Want to learn how to resolve conflicts more skillfully? How to be sensitive to others while still meeting your own needs? How to have easier and deeper relationships?
You can learn how to do this by participating in a two-day interactive workshop on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, called “Beginning the Journey of Nonviolent Communication and Empathy.” The weekend-long training will be held at Waterfall Arts in Belfast and is a fundraiser for WERU Community Radio that takes place each year. The workshop is led by Peggy Smith, a Center for Nonviolent Communication certified instructor.
The value of the workshop is a $150, but whatever donation participants can afford will be accepted. Preregistration is required. Don't wait, the workshop fills up every year. For more information, please check out Open Communication, or call Peggy Smith directly at 789-5299. Read more »
Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney will perform live on the Saturday Morning Coffeehouse with host Jim Bahoosh on April 1 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. She's a great songwriter and an excellent musician so tune in!
Maloney, based in Massachusetts, has toured nationally as a headliner as well as in support of acts like lake street dive, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Gary Clark Jr., Colin Hay, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and many more. She has landed on spin magazine’s “artist to watch”, with enthusiastic reviews from the Huffington Post, Consequence of Sound, and No Depression.
In the Trump Administration's initial budget the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is defuned. For nearly 50 years, the CPB has supported high quality programming across non-commercial radio, television and digital platforms. WERU receives 25% ($125,000) of its annual operating funds from CPB, funds that provide for informative national syndicated programming and also help cover numerous expenses, from electricity to equipment to staffing. Read more »
The General Store, heard every Sunday 1-2 p.m. on WERU, is an engaging mix of great music and entertaining storylines, sort of like a happy soap opera with an awesome sound track. The program was recently featured in a Bangor Daily News article by Abigail Curtis of the BDN staff.
"Every week, radio listeners around Maine and beyond find their coziest chairs and settle in for an hourlong visit to Angel’s Notch, a make-believe hamlet tucked into the mountains on the border of Maine and Canada.
But Angel’s Notch really exists somewhere else entirely: the fertile imagination of Annie Stillwater Gray, who has been producing The General Store radio show with her husband, Andy Wendell, out of their home in Solon since the spring of 2000." Read more »
This week (April 27-31) Québecois folk music supergroup Le Vent du Nord has the spotlight. WERU's disc jockeys will play a cut from their Tetu album each morning at 7:45 and give away a FREE pair of tickets to their local performance (Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at The Strand Theatre at 345 Main Street in Rockland).
Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.
Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Read more »