WERU News Report 6/11/13

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Segment 1: The citizen initiated referendum process in Maine is often touted as a true example of grassroots democracy – and it has come under threat in the past from those who would rather not see the public have that power. A bill currently before the legislature seeks to amend the state constitution to limit citizen based referendums on hunting and fishing issues. A coalition of groups is working to fight that, and we spoke with one of the members earlier today, Katie Hansberry, Maine state director for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Segment 2: On our Peacetime segment this week we conclude our series of speakers from this year’s HOPE festival, who spoke on the topic of “Do One Thing” – each of them speaking for a few minutes about a specific action that they would like to encourage the listeners to consider