The University of Maine Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Bangor Area Branch of the NAACP, will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, with a live-streamed panel discussion at 5 pm that will address the topic: “Being Black in Maine: Lived Experience and the Prospect for Change.” The public is invited to register at our.umaine.edu/mlk2021. WERU is a media supporter of this virtual event.
Wow! The new year is sure off to some kind of start! We are following events at the national level with interest and concern, and we’re talking about what it all could mean for democracy – League of Women Voters – Downeast.
On Friday, January 15, at 4:00, we aired the latest installment (which you can listen to a recording of here) of the Democracy Forum on WERU Community Radio: Searching for Common Ground across the Political Divide.
We’ll talk about the political divide in the aftermath of the 2020 general election. Do we share any common ground? What happened at “America in One Room?” What lessons can we learn about American democracy and its future? How can we shape our democratic institutions to foster more deliberation? What lessons can we learn about engaging in deliberation everyday?
WERU wishes everyone a safe, healthy and happy 2021, especially in light of the tumult we are currently experiencing (and have for quite some time). With a new year underway let’s hope that conditions improve! We thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to serving you in the coming year with excellent community radio. And as always, thank you for listening! Together we make WERU happen!
Following Maine CDC press briefings*, at 3:50 p.m. (just before afternoon public affairs), WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager, Amy Browne, will give a live “Maine Coronavirus Report.” We invite you to tune in live, read the transcripts below.
State & Federal COVID-19 Information:
Featured Artist of the Week
Darlin’ Corey is our “Featured Artist of the Week”! Tune in each morning (Monday through Friday) at 7:45 AM (EST) to hear the Morning Maine host play a cut from their 2016 album When Evening Falls and then give away a FREE pair of “virtual” guest list passes for their performance on Friday, January 22nd from 7:30 – 8:30 PM on the stage of the Camden Opera House.
Democracy Now! Headlines
- MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words
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- From Charlottesville to the Capitol: Trump Fueled Right-Wing Violence. It May Soon Get Even Worse
- Headlines for January 15, 2021
- Dr. Ali Khan: U.S. Needs to Quickly Ramp Up Vaccinations as COVID Kills Over 4,000 in Single Day
- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Impeachment Is Late Attempt to Curb Violence & Racism at Heart of Trump Era