Archives for Voices & Weekend Voices

Voices 12/15/09

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributing Producers: Matt Murphy, Rob Rosenthal

Today’s program is all about Maine, starting with Matt Murphy’s interview with “Maine 101” author Nancy Griffin of Thomaston, then continuing with several segments from the Maine Story Bank, produced by Rob Rosenthal.

Voices 12/8/09

Executive Producer & Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Contributing Producer: Cynthia Swan

Topic: MidCoast Community Chorus–Power of Song

What is “everyday” singing?  Why is it healthy to sing?  How is singing in MCC a form of social action?

Guest: Mimi Bornstein, Director, MidCoast Community Chorus,

Voices 12/01/09

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Audio recorded by Eric T. Olson, Edited by Amy Browne

Many of the people who were directly impacted by the recent vote to repeal marriage equality in Maine, were people too young to vote.  Some of them held a rally at Pickering Square in Bangor, on November 22nd to express their reaction to the outcome.   Note that you’ll hear a few of them refer to the “Whig and Courier”—that’s a restaurant in Bangor where many people who support same-sex marriage and the “No on 1” campaign, gathered on election night to watch the returns.  We start with one of the event’s organizers, Antonia Carroll, a junior at Bangor High School.

FMI: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network:; The Bridge Alliance, which works to connect a proud GLBTA Community  in the Greater Bangor Area:

Weekend Voices 11/28/09

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Recorded by: John Greenman, Edited by Amy Browne

This week John Greenman brings us another speaker from the Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series at the University of Maine.  The speaker, Carolyn Eisenberg, is the 2009 Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Lecturer

Eisenberg is a scholar, activist, author and Hofstra University history professor,  as well as a founding member of Historians Against the War.  Her talk, recorded in October, is titled:  “When Scholarship and Activism Collide: Nixon, Kissinger and the Question of Needless Wars”.

She is introduced by UMaine History Professor, Dr. Elizabeth McKillen

Voices 11/24/09

Producer/Host: Cathy Melio

“Fear No Art” Edition

Art and Philanthropy– Courthouse Gallery manages the Wm & Emily Muir estate thru Maine Community Foundation.  Belfast Native Chris Hendersen talks about his band Bronze Radio Return.

Guests: Karen Wilkes of Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth; Chris Hendersen, musician “Bronze Radio Return”.

Voices 11/17/09

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributing Producer: Matt Murphy
Segment 1: Sister Lucille MacDonald, Director of the Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth, with ways we can help other members of our community during the holiday season. FMI:
Segment 2: Award-winning radio producer Rob Rosenthal, instructor at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, talks about his documentary on Maine’s Malaga Island, “Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold”, which will air on Weekend Voices on WERU, Saturday, 11/21/09, at 10a.m. FMI: ,

Weekend Voices 11/14/09

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio Contributed by: John Greenman
Topic: David Swanson speaking at UMaine

David Swanson is the co-founder of AfterDowningStreet, a nonpartisan coalition working to expose the lies that create and sustain wars and occupations– and to hold accountable those responsible. He has been a leading voice in the movements to impeach & prosecute Bush and Cheney.

Swanson served as Press Secretary for Congressman Dennis Kuchinich during his 2004 bid for the Presidency. He is a blogger, and the author of the introduction to “The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush,” written by Dennis Kucinich, and has authored a new book “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union” published by Seven Stories Press.

He spoke at the University of Maine on November 5th, as part of the Marxist-Socialist Studies Thursday Luncheon speaker series–which, it should be noted, included speakers that are not necessarily Marxist-Socialist, or speaking on that topic, and the Schonberger Lecture Committee.

The event was co-sponsored by Maine Peace Action Comm. and Campus Activities and Events and with support of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, with assistance from Bruce Gagnon. The talk was recorded by John Greenman and edited by Amy Browne.


David Swanson spoke again later that day, and audio and video were recorded by Eric T. Olson, and posted on his site,

Video of the complete program viewable via Flash player at the Peace & Justice Center website: