Maine Currents 8/18/20: Elections 2020 Edition

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

NOTE: Taped via Zoom on Monday, 8/17/20

It’s the 3rd Tuesday of the month, so it’s once again time for our Elections 2020 edition of Maine Currents, with regular guests, Professor Amy Fried, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Maine, and former State Representative Ralph Chapman

Our guests weigh in on many elections-related topics currently in the news, including what’s happening with the Maine state legislature and Congress -both currently recessed; Trump, the Post Office and mail-in voting; Biden’s selection of Karmala Harris as a running mate; the latest challenge to Ranked Choice Voting; and the Maine Supreme Court’s ruling against the CMP corridor referendum that was to appear on November’s ballot.

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.