On Saturday, May 14, at 7 o’clock in the evening, WERU Community Radio presents award-winning journalist, speaker and author, and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, live and in person at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street in Bangor.
Tickets are $15 per person for the general public, $10 for students. Advance purchase is recommended, as tickets will be sold at the door only depending upon availability and only with cash or check. Doors open at 6:00.
Amy Goodman will talk about current events and her new book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, co-authored by her long-time collaborators, brother David Goodman and Denis Moynihan. After the presentation there will be a book signing, at which time Goodman’s brother will join her.
WERU is happy to announce that we're adding a fine new program to our regular line up! Starting April 20th, Love (and Revolution) Radio will air on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10am. Co-hosted by local indigenous rights attorney Sherri Mitchell and author/poet (and former Mainer) Rivera Sun, Love (and Revolution) Radio focuses on "stories of creative nonviolence, resilience and resistance, matters of the heart and spirit, and bright ideas to light the dark night of the soul, and tools you need for the times we’re in" Check it out! Read more »
Since 1988, WERU has brought you programming that’s informative, inspiring and entertaining. Over the years, you’ve listened with us, shared with us, and grown with us. Heard the latest news and music from your community and your world, and helped fund that programming with your generous contributions. You’ve made an impact, and now you can make a lasting one. By making a planned gift to WERU, you help ensure that Community Radio will be heard in your region by generations to come. Find more information about planned giving opportunities with WERU here or call General Manager Matt Murphy at 207-469-6600. Read more »
This week's WERU Featured Artist is Casey Abrams, who will perform live at The Strand Theatre in Rockland on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30pm. A super-talented 24-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist, Casey Abrams' musical range can be charatized as a skillful combination of jazz, rock and blues.
A cut of Casey's music will be play and a pair of tickets given away to a lucky listener M-F on Morning Maine at 7:45pm, and he'll be interviewed live on the phone at 8:30 on Friday. Tune in! Read more »
"In January I sat down to talk with WERU programmer Sara Elena Chiri about her music and her thoughts, concerning everything from station affiliation to what makes life meaningful. What resulted was a poetic testament to the power of music and voices. Sara Elena is one of the hosts of Gracias a la Vida (Saturdays 11am-1pm)." The other volunteer hosts are Susana Diaz, Luz Mary Kogson, Cheo and William Ryan. ~ Max Eddington, WERU Intern (College of the Atlantic)
"Gracias a la Vida is a show where we try to make a mixture of the Latin rhythms. It doesn’t need to be salsa only, which is the most famous and popular around, I know that. We play different types of styles, like the music everywhere: cumbia, meringue, romantic music." ~ Sara Elena Read more »