“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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Award-winning, best selling author and activist Derrick Jensen, speaking 09/09/06 in Camden, Maine at a benefit for Audubon Expedition Institute.
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Award winning, best selling author Derrick Jensen speaking at a benefit for Audubon Expedition Institute on 9/9/06 in Camden, Maine