Maine Currents 5/19/20: Elections 2020 Edition

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Regular guests for the Elections 2020 series:
Professor Amy Fried, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Maine
Former State Representative Ralph Chapman

Today we talk with Democrats Betsy Sweet and Bre Kidman, Independent Green Lisa Savage, and Independent Tiffany Bond — all of whom are hoping to challenge incumbent Susan Collins in the 2020 U.S. Senate race.

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 and Maine Currents, she 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 the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.

Maine Currents 5/5/20: WERU Public Affairs Producers Zoom Roundup

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Several WERU public affairs producers/hosts join us with reports related to the pandemic, and the topics their shows cover:

Rhonda Feiman is a licensed acupuncturist and host of Healthy Options, which airs on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 4pm

Ann Luther hosts the Democracy Forum, produced in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Maine, where she also serves as a board member. Democracy Forum airs on the 3rd Friday of each month at 4pm

Natalie Springuel hosts Coastal Conversations, in collaboration with the University of Maine Sea Grant, where she is a Marine Extension Associate. Coastal Conversations airs on the 4th Friday of each month at 4pm

Ron Beard hosts one of WERU’s longest running public affairs shows, Talk of the Towns, which airs on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4pm

Dr. John Hunt is a retired veterinarian and host of Let’s Talk Animals and the short feature Pet Sounds. Let’s Talk Animals airs on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4pm, and Pet Sounds airs on Sunday mornings at 7:30

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 and Maine Currents, she 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 the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.

Maine Currents 4/21/20: Elections 2020 Edition

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

A discussion of politics and elections during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guests:
Professor Amy Fried, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Maine
Former State Representative Ralph Chapman
Ann Luther, host of the Democracy Forum program here on WERU, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Maine, where she serves on the Board of Directors.

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 and Maine Currents, she 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 the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.

Maine Currents 4/7/20: “From SARS to COVID-19: My Life With Pandemic Response”

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Last week The Jackson Laboratory and Ellsworth Public Library presented a webinar for the local community entitled, “From SARS to COVID-19: My Life With Pandemic Response” featuring Jackson Lab President and CEO Edison Liu. Dr. Liu led the scientific response for Singapore during the SARS crisis in 2003, and spoke last week about the science of COVID-19, how to slow the spread of the virus, and what the scientific community is doing to address the public health crisis. And we do want to alert listeners that part of that discussion includes research on animals.

Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., JAX’s scientific director in Bar Harbor, moderated, and a question and answer session followed. There are a few references to slides, but they are explained well enough that it does not detract from the presentation on audio. If you would like to view the video of the webinar, we will post a link to that on WERU’s social media and along with the archives of today’s program.
Used with their permission, here is the presentation, recorded March 31st.

You may view the video of the presentation, here

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 and Maine Currents, she 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 the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.

WERU Coronavirus Updates 3/31/20, 2:30pm

WERU News & Public Affairs Manager Amy Browne with the latest local news and mutual aid resources.

WERU Coronavirus Updates 3/26/20 2:30pm

WERU News & Public Affairs Manager Amy Browne with the latest local news and mutual aid resources.

WERU Coronavirus Updates 3/25/20 2:30pm

WERU News & Public Affairs Manager Amy Browne with the latest local news and mutual aid resources.

WERU Coronavirus Updates 3/24/20 2:30pm

WERU News & Public Affairs Manager Amy Browne with the latest local news and mutual aid resources.