The Maine Association of Broadcasters has announced that two WERU producers have recognized for excellence in 2020-21, News & Public Affairs Manager, Amy Browne, and and 2020 Intern, Mariah Dennis. Congratulations to both! Keep reading for the full story!
Two months after the insurrection in DC, WERU News & Public Affairs Manager, Amy Browne, talked with Andy O’Brien and Nathan Bernard, reporters for Mainer covering far right extremism and hate groups in the state. Maine Currents garnered a third-place award for public affairs programming in Maine, from the Maine Association of Broadcasting. Congrats Amy! Learn more at https://archives.weru.org/?s=hate. This is Amy’s third award from the MAB!
Also winning an MAB recognition award was WERU’s 2020 Intern, Mariah Dennis, at the time a student at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland. In the early days of the pandemic, the easternmost town in America was divided. The CDC had issued a No Sail Order for all US cruise ships, which left the 785’ Oceania Riviera looking for a port to call home. With the deepest natural port in the continental states, the tiny fishing town of Eastport, Maine seemed like the perfect solution. But not everyone was ready to welcome the Riviera to town. This story, entitled The Only Port of Call, won second-place in the locally-produced radio feature category. Way to go, Mariah! Learn more at https://soundcloud.com/user-453735253/the-only-port-of-call. (Oceania Riviera photo by Don Dunbar.)