Family Radio Forum 12/08/06

Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Poverty In Maine
Guests: Tim King, Executive Director, Washington-Hancock Community Agency
Dean Crocker, Maine Children’s Alliance

Poverty in Maine—the 2006 report- what are the highlights?
Are the rich getting richer and the poor, poorer? Is there a gold coast effect going on?

How do we measure “poverty??? (and what role do demography, employment, livable wages, education and public benefits play?

How do these and other factors influence whether someone is living in poverty (dealing with food, housing and health insecurity!)

What is the brief history of government response to poverty and the conditions that create poverty?

What makes poverty persistent?

What are the goals of public funding for these responses to poverty– keeping people from poverty, eliminating poverty, or a combination? Is it different when the focus is on children?

If you were given the opportunity to design public responses to poverty that work, what would you do?

What do listener’s need to know about coping with the conditions that contribute to poverty? What advice would you give to people who are struggling with those conditions?

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RadioActive 12/07/06

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne

Guests: Lynne Williams and Lauren ReganTopic: “Greenscare” –an interview with attorneys Lauren Regan and Lynne Williams. Lauren Regan is the Director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center based in Eugene, Oregon. She has been a consulting attorney for the Green Scare cases. She is also the attorney for Jeffrey “Free” Luers. Lynne Williams is on the Executive Board of the National Lawyers Guild. She works on 1st Amendment and Civil Liberties cases representing protesters and environmental activists

What is “Greenscare” ? How is the term “terrorism” being used to increase penalties for certain crimes that already carry stiff penalties? What is the status of the “Greenscare” defendants?

FMI: Civil Liberties Defense Center,; Lynne Williams, 207-288-8484

Doing Business 12/07/06

Producer/host: Jane E Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Get ME Market Ready

Tell us the history of the Get ME Market Ready program.
In a nutshell, they’ll be able to do what after taking part in the program?
When you were evaluating Get ME Market Ready, what made you decide that the program was for you?


Jeff Ackerman, Small Business Coordinator, Down East Business Alliance, Washington Hancock Community Agency, Ellsworth, ME 04605, 207-664-2424 ext 4470

Michael and Patricia MacFarlane, Pat & Mike’s Garden, 581 North Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605; 207-667-3420;

Shelly Ouellette, Shell Zone Creations, P.O. Box 66, Bradley 04411-0066, 207-827-4605

Voices 12/06/07

Producer/host: Amy Browne

Contributors: Denis Howard, Ousman (theme music)


Pledge drive! Please call 1-800-643-6273 and make a donation to help support WERU-FM!

An interview with Les Simon of WordShed, LLC
WordShed, LLC, announces the launching of its premier publication, The Aputamkon Review, Vol. I. Publisher Les Simon and Editor Katherine Mahon have assembled a unique assortment of previously unpublished word and visual arts. Twenty-six contributors living in Downeast Maine and Coastal New Brunswick Canada are featured in Vol. I.

“A-boo-DAHM-k’n?? is Passamaquoddy for “sea serpent,?? possibly the very one that, according to local legend and song, shows up from time to time in Passamaquoddy Bay.

In The Aputamkon Review, Vol. I you will find a mishmash of truths, half truths, and outright lies, including Short Fiction, SciFi, Tall Tales, Creative Non-Fiction, Essays, Poetry, Haiku, Black and White Visual Arts, Quips, Quirks, Quotes That Should be Famous, Witticisms, a Film Script excerpt, and Recipes.

For information:
or write to: the WordShed, LLC
Post Office Box 190
Jonesboro, Maine 04648-3026

They will hold a Launching Party at Whole Body Wellness Studio in Machias, Maine, across from the new Machias Savings Bank Training Center for cake and coffee, on Sunday, December 10, 2006, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

the WordShed, LLC, will use any and all after-tax profits to pay contributors published in future volumes, and/or for contributions to area interests and non-profit organizations.

Healthy Options 12/06/06

Producer/host: Rhonda Fieman, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

Guest: Mike Shunney

Topic: Tai Ji Quan with Mike Shunney.

What is Tai Ji? How does Tai Ji relate to health and well-being? Experience some tai ji teaching. Listen to Mike Shunney lead us through basic Tai Ji stepping and arm movements.

Conversations on Science and Society 12/05/06

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

If you’re intending to wander in to an electronics or appliance store this
holiday season, you may think that they speak a different language there –
and they do: it’s called acronymeze. Don’t worry, though, with your handy
copy of this version of the Electronic Cottage, you’ll be able to decipher
what all those acronyms mean. Sadly, you’ll still have to haggle about the
price yourself.

Powerful Peace 12/04/06

Producer/host: Sonia Turanski

“Banking on War?? – The US is the largest arms dealer in the world; we sell the arms which create the warfare, justifying our continuing war-making capabilities.

Weekend Voices 12/02/06

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Producer/host: Amy Browne
Contributors: Matt Murphy, Meredith DeFrancesco, Ousman (theme music)
Topics: Matt Murphy interviews Skip Lisle, inventor and installer of the “Beaver Deceiver”-a humane device that allows beavers and humans to co-exist; Meredith DeFrancesco talks with Jesse Leah Vear, Nikki McLean and Jesse Flynn of POWER (Portland Organizing to Win Economic Rights) a group that has joined others across the country and around the world working to abolish poverty and end economic oppression.
Beaver Deceiver:, 802-843-1017
POWER:,, 207-650-5092, POB 4281, Portland, ME 04101

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