Category: The Maine Beacon

Maine Beacon: Mainers of Color Confront Outbreaks of Both Violence & The Virus

David Patrick of Racial Equity and Justice joins the podcast to discuss the rally and march in downtown Bangor he helped organize this week and the demonstrations across the country in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: Mainers of Color Confront Outbreaks of Both Violence & The Virus

Maine Beacon: The Grassroots Campaign to Stop Drug Corporations from Profiteering off the Pandemic

Margarida Jorge, campaign manager for Lower Drug Prices Now, joins the podcast this week to discuss how pharmaceutical corporations, employing three lobbyists for every member of Congress, are seeking to profit off treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 developed with public money and how Mainers can help make sure these drugs are affordable. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: The Grassroots Campaign to Stop Drug Corporations from Profiteering off the Pandemic

Maine Beacon: Maine’s Austerity-Based Response to the Great Recession Failed

Maine is beginning to re-open, but what does that actually mean, especially for the workers in the first additional industries slated to re-open? Esther, Ben and Mike discuss Gov. Mills’ plan to restart Maine on this episode of the Beacon podcast. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: Maine’s Austerity-Based Response to the Great Recession Failed

Maine Beacon: Maine’s Newspapers Face a Fundamental Threat, Just as They’re Most Needed

Mo Mehlsak, managing editor of the Portland Phoenix, joins the podcast this week to discuss how journalists are covering the COVID-19 crisis and how crashing advertising revenues are threatening some newspapers’ existence. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: Maine’s Newspapers Face a Fundamental Threat, Just as They’re Most Needed

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