June 14th special Pride Portland Programming on WMPG:
3-5pm – WMPG Dance Party/Open House (Come on down to 92 Bedford Street in Portland!)
7pm – the premier episode of “Querying the Past Radio“
Open house + a special all queer music show with guest DJ Qwerewolf on Thursday June 14th from 3pm-5pm. We’re inviting folks to stop by the station, and for LGBTQ+ folks to make quick guest appearances live on-air to talk about pride and what Portland Pride week means to them.
Querying the Past is a 6-week special series that will air on Thursday evenings 7-7:30pm. We will air 6 unique programs every Thursday evening over 6 weeks and the first episode will be heard Thursday June 14th in honor of Portland Pride Week. This series comes from the LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project that is collecting and preserving the voices and stories of members of the Southern Maine LGBTQ community. The Principle Investigator for this project is Dr. Wendy Chapkis, Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. Professor Chapkis is also the Faculty Scholar for the Sampson Center’s LGBTQ+ Collection (from 2016 through 2018). The LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project integrates USM students into the process of community-based research; after being trained each fall, students serve as interviewers and transcribers of the oral histories.