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Web special: “Rethinking Small Coastal Towns in Maine”, a Blue Hill Community Issues Forum

“Rethinking Small Coastal Towns in Maine. How can we grow downtown, stimulate commerce, and create jobs while preserving property rights and historic structures?”

Recorded 3/13/19 at the Blue Hill Public Library by Matt Murphy.

Panelists:
Anne Ball, Program Director, Maine Development Council
Zach Schmesser, Executive Director, Our Town Belfast
Chris Closs, Field Service Advisor, Maine Preservation

Moderator: Dr. Gregory Bush

“Free Press: Enemy of the People?” – Panel Discussion 3/2/19

The League of Women Voters – Downeast panel discussion on Journalism and Democracy, focusing on the importance of a free press in a functioning democracy and the challenges facing us today.

The panel discussion took place in Ellsworth, Maine on 3/2/19, and was made possible through a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the partnership of WERU Community Radio, along with the co-sponsorship of the Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.

Panelists:
John Christie: Veteran journalist and co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
Irwin Gratz: Host of Morning Edition, Maine Public
Liz Graves: Managing Editor of the Mount Desert Islander
Joseph Reisert: Professor of American Constitutional Law, Colby College

Moderator: Ann Luther, the host of Democracy Forum on WERU Community Radio

Youth Voices: GSA Senior Honors Debates 5/31/18

George Stevens Academy Senior Honors Debate: RESOLVED: Prenatal diagnosis is an ethical and effective medical practice.

Recorded May 31st, 2018

1st Affirmative: Sophia Steinbarger
1st Negative: Leigh Brooks
2nd Affirmative: Nellie Haldane
2nd Negative: Sophie Mitchell

Youth Voices: GSA Senior Honors Debates 5/31/18

George Stevens Academy Senior Honors Debate: RESOLVED: In a democratic republic, lobbying distorts both representation and the legislative process.

Recorded May 31st, 2018

1st Affirmative: Charlie Ivano Thompson
1st Negative: Isla Brownlow
2nd Affirmative: Mary Brenna Catus
2nd Negative: Kessler Parrott

Youth Voices: GSA Senior Honors Debates 5/30/18

George Stevens Academy Senior Honors Debate: RESOLVED: Free speech should not be restricted on college campuses.

Recorded May 30th, 2018

1st Affirmative: Iris Benson-Sulzer
1st Negative: Zeya Lorio
2nd Affirmative: Alec Witham
2nd Negative: Mazie Smallidge

Youth Voices: GSA Senior Honors Debates 5/30/18

George Stevens Academy Senior Honors Debate: RESOLVED: Humans do not exhibit free will.

Recorded Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

1st Affirmative: Eliza Broughton
1st Negative: Mary Richardson
2nd Affirmative: Ava Sealander
2nd Negative: Maira Vandiver