Posts Tagged ‘WERU’


Happening Today

August 23, 2016


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Arts Are Alive

March 9, 2016

WERU – Arts Education

Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 3.33.00 PMPrintOn February 23, the Maine Arts Commission (MAC) Executive Director Julie Richard, New England Institute for Teacher Education Executive Director Catherine Ring, and MAC Director of Arts Education Argy Nestor joined the WERU Maine Arts Alive Host Michael Donahue to talk about the statewide Arts Education that is underway in Maine.

You can listen to the recording of the show at


On the air with Catherine, Julie, and Michael


Maine ARTS Alive

January 23, 2015

The State of the Arts in Maine – 2015

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Middle Schooler on the Piano

January 16, 2015

Joshua Chung

4BB1F98E-09AA-441C-AD6B-35CD239B59F4On the “WERU Family Radio Hour” on Saturday, January 3 twelve year old pianist Joshua Chen of Belfast was interviewed. He was interviewed by one of the shows host, Scot Cannon, who also performed during the radio show, WERU, 89.9 FM/99.9 FM. The show is aired each Saturday at 10:00 am. You can access the recorded show is located at

Joshua is a 7th grader from the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast and has been studying piano since he was seven and is currently a student of Belfast piano teacher  Nancy Riesco. Joshua also plays trumpet in the the Troy Howard school band under the direction of David Coffey.

The recording was done at the Belfast United Methodist church where his father Jinwoo is the pastor. Jinwoo and Joshua’s mother Heywan were the audience for the session.

The remainder of the” Radio Hour” is filled with musical examples showing the wide appeal and versatility of 88 black & white keys.


Friends of the Arts

November 25, 2013


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WERU: Maine Arts Alive

December 28, 2012

With Michael Donahue

Julie Richard, Peter Alexander, and Michael Donahue

Julie Richard, Peter Alexander, and Michael Donahue

“Arts in Education” was the topic of the “MAINE ARTS ALIVE” radio program on WERU on November 27, 2012.  The host of the program, Michael Donahue, invited myself and Julie Richard, Director of the Maine Arts Commission and Peter Alexander, Director of the Maine Alliance for Arts Education.

I viewed this as an opportunity to discuss Maine arts education and to provide a chance for the listeners to learn more about what arts educators across the state are doing.

You can listen to the archived show by clicking here or you can get there on the WERU site by following these directions: Go to the WERU web page and look for the “Listen On Line” box on the right side of the page. Click on the “Public Affairs Audio Archives” listing. This will take you to the “categories” box where you will find Maine Arts Alive show listed alphabetically. click on that. Our show will be the first one in the list.

There were several community phone calls in the second half of the hour that added to the interesting show.

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