Archives for Specials

RadioActive Special: Gold Mining in El Salvador 6/29/06

Producer/host: Meredith DeFrancesco

WERU RadioActive Special, “Resisting the Green Scare”

Ray Luc Levasseur and Connor Cash speaking at “Resisting the Green Scare” event in Portland, Maine, June 10, 2006

Recorded by Carolyn Coe, produced by Amy Browne

While some may be intimidated by the government’s “green scare” tactics, others have mobilized in solidarity and mutual aid. The weekend of June 10th and 11th saw events in southern, midcoast and downeast Maine, as well as around the country, that focused on knowing and protecting civil rights.
In Portland Maine, at an event called “Resisting the Green Scare”, Ray Luc Levasseur, a former U.S. political prisoner from Maine who spent 20 years in prison and a decade prior to that underground, and Connor Cash, a Long Island based activist who successfully beat federal charges for alleged Earth Liberation Front (ELF) arsons, spoke about their experiences. A note to listeners: The “Mr Worden?? you will hear the speakers refer to, is local civil rights attorney Phil Worden.

WERU RadioActive Special “Green Scare”

Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Topic: “Green Scare”
Guests: Attorneys Lynne Williams and Phil Worden

How are tactics being used by the government today similar to those used during the McCarthy era “red scare”?
What are your rights if police ask for a DNA sample without a warrant?
What is a Grand Jury?

Call in show with several callers

WERU Special 06/05/06: Ray McGovern, Former CIA Agent

Producer: John Greenman

Ray McGovern is a former CIA analyst who used to brief President George
H.W. Bush on inlelligence matters.
For the last 3 years, since leaving the CIA in protest, he’s been
speaking “truth to power”, even confronting Donald Rumsfeld recently
about why he had lied to help get the US to invade Iraq.
McGovern spoke in Maine on May 26th, and here’s your chance to hear what he said.

Public Forum about the Iraq War with Rep. Michael Michaud – 01-29-06 – Part 1

A recording from a public forum about the Iraq war with Representative Michael Michaud at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine on January 29, 2006

Public Forum About the Iraq War with Rep. Michael Michaud – 01-29-06 – Part 2

A recording from a public forum about the Iraq war with Representative Michael Michaud at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine on January 29, 2006

Jim Hightower – Keynote Speech at WERU Full Circle Fair 07/24/05

Keynote speech by Jim Hightower at the WERU Full Circle Fair on Sunday 07/24/05.

About Jim Hightower – National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of Thieves In High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country And It’s Time to Take It Back, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.

Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 90 commercial and public stations, on the web, on Armed Forces Radio, Radio for Peace International, One World Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Robert Skoglund aka The Humble Farmer at the Full Circle Fair 07/23/05

Robert Skoglund aka The Humble Farmer speaking at the WERU 16th Annual Full Circle Fair on Saturday July 23, 2005 at the voices stage.