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WERU Special 9/23/19- The Village Canoe: Merging Art and Environment

Producer/Host: Tressa Versteeg

Explaining The Village Canoe
Stories from the inaugural expedition
Behind the scenes interview with creator

Chris Battalgia — The Village Canoe Creator
Nancy Zane — Maine Guide of North Star Adventures
Sam Costello — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Chloe Dubois — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Alex Hacket — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Amanda Kidd-Schall — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Matea Mills-Andruk — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Paige Speight — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Brian Wasster — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Ally Reed — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Gabby Schulz — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident
Willow Wildheart — The Village Canoe 2019 Art Resident

Music Credits:
• Podington Bear – Platformer – licensed under Attribution-Noncomercial Creative Commons License
• Lee Rosevere – We’ll Figure It Out Together – licensed under Attribution license
• Kai Engel – Headway – licensed under Attribution license.
• aAirial – Quatrain – licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License
• Lobo Loco – Psychedelic Blues 2 – licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0

Water Quality, Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Shaw Institute Environmental Speaker Series: Margaret Mulholland, Oceanographer on “Measuring The Muck: Water Quality, Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise”, July 31, 2019 at the Shaw Institute in Blue Hill, Maine

Recorded by: Matt Murphy
Production assistance: Amy Browne

WERU Special 8/2/19: Calvineers

Producer/Host: Joel Mann

Students from the Adams School in Castine talk about their work to save right whales, and a benefit for a trip to Barcelona to share their work

WERU Special 7/30/19: Martha White on “On Democracy”, a New E.B. White Collection

Producer/Host: Matt Murphy
Production Assistance: Amy Browne

Today’s special features Martha White speaking about a new collection of her grandfather, E.B. White’s writings. “On Democracy” is a collection of essays, letters and poems intended to “shed historical context on the state of the nation and offer of hope for the future of our society”.

Martha White lives on the coast of Maine. A longtime contributing editor to Yankee Publishing and The Old Farmer’s Almanac, she also compiled two weekly columns for United Feature Syndicate for many years. Her articles, book reviews, short stories, and essays have been published in The New York Times; The Boston Globe; Christian Science Monitor, etc., and numerous other national magazines and small presses. She edited this collection of her grandfather’s work.

We start with a talk by Martha White, recorded at the Blue Hill Library on July 17th, followed by a chat with her, recorded a few days later

Women’s Windows interview with Amy Grant and Cora Hutchins 7/28/19

On Women’s Windows on July 28, 2019, program host Linda Washburn welcomed Amy Grant, whose one-woman show, “Less Linear,” premiers at David’s Folly Farm in Brooksville on July 30 and 31. Joining them in the studio for the interview was student intern Cora Hutchins.

Reggie Harris Benefit Concert – June 29, 2019

Recorded by Matt Murphy

To benefit the making of the film Robert Shetterly: An American Who Tells the Truth, by Kane Lewis Productions of Sedgwick, this concert was held June 29, 2019 at the Blue Hill Town Hall, Maine, at 7pm, featuring Reggie Harris singer/social activist. Shetterly painted Harris’ portrait as a model of courageous citizenship. In addition to Reggie Harris’ performance, Shetterly and Harris held a public discussion about the Power of Art to Advance and Engage Social Activism. Pastor Elaine Hewes welcomed the audience with a “testimonial” poem about peacemaker/cellist Vedran Smailovic who played Albinoni’s “Adagio in G Minor” for 22 days on the shattered streets of Sarajevo, one day in memory of each of those recently killed in that civil war. The event was co-sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, WERU Community Radio, Americans Who Tell the Truth, Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Peninsula Peace & Justice, and Island Peace & Justice.

Charles Eisenstein on Restoring Humanity: Exploring Connections to Earth & Each Other

Recorded by Matt Murphy

A recording of Charles Eisenstein’s talk, “Restoring Humanity: Exploring Connections to Earth & Each Other”, May 29, 2019, Blue Hill, Maine

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. He is the author of several books including The Ascent of Humanity (2007), Sacred Economics (2011), The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (2013).

In his newest book, Climate: A New Story (2018), Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale re-imagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological degradation.
“If we cannot come into coherence and stop fighting each other we’re never going to be a healing influence on the world.” -Charles Eisenstein

This event was sponsored by A New Possibility, The Bay School, & Blue Hill Books.

Sally Kane, CEO of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, speaking in Orland, ME 5/6/19

From the NFCB website:

“Sally Kane has worked in community media since 2002 but she got her start a couple decades before that when she volunteered at the community station her parents helped found. After college, Kane returned to rural life as a small business owner, community leader, and licensed maternal health care provider. She continued to volunteer for her local community station and went on to serve as Station Manager, General Manager, and eventually Executive Director. During her tenure, she led a successful capital campaign, started a local news department, expanded membership, and increased revenue. A trained facilitator and nonprofit management consultant, Kane joined NFCB as CEO in 2014. Her passion for excellent local media, compelling performance art, and meaningful service inspires her to work diligently to ensure that community stations are an integral part of the public media system and that they are essential institutions in the many communities they serve.”

She visited WERU-FM in early May 2019 and gave this talk at an event for the WERU community, held at the Alamoosook Inn.