With terrible sadness we announce that WERU Volunteer Michelle Flaherty, aka Alice the Madd Hatter, died unexpectedly in her sleep on December 4. Michelle was co-host of our late Saturday night heavy metal and comedy show, Head Rush, with her husband, Brian Flaherty, aka Brotha Luv. Our hearts go out to Brian in the deepest way. Michelle was a kind, interesting, creative, and fun-loving person who touched many lives with her generous spirit. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew or encountered her at WERU.
Join host Steve Kahl for Novembers edition of Power for the People: Energy education and solutions for Mainers and Maine communities, as he talks with Laurie Osher, the Community Resilience Specialist for Eastern Maine Development Corporation. In this program, they discussed Community Resilience Partnership funding opportunities, Heat Pump and hybrid hot water heaters funding as examples, and the need for both heating and cooling centers as the climate become more variable and energy costs rise.
Host Alli Williamson and guest Emily, a local middle school student, discussed the popular American TV show, The Office, breaking down the relationships and analyzing the behaviors of power, control, and abuse, in the most recent episode of Relationship Rewind. In this episode, they discussed: unhealthy behaviors in relationships, how media normalizes these behaviors, and the impacts of these messages about relationships on young people.
In previous programs in this series, we looked at some of the possible effects of climate change on the way life could be in Maine in the not too distant future. On May’s program, we look at some forces already at work today – climate change as well as the recent rediscovery of so-called “forever chemicals” in Maine soil and water – and what these forces may mean for people who grow food, both as professional farmers and as backyard gardeners.
NextWave Radio Hour is a new program from WERU featuring folks in their 20s and 30s from all across Maine. In this program, host and producer Pepin Mittelhauser addresses issues, news, and current events both locally and nationally, and features young creators who trailblaze their own paths in our modern political, economic, and social climate. He hopes to provide the unique perspectives of life from the next generation working to create the future they hope to lead. NextWave Radio Hour airs every 4th Thursday of the month at 4:00pm, and is be available in our archives and in podcast form shortly after.
“I wander around the coast a lot—from Kittery to Eastport… No matter where my adventures take me on the coast of Maine, I can count on the WERU app to access my favorite shows—live and on-demand!” – Jack Sullivan
WERU Community Radio acknowledges that the station exists in the place we now call Maine, which is home to the sovereign Wabanaki people. We are very grateful to be here and honor the ancestral and contemporary Wabanaki peoples indigenous to these places in the Dawnland.
The following links document WERU compliance with FCC Regulations:
For assistance accessing our FCC Public Inspection File, persons with disabilities or special needs may contact Matt Murphy ([email protected]), WERU General Manager.
Also, meetings of the WERU Board of Directors take place on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m., unless the meeting falls on a holiday. Meetings are open for public observation and there is a fifteen-minute public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. Board meetings currently are conducted virtually/online. For more information on how to attend please call 469-6600 or email [email protected].
Featured Artist of the Week
Lunasa is our “Featured Artist of the Week”! Tune in each morning (Monday through Friday) at 7:45 AM (EDT) to hear our volunteer disc jockey play at least one cut from their newest album Cas and for your chance to win a FREE pair of guest list passes to see the group with guest Dave Curley perform live on Saturday, December 10th from 7:30 – 9:30 PM in the Camden Opera House (29 Elm Street)!