Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy
The Unveiling of Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” Portrait of Rob McCall in Blue Hill, Maine on May 12th, 2018
For more information on Americans Who Tell the Truth and to see the portrait of Rob McCall: www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/rob-mccall
Awanadjo Almanack airs at 7:30 a.m. every Friday on WERU-FM (and can also be heard on our live stream at www.weru.org). Listen to past episodes at: archives.weru.org/category/awanadjo-almanack/
For more information on the Blue Hill Heritage Trust: bluehillheritagetrust.org/
Recorded by Matt Murphy
Very lightly edited by Amy Browne
This is a recording of the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) event to honoring Rob McCall at the unveiling of Robert Shetterly’s new portrait of him, at the Blue Hill Public Library on May 12th, 2018. (NOTE: The recording starts with a few minutes of singing that is partially off mic. Stick with it because the audio quality improves significantly after those first few minutes).
Rob McCall is the host of “Awanadjo Almanack”. a WERU classic. Listen here: WERU’s Awanadjo Almanack Archives)
He is greatly admired in this area and beyond as the pastor (retired in 2014) of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill and as the writer and voice of the popular Awanadjo Almanack, a bi-weekly commentary of insight into nature, political opinion through nature’s lens, and musings into all things spiritual and poetical. McCall says, “The Almanack is devoted to feeling at home in nature and breaking down the wall of hostility between us and the rest of creation.”
The Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits — now numbering over 235 — travel to schools, colleges, museums, churches and libraries all over the United States to promote engaged and courageous citizenship. “Rob McCall’s portrait will be a great addition to this project,” Shetterly says. “And I know of no greater contemporary nature writer and no greater source of wisdom for how we must think of ourselves in relation to nature if we want to survive on this planet.”
Producer: Meredith DeFrancesco
Rob Shetterly Speaks with Rob McCall, Latest Portrait in American Who Tells the Truth
On May 12th, Robert Shetterly’s portrait and education project Americans Who Tell the Truth will unveil a portrait of Rob McCall. Rob McCall is the recently retired pastor of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill, and for the past 25 years he’s shared his poetic insights on nature, politics, spirituality and humanity in his Awanadjo Almanak, broadcasting on WERU FM, publishing in local newspapers and in book form, Small Misty Mountain.
We sat down in the studio last week with both Rob Shetterly and Rob McCall. We share some of that conversation today.
On Saturday, May 12th, Americans Who Tell the Truth, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and WERU FM are hosting an event for McCall’s portrait unveiling at the Blue Hill Public Library from 530-7pm.
Rob McCall, Awanadjo Alamanak www.awanadjo.com/?page_id=24. Listen: archives.weru.org/category/awanadjo-almanack/
Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell The Truth www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/
Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe
Topic: Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series
What does Shetterly see as the obligation of artists in society?
What informs Shetterly’s decision to paint someone’s portrait for the Americans Who Tell the Truth series?
What is the Samantha Smith challenge?
Robert Shetterly, artist and activist
Producer: Abbie Strout
Hosts: Abbie Strout, Amy Browne, Matt Murphy
Engineer: Amy Browne
Showcasing the new program “Reproductive Left” with Producer/Host Abbie Strout — which debuts this month on WERU and will be airing the 1st Tuesday of every month at 4pm
Producer/Engineer: Joel Mann
A conversation between award-winning artist and activist Robert Shetterly, creator of the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series, and Peter Kellman, the subject of one of his portraits (www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/30/feeding-roots-building-democracy-painting-peter-kellman) — about the Culture of Agriculture
Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Today we’re checking in with Rob Shetterly, the award-winning artist behind the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series. He has news about an event coming up in Blue Hill—one that’s taking on special significance given a supreme court ruling today on money in politics– and he’ll give us an update on what else he’s been working on since we last checked in with him
Artist/activist Robert Shetterly talks with Ai-jen Poo, one of the subjects of his “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series ( www.americanswhotellthetruth.org )