WERU Soap Box
Host: Matt Murphy
Varied topics, call-in community soap-box
What are people in the listening area thinking about?
What do they want to say to other listeners/callers?
Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Topics: The National Lawyer’s Guild (NLG) and the Maine Chapter of the NLG have issued statements in response to the green scare. A press conference was held in Augusta June 14th with NLG attorneys and activists speaking out about the issue. Also an update on gold mining impacting Bangor’s sister city and WERU’s sister radio station’s communities in El Salvador
What is “green scare”?
How are communities in Maine continuing to organize to protect the right to dissent?
How can we help our sister communities in El Salvador as they face environmental degradation from mining? What is the U.S. connection?
Host: Cathy Jacobs
Topic: Early Language Development
Guests: Louise Packness, CCC-SLP, private practice and Christine DiPretoro, CCC-SLP, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
How do babies learn language? Are there special toys or tools that parents need? What are common concerns that parents have?
Live, call-in show
It’s pretty neat when you can find out where you are by consulting the satellite stars. GPS technology is really great when you need to find out where you are in your car, and get directions to where you’re going. But it might not be so great when others want to find out where you are, how fast you were driving, or, using a different technology, just what you’re listening to on your car radio. All of that is possible today. Be advised.
Producer: Amy Browne
Topics: Ron Beard interviews William Colby an expert in the field of end of life issues. He represented the family of Nancy Cruzan in the first right-to-die case heard by the U.S. Supreme court, and is the author of “Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan”, and more recently “Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America”.
Amy Browne interviews Joshua Raymond, organizer of the Black Maria Film Festival’s event at the Grand in Ellsworth, Maine
Hosts: Alan Sprague and Mike Joyce
Topic: “Raw Faith”, cement boats
What about cement boats? Ever heard of a cattail boat? Is it fun to sail in the fog with a lot of barges around?
Guest: Captain Giffy Full
Call in show
Host: Ron Beard
Topic: Sampling Summer Camps: Options for Families
Guests: Mark Hundhammer, Camp Beech Cliff, Mt Desert, Maine; Kyle Devaul, Summer Festival of the Arts, Southwest Harbor, Maine; Holley Mead, Sea Mark, Deer Isle, Maine; Shelby Howe, Schoodic Arts Festival, Gouldsboro-Winter Harbor, Maine; Karen Harney, Waldo County YMCA; Lawrence Hollins, Tanglewood Camp and 4-H Learning Center, Lincolnville and Tenant’s Harbor, Maine
What is distinctive about your summer program? How might a parent decide if your program is a good match for their child? What guides you as you develop your programs? In your experience, what is different about your summer camp compared to camps a generation ago? What outcomes are you proudest of? How have children grown as a result of your program? How do people contact you for information, including scholarships?
Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
Guests: Attny’s Lynne Williams (pre-recorded interview), and Phil Worden (live) and activist Logan Perkins
Topic: “Green Scare”
What is “Green Scare”?
Why do civil liberties groups and activists see recent actions by law enforcement as an attempt to stifle dissent?
How does a law recently passed in Maine, and formerly known as the “Eco-terrorism”, bill further erode civil rights?