Want to learn how to resolve conflicts more skillfully? How to be sensitive to others while still meeting your own needs? How to have easier and deeper relationships?
You can learn how to do this by participating in a two-day interactive workshop on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, called “Beginning the Journey of Nonviolent Communication and Empathy.” The weekend-long training will be held at Waterfall Arts in Belfast and is a fundraiser for WERU Community Radio that takes place each year. The workshop is led by Peggy Smith, a Center for Nonviolent Communication certified instructor.
The value of the workshop is a $150, but whatever donation participants can afford will be accepted. Preregistration is required. Don't wait, the workshop fills up every year. For more information, please check out Open Communication, or call Peggy Smith directly at 789-5299. Read more »
In the Trump Administration's initial budget the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is defuned. For nearly 50 years, the CPB has supported high quality programming across non-commercial radio, television and digital platforms. WERU receives 25% ($125,000) of its annual operating funds from CPB, funds that provide for informative national syndicated programming and also help cover numerous expenses, from electricity to equipment to staffing. Read more »
LISTEN TO ARCHIVED PROGRAM. Our topic this month on Democracy Forum is "Two Maines: Can We Bridge the Divide?" We'll talk about the cultural, demographic, and economic differences that define the two Maines and how those differences are sharpening political differences. Are there only two Maines? Can we bridge the divide? Tune in on Friday, March 17, 10-11 a.m. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. The Democracy Forum is produced through a partnership between WERU and the League of Women Voters Maine. Read more »
The General Store, heard every Sunday 1-2 p.m. on WERU, is an engaging mix of great music and entertaining storylines, sort of like a happy soap opera with an awesome sound track. The program was recently featured in a Bangor Daily News article by Abigail Curtis of the BDN staff.
"Every week, radio listeners around Maine and beyond find their coziest chairs and settle in for an hourlong visit to Angel’s Notch, a make-believe hamlet tucked into the mountains on the border of Maine and Canada.
But Angel’s Notch really exists somewhere else entirely: the fertile imagination of Annie Stillwater Gray, who has been producing The General Store radio show with her husband, Andy Wendell, out of their home in Solon since the spring of 2000." Read more »
Southern Maine Americana group HILTON PARK has the spotlight for the week of March 20. Each morning at 7:45 we'll play a cut from from the group's most recent album Moments... and give away a FREE pair of tickets to their upcoming concert (Friday, March 24 at the Unity Center for the Performing Arts at 7 PM).
Hilton Park will also be interviewed and perform live on WERU from 8:30 - 8:55 AM on Friday, March 24. Tune in for some great music! Read more »