Maine Currents 5/5/20: WERU Public Affairs Producers Zoom Roundup

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Several WERU public affairs producers/hosts join us with reports related to the pandemic, and the topics their shows cover:

Rhonda Feiman is a licensed acupuncturist and host of Healthy Options, which airs on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 4pm

Ann Luther hosts the Democracy Forum, produced in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Maine, where she also serves as a board member. Democracy Forum airs on the 3rd Friday of each month at 4pm

Natalie Springuel hosts Coastal Conversations, in collaboration with the University of Maine Sea Grant, where she is a Marine Extension Associate. Coastal Conversations airs on the 4th Friday of each month at 4pm

Ron Beard hosts one of WERU’s longest running public affairs shows, Talk of the Towns, which airs on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4pm

Dr. John Hunt is a retired veterinarian and host of Let’s Talk Animals and the short feature Pet Sounds. Let’s Talk Animals airs on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4pm, and Pet Sounds airs on Sunday mornings at 7:30

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.