Civil Discourse: Can We Still Do It? - July 21

On The Democracy Forum, Friday, July 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m., our topic this month is "Civil Discourse: Can We Still Do It?" We'll talk about what civil discourse looks like, why it seems to be so hard right now, how we can practice it ourselves, and what we can to do encourage it in our leaders and public servants. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. Join host Ann Luther for the discussion.

The Democracy Forum is produced in partnership by WERU and The League of Women Votes - Downeast.


"My Maine - The State as Experienced by Local Storytellers" - Wednesday, July 26

Bucksport's wonderful summer entertainment series, Wednesday on Maine, and WERU present an evening storytelling event at The Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street in Bucksport, on Wednesday, July 26, doors open at 5:00 and stories start at 5:30. This summer's storytelling theme is "My Maine: The State as Experienced by Local Storytellers."

Wednesday on Maine Summer Event Series features an extensive range of fun for people of all ages.  The series is generously sponsored by Darling's of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and by the Town of Bucksport.  All donations (suggested $10) go to WERU, for which we are very grateful. 

There will be a brief intermission with light refreshments.


Volunteer Spotlight - Scot Cannon

Meet Scot Cannon, WERU Volunteer and the producer of The WERU Famiy Rado Hour.  

"I first became interested in being on the radio when my godmother gave me an orange transistor radio with a gold dial and a single back earplug. I had the measles and had to stay in bed in a dark room. It was the window to the outside world I needed.The dial lit up too. I so wanted to hear my voice on that little box." Read more »

Volunteer as a Folk Music Programmer!

Do you enjoy starting your day with great folk music?  Are you a big fan of the Saturday Morning Coffeehouse on WERU? 

If you answered “yes” to these questions please consider volunteering as a Coffeehouse program host.  That’s right, we are looking for a new Saturday Morning Coffeehouse programmer, and that could be you.  Come on over and try the training to find out if is something you’d be interested to doing.

The spot is opening up because Robin Mendenhall, who has done a fine job hosting the Saturday Morning Coffeehouse once a month for many years, is retiring from WERU to pursue another exciting opportunity: coaching with Special Olympics.

Thank you Robin for all your great music and dedication.  All the best! Read more »

WERU's Pat Fowler Named National Federation of Community Broadcasters' Volunteer of the Year for 2017!

Pat Fowler, a long-time volunteer at WERU, has been selected as the "2017 Volunteer of the Year" by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, by virtue of her almost three decades of volunteer service.

"What an amazing reward—a national award for something which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.  It’s just as astounding to be singled out within the WERU community where so many people give so much time, work and thoughtful caring." - Pat Fowler 


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