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)
Downeast Diversity w/ Alyne Cistone:
Alyne Cistone has two decades experience working in law, government and the nonprofit sector. As Founder and CEO of Global Tides, she manages day-to-day operations including creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction and leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy.
Given her ability to bridge cultures, she is a sought-after adviser and for almost a decade has served on the Board of Trustees at College of the Atlantic, where she Co-Chairs the Board DEI Taskforce amongst other key roles. She is currently an Advisor for Greenlight Maine and has previously served as an advisor for the Maine Community Foundation Hancock Committee, and the MDI Hospital Women’s Health Center. Alyne has also served as a mentor for the Maine New Leadership and the Mandela-Washington Fellowship programs. She has experience and a background in building strategic partnerships for businesses both nationally and internationally. Alyne also serves on the Maine Conservation Voters Board, and volunteers for other numerous organizations across Maine.
Alyne’s work has been featured by TEDx Dirigo, Mainebiz, Maine Women Magazine, Maine Public Broadcasting and others. She resides on Mount Desert Island with her family.
Tough Island, Maine w/ Crash Barry
In Chapter One of Tough Island, Maine, Crash Barry moves to Matinicus, Maine’s most remote inhabited island, to live and work as a sternman on Captain Donald’s lobster boat, The Dotted Eye. And Crash gets to know Donald’s wife, Mary-Margaret, during a ride to Rockland.
Writer Crash Barry lives near a cannabis grove in the foothills of western Maine. Thirty years ago, he moved to Matinicus, Maine’s most remote inhabited island, to live and work as a sternman aboard a lobster boat. In Tough Island, Maine, Crash retells his misadventures using dramatic storytelling and unique sound design.