RadioActive 11/29/07

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco, Amy Browne, Guest producer: Carolyn Coe

Topic: The efforts to close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Formerly known as the School of the Americas (aka the School of the Assassins), the Ft. Benning, GA based, US funded program is known for its many graduates who have gone on to commit acts of terrorism, especially in Latin America. Carolyn Coe attended the annual protest rally earlier this month and brings us this report.

FMI: www.soaw.org

WERU Local News Special: Opposition to Plum Creek Proposal 11/29/07

Producer/host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Guests: Emily Posner and Storm Waters, Native Forest Network

A call in show about the opposition to Plum Creek’s proposal to develop the Maine woods.

LURC Public hearings on the issue (from the LURC website, www.maine.gov/doc/lurc ):

Public Sessions (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Members of the public are welcome to attend and/or participate in any of the four scheduled public sessions. Any person wishing to testify before the Commission is urged to read the rules governing public testimony before LURC (available for downloading [at www.maine.gov/doc/lurc ]

1. Saturday, December 1, 2007 (Greenville High School Auditorium, 130 Pritham Ave, Greenville)
2. Sunday, December 2, 2007 (Augusta Civic Center, 79 Community Dr, Augusta)
3. Saturday, December 15, 2007 (Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St, Portland)
4. Sunday, December 16, 2007 (Greenville High School Auditorium, 130 Pritham Ave, Greenville)

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a re-broadcast of a panel discussion on this issue on Weekend Voices, Saturday December 1st at 3p.m. (also archived below)

FMI: www.nrcm.org , www.maine.gov/doc/lurcwww.endgame.org , www.dontbuysfi.com

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/29/07

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

Topic: Getting ready to go out and buy one of those spiffy new high definition DVD players for your living room? You may want to hold up a minute since there are two competing – and incompatible – standards out there these days: Blu-ray and HDD. If you buy one and the other standard wins out, you could be stuck with a pretty expensive dinosaur. Shades of the Betamax vs. VHS wars of 20 years ago! Listen up before you decide if it’s truly time to partwith a good piece of change for one or the other of these machines.

WERU Local News Special: Opposition to Plum Creek Proposal 11/27/07

Producer/host: Amy Browne

Guests: Logan Perkins, Will Neills, Storm Waters– volunteers with the Native Forest Network, one of many groups raising serious concerns about the plan proposed by Plum Creek in the Moosehead Lake region of Maine

LURC Public hearings on the issue (from the LURC website, www.maine.gov/doc/lurc ):

Public Sessions (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Members of the public are welcome to attend and/or participate in any of the four scheduled public sessions. Any person wishing to testify before the Commission is urged to read the rules governing public testimony before LURC (available for downloading under “Additional Information” to the right)

1. Saturday, December 1, 2007 (Greenville High School Auditorium, 130 Pritham Ave, Greenville)
2. Sunday, December 2, 2007 (Augusta Civic Center, 79 Community Dr, Augusta)
3. Saturday, December 15, 2007 (Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St, Portland)
4. Sunday, December 16, 2007 (Greenville High School Auditorium, 130 Pritham Ave, Greenville)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS AIRED WHILE THE STATION WAS AT LOW POWER DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. WE WILL RE-AIR THIS PROGRAM ON WEEKEND VOICES ON SATURDAY 12/01/07

FMI: www.nrcm.org , www.maine.gov/doc/lurc , www.endgame.org , www.dontbuysfi.com