WERU Giving Tuesday Special Nonprofits Call-In 11/27/18

For the 3rd year, WERU-FM participated in Giving Tuesday by hosting 2 hour long special call in shows, dedicated to giving nonprofits an opportunity to call in and talk about their work and how the community can “give back”.

Links for both of the programs are below. The morning program was hosted by Ron Beard and engineered by Joel Mann. The afternoon edition was hosted by Amy Browne and engineered by Joel Mann.

Maine Currents 7/4/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributor: Matt Murphy

Yankee Magazine Editor Mel Allen on “The Power of Community”

Longtime Yankee magazine editor Mel Allen spoke at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, Maine on June 21st in conjunction with that town’s “Wednesday on Main” summer series. His topic was “The Power of Community” and he commented on how that is at play in Bucksport and other towns in the region.

Yankee Magazine
Wednesday on Main

Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 4/5/17

Segment 1: Proposed Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations in Maine
Segment 2: Communities Coming Together for Civil Political Discourse

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: John Greenman

State Representative Rachel Talbot Ross of Portland is sponsoring LD1008, legislation that would create a “Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations” in the state. We take you to the public hearing. And in the 2nd half of the show we open the phone lines as we talk with organizers of 2 of the many “civil discussion” type events popping up in the area.
Stacy Leafsong from Mainers for Accountable Leadership & Standing for the Common Good is organizing a Community Listening Session in Orland this Saturday, and Craig Freshley of Good Group Decisions will fill us in on the “Make Shift Coffee Houses” he facilitates. The next one is coming up Friday night at Husson University.


Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Wednesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 3/29/17

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: John Greenman

A multi-partisan panel discussion of how personal experiences influence political beliefs, and how to communicate with people with different beliefs. Listeners call in and share their views as well.

Guests: Renee Trust, Tim Wilson, Thomas White, Ken Gleason

Note from Jennifer, one of the callers on today’s show, re “Bridging the Gap” group in Belfast: “I called in about a group that formed in Belfast this January, with Elliot Benjamin…as the originator. The initial concept was to bring “Trump and non-Trump” supporters together around a common belief of being opposed to hate crimes and hate discrimination. The mission is evolving as is the name. The next meeting is on Sunday April 2 at 6:30 in Belfast at 93 Main Street above Alexia’s Pizza. Anyone who is interested can call me at 469-2045.”

Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Wednesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

Maine Currents 11/30/16

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

“Where Do We Go From Here?: How local groups and individuals are responding to Trump’s election and preparing for what’s to come”. Call-in show.

Karen Marysdaughter, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine
Jane Crosen, local activist
Jennifer Reifler, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust volunteer
Joining us briefly by phone: Susan Dickson Smith, EMeRJ

Maine Currents- independent local news, views & culture on WERU-FM 89.9 Blue Hill, 99.9 Bangor, Maine and www.weru.org, Wednesdays 4-5pm Eastern

WERU Special: Giving Tuesday (2 segments) 11/29/16

“Giving to Your Community”, WERU’s alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and our way of participating in Giving Tuesday, which is a national day all about supporting community organizations by donating and volunteering.

WERU celebrated the day with a special live hour at 10am and then another at 4pm on the “Giving Voice to Your Community” theme. Local and state-wide nonprofit organizations of all kinds were invited to call in and share a little bit about their organizations and the ways that community members can support them.

Hosts, hour 1: John Greenman and Amy Browne.
Hosts, hour 2: John Greenman and Matt Murphy
Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Family Corner 1/27/16

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Leading and contributing to your local community

Program Topic: Making a Difference

Key Discussion Points:

a) We all bring gifts and talents to our local community which, together, combine to enrich our neighbor’s lives, our communities and our own lives
b) There are many ways that we can make a difference, both in terms of focus and level of influence (being a Selectman, for example)
c) Our ideas and actions are “portable” to other communities with similar needs and to neighbors with similar interests and talents

Guest: Cynthia Donaldson, retired and member of the Lamoine community