Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe
Afghan youth volunteering in Kabul refugee camp; Fast for Yemen
Key Discussion Points:
What are the challenges for Afghans living in one of Kabul’s refugee camps? What was the experience of a Afghan teenager volunteering in the camp?
What was the purpose of the Fast for Yemen? What is the role of direct action–of a vigil, a fast, and nonviolent disobedience–in calling for justice, and peace?
Elina Moradyar, Afghan Peace Volunteer, volunteer life skills teacher in Police Camp, Kabul
Ramzia, life skills student and IDP, Kabul
Obaida, life skills student and IDP, Kabul
Vigilers at the Fast for Yemen:
Alice Sturm Sutter
Voices for Creative Nonviolence, vcnv.org
Recorded by Matt Murphy
Edited by Amy Browne
Nathanial “Nat” Barrows, Owner, Editor & Publisher of Penobscot Bay Press, & 2018 Inductee into Maine Press Association Hall of Fame, Speaking at the Blue Hill Library, 12/718
Talking about and reading from his new book: Through My Eyes
Through My Eyes gathers 50 years of Nat Barrows’ personal reflections on newspaper publishing, life in small towns, the natural world, family and more. As publisher and editor for Penobscot Bay Press, beginning in 1968, fostering strong communities has been his main focus in his three weekly community newspapers.
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.
Recorded in Bangor on 10/10/18
Sex Discrimination in Maine: Why We Need an Equal Rights Amendment
Panel Discussion moderated by Nancy Murdock, Equal Rights Maine
Rebecca Webber, attorney with Skelton, Taintor and Abbott, specializing in Employment and Civil Rights Litigation
Kathleen Caldwell, retired 35 year Pine Tree legal assistance attorney, specializing in poverty law
Equal Rights Maine
Advocating for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and to the Constitution of the State of Maine FMI: www.equalrightsmaine.org
Audio recorded at event
On Thursday, September 20th at 7-9 p.m. at the Crosby Center in Belfast, WERU Community Radio and Americans Who Tell the Truth presented renowned activist and union leader Baldemar Velasquez, founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee of the AFL-CIO. Velasquez is a highly respected advocate for migrant workers and immigrants, himself the son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico.
There was also a panel presentation and question-and-answers featuring Velasquez and Jorge Acero of the Maine Department of Labor, Edith Flores of Mano en Mano, and Cynthia Phinney of the Maine AFL-CIO. Music opening and closing the evening was performed by father and daughter duo Shawn and Maizey Mercer.
Producer/Editor/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by: Matt Murphy
Cecile Richards is the former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation and author of the New York Times bestseller “Make Trouble”. She spoke in Blue Hill, Maine on August 21st, 2018 at the unveiling of her portrait, the latest in Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series.
Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded/contributed by: John Greenman
A panel discussion at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota on June 16th, 2018. The panelists were Carleton alums Eric Wieffering of the Minneapolis Star Tribune; Mary Stuckey, Executive Director of Round Earth Media; and John Greenman, a reporter for Maine Public and other media outlets before retiring and volunteering here at WERU.
Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe
The Threatened Forcible Displacement of Khan al-Ahmar and the Denial of Human Rights to Palestinians
Israeli order for the destruction of the bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar
Israeli control of water in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
The unviable so-called two-state solution
How do Palestinians resist the continued denial of human rights?
How will climate change and illegal settlement building impact the future of Palestine?
How do Palestinians channel their anger?
Jamal Juma’, organizer of the grassroots campaign Stop the Wall (stopthewall.org)
Saim AbuDahouk, Khan al-Ahmar community member, Palestinian Authority employee
Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, activist, professor, and founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History (www.palestinenature.org)
Qumsiyeh’s blog: popular-resistance.blogspot.com/