Weekend Voices 6/13/09

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Willie Marquart and Sylvia Smith, edited for length by Amy Browne

Today we continue our coverage of the rally for Single Payer Universal Health Care that was held in Augusta on May 30th, with this audio recorded at the event by Willie Marquart and Sylvia Smith. It has been edited slightly for length.

Feature the Raging Grannies; activist Nancy Galland; Representative Ed Mazurek, the sponsor of a Maine resolution supporting single payer; Green Party Gubernatorial Candidiate Lynne Williams; John Newton of the Maine Chapter of the Maine Chapter of the AFL-CIO; and activists Marybeth Sullivan & Dexter Kamilewicz.

Join us for the weekday edition of Voices, Tuesday afternoon at 4, to hear the final segment of speakers at the rally. The first set of speakers aired on Weekend Voices last Saturday. If you missed it then, you can listen at our archives at www.weru.org

WERU is holding a Public Forum called “Single Payer: Fact vs. Fiction” at the Alamo Theater on Tuesday evening June 23rd from 6-8p.m. A panel of invited speakers will include those for and those against the Single Payer option. Audience members will be encouraged to comment and ask questions, and the event will be broadcast live. That’s 6-8p.m., June 23rd, at the Alamo in Bucksport. Admission is free.

**CORRECTION— It was incorrectly stated in today’s program that Rep. Ed Mazurek is the sponsor of HR 676.