Archives for Americans Who Tell the Truth

Maine Currents 8/2/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

Americans Who Tell the Truth presentation featuring Robert Shetterly, Kelsey Juliana and poets from George Stevens Academy

Recorded in Blue Hill, Maine on June 3rd, 2018 by Matt Murphy

FMI: www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/kelsey-juliana

Maine Currents Special 5/30/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

The Unveiling of Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” Portrait of Rob McCall in Blue Hill, Maine on May 12th, 2018

For more information on Americans Who Tell the Truth and to see the portrait of Rob McCall: www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/rob-mccall

Awanadjo Almanack airs at 7:30 a.m. every Friday on WERU-FM (and can also be heard on our live stream at www.weru.org). Listen to past episodes at: archives.weru.org/category/awanadjo-almanack/

For more information on the Blue Hill Heritage Trust: bluehillheritagetrust.org/

The Unveiling of Rob McCall’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” Portrait”

Recorded by Matt Murphy
Very lightly edited by Amy Browne

This is a recording of the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) event to honoring Rob McCall at the unveiling of Robert Shetterly’s new portrait of him, at the Blue Hill Public Library on May 12th, 2018. (NOTE: The recording starts with a few minutes of singing that is partially off mic. Stick with it because the audio quality improves significantly after those first few minutes).

Rob McCall is the host of “Awanadjo Almanack”. a WERU classic. Listen here: WERU’s Awanadjo Almanack Archives)
He is greatly admired in this area and beyond as the pastor (retired in 2014) of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill and as the writer and voice of the popular Awanadjo Almanack, a bi-weekly commentary of insight into nature, political opinion through nature’s lens, and musings into all things spiritual and poetical. McCall says, “The Almanack is devoted to feeling at home in nature and breaking down the wall of hostility between us and the rest of creation.”

The Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits — now numbering over 235 — travel to schools, colleges, museums, churches and libraries all over the United States to promote engaged and courageous citizenship. “Rob McCall’s portrait will be a great addition to this project,” Shetterly says. “And I know of no greater contemporary nature writer and no greater source of wisdom for how we must think of ourselves in relation to nature if we want to survive on this planet.”

RadioActive 5/10/18

Producer: Meredith DeFrancesco

Rob Shetterly Speaks with Rob McCall, Latest Portrait in American Who Tells the Truth

On May 12th, Robert Shetterly’s portrait and education project Americans Who Tell the Truth will unveil a portrait of Rob McCall. Rob McCall is the recently retired pastor of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill, and for the past 25 years he’s shared his poetic insights on nature, politics, spirituality and humanity in his Awanadjo Almanak, broadcasting on WERU FM, publishing in local newspapers and in book form, Small Misty Mountain.

We sat down in the studio last week with both Rob Shetterly and Rob McCall. We share some of that conversation today.

On Saturday, May 12th, Americans Who Tell the Truth, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and WERU FM are hosting an event for McCall’s portrait unveiling at the Blue Hill Public Library from 530-7pm.

Guests:
Rob McCall, Awanadjo Alamanak www.awanadjo.com/?page_id=24. Listen: archives.weru.org/category/awanadjo-almanack/
Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell The Truth www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/

RadioActive 5/3/18

Producer: Meredith DeFrancesco

Call for Removal of EPA’s Administrator Scott Pruitt and Rob Shetterly Speaks with Rob McCall, Latest Portrait in American Who Tells the Truth

This morning, the Natural Resources Council of Maine held a press conference with healthcare providers and others calling for the removal of Environmental Protection Administrator Scott Pruitt and the need for urgent action to address clean water, air, climate change and keep or install environmental protections to protect public health.

On May 12th, Robert Shetterly’s portrait and education project Americans Who Tell the Truth will unveil a portrait of Rob McCall. Rob McCall is the recently retired pastor of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill, and for the past 25 years he’s shared his poetic insights on nature, politics, spirituality and humanity in his Awanadjo Almanak, broadcasting on WERU FM, publishing in local newspapers and in book form, Small Misty Mountain.

We sat down in the studio last week with both Rob Shetterly and Rob McCall. We share some of that conversation today.
On Saturday, May 12th, Americans Who Tell the Truth, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and WERU FM are hosting an event for McCall’s portrait unveiling at the Blue Hill Public Library from 530-7pm.

Guests:
Emmie Theberge, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Federal Project Director www.nrcm.org
Bob Duchesne, Maine Representative(Hudson), Chair of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. member of Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Dr Noah Nesin, Bangor.
Jim Glavine, Oli’s Trolley’s tour guide, Acadia National Park
Dr Bob Holmberg, Brooksville
Rob McCall, Awanajo Alamanak www.awanadjo.com/?page_id=24
Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell The Truth www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/

WERU Special 4/12/17: Bruce Gagnon

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

Topics: Americans Who Tell the Truth, Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, spoke at Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Brooksville, Maine, on Mar. 26 as part of their spring lenten series featuring individuals Robert Shetterly has painted for the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series. Gagnon shared his history of activism. He also described the campaign to convert Bath Iron Works from a shipyard building warships to a facility building commuter rail systems, solar panels, and/or wind turbines.

FMI:
space4peace.blogspot.com
americanswhotellthetruth.org

WERU Special: Robert Shetterly- Americans Who Tell the Truth 11/25/16

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

Topic: Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series

What does Shetterly see as the obligation of artists in society?
What informs Shetterly’s decision to paint someone’s portrait for the Americans Who Tell the Truth series?
What is the Samantha Smith challenge?

Guest:
Robert Shetterly, artist and activist
www.americanswhotellthetruth.org

WERU News Report 12/16/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Segment 1: Elves from the Community Union of Ellsworth and Hancock County paid a visit to Fairpoint strikers in Bangor yesterday, on Day 59 of their strike, dropping off a gift in solidarity.

Spirits are high on the picket line, despite the bitter cold and minimal progress on contract negotiations, partly due to all of the support the strikers have been receiving from the community. While waiting for them to arrive, we got an update from spokesperson James Feeney, a 32-year service technician based out of Fairpoint in Bangor:

More information about the Fairpoint strike is available on facebook at: fairnessatfairpoint The elves also have a facebook page: communityunionofellsworth

Segment 2: In the spirit of peace on this first night of Hanukkah, we have some words from Dr Alice Rothchild. Some of the strongest opposition to the Israeli government’s policies toward Palestinians is coming from Jewish activists like Dr. Rothchild, who work for justice by speaking out publicly, often at great risk. She is a physician, author, filmmaker, and human rights activist who shares her observations on the conflict based on her Jewish upbringing as well as her personal, first hand knowledge of the region. She has been a member of several health and human rights delegations to the region, working with Israelis and Palestinians who “refuse to be enemies”. Here is some of what she had to say during a visit to Maine earlier this month, as one of the latest in Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series. (Audio recorded by Matt Murphy)