WERU News Report 3/1/11

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributing Producer: Meaghan LaSala

Segment 1: Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center in Bangor, Maine and HR1: Proposed Cuts to Family Planning & Planned Parenthood and Reproductive Choice in Maine
What is the history of the MWWHC? How would HR1’s proposed cuts to Family Planning and Planned Parenthood affect people in Maine? What bills in Maine are targeting reproductive choice? How can listeners learn more?
Guest: Ruth Lockhart, Executive Director of the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center. www.mabelwadsworth.org

Segment 2: The new “Maine People’s Voting Coalition”- An Interview with Edward Schlick, the group’s founder
Formerly known as the “Maine People’s Veto Alliance”, this new group has already broadened the scope of it’s mission. What are the group’s goals? How many people are involved? How do they plan to use social media to network across the state and mobilize members?