Producer/Host: John Greenman
Studio Engineer: Joel Matt & Matt Murphy
Update on Maine’s Cuban Connections
Program Topics: Embargo/Blockade and Guantanamo
Key Discussion Points:
Update on the effects of the decades-old embargo
The latest on the US presence in Guantanamo Bay
Judy Robbins, “Let Cuba Live”
Dud Hendrick, Maine Veterans for Peace (just returned from Cuban conference on foreign military bases)
Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Wednesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org
Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman
It’s Wednesday, so we’ve just got a few short news clips and we’re opening the phone lines for your calls for most of the half hour. We’re working on a theme of local solidarity today. How do we keep power, control and resources in LOCAL hands? How do we get it back when it’s been lost?
*Judy Robbins from “Let Cuba Live” with a reaction to today’s news about normalizing relations with that country *Audio from a rally that just ended, outside the mill in Bucksport this afternoon as the last shift of workers leaving the mill were met by supporters
*A report on a donation to the solidarity fund for Fairpoint workers made earlier in the week
*News about a fracking ban in New York that was announced today
Executive Producer & Host: Amy Browne
Contributors: Bill Phillips, Peter Rottman, Meredith DeFrancesco, Helen York, Andy Buckley
Segment 1: Health care in America produced by Bill Phillips and Peter Rottman
Guest: Dr. Peter Millard, physician, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine
How do health outcomes in the United States compare with those in other modern, industrialized democracies? How do health care costs in the U.S. compare? How are health care expenditures in the U.S. currently allocated?
Segment 2: We’re celebrating 20 years of great community radio this month by counting back the years in the station’s history. Today we’re remembering 2001 with a RadioActive program from August of that year, produced and hosted by myself, Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco with assistance from Helen York and Andy Buckley. This archived episode of RadioActive featured coverage of the groups “Let Cuba Live” and “Pastors for Peace” as their caravan converged at the Maine/Quebec border with medical supplies that they hoped to get through to Cuba via Canada, in defiance of the U.S. embargo. Features “play by play” coverage of the civil disobedience that ensued.