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George Goehl of People’s Action discusses the rise of expansive movements like #metoo and Black Lives Matter and the increased responsibilities of community organizers, from mobilizing neighborhoods to changing the nation. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: George Goehl of People’s Action on the Power of Community Organizing
Shenker-Osorio hosts Words to Win By, a podcast where she explores narrative strategies that have led to progressive victories. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: Author Anat Shenker-Osorio’s Positive Message to Defeat Susan Collins
State revenues have been drastically reduced as a result of the pandemic. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: As State Revenues Crash, It’s Finally Time to Tax the Wealthy
Science, policy, politics and posturing have converged in the conversations over whether and how to reopen Maine’s legislature. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: How to Safely Re-Open Maine’s Schools & Legislature
This week on the Beacon podcast, Esther, Ben and Mike discuss the primary and referendum election results up and down the ballot, including a game of “So you think you know Crafts.” … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: The Final Phase of Maine’s Most Important Campaigns Has Begun
As the fall semester rapidly approaches, Esther Pew talks to Maggie Chipman, a student at Southern Maine Community College and Ruth Ann Paquette, a student at Unity College, about how their schools are planning to handle classes this fall and how they’ve been communicating with students. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: What Are Maine’s Colleges & Universities Planning For This Fall?
Maine’s cases of COVID-19 have held steady or fallen in recent weeks as more of the state has re-opened. At the same time, the nation as a whole is seeing some of the highest daily case counts since the pandemic began. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: Maine, U.S. Diverge in COVID-19 Spread, But That’s Not the Whole Story