Archives for Misc (News/Public Affairs)

Hope Trade News 6/26/12

Producer/Host: Jed Curtis

WERU Community SoapBox 5/29/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Joel Mann
Issue: Open-mic
Topics: “Talking Furniture”, Lyme Disease, Walker Church fire, Heartsong, LPG, East-West Highway, East-West Corridor, Ron Paul

WERU News Report 4/11/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio contributed by: John Greenman
Issue: Alternative, Independent Local News
Program Topics:
Maine’s Legislative Session is winding down, and as law makers prepare to recess there are several pieces of important legislation that are moving quickly through the process, sometimes with changes that the public may not be aware of. One instance is the latest version of a worker’s comp bill that has raised concerns among worker’s rights advocates who held a press conference in Bangor on Monday. (FMI: Updates on other legislative action today, and an interview w/ Judy Berk, Natural Resources Council of Maine, re: the Maine mining bill and “takings” legislation (FMI:

Key Discussion Points:
Worker’s Comp legislation
Other legislation voted on today
Mining bill update
“Takings” legislation


Speakers recorded at a press conference re: Worker’s Comp legislation: Jack McKay, Director of Food AND Medicine; Rev. Mark Doty, Mark Richards, Dean Harding, Loren Snow

Interview with Judy Berk, Communications Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine

Call In Program: No

WERU Community SoapBox 4/10/12

Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Open-mic style call-in show

Key Discussion Points:
Bipartisan politics, political participation, upcoming events, drones, Mirza Shahzah Akbar denied visa, Juniper Ridge/Old Town landfill, Casella, chicken jerky treats for dogs- danger, CSAs, local food, unions, Governor LePage

Guests: n/a

Call In Program: Yes

WERU News Report 3/21/12

Host & Producer: Amy Browne
Program Topic: Mining Companies Draft Wish, Propose Legislation Overhauling Maine’s Laws—And Say “Hurry!”

Key Discussion Points:
LD 1853 was drafted by Pierce Atwood, lawyers for the companies that want to mine the land
Audio from Environment & Natural Resources Committee hearing, including bill sponsor, Rep. John Martin (D- Eagle Lake),and Cosponsor, Sen. Troy Jackson (D- Allagash) –both of whom express some reservations about the bill as presented. Nick Bennett, Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine presents a detailed outline of concerns.

FMI: Joint Standing Committee on Environment & Natural Resources (for details/updates): (207) 287-4149. Natural Resources Council of Maine:

Guests: n/a
Recorded audio from Environment & Natural Resources Committee public hearing (see above).

Call In Program: No

WERU Community SoapBox 1/19/12

Issue: Varies

Broadcast Time: 10 am

Program Topic: An open-mic style call in show dedicated to providing a forum for listeners to call in with news, information, announcements, etc

Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
a) School consolidation
b) Reducing the state deficit
c) wars/military spending
d) events happening in the community
e) presidential candidates
f) other

Guests by name and affiliation: n/a (18 callers)

Call In Program: yes
Political Broadcast: no

Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Joel Mann

Wabanaki Windows 1/17/12

Broadcast Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Program Topic: William Yellowrobe Jr.
Key Discussion Points:
a) William Yellowrobe’s background
b) Plays writing as a tool for social messages
c) Play writing process

William Yellowrobe Jr./ Preeminent National Playwright

Call In Program: No
Political Broadcast: No

Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

This Zombie Gun Sucks 11/19/11