On Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m., our topic this month on the Democracy Forum is “Political Polls: Can We Ever Trust Them Again?” We’ll talk about the state of the art in political polling, why polls sometimes get it wrong, the emerging challenges for pollsters, and what citizens need to know about who and what to believe. We’ll take listener calls during the second half of the show.Read More …
WERU Community Radio and Bucksport’s Wednesday on Main are proud to present the latest in our popular live storytelling series, on Wednesday, October 24th, 6:00 p.m., at The Alamo Theatre!
For 4 years, WERU and Wednesday on Main have been partnering to bring live, local storytelling to the community. For Ghost Stories, we’ve invited a mix of returning favorites and new-to-our stage storytellers.Read More …
Democracy Forum, our monthly public affairs program that presents engaging topics in participatory democracy (every third Friday, 10-11 a.m.), was recently recognized for excellence by the Maine Association of Broadcasters with the 2018 First Prize Award in the public affairs category! The program is a collaboration of WERU and the League of Women Voters of Maine – Downeast.
WERU’s One Night Folk Festival featuring David Mallett (with special appearance by Noel Paul Stookey), David Weeda, Big Moose, Kelley Farm, Heather MacLeod & Chris Gray, and Sonas on Saturday, October 20th in Southwest Harbor is SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and we are sorry to those who could not.Read More …
“I know a song that would be just perfect on WERU right now!” “It could be really cool to put a playlist together for other listeners!” “I’d like to find out what being a WERU DJ is all about!”
If you’ve had any of these intriguing thoughts, please come to WERU New Volunteer Orientation on the third Thursday of most months at 6 p.m., and become a volunteer music programmer. WERU provides the training and support and you bring the interest and enthusiasm!
Featured Artist of the Week
Our very own One Night Folk Festival, celebrating thirty years of Community Radio, is our “Featured Event” this week. Each morning at 7:45 AM our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from David Mallett‘s 2015 album “Celebration” and mention this SOLD OUT event. This special night will also host a special appearance by Noel Paul Stookey. Other performers include Big Moose, Kelley Farm, Heather Macleod & Chris Gray, Sonas and David Weeda. There will also be a post-concert acoustic session! The show (for those that already purchased tickets) will be at the American Legion Hall (22 Village Green Way in Southwest Harbor) on Saturday, October 20th. The doors open at 5 PM.
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