WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Audio Archives show

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Audio Archives

Summary: Audio archives of spoken word broadcasts from Community Radio WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill & 102.9 FM Bangor, Maine

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 United Way of Eastern Maine Presents 6/23/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:04:00

United Way of Eastern Maine Presents 6/23/12 Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine . Guest: Marie Cota, Childcare Director of the Sharing Place for the Housing Foundation in Orono Issue: Childcare, Early Childhood Development About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at: www.unitedwayem.org

 Awanadjo Almanack 6/22/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:08:26

Producer/Host: Rob McCall Engineer: Denis Howard “Lawn Mowing”

 Sustainable House Sketchbook 6/22/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:02:18

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh “Stuff”

 RadioActive 6/21/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:19

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Citizen Initiative for Regulatory Action on BPA in Food Packaging Intended for Babies and Toddlers and a Report from the Demonstrations at the Rio 20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Key Discussion Points (list at least 3): a) Maine citizens delivered a petition to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that legally requires the state to consider a rule to ban the use of Bisphonel-A in the containers of food and beverages marketed to babies and small children. Maine law recently went into effect that bans BPA in reusable plastic containers, such as baby bottles and “sippy “cups. b) Indigenous communities and environmental and social justice organizations at the Rio 20 UN Conference on Sustainable have been amplifying their resistance to destructive projects promoted as part of the so called “green economy”, stressing the negative impacts of commodifying the natural world. c) One example is the REDD Initiative (“Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation”). Indigenous communities say, now that their forest lands are considered monetarily lucrative as carbon off sets, their often politically marginalized communities are vulnerable to land grabs. Guests by name and affiliation: A) Mike Belliveau, executive director, Environmental Health Strategy Center www.preventharm.org B) Anne Petermann, executive director, Global Justice Ecology Project http://climate-connections.org/ C) Margaret Prescott, producer of “Sojourner Truth”, KPFK FM D)Jeff Conant, Global Justice Ecology Project reporting E) Alberto Saldamdo, Indigenous Environmental Network www.ienearth.org/ http://climate-connections.org/2012/06/22/indigenous-deliver-kari-oca-ii-declaration-to-rio20-as-military-halts-hundreds/ Call In Program: no

 WERU News Report 6/20/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:58

Producer/Host: Amy Browne Program Topics: Maine Initiatives Awards, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, Local Peace & Justice Activists, Making Local Food Accessible for Low-Income Community Members Guests: Recorded audio from Maine Initiatives Awards (www.maineinitiatives.org) (recorded by Matt Murphy); Interview with Jack McKay, Director of Food AND Medicine (www.foodANDmedicine.org) Call In Program: no

 Common Health 6/20/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:20

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher Engineer: Amy Browne Program Topic: Looking Ahead: Writing a Regional Public Health Plan Key Discussion Points): a) What are some of the big public health challenges confronting eastern Maine? b) What priority issues will be included in the Healthy Acadia Strategic Plan? c) What are the prospects for reversing some of our unhealthy lifestyle trends? Guests: A) Elsie Fleming, Community Relations & Development Director Healthy Acadia, PO Box 962, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-5331 elsie@healthyacadia.org B) Milja Brecher-DeMuro, Social Worker and Substance Abuse Prevention Instructor Acadia Family Center, 1 Fernald Point Road, PO Box 807, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679, (207) 244-4012 milja@acadiafamilycenter.org Call In Program: Yes

 WERU News Report 6/19/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:21

Producer/Host: Amy Browne Program Topics: Segment 1: Environmentalists Issue New Report on Tar Sands Pipeline in Maine; Segment 2: Penobscot Nation Receives Maine Initiatives Award Key Discussion Points: a) Portland-Montreal pipeline b) Tar sands c) Penobscot Nation Guests: Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy & Global Warming Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine (www.nrcm.org) Recorded audio from Maine Initiatives Awards, featuring John Dieffenbacher-Krall, Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis and Natural Resources Director John Banks (www.penobscotnation.org, www.maineinitiatives.org) (Audio recorded by: Matt Murphy) Call In Program: no

 Wabanaki Windows 6/19/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:47

Producer/Host: Donna Loring Engineer: Amy Browne Issue: Wabanaki Youth writers Program Topic: Wabanaki Youth Writers Project Key Discussion Points: a) History Reading Group’s writings and lessons learned b) Poetry readings of Youth’s work c) Suggestions to teachers of Wabanaki Youth Guests: gkisedtanamiook, Adjunct faculty member University of Maine One of the Program mentors and advisers Paul Frost Retired University of Maine faculty member Mentor and advisor For more information about the project contact: gkisedtanamoogk@umit.maine.edu Resource article: http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3147 This URL should take you to an article titled Indian Education for All: Grounded in Place and Culture, published on the National Writing Project website. If the link fails, Google will not.

