Join Cecile Richards and Robert Shetterly on Tuesday, August 21, for an evening of conversation about her new book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead, at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall, South Street in Blue Hill. At 6:00 there will be a book-signing reception and at 7:00 the portrait of Richards by Shetterly will be unveiled before their conversation.
Our annual live broadcast of the wonderful American Folk Festival will take place on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, from the Railroad Stage on the Bangor Waterfront. In your car on the way to the festival or unable to attend? We’ve got you covered with six and a half hours of great live performances and interviews beginning at noon. Don’t forget to stop by our outreach table at the Railroad Stage entrance, where you can buy a WERU T-shirt or hat, and pick up a schedule or bumper sticker)! Remember, this broadcast is made possible by listener support! Thank you!
As part of WERU’s 30th Anniversary Year celebration, we’re hosting a dance party called the “WERU Bangor Boogie,” which will happen in Bangor on Saturday, September 15, 7:30-10:00 p.m. at the Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street. We’ll have live music to boogie to by The Right Track, an high-energy, 11-piece R&B/Funk/Soul band of top-notch Maine musicians and vocalists. Donations in support of WERU will be gladly accepted at the door. Families are welcome!
On the eve of the release of his newest book, America: The Farewell Tour, Pulitzer Prize winning author and activist Chris Hedges spoke on Saturday, August 11th at 7 p.m. at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill. It was a full and enthusiastic house!
VIEW THE VIDEO RECORDING OF CHRIS HEDGES’S TALK. Audio from the event will be aired on WERU at a later date, yet to be determined.
Comedian, actor and best-selling author, John Hodgman, joined WERU’s Joel Mann for a special hour of On The Wing Thursday, August 9, 11:00am-12pm. Joel lured John into a nostalgic journey through the classic cult album from 1968, The United States of America by Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies. The program was an important milestone in WERU history, one that you can listen to here. Many thanks to John Hodgman for participating in Joel’s bold radio experimentation and to all the listeners who called in to donate during this Pledge Drive special.)
Featured Artist of the Week
Danny Fishman is our “Featured Artist” this week. Each morning at 7:45 AM our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from his new EP, What I Meant To Say, and will give away a FREE copy of that recording and a FREE pair of tickets to see Danny performing live with SnugHouse and Charles Kemos on Thursday, August 30th at 8 PM in Empire (575 Congress Street in Portland) to one lucky listener!