Archives for Robert Shetterly

WERU Special: Robert Shetterly- Americans Who Tell the Truth 11/25/16

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

WERU Special 11/12/14 – Reproductive Left Special Edition

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

WERU Special 9/30/14 – Shetterly/Kellman

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 ( — about the Culture of Agriculture

WERU News Report 4/2/14

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

WERU Special: Ai-jen Poo 10/30/13

Artist/activist Robert Shetterly talks with Ai-jen Poo, one of the subjects of his “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series ( )

Memorial Day Special: Shetterly & McGovern 5/27/13

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Matt Murphy

Award-winning artist and activist Robert Shetterly talks with former CIA agent Ray McGovern, one of the subjects in Shetterly’s portrait series “Americans Who Tell the Truth” ,

From Ray McGovern’s website:
“Ray came from his native New York to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s
duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he
briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.
In January 2003, Ray helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way
intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. On the afternoon of the day (Feb. 5, 2003) Secretary of State Colin Powell misled the UN Security Council on Iraq, VIPS sent an urgent memorandum to President George
W. Bush, in which we gave Powell a C minus for content. We ended the memo with this”

WERU News Report 10/23/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by: John Greenman

Program Topic: Artist/Activist Robert Shetterly Receives 2012 “Hands of Peace” Award from Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine. FMI: and

WERU News Report 1/18/12

Issue: Alternative Local News
Broadcast Time: 4pm

Program Topic: Robert Shetterly speaking on the 10th anniversary of “Americans Who Tell the Truth”

Key Discussion Points:
Artist/activist Robert Shetterly talks about some of the subjects of the portraits in his “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series, at the Blue Hill Library, 1/6/12

Guests by name and affiliation:
Robert Shetterly, “Americans Who Tell the Truth” (

Call In Program: No
Political Broadcast: No

Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy