Archives for Voices & Weekend Voices

Voices 8/17/10

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Award-winning journalist Naomi Schalit, formerly of MPBN, the Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel is Executive Director and Senior Reporter for the Center.  She joined us here at the WERU studios to tell us more about the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, and their recent series of reports on the Wind Energy Act of 2008—which fast tracked industrial wind power development in Maine


Voices 8/3/10

Producer/Host: Matt Murphy

We start with New Surry Theatre and their upcoming production of the musical Damn Yankees, which has a baseball setting.  Eight performances will take place in August on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater.  All shows are at 7:30.  The show on the 12th is a special benefit for the Cancer Support Group of Maine.  Tickets are available by calling 374-5556 and at the Blue Hill Library.  More information is available at
Our second interview is about a documentary entitled Strongman, showing in Bucksport and Waterville, which is about a New Jersey man who performs amazing feats of strength

Weekend Voices 7/31/10

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributors: Lawrence Reichard, Carolyn Coe

Segment 1: Lawrence Reichard concludes his series of reports on the 1 -year anniversary of the coup in Honduras

Segment 2: Produced by Carolyn Coe. As Israeli settlements continue to expand in the West Bank, the Palestinian farmers’ ability to grow food to support themselves has been threatened or made impossible. Farmers have responded with nonviolent resistance, replanting trees and making efforts to continue working on the lands declared by the Israeli Defense Force as closed military zones.
M’hamed Zagig, member of the Beit Ummar popular committee; Mousa Abu Maria, member of the Beit Ummar popular committee and cofounder of the Palestinian Solidarity Project;  Ala’ Abu Maria, resident of a house in Beit Ummar frequently occupied by the Israeli military; Souad, 63-year-old farmer in Saffa M’hamed (Awad) Abu Swai, farmer in Artas who works for the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture; Nassima, interpreter Reem Al-Banna, singer at the Nakba remembrance event in AlMa’sara on May 14

Segment 3:  Carolyn Coe reports on the demonstration at AlMa’sara

Voices 7/27/10

Producer/Host: Cathy Melio

The monthly “Fear No Art” edition of Voices

Voices 7/13/10

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributors:  Lawrence Reichard, Larry Dansinger, Meaghan LaSalla, Norman Snowden

Lawrence Reichard brings us an update from Honduras, one year post-coup;  Larry Dansinger with an episode of “Outside the Box” re: finding common ground with the Tea Party movement, Meaghan LaSalla reports on an Earth First! protest of industrial wind in Maine; Norman Snowden with a vignette about life in Deer Isle in the 1950s

Voices 7/6/10

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributor: Lawrence Reichard

Lawrence Reichard reports from Honduras, one year after the coup that overthrew the democratically elected President.  What are the living conditions?  What is the state of the people’s movement?  What was (and is) the role of the U.S.?

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Weekend Voices 7/3/10

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributors: Carolyn Coe, Lawrence Reichard

Segment 1:  Husam Zomlot and Ann Wright, speaking at the United for Justice with Peace strategy conference titled “Breaking the Siege of Gaza” on June 19,2010 in Cambridge, MA :  What are activists doing to build the movement and to end the seige of Gaza and U.S. support for the occupation of Palestine?  What was the experience of the passengers aboard the humanitarian flotilla raided by the Israeli navy?  Producer: Carolyn Coe

Segment 2: Lawrence Reichard report on conditions in Honduras, on the 1 year anniversary of the coup.

Voices 6/29/10

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributing Producer: Carolyn Coe

Topic:  Demolition of homes and forced eviction in East Jerusalem

Guests: Ahmed Abdullah, Nassima Ait-Saadi (interpreter), Douad Nassar, Tent of Nations, Julia Alfandari, Israeli Coalition Against House Demolition

Admed’s house was demolished.  Douad’s family received 9 demolition orders for structures on family land.