Maine Currents 1/21/20: Elections 2020 & Impeachment

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Call in show discussion of the upcoming 2020 elections and the ongoing impeachment process. Some subject areas covered include:

What are your thoughts about how the impeachment process is going to impact the 2020 elections?
Should the 1st primaries be held in states more diverse than Iowa and NH?
Primaries vs caucuses
In which elections will Ranked Choice Voting be used here in Maine?


Professor Amy Fried is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Maine. She also oversees the Maine Policy Scholar Program at UMaine, and has researched and written extensively about public opinion.

Ralph Chapman served 4 terms as the State Representative for Blue Hill and several surrounding towns in Hancock County. He served first as a Democrat, then as an Independent and finally as a Green party member.

About the host:
Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices and Maine Currents, she also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.