RadioActive 4/19/07

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
Contributor: Carolyn Coe

Topics: Project Occupation was back in Bangor today urging Senator Susan Collins to stop funding the occupation of Iraq. Meanwhile in the nearby courthouse, arraignments were taking place for some of the activists arrested at the March protest at the Senator’s office. Also, an update on impeachment efforts. FMI:
Also, an interview with Julie Beckford of Rebel Hill Farm–grower of the plants sold in the annual PICA (Peace thru InterAmerican Community Action) fund-raiser, taking place now. FMI:

RadioActive 4/12/07

Producers/hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topics: Final segment of the Don Pablo Alvarenga series.  Don Pablo Alvarenga is a historian in the town of Cinquera, Cabañas, El Salvador.  In this final segment he talks about some of the issues facing El Salvador’s people today.  Recorded January 2007.  Translated by Jesse Dyer Stewart
Also, Cathy Mink of Waldo County gives an update on efforts to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney (

BoatTalk 4/10/07

Producers/hosts: Mike Joyce and Alan Sprague

Today’s show dedicated to Jimmy Steele, Brooklin, Maine, Pea pod builder, passed away in March

Topics: Would any self-respecting lobster fisherman be seen in a catamaran? Are kayaks speed bumps on the water? Info on the 7th annual paddle smart symposium and Diver Ed’s underwater tours of Bar Harbor, Maine

Guests: Eddie Monet, Diver Ed, Bar Harbor, Maine; Karen Francoeur, Castine (Maine) Kayak Adventures

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RadioActive 3/29/07

Producers/hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Guest producer: Carolyn Coe
Topics: The Reversing Falls Church in Brooksville, Maine’s tribute to Rachel Corrie ( on the anniversary of her death earlier this month.  Corrie was killed in Gaza as she tried to help protect a Palestinian family whose home was about to be bulldozed.   She was 23 years old.  Also, an announcement about the 2nd annual Sustainable Food Conference coming up this weekend in Unity

WERU Special 3/29/07: Don Pablo Alvarenga of El Salvador, Part 2

Producer/host: Amy Browne

Local historian Don Pablo Alvarenga in Cinquera, Cabanas, El Salvador, in January 2007, speaking about the history of religion, politics and war in the area.

Part 1 aired 3/27/07 and is also available on these archives.

Part 3 will air on RadioActive on Thursday, April 5th at 4p.m., and the final segment will air on RadioActive the following week (Thursday, April 12th at 4p.m.)