Each WERU Member is part of a community that provides over half of our annual budget. Without such generous listener support WERU Community Radio would be greatly diminished and might not even exist. That’s why we are so happy that listener support put us over the top during our November 2-8 Membership Drive. We raised $21,433 and welcomed 59 New Members! Thank you!!!
“What’s Art Got to Do with It?” was the theme of an amazing conference in Belfast on the weekend of November 1 through the 3. The conference took on the opioid epidemic through the powerful lens of creative expression. It featured workshops, presentations, and performances. The Friday night keynote by renowned performer, activist and citizen-artist Vijay Gupta (founder of the Street Symphony), can be heard in our public affairs archive. We hope that you enjoy his moving presentation!
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.
By Joergen Ostensen
The sound of the Campbell Brothers sacred steel guitars filled the air with a hauntingly reverent sound from the Railroad Stage at this year’s American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. Standing there, you could hear and feel what these marvelous musicians wanted you to experience.
A couple of weeks before the festival, I interviewed Matt Murphy and Joel Mann about WERU’s annual broadcast of the festivals. They kept saying over and over how the festival and the broadcasts created a space for the celebration of diversity and inclusion, something our world sorely lacks.
Getting to be there, right by the stage, really drove the point home for me.
The brand new WERU mobile 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
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley 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 album (“World Full Of Blues”) on Monday through Wednesday OR a FREE pair of guest list passes (on Thursday and Friday) to see them perform live with The Gibson Brothers on Saturday, November 23rd at 8 PM (lobby and bar opens at 5 PM) at 695 Dugway Road in Bronwnfield at the Stone Mountain Arts Center.
Democracy Now! Headlines
Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence
Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S.
"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Headlines for November 15, 2019
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Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution