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  • Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

    Suppression

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  • Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
    Production Assistant: John Welles

    The Story of Mead

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  • Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine  
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Civil Discourse: Can We Still Do It?

    What civil discourse looks like?
    Why does it seems to be so hard right now?
    How can we practice it ourselves?
    What can we to do encourage it in our leaders and public servants here in Maine?

    Guests:
    Tomas Spath, co-founder of the Institute for Civility in Government
    Matt Motyl, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois – Chicago
    Andrew Rudalevige, the Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government at Bowdoin College

    To learn more about this topic:
    Why Polarization Matters, David Blankenhorn in The American Interest
    The Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People, David Blankenhorn in The American Interest
    2016 Colby Civility Poll with the Boston Globe

    The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:

    Starr Gilmartin
    Maggie Harling
    Linda Hoskins
    Ann Luther
    Maryann Ogonowski
    Pam Person
    Leah Taylor
    Linda Washburn

    FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org

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  • Host: Denis Howard
    Engineer: John Greenman

    An open-mic style call-in show

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The world of autonomous machines is rapidly approaching. From self-driving vehicles to completely automated fast food establishments to robots in the operating room to weapons that decide what is a target and destroy it with no human intervention, machines are going to have an autonomy they have never had before in human history. And that means our ethical and legal systems are going to have to raise and answer questions that we have never had to answer before. Unfortunately, our ethical and legal capacities seem to be way behind our technological ones. We need to think about what that means. Here’s a start.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

    Scrawny 1

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  • Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

    A Muslim Chief and Lincoln

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Contributing producers: Meredith DeFrancesco, Matt Murphy

    Segment 1: Penobscot Nation member and indigenous rights attorney Sherri Mitchell speaking at the Penobscot River Sovereignty Rally held on the Bangor waterfront on July 9th in response to the recent court decision against the tribe- produced by Meredith DeFrancesco

    Segment 2: Matt Murphy interviews former Senator George Mitchell about ways to apply what he has learned in his years as a diplomat to present day politics

    Segment 3: Matt Murphy interviews performance artist Judith Sloan about her latest project. FMI: www.earsay.org


    Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

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