On Friday, September 17 at 4-5 p.m., Democracy Forum will feature a discussion of the history and the future of the two major parties, how parties change and evolve, how/why they splinter. Are the parties too strong or too weak? Are the two major parties in this moment so polarized that the system itself is undermined? Has the modern two-party system made us ungovernable? What reforms and options might be realistic? — multi-member districts, proportional representation, ranked choice voting? Join host Ann Luther and her guests for an in-depth look at the two-party system.
WERU has a new on-demand playback system which allows you to listen to show recordings (for two weeks after they air) and view the playlists (for music shows) in the same place, instead of having to go to two different locations on our website. Please email [email protected] if you have any comments or questions about the new system. Thanks for listening to WERU! See below for instructions.
Community Wellness Watch, a brand new public health information project of WERU, includes a series of brief recorded announcements and hour-long programs, the first of which aired on Tuesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. The program featured a conversation with local healthcare professionals who provide senior care. CWW is produced by WERU intern Emma Weiss. Listen to the recording.
Guests on this program included Anne Schroth, co-director and healthy-aging program coordinator at Healthy Peninsula in Blue Hill; René Colson Hudson, executive director of Healthy Island Project in Stonington; and Jo Cooper, executive director of Friends in Action in Ellsworth.
WERU is extremely excited about two new programs in the line-up. Downeast Diversity, produced by Alyne Cistone in conjunction with Healthy Acadia, is all about the stories of people and their cultures in Maine! Downeast Diversity airs on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 4 -4:30 p.m. Listen to the recording online.
Tough Island, Maine, is a new weekly show chronicaling Crash Barry’s misadventures on Matinicus Island. It is based on his book of the same name and is produced by the author. It first aired on Tuesday, August 17 at 5:30 pm, and airs weekly at 5:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Listen to the recording online.
(Credit: Crash Barry)
Featured Artist of the Week
Charlie Marie 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 a cut from her full-length debut album and for your chance to win a FREE pair of guest list passes to see her perform on Friday, September 24th from 7:30 – 8:30 PM at 29 Elm Street in the Camden Opera House.
DJ Denis will interview Charlie on Friday, September 24th live via telephone at 8:30 AM!
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