The 2020 MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair will take place online this year from September 25th through 27th at fair.mofga.org. There will be much to view and enjoy, including three dynamic keynote speakers, all of whom will also be simulcast on WERU Community Radio, 89.9 FM, Friday through Sunday, at 11 a.m.
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, it’s time for our Elections 2020 edition of Maine Currents, with regular guests: Professor Amy Fried, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Maine; and former State Representative Ralph Chapman; Ann Luther, board member for the League of Women Voters of Maine and host of the Democracy Forum here on WERU; and Will Hayward, Advocacy Program Coordinator for the League of Women Voters. Their discussion was all about election safety issues, the current status of ranked choice voting, and more!
After much planning and preparation, construction was completed in August on WERU’s new solar power array system for the studios and offices in East Orland. That’s right, we are broadcasting from the “solar-powered studios of WERU!” We are thrilled to have SUNDOG SOLAR of Searsport as our excellent partner on this project. Let the sun shine!
Tuesdays and Thursdays 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:
On Tuesday, September 29, from 6:30-8:00 PM, the WERU Community Advisory Board will hold an online listener feedback meeting. Comments and questions will be received and addressed by station leadership for the purpose assessing WERU programming and community engagement. This online meeting is open to the public. For information about attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 469-6600.
It’s a difficult time for everyone, including local businesses. Therefore, we encourage listeners, when you are able, to help the businesses that support community radio. You can find a list of them here. Please take a look and consider patronizing these businesses when you are purchasing goods and services, be it curbside, online, by phone or in-person. Thank you to all the businesses out there that help make community radio possible!
(Photo: Eric Furry, owner of Pro Libris Books in Bangor and long-time WERU business supporter.)
Featured Artist of the Week
Elsie Gawler 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 her new debut solo record Sweet As Honey. DJ Denis will interview Elsie live via telephone on Friday, October 2nd at 8:30 AM.
Democracy Now! Headlines
"Without Love, We Won't Make It": Bishop Michael Curry on Faith & What's at Stake in November
Bernie Sanders on How to Block Trump from Stealing Election & Preserve American Democracy
"The Election That Could Break America": Inside How Trump & GOP Could Steal the Vote
Headlines for September 25, 2020
"Two Systems of Justice": Jacob Blake's Father on Son's Case, Breonna Taylor & Black Lives Matter
An Indictment of the System: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home