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  • Bangor Media Collective 3:30 am on May 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , interviews, media justice, radio   

    Interview with Meaghan LaSala on Grassroots Media Conference 

    Meaghan LaSala is an Americorps Vista outreach coordinator with WERU Community Radio. She’s also the host of the monthly WERU show Bangor Area Commons, covering a wide range of arts, cultural, and political issues and events from the Bangor area, with live guests and local call-ins. Media Collective organizer Martin Chartrand and I met Meaghan when we had the opportunity to talk about Bangor Media Collectiveon her show last December.

    These days, she is also working an another project in conjunction with the station– a Grassroots Media Conference at Unity College this September.

    The conference aims to bring together media groups, artists and activists from all over Maine to meet, learn and strategize. In this interview, Meaghan explains what the conference is, how it can help you improve your media effectiveness whether you’re an activist or an artist, and how the conference is part of the larger struggle for media justice.

  • Bangor Media Collective 9:16 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , charity, , interviews, jewelry, yikes studio   

    Donate $5 to Heifer International and Win a Necklace by Local Artisan 

    "Passing on the gift": Giving the offspring to others is a key part of Heifer International's strategy.

    Collective member Suzanne Anderson of Yikes! Studio is a polymer clay jewelry artist whose art is fun, elegant and innovative. Her latest project is a fundraiser for the international nonprofit organization Heifer International, whose work empowers women and families with the gift of livestock animals. Suzanne is raffling off a beautiful necklace with beads depicting the faces of women world-wide, expertly caned from polymer clay. A donation of $5 or more enters you to win– and the proceeds help someone find economic security and dignity through ownership of livestock.

    The organization’s website describes their mission this way: “Heifer International is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance & sustainability.” Among organizations that address hunger and opportunities for women, Heifer International is a standout, with measurable successes as well as the less measurable, but immeasurably valuable, experiences of empowerment. Suzanne (of Lucerne, Maine) and I talk about the necklace she is creating as a fundraiser for Heifer. Read the interview!

  • Bangor Media Collective 8:17 pm on April 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: groups, interviews, music   

    Bangor’s Bassists 4 Bassists 

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