Archives for Specials

Maine Currents Special 7/25/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Questions and concerns about the proposed salmon aquaculture facility in Belfast

Guests:
Ellie Daniels, Belfast business owner, abutting property owner and member of Local Citizens for SMART Growth
Lawrence Reichard, freelance columnist whose column Bricks and Mortars appears in the Republican Journal , lreichard@gmail.com

Note: Nordic Aquafarms and a Belfast City Council member who supports this proposal were invited to participate in this program but declined.

Previous coverage of local salmon aquaculture proposals on Maine Currents can be found at the following links:
archives.weru.org/maine-currents/2018/03/maine-currents-112117-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/
archives.weru.org/maine-currents/2018/04/maine-currents-112117-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/
archives.weru.org/maine-currents/2018/06/maine-currents-112117-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

Maine Currents Special 6/20/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

John Hodgman speaking in Blue Hill, Maine about his most recent book, Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches which was just released in paperback

Actor, humorist, author and podcaster John Hodgman summers here in this part of Maine- which is how the area became the subject of his most recent book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. The crowd at the Blue Hill Library on May 29th were very appreciative and immediately called off their plans for that special trip to the Blue Hill fairgrounds. (Shhh! Don’t tell!)

FMI: www.johnhodgman.com/

Maine Currents Special 5/30/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

The Unveiling of Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” Portrait of Rob McCall in Blue Hill, Maine on May 12th, 2018

For more information on Americans Who Tell the Truth and to see the portrait of Rob McCall: www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/rob-mccall

Awanadjo Almanack airs at 7:30 a.m. every Friday on WERU-FM (and can also be heard on our live stream at www.weru.org). Listen to past episodes at: archives.weru.org/category/awanadjo-almanack/

For more information on the Blue Hill Heritage Trust: bluehillheritagetrust.org/

Maine Currents Special 5/29/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by John Greenman

Waldo Indivisible’s recent forum featuring the Democrats who are vying to be that party’s gubernatorial candidate in the June 12th primary.

Moderated by Ben Chin. Recorded in Belfast, Maine on 5/21/18 by John Greenman. Edited to fit this time slot.

The Unveiling of Rob McCall’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” Portrait”

Recorded by Matt Murphy
Very lightly edited by Amy Browne

This is a recording of the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) event to honoring Rob McCall at the unveiling of Robert Shetterly’s new portrait of him, at the Blue Hill Public Library on May 12th, 2018. (NOTE: The recording starts with a few minutes of singing that is partially off mic. Stick with it because the audio quality improves significantly after those first few minutes).

Rob McCall is the host of “Awanadjo Almanack”. a WERU classic. Listen here: WERU’s Awanadjo Almanack Archives)
He is greatly admired in this area and beyond as the pastor (retired in 2014) of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill and as the writer and voice of the popular Awanadjo Almanack, a bi-weekly commentary of insight into nature, political opinion through nature’s lens, and musings into all things spiritual and poetical. McCall says, “The Almanack is devoted to feeling at home in nature and breaking down the wall of hostility between us and the rest of creation.”

The Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits — now numbering over 235 — travel to schools, colleges, museums, churches and libraries all over the United States to promote engaged and courageous citizenship. “Rob McCall’s portrait will be a great addition to this project,” Shetterly says. “And I know of no greater contemporary nature writer and no greater source of wisdom for how we must think of ourselves in relation to nature if we want to survive on this planet.”

WERU Special: Camden Conference 3/29/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Camden Conference Special Presentation: “Best of Times or Worst of Times”

-Recent history of Presidential efforts to affect US foreign policy
-Current state of US foreign policy and weakening US standing in the world
-Possible steps that can be taken to pursue a more realistic and effective foreign policy

Speakers:
Stephen M. Walt, Harvard University
Gordon Adams, former Senior White House official on foreign policy

WERU Special 3/8/18: The University Student Movement & the Honduran Government’s Violent Repression of Dissent

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

The University Student Movement (el MEU) and the Honduran government’s violent repression of dissent

Human rights organizations have documented human rights abuses committed by Honduran security forces against university students, citizens protesting election fraud, and community members defending territory from concessions granted to extractive industries. This report describes the struggle in Honduras for a quality education and examines the Honduran government’s violent repression of dissent.

Guests:
Ovet Cordova, student activist in the University Student Movement at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH)
Eleana Borjas, Radio Progreso journalist
Lahura Vasquez, high school natural science teacher, previously taught at UNAH
Gerson Medina, UNAH law student and human rights advocate

FMI: www.radioprogresohn.net/

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