Archives for Penobscot Nation

Voices 10/07/08

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributors: Matt Murphy, Cynthia Swan

Segment 1: A Band-Stand In Memory of One of WERU’s Own, produced by Matt Murphy. Matt Murphy, WERU General Manager, interviews Alan Furth, Executive Director of the Cobscook Community Learning Center is Trescott, Maine about an upcoming event at the CCLC. On October 11, 2008, the new outdoor bandstand at the CCLC will be celebrated and dedicated with a full day of music and food. The Don Furth Memorial Bandstand was constructed this summer in memory of Alan Furth’s father. Don Furth was also a long-time WERU volunteer. The bandstand itself is a graceful, arching, post and beam structure with a trapezoid stage to represent a hammered dulcimer, the instrument Don loved and played.
Segment 2: An essay by Cynthia Swan (and/or her cat)

Segment 3: Penobscot Nation Cultural Historian Maria Girard speaking in Orono last week as part of a panel on the Penobscot River Restoration project. Recorded by Matt Murphy, edited by Amy Browne

Indigenous Voices 8/19/08

Producer/Host: Rhonda Frey

Topic: The 2-year term of Penobscot Nation Tribal Chief Kirk Francis

What is the history of the relationship with the state of Maine? What led to the severing of ties with the state? What were Chief Francis’ goals during his 2 year term and what are his plans for the future?

Guest: Honorable Kirk Francis, Tribal Chief of the Penobscot Nation

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