 Outside the Box 6/19/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:06:06

Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger “What to do about Syria”

 Democracy Forum 6/18/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:24

Producer/Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters Engineer: Amy Browne Issue: Participatory Democracy Program Topic: Wealth and income inequality in the U.S. and why it matters for democracy Key Discussion Points: a) What are the trends in wealth and income disparity? Who is affected? b) What structural or public policy factors are contributing to this trend? c) What are the consequences for democracy and the general well-being? d) What can citizens do? Guests: A) Professor Susan Feiner, Professor of Economics and Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Southern Maine, http://www.usm.maine.edu/eco/susan-feiner. B) Dr. Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University and director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, http://www.nber.org/~freeman/. Call In Program: Yes Political Broadcast: No

 U.S./El Salvador Report 6/16/12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:08:39

Producer/Host: Kathleen March Transcript: This is Kathleen March with WERU’s US-El Salvador Report. This week we continue to direct attention toward the Pacific Rim case and Salvadoran sovereignty. The report has been prepared by the University of Maine in collaboration with Radio Sumpul and US-El Salvador Sister Cities. En junio, el Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI) dictaminó que Pacific Rim, empresa canadiense, tiene derecho a demandar al Estado salvadoreño, por no permitirle la explotación de la mina El Dorado en Cabañas. El Salvador tiene que mostrar que su negativa a otorgar el permiso es una decisión soberana que cualquier país puede tomar, no un capricho del gobierno. La Mesa Nacional frente a la Minería Metálica condena la actitud mercenaria de empresas que, utilizando el modelo neoliberal, se aprovechan de acuerdos para extorsionar a los Estados. La Mesa exige que el gobierno canadiense deje de proteger a esta empresa y la obligue a retirar la demanda a El Salvador en el CIADI. Los modelos de liberalización comercial – la privatización de servicios y bienes públicos – fueron promocionados por los gobiernos de ARENA. Los TLCs ponen en riesgo los derechos de su población. La Mesa Nacional frente a la Minería Metálica no admite que la soberanía de El Salvador se someta a tribunales que promueven los intereses corporativos. Rechaza las negociaciones de El Salvador, para pactar un Tratado de Libre Comercio con Canadá. Que el Gobierno canadiense cese las negociaciones del TLC con El Salvador, que deje de proteger a Pacific Rim y que la obligue a retirar la demanda al El Salvador en el CIADI. Esto se dijo el 13 de junio. En un artículo reciente, el Grito Mesoamericano analiza la resistencia frente a la minería metálica en El Salvador. El movimiento es una alianza socio-ambientalista más diversa que la lucha contra la deforestación de la Finca El Espino, en la década de 1990. Hay coincidencias entre el ambientalismo, el movimiento social popular más amplio y un sector de ONGés. Como muchos países latinoamericanos, El Salvador es objetivo de compañías mineras transnacionales. Por varias décadas no hubo exploración ni explotación de minerales; en 1996 se aprobó una Ley de Minería con incentivos para los inversionistas extranjeros. Hasta 2007 se concedieron casi 30 permisos para exploración de oro y plata. Comenzó a haber preocupación por los efectos sociales y ambientales; en 2005 ya había dos focos de resistencia frente a la minería: uno en el Departamento de Chalatenango y otro en el de Cabañas. Este movimiento ha estado apoyado por ONGés muy diversas: organizaciones ambientalistas, un centro de estudios vinculado al movimiento popular, una organización para la promoción y defensa de los derechos humanos, sectores religiosos, organizaciones de apoyo a la economía popular. Forman la Mesa Nacional Frente a la Minería Metálica. Con la Mesa, creada en 2006, el movimiento ha tenido una presencia en los medios de comunicación y otros foros de las luchas populares. Ha frenado la aprobación del Estudio de Impacto Ambiental para el proyecto El Dorado, en el Departamento de Cabañas. La Pacific Rim suspendió actividades en 2008 aunque después presentó una demanda contra el Estado Salvadoreño, por medio de una filial estadounidense, apoyándose en el TLC. En Chalatenango la movilización popular fue rápida por su larga tradición de lucha organizada. En 2005, en San José Las Flores, algunos pobladores notaron la presencia de trabajadores forasteros, y pusieron en alerta a los líderes comunales. En dos meses la población estaba informada de la situación y de los riesgos de la minería. Según uno de sus líderes, es “tierra que para nosotros está bañada con sangre, y sangre de gente heroica que murió para que nosotros tuviéramos un pedazo de tierra. Vender esta tierra es traicionar esa gente”. En septiembre de 2005, pobladores de San José Las Flores y Guarjila fueron a detene[...]


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