Archives for Maine Stories

Local Lore Locavore Night at The Gatherings in Surry, Maine 3/23/19

An unedited recording of the third Local Lore Locavore Night at The Gatherings in Surry on March 23, 2019, featuring neighbors “telling tall tales of Surry from some old timers. True or nearly so.”

Production: Matt Murphy

What was it like for Surry in the 1970’s to suddenly have the old Hattie Morgan Farm on the East Blue Hill Road become the center of a Zen community, its barn a theater and concert hall? Listen to the stories of pre -zendo time told by Joy Small and Audrey Carter. Charles Guilford talks about the Zendo community and Bill Raiten of the New Surry Theater take the stage to reminisce from a rich backlog of unforgettable stories.

Ghost Stories told by Local Storytellers

Recorded by Matt Murphy at an event cosponsored by WERU and Bucksport’s Wednesday on Main, held at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport on 10/24/18. Storytellers were: Anu Dudley, Todd Nelson, Naomi Graychase, Joe Fisher, Amy Roeder, Lynn Soucy and David Weeda.

Coastal Conversations 7/27/18

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

Maine coastal and ocean issues: Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum Part 2

Hosted by fishermen for fishermen, the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum is THE place to learn about current issues facing the fishing industry and the coast of Maine. At the 2018 Forum this past Winter, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast and College of the Atlantic recorded dozens of stories for the “Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum” collection. WERU aired some of these stories on Coastal Conversations back in March, but we are ready for more!

Guests: Today’s five Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum include an elver fishermen, a herring purse seiner, and schooner captain, a fisheries advocate, and a fishermen’s wife.

Coastal Conversations 3/23/18

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Coastal and Ocean Issues: Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum and The First Coast

Key Discussion Points:
a) Storytelling and clips from audio interviews collected at the 2018 Maine Fishermen’s Forum
b)Fishermen, law-makers, and students talk about changes they are seeing on the coast and concerns for the future.
c) One central theme of these interviews was the importance of passing on fisheries knowledge tothe next generation.
d) The First Coast, a project focused on capturing stories of the Maine coast, is on the road now and collecting stories.

Guests:
Galen Koch, The First Coast

Interviews recorded at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2018, and aired on todays show: Bob Williams, Dan Harriman, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Senator Angus King, Tyler Childers and Anson Kelley.

Love Stories by Mainers – event recorded 2/14/18

Love Stories by Mainers, a storytelling event hosted by WERU-FM and Wednesday on Main, was held at the Alamo Theater in Bucksport, Maine on 2/14/18. Storytellers Becky and Rob McCall, David Weeda, Anu Dudley, Amy Roeder, Brook Minner, Carol Visser, Jonathan Fulford and Naomi Graychase took the stage to share their stories. Amy Browne of WERU-FM was the emcee. John Greenman recorded the event.

Some of these stories aired on WERU’s Maine Currents on 2/27/18 and on a WERU Special on 2/28/18. Instead of archiving those show separately, here you will find the entire storytelling event unedited, as well as the individual stories available for listening online or downloading.

The files attached below are in order:
-The full show
-Amy Roeder
-Anu Dudley
-Brook Minner
-Carol Visser
-David Weeda
-Jonathan Fulford
-Becky & Rob McCall
-Naomi Graychase

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