WERU and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters want you to know about an educational opportunity for listeners. Fans of our very own Notes from the Electronic Cottage with Jim Campbell (Thursdays 7:30 a.m. on WERU) may be especially interested in this course. Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced the latest session of its free online course aimed at improving digital media literacy among adults. The News Co/Lab is offering the course in partnership with America Amplified, a public media initiative focused on community engagement reporting around the 2020 election.
Enrollment in “Mediactive: How to Participate in Our Digital World” is now open to anyone with an email address through ASU’s Continuing and Professional Education.
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!
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:
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
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 before it is given away to a lucky listener. DJ Denis will interview Elsie live via telephone on Friday, October 2nd at 8:30 AM.
You may purchase her record for yourself via her website: https://elsiegawler.com/about
Democracy Now! Headlines
Kate Aronoff: The Climate Crisis Can't Take 4 More Years of Trump. We Must Push Biden from the Left
"Vigilantism at the Polls": Trump Attacks Election Integrity, Ballots & Backs Illegal Poll Watching
COVID U.S. Death Toll Tops 205,000 & 7M Infections as Trump Mocks Biden's Mask, Attacks the ACA
"He Wants Violence in the Streets": Trump's "White Supremacist Project" on Full Display at Debate
Former Neo-Nazi Says Trump's Call for Proud Boys to "Stand By" Will Encourage More Violence
Headlines for September 30, 2020