Free Press and Functioning Democracy on WERU

The next show from the League of Women Voters Downeast on Friday, February 15, and it’s going to be a good one!

Judy Woodruff of the PBS Newshour will be one of the interviewees.  If you miss it live, it will also be archived at WERU.

“The Free Press and a Functioning Democracy”

Friday, February 15, 10:00 a.m. 
LWVME Radio 2Democracy Forum on WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM Blue Hill, 99.9 FM Bangor. Listen live on the Web at WERU FM. 

We’ll talk about democracy, journalism, the state of play in American news. Can fact-based journalism survive? Can democracy survive otherwise? We’ll take listener questions by email at with “Democracy Forum” in the subject line. This program is being produced with support from the Maine Humanities Council. 

Special Guests:

  • Earl Brechlin was the founding editor of the award-winning weekly newspaper, the Mount Desert Islander, and former editor of the Bar Harbor Times.
  • Burt Neuborne is the Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties and founding Legal Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School.

  • Judy Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS Newshour.

Read more about this show at

Martha Dickinson
40 Washington Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605

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