If you are driving down Route 1 in East Orland looking for WERU, we’ve got a brand new sign to help you to find us. Based on our new logo, the sign was created by sign maker Jay Peterson (and former WERU DJ). We also have a nice new sign on the side of the building housing our studios and offices. Thanks Jay!
Renowned award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams, spoke about and read from her new collection called Erosion: Essays of Undoing, on November 16, 2019 in Blue Hill at an event sponsored by Blue Hill Books, The Bay School and WERU. To hear her talk click here. (Recorded by Phelan Gallagher and produced by Amy Browne.)
Beginning on January 1, WERU’s news and public affairs program schedule will be changing. In short, the new schedule will present Democracy Now! weekdays at 10 a.m, local public affairs programs at 4 p.m., and nationally syndicated programs at 5 p.m. The music schedule will not be impacted by these changes.
The Irish super-group Lunasa will be giving two concerts in the area next week: Friday, December 13 at The Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor; and Saturday, December 14 at The Camden Opera House. Kevin Crawford, flute player for Lunasa, was interviewed by phone on New Potatoes this past Sunday. Listen to the program with the interview a half-hour into the show.
A look at the Thanksgiving holiday through Native American eyes, recorded November 24th, 2019 in Ellsworth, Maine by Linda Washburn Listen by clicking here
Every Wednesday at 7:30 AM during Morning Maine, WERU Volunteer Duncan Newcomer presents Quiet Fire: The Spiritual Life of Abraham Lincoln. This short feature examines Abraham Lincoln in a manner unlike anything else in the media. Tune in live or listen to our archives to hear for yourself. Flowing out of Quiet Fire on the radio is Duncan’s newly published book, entitled 30 Days with Abraham Lincoln: Quiet Fire. What follows are Duncan’s responses to a few questions about his fine work.
The brand new WERU smartphone app has just been launched! Now you can easily listen to WERU live and archived shows from your phone! Just search for WERU in your app store. The app is available for both Apple and Android smartphones. Give it a try – we hope you enjoy it!
A very big thank you to the Maine Community Foundation for funding the development of the app. It’s yet another way to enjoy WERU Community Radio!
Featured Artist of the Week
Lula Wiles are our “Featured Artist of the Week”! Tune in each morning at 7:45 AM to hear a cut from their most recent record and then try to win one FREE pair of tickets to see them perform live on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 PM in the Strand Theatre at 345 Main Street in Rockland. On Friday morning, December 13th at 8:30 AM DJ Denis will chat with the group live on-air!
Democracy Now! Headlines
Why Are Some of Spain’s Biggest Polluters Sponsoring U.N. Climate Summit?
"It's Our Future": Meet the Youth Activists Behind Fridays for Future Movements in Uganda and Chile
COP25: Alternative Climate Summit Honors Those "Suffering the Crimes of Transnational Corporations"
Headlines for December 6, 2019
Sweden Provides Free Higher Education, Universal Healthcare, Free Daycare — Why Can’t the U.S.?
Aminatou Haidar Honored For Decades of Peaceful Resistance in Western Sahara, Africa’s Last Colony