Archives for Maine

Let’s Talk Animals 11/23/17

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

Wild Turkeys in Maine

Discussion on the establishment of Wild Turkeys in maine as well as their behavior, life cycle, conservation efforts.

Guest- State Wildlife Biologist- Brad Allen

Maine Currents 11/21/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

FOUR FOUNDATIONAL THEORIES OF LABOR ACTIVISM IN MAINE: THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR, THE AFL, THE IWW, AND THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF EUGENE DEBS – a presentation by Marc Cryer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Education, the University of Maine, recorded at UMaine on 11/16/17. This was the final in the fall semester Marxist and Socialist Studies lecture series.


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, Tuesdays at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 11/14/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

“THE ELECTION OF TRUMP: ONE YEAR LATER” – a panel discussion held at the University of Maine on 11/9/17. The panelists were Kimberly Hammill, of the Bangor Racial and Economic Justice Coalition, Maia Dendinger of the Socialist Party of Maine, and Doug Allen, a Professor of Philosophy and peace activist who also moderated the discussion


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, Tuesdays at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Bookworm 11/9/17

Producer/Host: Brook Ewing Minner
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Don Small, author of Salt Water Town

Key Discussion Points:
a) local authors
b) history of Castine, Maine
c) writing process

Guest: Don Small, Castine-based author

Maine Currents 10/31/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy, edited by Amy Browne

Poets and storytellers recorded at the recent Word Festival in Blue Hill, Maine

FMI: wordfestival.org


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, Tuesdays at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 9/19/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by John Greenman

Activist and author George Lakey on “Building a Movement: the Big Picture Vision for the Climate”

George Lakey’s keynote at the Sierra Club of Maine’s “Maine Grassroots Climate Action Conference” on Saturday, September 16th on the topic of “Building a Movement: the Big Picture Vision for the Climate”. He recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change. While there he wrote his 9th book “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too:” after interviewing economists and others in the Nordic countries. All of his books have been about change and how to achieve it.
As a young adult Lakey lived in Norway and worked there as well as in Denmark and Sweden. On returning to the U.S. he alternated academic positions with founding and leading organizations working for justice and peace. Later he returned to the global stage to found Training for Change. George Lakey has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents. He received the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Award and the National Giraffe Award for Sticking his Neck out for the Common Good.

FMI:
www.facebook.com/George-Lakey-1721380654783824/
www.sierraclub.org/maine


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 8/29/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Bangor City Council votes to recognize Indigenous People’s Day and approves a proposal “Urging the United States Congress to enact a Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax and Dividend”

We take you to last night’s meeting of the Bangor City Council to listen in on the testimony from tribal council member Maulian Dana Smith, Chief Kirk Francis and others, and the council’s discussion and vote on these two issues. On today’s program you’ll also hear Maulian Dana Smith’s testimony in support of Indigenous People’s Day at Bangor’s Government Operations Committee Meeting earlier in the month, and some background on the Carbon Dividend issue from a 2015 edition of this program.

Special thanks to the folks at www.townhallstreams.com Some of the audio in today’s program was recorded by them and used with their permission.


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Coastal Conversations 8/29/17

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

Maine coastal and ocean issues: Fisheries History at Penobscot Marine Museum

-Penobscot Marine Museum’s fisheries exhibit and events and the role of museums in helping people understand about complex fishing industry issues
-National Fishermen’s photo archives from the Post World War Two era, donated and on display at Penobscot Marine Museum, illustrate over 60 years of fishing industry changes in Maine and the Nation
-Port Clyde Fresh Catch founder and long time fisherman Glen Libby, described the changes he has seen in 40 years of fishing, including changes in technology and fish populations that led him and others to start the nation’s first community supported fishery.

Guests:
Cipperly Good, Penobscot Marine Museum
Glen Libby, Port Clyde Fresh Catch
With thanks also to Jessica Hathaway, National Fishermen Magazine