WERU News Report 6/10/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Segment 1: It’s something that most of us never think of when we sit down to enjoy a seafood dinner, but working in the commercial fisheries can be extremely dangerous. 46 of Maine’s commercial fishermen died at sea in the years between 1993 and 2009 alone. In Lubec efforts are underway to create a memorial to those lost from Washington County, and nearby Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Dennis Corso is the Vice President, and Jon Stence is the Treasurer of the Lost Fishermen’s Memorial Association. They joined us by phone to tell us the story behind that project

Segment 2: Judging from the feedback we get from our listeners, many – if not most – of you are supportive of media that is not controlled by corporations. But do you know the specifics of some of the most censored stories in recent history, and what happened to the reporters who tried to work within the system to report on them? Tonight WERU is sponsoring a showing of the documentary “Shadows of Liberty”, a film that takes on those very issues. Matt Murphy will tell you where and when, in this interview with one of the reporters featured in the film: