Voices 09/06/06

Producer: Amy Browne
An update on a peace rally and march planned for September 30 in Bangor (Maine)
Volunteer opportunities at Spruce Run, an agency providing domestic violence services

Conversations on Science and Society 09/05/06

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
Have you ever gone on an airplane trip to a place many time zones away, and for a few days after you arrived, felt a bit out of sync with your surroundings?
Or maybe you have a difficult time adjusting to the vastly different amounts of light available in a Maine summer and winter – and this is the time of year you really begin to notice it.
These feelings are a natural physical result of biological clocks built into our systems. Alan Rosenwater is our guest, and he has spent decades studying the phenomenon of circadian rhythms in animals and people.

Weekend Voices 09/02/06

Producer: Amy Browne Contributors: Chris Covert, Carolyn Coe, Bob LeVangie (audio recording), Ousman (theme music) Topics: Community radio in Africa, Penobscot Theatres Upcoming Season, voices and music from the WERU Full Circle Fair

Renewable Radio 09/01/06

Host: Dave Evans
Topic: Solar in the “normal” home. Can a household with normal appliances work with solar? What problems do homeowners encounter with solar-electric?
Guests: Maddy Kelly, Rufus Wanning, Kimball Petty
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RadioActive 08/31/06

Hosts/Producers: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

An interview with Derrick Jensen, award winning, best selling author of several books, most recently Endgame Volume 1: The Problem of Civilization and Endgame Volume 2: Resistance

Derrick Jensen and musician Dana Lyons will be in Rockport, Maine on September 9, 2006 at a benefit for the Audubon Expedition Institute (FMI: Jasper Montgomery, 207-338-5859)

WERU Special 8/31/06 Pesticides

Producer/host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Interviews with several people concerned that the chemicals sprayed on Maine’s blueberries pose a public health risk
Guest: Bob Jones, Maine Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (bjonesinn2@yahoo.com, 207-664-6190); Shelly Davis, Farm Worker Justice, one of the litigants in the United Farmworker lawsuit against the EPA; Dr. Mike Roland, Medical Director of the Maine Migrant Health program and a participant in the EPAs Migrant Clinician Network; Jody Spear, activist with Citizens for Reform of Pesticide Spraying (CROPS) (jodyspear@hotmail.com); Jane Lynch, organic blueberry grower

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 08/31/06

Producer/host: Jim Campbell
Topic: Do you rely on the news from established news organizations like Reuters? Maybe you go to U.S. Government sites to seek objective information that your tax dollars have paid for. Alas, these days it’s difficult to really trust either source of information. Reuters just discovered photos it had put on the web from the battlefront in Lebanon had been doctored in Photoshop, and the U.S. Government has been classifying an increasing amount of information as secret, and doctoring or removing from its web sites information that isn’t classified. What’s a citizen to do?