Weekend Voices 9/15/07

Producer/host: Amy Browne

Contributors: Larry Stahlberg, Mike Joyce


White House correspondent Helen Thomas’ keynote speech at the 2007 WERU Full Circle Fair in July drew an enthusiastic crowd. Today, by popular demand, we bring you that speech, along with excerpts from the question and answer session that followed; WERU volunteer Larry Stahlberg interviews populist radio commentator Jim Hightower who will be speaking in Maine at a benefit for the Maine Civil Liberties Union at the Camden Opera House on Sunday, September 16th at 3p.m.; and an editorial by Mike Joyce

FMI: Helen Thomas’ most recent book is Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public (2006, Scribner, a division of Simon and Schuster)

Maine Civil Liberties Union (and more info about Hightower’s appearance): www.mclu.org or 207-774-5444

Jim Hightower can be heard on WERU-FM every weekday at 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. www.jimhightower.com