RadioActive 10/30/08

Producers/Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco & Amy Browne

Segment 1: Next week community activists from around the state will gather in Augusta for the Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods (MAIN) Annual Meeting.    They’ll be deciding on priorities for the upcoming year—and you are invited to participate.  Earlier today we spoke with Steve Hoad of the MAIN Leadership team.  FMI: www.peacebreadjustice.org or MAIN, P.O. Box 69, Hallowell, ME 04347, 1-866-626-7059 (Ext. 204 for Conference Info)

Segment 2: It was announced this week that a California court has granted the motion of the Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU).   Foundation to intervene in a case involving National Security Agency wiretapping of potentially millions of Americans.   22 Mainers have been given formal legal status in a consolidated case against the telephone companies for their role in the NSA warrantless surveillance program.   Zachary Heiden of the Maine Civil Liberties Union will be joining us today to talk about the significance of that — and he’ll also provide some tips for making sure your vote is counted this year.   FMI: www.mclu.org or 207-774-5444.

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