Weekend Voices 7/07/07

Producer/host: Amy Browne

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the death of Charlie Howard, a young gay man who was murdered in Bangor. A memorial service will be held tonight at the Hammond Street Congregational Church at 6:30, and then there will be a walk, as there have been many years, to the site of Charlie Howards death on the State Street Bridge. One such memorial tribute was held three years ago. This report originally aired on Voices on that 20th anniversary. (FMI: Dan Williams knead24u@yahoo.com)

Also, the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, held a public hearing last week in Portland, Maine, one of a handful they are holding around the country to find out if people feel the media are serving the needs of local communities. The hearing last over 7 hours, so we can’t bring you all of it, but today we’ll hear the FCC Commissioners as they describe what it is they want to hear about from the public—in case you want to submit written comments— and then we’ll hear the comments made at the hearing by Adam Lacher of WERU, Maggie Avener of WERU and Prometheus Radio Project, and another familiar voice, Irwin Gratz. (FMI: www.fcc.gov/localism/)