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Maine Currents 1/9/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

The 6th Annual Unity Rally at the Statehouse

For the last 6 years Maine legislators returning for the January session have been greeted at the Statehouse by the Alliance for the Common Good. Their annual Unity Rally brings together a wide range of groups and individuals who want to make sure the issues they are working on in the state are not forgotten. Today on Maine Currents we’ll bring you to this year’s rally, which was held on January 3rd. Due to time limitations we can’t bring you all of the speakers on Maine Currents today, but a video of the entire rally can be viewed on the WERU facebook page: facebook.com/werufm/videos/10155392663367987/

Maine Currents 12/19/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by: John Greenman & Matt Murphy

Democrats Eyeing Poliquin’s Congressional Seat Meet with Voters (Part 2 of 2)

Four of the Democratic challengers for Bruce Poliquin’s CD2 congressional seat were in Orland last week speaking on a panel organized by the Maine Common Good Coalition. Jonathan Fulford, Jared Golden, Tim Rich and Lucas St. Clair took questions from a packed audience for close to 2 hours. A 5th candidate, Craig Olson, was unable to attend due to illness.

Note: Part 1 is now available on the Maine Currents archives at weru.org


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Maine Currents 12/12/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by: John Greenman & Matt Murphy

Democrats Eyeing Poliquin’s Congressional Seat Meet with Voters (Part 1 of 2)

Four of the Democratic challengers for Bruce Poliquin’s CD2 congressional seat were in Orland last week speaking on a panel organized by the Maine Common Good Coalition. Jonathan Fulford, Jared Golden, Tim Rich and Lucas St. Clair took questions from a packed audience for close to 2 hours. A 5th candidate, Craig Olson, was unable to attend due to illness. We’ll bring you part 2 on Maine Currents next week, Tuesday 12/19 at 4pm


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Maine Currents 12/5/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Local Reaction to Tax Reform Bill

Speakers at the rally outside Senator Susan Collin’s office in Bangor, Maine and coverage of the sit in that followed, and we open the phone lines so listeners can weigh in as well.


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Maine Currents 11/21/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

FOUR FOUNDATIONAL THEORIES OF LABOR ACTIVISM IN MAINE: THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR, THE AFL, THE IWW, AND THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF EUGENE DEBS – a presentation by Marc Cryer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Education, the University of Maine, recorded at UMaine on 11/16/17. This was the final in the fall semester Marxist and Socialist Studies lecture series.


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Maine Currents 11/14/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

“THE ELECTION OF TRUMP: ONE YEAR LATER” – a panel discussion held at the University of Maine on 11/9/17. The panelists were Kimberly Hammill, of the Bangor Racial and Economic Justice Coalition, Maia Dendinger of the Socialist Party of Maine, and Doug Allen, a Professor of Philosophy and peace activist who also moderated the discussion


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Maine Currents 10/31/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy, edited by Amy Browne

Poets and storytellers recorded at the recent Word Festival in Blue Hill, Maine

FMI: wordfestival.org


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Maine Currents 10/24/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

“Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency” – the 2017 Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine

The 2017 Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine, recorded on October 13th. The topic was “Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency”. Panelists were Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Ambassador Marc Grossman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Andrew H. Card Jr., former Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. The moderator was Felicia Knight.

This presentation was brought to you courtesy of UMaine’s Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service, and with assistance from WERU volunteer John Greenman


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