, a Thanksgiving effort focusing on laid off workers in the area, while examining systemic changes needed to increase food security in the state.

    Guests:
    Dawn Neptune Adams, Penobcsot Nation, Sunlight Media Collective
    June Sappiel, Penobscot Nation, Standing Rock Water Protector
    Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot Nation, Indigenous Rights Attorney
    Jack McKay, director of Food AND Medicine, president of Eastern Maine Labor Council

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  • Producer: Donna Loring
    Guest Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    Topics:
    What’s happening at Standing Rock currently and local solidarity efforts
    Racism associated with Trump’s campaign and future concerns

    Guests:
    Dawn Neptune Adams, Sunlight Media Collective, Penobscot Nation
    Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney, Penobscot Nation
    Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

    Program Topic:
    Key Discussion Points: Potential Impacts of Trump Administration on Climate, Energy and Tribal Right; Standing Rock Updates

    1) Today we begin to look at the potential impacts of a Trump administration on a number of issues nationally and internationally and how social movements anticipate the work going forward.
    2) We speak with the director of the Global Justice Ecology Project about potential policy impacts on climate change, oil and gas development and tribal rights.
    3) We also look at the current assault on water protectors at Standing Rock. A solidarity rally will be held at noon on Tuesday at Westmarket Square in Bangor. At the end of the month a Wabanaki delegation will head to Standing Rock to set up members for the winter.

    Guests:
    Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project, globaljusticeecology.org/
    Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot, indigenous rights attorney, facebook.com/sacredinstructions/info

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: North Dakota Access Pipeline part 2

    Program Topic: Largest gathering of Tribes in 100 years

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Any new developments in the courts
    b) Corporate Oil and it’s destruction of Native Land?
    c) Attempt to cover up its use of force against Native people at site
    d) What can we do to support the Human and Civil Rights of the Tribes?

    Guests:
    Sherri Mitchell, Esq.Director of the Land Peace Foundation. she is a Native Rights and Environmental Activist and a Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
    Former Passamaquoddy Tribal Representative Matt Dana just back from Standing Rock
    Tara Houska, Tribal Rights Attorney and National Campaigns Director for Honor the Earth working closely with Winona LaDuke. Tara is at the Standing Rock Camp site.

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  • Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

    “Standing Rock Water”

    Transcripts and more information available at theworldaroundusradio.blogspot.com/

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineers: Amy Browne & Matt Murphy

    Issue: North Dakota Access Pipeline– Largest gathering of Tribes in 100 years

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Corporate Oil and it’s destruction of Native Land?
    b) Attempt to cover up its use of force against Native people at site
    c) What can we do to support the Human and Civil Rights of the Tribes?

    Guests:
    Sherri Mitchell, Esq., Director of the Land Peace Foundation. she is a Native Rights and Environmental Activist and a Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
    Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson University of Alberta, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
    Chief Kirk Francis, Chief of the Penobscot Nation

    FMI:
    www.seveneaglesmedia.org/
    www.democracynow.org/
    www.honorearth.org/
    www.btlonline.org/2016/seg/160916bf-btl-hall.html
    bsnorrell.blogspot.com/
    www.facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp

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