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Maine Currents 2/1/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer/Segment Producer: John Greenman

President Trump’s actions in his first days in office have been met with protests around the world and right here in Maine- and they show no signs of letting up. Today on “Maine Currents” we’re going to look at the community response to Trump’s executive orders and cabinet nominees. We have a clip from the protest at Bangor International Airport over the weekend, we talk to some of the organizers of local events and then open the phone lines.

Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM),
Susan Dickson-Smith, Founder/Organizer, Eastern Maine for Racial Justice (EMeRJ), ,
Sam Salvadore Portera, Bangor Area Organizer, Maine People’s Alliance,
Karen Marysdaughter, Co-Coordinator, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine,
Matt Murphy, WERU General Manager,

RadioActive 8/14/08

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
The WERU community is celebrating 20 years of great community radio—and counting down to our next membership drive— by taking a look back.  Today we’re going back to 2003.  In November of that year we reported from the protests at the Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, ministerial meetings in Miami.   Inside luxury resort hotels, the FTAA meetings were not going well as more and more countries were becoming aware of the negative impacts of corporate globalization.   The resorts were surrounded by fencing and riot police, keeping any dissent well out of view of those inside.   The protests were spirited, but in no way violent.   We broke away after covering a Teamsters protest march and found a pay phone to call in to WERU with an update.  What follows is that call-in segment, engineered by Heather Candon, then recorded audio from the protests that aired later, including an impromptu press conference with a Miami police official in which you will also hear the voice of Andrea DeFrancesco and other reporters as well.   So let’s take a trip back in time to 2003…