Around Town 11/9/23: Local News, Culture and Events

Host/Producer: Amy Browne

Guest: Lisa Savage

UPDATE 12/7/23: WERU received the following corrections from a spokesperson for bluShift Aerospace:

“A few corrections to your program: Sascha Deri grew up in Orland, Maine, the back yard of WERU (not Massachusetts as stated by Savage) He actually had to leave Maine in order to find work and brought his business here intentionally as a way to create local jobs. Also, bluShift’s rockets are between 20 and 80 feet long — much smaller than rockets used to carry heavy payloads into space. They run on non-toxic biofuels and will carry small satellites known as cubesats into low orbits around Earth. The noise associated with bluShift launches would be no greater than the typical foghorn on the coast of Maine and would last for only six seconds at a time.”

About the host:
Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021.

Theme music: BreakBeat Chemists I, 2015
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