Archives for Maine Stories

Bookworm 11/9/17

Producer/Host: Brook Ewing Minner
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Don Small, author of Salt Water Town

Key Discussion Points:
a) local authors
b) history of Castine, Maine
c) writing process

Guest: Don Small, Castine-based author

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


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, Tuesdays at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 9/26/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

Maine Storytellers at the 2017 Common Ground Fair

Stories by Anu Dudley, Jenny Tibbetts, Lesley Kristeller and Naomi Graychase


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, Tuesdays at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Coastal Conversations 9/22/17

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Engineer: Amy Browne

Salts and Water: Stories from the Maine coast
Storytelling about the Maine coast and how it connects to place-based tourism
Story: the women lobstermen of Stonington
Story: The Eastport tides

Guest: Crystal Hitchings, Washington County Council of Governments

Maine Currents 8/8/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Maine Storytelling

On July 26th WERU held our 3rd annual Maine storytelling event at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, as part of that town’s Wednesday on Main summer series. The theme this year was “My Maine: The State as Experienced by Local Storytellers”. Today we bring you Act 2 which featured Amy Roeder, John & Katie Greenman, Brook Ewing Minner and Naomi Graychase.

**The stories told by Brook Ewing Minner and Naomi Graychase were edited for length for the purposes of fitting into the Maine Currents time slot, but unedited versions of both of their stories are included here along with the archive of the Maine Currents show. The first file (below) is the complete show. The 2nd is Brook Ewing Minner’s unedited story and the 3rd is Naomi Graychase’s unedited story**


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 8/1/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Maine Storytelling

Last week WERU held our 3rd annual Maine storytelling event at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, as part of that town’s Wednesday on Main summer series. The theme this year was “My Maine: The State as Experienced by Local Storytellers”. Today we bring you Act 1 which featured Sandra Bowden Dillon, David Weeda, Anu Dudley and Lesley Kristeller.


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 7/25/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Maine Storytelling

WERU and Wednesday on Main are hosting our 3rd annual local storytelling event at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport tomorrow evening (7/26/17) To get you in the mood for tomorrow night, I’ve selected some of my favorite stories from various local storytelling events over the past few years.

Storytellers (recorded at past events and rebroadcast today):
Stacy Coventry, Charlie Dufour, Amy Roeder, Mark Bridges Music, Ilze Petersons, Naomi Graychase


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 12/21/16

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Special thanks to Bill Solomon

This Solstice edition of Maine Currents features stories about holidays, families and winter in Maine. Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley (host of WERU’s “Earthwise” feature which airs Saturdays at 7:30) kicks things off with a look at the history of Solstice celebrations, then we hear from storytellers Marjorie Longwood of Surry, Edee Howland of Blue Hill, Cathy Mink of Waldo and Roger Sprague of Belfast. We close out the hour with some voices from the past- a 2006 holiday special recorded at WERU.

Maine Currents- independent local news, views & culture on WERU-FM 89.9 Blue Hill, 99.9 Bangor, Maine and www.weru.org, Wednesdays 4-5pm Eastern