Archives for SoapBox

WERU Community SoapBox 3/15/12, 10am

Issue: Open-mic style call in show
Program Topic: various
Key Discussion Points:
School consolidation
Super PACs
Mitt Romney
President Obama
Respect for Presidential office vs. questioning authority
Education
Vietnam war draft, military service
LPG
Knox County budget
Upcoming local events
“March Against Fiscal Madness” next week
Foreclosure protest this week
OccupyWaldo
“from here” vs “from away”

Guests by name and affiliation: n/a
Call In Program: Yes

Host: Amy Browne

Engineer: Joel Mann

WERU Community SoapBox 3/13/12, 4pm

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: Joel Mann
Issue: Open-mic style call in show
Program Topic: various
Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
Upcoming events in the area
LPG
Questions from a new Maine resident for fellow listeners
Atlantica trade corridor
Corporate control
CSAs, local food
Gender parity
Guests by name and affiliation: n/a

Call In Program: Yes

WERU Community SoapBox 3/6/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: Joel Mann
Broadcast Time: 4pm
Program Topic: Various

Key Discussion Points:
Waldo-Hancock Bridge
LPG
Women’s Month
E/W Hwy
Mercury in fillings
Iran
Corporate personhood
Planet X
Gender issues

Guests by name and affiliation: n/a
Call In Program: yes

WERU Community SoapBox 2/28/12

Issue: Open-mic style call in show
Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Joel Mann
Broadcast Time: 4pm

Program Topic: Various

Key Discussion Points:
Film “Windfall”
Windpower
Sustainability
Nuclear power
LPG
Hancock-Waldo Bridge
Camden Conference speaker
American Exceptionalism
Big box stores
Boycotts
Alternative currency

Guests by name and affiliation: n/a (no scheduled guests)
Call In Program: Yes

WERU Community SoapBox 2/21/12

Issue: Open Mic Style Call-In Show
Broadcast Time: 4pm
Program Topic: Various

Key Discussion Points:
Corporate personhood
Citizens United
LPG
East-West Expressway
Upcoming Events
CSAs
GOP Caucus Controversy
Defending Water for Life in Maine
Resource Extraction

Guests by name and affiliation: n/a
Call In Program: yes
Political Broadcast: no

Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Joel Mann

WERU Community SoapBox 2/16/12

Issue: Various (open mic style call in show)
Broadcast Time: 10am

Program Topic: various (see list below)

Key Discussion Points:
The Occupy Movement
Climate Change/Global Warming
East-West Expressway
Global tax on carbon
Local interdependence
Maine GOP Caucus Scandal
LPG
Local politics

Guests by name and affiliation: n/a

Call In Program: yes

Political Broadcast: no

Host: Amy Browne

Engineer: Joel Mann

WERU Community SoapBox 2/14/12

Issue: Open-mic style call in show.
Broadcast Time: 4pm

Program Topic: Various (see below)
Key Discussion Points:
Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) Reform
The film “Windfall”
Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) proposal in Searsport and moratorium
Bank bailout
Foreclosures
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Occupy Movement
Rally to save the US Postal Service
3rd party candidates
Local politics

Guests by name and affiliation: n/a
Call In Program: yes
Political Broadcast: no

Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Joel Mann

WERU Special: Coal Mining 2/8/12

Broadcast time: 4pm

Program Topic: impacts of coal mining practices in southern West Virginia on the environment, residents’ health, and worker safety

Key Discussion Points:
a) The choices for those who are trying to make a living in southern West Virginia are difficult at best.
b) A recent health study conducted in mountaintop removal coal mining areas revealed higher cancer rates and different cancer types than in a non-mining area of West Virginia.
c) Few working miners join the union despite unsafe working conditions.

Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Reverend Jim Lewis
B) Bo Webb
C) Larry Metheney, Sec./Treasurer AFL-CIO of WV
Call In Program: n
Political Broadcast: y
Host: Carolyn Coe

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