Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Issue: Environmental and Social Justice
Program Topic: Continuation of Fiscal Cliff Forum in Bangor
Key Discussion Points:
a) Today we continue with audio from the Fiscal Cliff Forum in Bangor, presented by Food AND Medicine, the Eastern Maine Labor Council and the Maine Peoples Alliance. The first half of the forum aired the day before on the WERU News Report.
b) The forum examines the potential and present cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and other social safety net programs.
c)Participants examine the impacts on MaineCare recipients, retired Mainers, and other low income Mainers.
Garrett Martin, director of Maine Center for Economic Policy
Terry Lockhead, Alliance for Retired Americans
Emery Debay, vice president of Eastern Maine Labor Council, member of Maine Fair Trade Campaign
Jenna Doumalin, Maine Care recipient