WERU Special 11/29/19: Word Literary Festival Special, Blue Hill, Maine)

Producer/Host: Phelan Gallagher

Poetry, Piano and Vocal Performance, recorded at the Word, the Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival, October 2019, Blue Hill, Maine. Features Poet Richard Blanco, Pianist and Composer Paul Sullivan, and Vocalist Rose Upton

Synopsis from the Word Festival website “This festival highlight performance is the premiere of an original, collaborative work created just for the Word festival. This performance piece will explore its creators’ immigrant roots—Paul Sullivan’s Irish heritage and Blanco’s from Cuba. Vocalist Rose Upton, originally from Orland, will sing as well.”

Awanadjo Almanack 11/29/19: “Gather Together”

Producer/Host: Rob McCall
Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall

Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana on Decolonizing Thanksgiving

A League of Women Voters presentation. Recorded in November 2019 by Linda Washburn. Lightly edited by Amy Browne.

**PLEASE NOTE: There are some audio quality issues during the introduction, which lasts a few minutes. Bear with us, as they resolve as soon as Maulian Dana starts speaking.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/28/19: Google and Facebook Alternatives

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

The online holiday shopping season is upon us once again, and that means being a little extra careful in what we do online to avoid the very unpleasant consequences of identity theft and, maybe, to even think about using some alternatives to big online services like Google or Facebook. For a couple of alternative possibilities to maybe explore, take a look at:

Restore Privacy – Google Alternatives
No More Google

The Sketchbook 11/28/19: Alice

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

Power for the People 11/27/19: Efficiency Maine rebates

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Key Discussion Points
a) electric vehicles
b) heat pumps
c) Maine energy mix

Guest: Michael Stoddard, ED of Efficiency Maine

Quiet Fire 11/27/19: In Lincoln’s Judgement

Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

Maine Arts Alive 11/26/19: Update on the Maine Arts Commission and the State of the Arts in Maine

Producer/Host: Guest host Matt Murphy
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Julie Richard is the Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission, a government agency charged with supporting and encouraging the arts through educational programs, advocacy, cultural planning, grants, and conferences. She visits WERU to give listeners an update on what’s happening with both MAC and the state of the arts in Maine in general.

Key Discussion Points:
MAC grants
MAC professional development for artists and arts organizations
MAC survey of arts education in schools