Community Voices for Change is a talk show highlighting the work of individuals and organizations working to enhance the greater good of communities. Host Richard Rudolph begins each show with music from Sam Cooke’s Ain’t That Good News Album -“A Change is Gonna Come”. The show is also based on the belief that “Small acts” when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world.
Antoine Jefferson works as Radio Engineer.
October 18: Clara McConnell, the Communication Director at the Good Shepard Food Bank, will be speaking about food insecurity and efforts at both the state and national level to impose work requirements on recipients who receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program) benefits (what was formerly called the Food Stamp program).
October 11: Doug Rawlings, professor and Maine chapter officer of Veterans for Peace (which he co-founded in 1985), speaks on the current war efforts from the United States and about ways to achieve peace, and describing the Veterans for Peace organization.
October 4: Joey Brunelle, candidate for the at large Portland’s City Council seat, will talk about why he is running and what he hopes to accomplish if elected on November 6.
September 27: Jim Gerristen, Maine potato farmer and founder of Wood Prairie Family Farm, will discuss small farmers in America and how federal policies and corporate farms are pushing them out of business.
September 20: Dr. Henk Goorhuis, an emergency room medical doctor and board chair of MaineAll Care will talk about the need for universal medical coverage in Maine and in the Nation – why it’s needed, why it is a public good, and how it could be financially sound, efficient and politically sustainable.
September 13: Sarah Alexander- New Executive Director of MOFGA – and why she decided to take on this new responsibility and the Common Ground Fair