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WERU News Special Report: Occupy Wall St. Anniversary 9/17/12

Hosts: Amy Browne, Meredith DeFrancesco, Lawrence Reichard
Engineer: Joel Mann

Live reports from OWS protest in NYC, featuring voices of Mainers taking part

Where does the OWS movement stand today, on the 1 year anniversary?
How has it influenced “Occupy” movements across the country?
What issues is the movement working on, nationally and in Maine?

Recorded interviews with several Mainers who were in NYC taking part

WERU News Report 9/12/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Topic: Garrett Martin, Executive Director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, speaking about the impacts of tax policies on low and moderate income Mainers. His talk kicked off the “Take Back Democracy” Brown Bag Luncheon Series, sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, each Tuesday at noon during the election season His talk was recorded by John Greenman and edited by Amy Browne

FMI- Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine: www.peacectr.org | Maine Center for Economic Policy: www.mecep.org

WERU News Report 9/11/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

9/11 retrospective, WERU-style

Featuring archived audio from September 2001 and the months that followed, including a speech given by performance artist Reverend Billy Talen at the New Chautauqua in Unity, Maine in September 2001; Person-in-street interviews re: the PATRIOT Act and what rights people were “willing to give up for security”; and clips from massive rallies for peace that drew hundreds of thousands of people – but were ignored by the corporate media

WERU News Report 8/29/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Issue: Independent Local News
International peace activist and author Kathy Kelly spoke in Bangor, Maine on August 23rd, after returning from one of her many trips to Afghanistan. She described the work of Afghan Peace Volunteers, and day-to-day life, under the shadow of the on-going U.S. military presence in that country. Today we pick up where we left off yesterday, with part 2 (of 3) of Kathy Kelly’s talk at her stop in Bangor:

Guest: Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

FMI: www.vcnv,org www.livewithoutwars.org/ , www.facebook.com/groups/AfghanPeaceVolunteers/
Some of the videos referenced in this talk:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSjKrYDmBmk&list=UUqLgo4v6w-BJtv_00XTs70g&index=126&feature=plcp www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CG6_zMH4NA&list=UUqLgo4v6w-BJtv_00XTs70g&index=62&feature=plcp

WERU News Report 8/28/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Segment 1: The statewide meeting of the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition will be held at the Belfast Free Library on Saturday morning, September 15, starting at 9:30. We talk with organizer Judy Garvey. More information is available at www.maineprisoneradvocacy.org/

Segment 2: Well known international peace activist and author Kathy Kelly spoke in Maine last week, after returning from one of her many trips to Afghanistan. She described the work of Afghan Peace Volunteers, and day-to-day life, under the shadow of the on-going U.S. military presence in that country. Audio recorded by Matt Murphy, edited by Amy Browne. FMI: www.livewithoutwars.org/ , www.vcnv.org, www.facebook.com/groups/AfghanPeaceVolunteers/
Some of the videos referenced in this segment:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSjKrYDmBmk&list=UUqLgo4v6w-BJtv_00XTs70g&index=126&feature=plcp

(NOTE: This is Part 1 of 3. Part 2 aired on 8/29/12 and Part 3 will air on 9/4/12)

WERU News Report 8/22/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Topics: Locals Commission LPG Risk Assessment; Part 2 of Bill McKibben’s speech in Bar Harbor on 8/19/12

*Local groups Islesboro Islands Trust and Thanks But No Tank (TBNT) have commissioned Good Harbor Consulting, headed by Richard Clarke, counter-terrorism expert and advisor to three U.S. Presidents, to do an independent risk assessment of the massive LPG tank facility DCP Midstream wants to build in Searsport, but the Searsport Planning Board refuses to have the results of the assessment put on the agenda for their November meeting. We talk with Steve Hinchman, attorney for Islesboro Islands Trust and Thanks But No Tank

*Bill McKibben’s talk wraps up with ideas about taking action. (Audio recorded by Matt Murphy at College of the Atlantic, 8/19/12, 15th anniversary event for Sustainable Harvest International. Part 1 aired 8/21/12)

WERU News Report 8/21/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Topic: Bill McKibben speaking at College of the Atlantic, 8/19/12 for the 15th anniversary of Sustainable Harvest International (Part 1 of 2. Part 2 will air on 8/22/12)

Audio from Bill McKibben’s presentation recorded by WERU’s Matt Murphy

WERU News Report 8/15/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributor: Matt Murphy

Program Topics: Occupy Maine/Occupy Wall Street; Mainers Report Back From Palestine

*Occupy Maine statewide meeting will be held at Burdock Gathering in Starks on 8/19/12
*Mainers who recently returned from Palestine spoke about their experiences recently
*Efforts underway to organize a group in Maine to join the international BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) movement for human rights

-Interview with David Smith, Occupy Waldo County
-Recorded audio from Palestine presentation: Sally Bowden-Schaible

FMI:
www.facebook.com/OccupyMaine
www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt
www.burdockgathering.org
hamdiabu.tumblr.com/
www.facebook.com/LAMDI.PhotoGraPhy