Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne & Meredith DeFrancesco
Topic/Guests: Award-winning local artist and activist Robert Shetterly talks with Teri Blanton. Blanton is a survivor of a Superfund toxic waste site near her home in Harlan County, Kentucky. Her courageous stand against the abuses of coal companies has won her notoriety within her state. An active member of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Teri’s personal mission is to reach out to her community about the issue of Mountaintop Removal Mining. Teri Blanton will give the keynote speech at the 2008 WERU Full Circle Fair in Blue Hill, Maine on Saturday, July 26th, 2008. Robert Shetterly will also be painting her portrait for his series “Americans Who Tell the Truth”.
**Please note that a typo in the Fair Guide states that Blanton’s keynote will be 2:30-3:30p.m. and that information was given on today’s show. The correct time is 1:30-2:30pm.