Archives for Veterans for Peace

Maine Currents 3/9/16

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributing Producer: Carolyn Coe
Engineer: Matt Murphy

Segment 1: Produced by Carolyn Coe. we hear from members of Veterans for Peace from this area who recently toured US military bases under construction in Japan and South Korea. FMI: www.vfpmaine.org

Segment 2: Interview and call in segment with local farmer and food rights activist Heather Retberg, about a proposed “right to food” amendment to Maine’s Constitution that will likely be taken up by the legislature next week. FMI: www.facebook.com/Food-for-Maines-Future-55928098548/

WERU News Report 11/11/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Interviews with Veterans for Peace and their supporters as they march in the Veterans Day Parade in Brewer and Bangor.

RadioActive 12/9/10

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

Segment 1: Climate conference in Cancun, Mexico

Segment 2: Local artist/activist Robert Shetterly talks about a national “Veterans for Peace” protest that he will be attending (and reporting from) in Washington, DC next week.

Voices 9/21/10

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributing Producer: Carolyn Coe

Audio from the Veterans for Peace rally held in Portland, Maine on August 29, 2010. Approximately 300 people attended.

Speakers/singers:

Gerry Condon, President of Greater Seattle Veterans for Peace
Will Hopkins, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Lisa Savage, Coordinator of Code Pink Maine and an organizer of Bring the War $ Home campaign
Sally Alice Thompson & Alice Ritter, Raging Grannies and VFP members
Emma’s Revolution (Pat Humphries and Sandy O)
Nancy Nygard, member of Military Families Speak Out
Michael Ferner, VFP Board President
Emcee: Bruce Gagnon, member of VFP Maine Chapter 0011

FMI: www.resisters.ca , www.ivaw.org , www.veteransforpeace.org , www.bringourwardollarshome.org

Weekend Voices 9/18/10

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributing Producer: Carolyn Coe

Audio from the August 26th, 2010 public meeting, organized by Veterans for Peace, as part of its National Convention in Portland, Maine. The speakers spoke about the costs of war, lifting the fog of war.

Speakers:

Terry Tempest Williams, Author and environmental activist
Mike Brennan, Social Worker and former State Senate Majority Leader
Matt Moonen, Political Director of Equality Maine
Geoff Millard, Board Chairman of Iraq Veterans Against the War

FMI: www.veteransforpeace.org , www.ivaw.org

Weekend Voices 9/11/10

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributing Producers:  Carolyn Coe, Meaghan LaSala, Matt Murphy

Segment 1: Former U.S. Army Specialist Ethan McCord spoke at the 25th Anniversary Veterans for Peace Conference in Portland, Maine in late August.   He talked about his efforts to help Iraqi childen, as captured in the Wikileaks video “Collateral Murder”, and his struggle to get his military benefits.   Produced by Carolyn Coe.

Segment 2:  A profile of the Machias-based Beehive Collective, and their most recent poster on mountain top removal.    Produced by Meaghan LaSalla:

Segment 3: Obama administration officials, including representatives from the  Department of the Interior (DOI), USDA, EPA, & White House Council on Environmental Quality, were in Bangor on September 2nd, to hear local residents offer their ideas for open space, public lands, and our National Parks, as part of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.   WERU’s Matt Murphy attended the listening session, and brought back some of the voices of those in attendance. Recorded by Matt Murphy, Edited by Amy Browne  (You can learn more about the initiative and submit your comments, at www.doi.gov/americasgreatoutdoors/ or by email to ago@ios.doi.gov)

RadioActive 7/10/08

Producers/Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco, Amy Browne

Contributors: Matt Murphy and Joel Mann

Topic: Veterans and the 4th of July

Segment 1: Matt Murphy talks with the “Veterans for Peace” and their supporters marching in a local 4th of July parade

Segment 2: Award-winning author Deborah Joy Corey (“The Skating Pond”, “Losing Eddie”) reads an essay about a young Iraq war veteran who visited her family during Castine, Maine’s 4th of July celebrations.  Recorded by Joel Mann

FMI: Veterans for Peace, Maine Chapter: www.vfpmaine.org;  Iraq Veterans Against the War: www.ivaw.org