RadioActive 9/27/07

Producers/hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topics: The conclusion of our coverage (on the WERU News Special that aired earlier today) of the event at Congressman Michaud’s Bangor office yesterday. More than 100 people stood in line to deliver statements to the Congressman that he should support the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. (Michaud issued a statement saying that he opposes impeachment proceedings).

Also, a report on a peace rally that will be taking place in Bangor this coming Saturday, at 1p.m. at the Paul Bunyon park; and an interview with songwriter Valerie Orth who will be performing a benefit in the area soon.

WERU News Special 9/27/07, Mainers to Michaud: “Impeach!”

Producer/host: Amy Browne

People from all walks of life and all parts of Maine stood in line for up to 2 hours yesterday, and many more signed statements, to deliver a message to Congressman Michael Michaud at his Bangor office: “Support Impeachment of Bush and Cheney”.  This is the unedited first hour of what they had to say.  More will follow today at 4p.m. on RadioActive.


Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/27/07

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

We move in a world of bits and bytes every day and take that for granted.  But just what is a bit and what is a byte and what do they mean to our electronic lives? As part of our “No Listener Left Behind” initiative, today we take a step back to examine these omnipresent bits and bytes so that we all know what the terms mean and how they work in our increasingly electronic world.

Indigenous Voices 9/18/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Knopf, 2005) by Charles Mann.  An interview with the author and Penobscot Elder Arnie Neptune

How did the regions throughout the indigenous world differ demographically, ecologically, and in origin?  How do the scientific world and spiritual beliefs compliment each other in indigenous history?  Comparison of what has been taught in schools and perpetuated in media, versus the true history of indigenous civilizations- development, agriculture, relationship with the environment,