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  • WERU News Report 1/17/12

    Issue: Alternative Local News
    Broadcast Date: 1/17/12
    Broadcast Time: 4pm

    Program Topics:

    Segment 1: Naomi Schalit and John Christie, Senior Reporters for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting have just published the results of their investigation into how a loophole in state law has allowed $235 million dollars to flow from the state to private organizations run by legislative leaders or the spouses of high-level state officials—without any requirement that it be reported to the public.

    Segment 2: Dr. Denise Patmon, the Keynote Speaker at yesterday’s 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration at the University of Maine.

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) State Law Loophole explained

    b) How has the loophole been used?

    c) MLK Jr’s vision for education

    Guests by name and affiliation:

    A) Naomi Schalit, Senior Reporter for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting (www.pinetreewatchdog.org)

    B) Dr. Denise Patmon. 2011-2012 Libra Professor at the University of Maine, Director of the undergraduate teacher licensure program at U Mass Boston where she teaches courses in writing and literature and supervises field experiences in urban schools. Her professional writing has been heavily influenced by her experiences as a black person involved in the National Writing Project.

    Call In Program: No
    Political Broadcast: No

    Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Amy Browne
    Audio recorded by: Matt Murphy

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