Maine Currents 5/19/20: Elections 2020 Edition

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Regular guests for the Elections 2020 series:
Professor Amy Fried, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Maine
Former State Representative Ralph Chapman

Today we talk with Democrats Betsy Sweet and Bre Kidman, Independent Green Lisa Savage, and Independent Tiffany Bond — all of whom are hoping to challenge incumbent Susan Collins in the 2020 U.S. Senate race.

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.