Here are two organizations that WERU recommends for all kinds of information about voting, including telephone hotlines:
The Democracy Forum, on October 16, explored the topic of research into voter motivation; how new information can affect the way people form political opinions, make political choices and, ultimately, take political actions; and how research into voter motivation might be relevant in the 2020 General Election. Listen to the program in our archives.
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. Hear the latest edition of this informative and thought-provoking program from October 20, 2020.
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:
Recently on Common Ground Radio on WERU, we broadcast a recording of Leah Penniman of Soulfire Farm in Grafton, NY, giving the keynote address from this year’s online Common Ground Country Fair on Friday, September 25. Her talk was titled “Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice,” where she speaks about uprooting racism and ceding sovereignty in the food system. Common Ground Radio is a collaboration of MOFGA and WERU.
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!
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
Jud Caswell 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 his new record Live At The Seagull Shop. DJ Denis will chat live with Jud at 8:30 AM on Friday, October 30th!
You can purchase his new album here: http://www.judcaswell.com/
Democracy Now! Headlines
- "A Desire Rooted in Revolt": Chileans Vote Overwhelmingly to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Constitution
- Breonna Taylor Grand Jurors Say Police Actions Were "Criminal"; Never Given Chance to Indict Cops
- Marc Lamont Hill: Trump Is Counting on His White Nationalist Base & Supreme Court to Win Reelection
- Care Not Cops: Marc Lamont Hill Makes Case for Abolition After Philadelphia Police Kill Walter Wallace Jr.
- Headlines for October 28, 2020
- "Movements Are Not Just About Protests": BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza on How to Build & Wield Power