Community Voices for Change is a talk show highlighting the work of individuals and organizations working to enhance the greater good of communities. Producer and 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 writings of Howard Zinn and other writers who believe if we get organized “Small acts” multiplied by hundreds, thousands of people we can transform our communities, the state and possibly even the world. Jam Lewis, is the sound engineer.
February 7: Paula Voelker, Executive Director of the Maine Education Association and Suzen Polk-Hoffses, a pre-K teacher at the Milbridge Elementary School located in Washington County will talk about why pre-K education should be expanded across Maine. Expanding public preschool is one of Governor Mills’ top education priorities.
January 24: Jill Charney, Coordinator of Legislative Advocacy in Massachusetts, will talk about the work that Jewish Voice for Peace is currently doing in Massachusetts and how a local chapter could be formed here in Maine.
January 10: Members of the Libbytown Neighborhood Association will talk about a process for deciding where homeless shelters should be established in the City of Portland.
January 17: Ethan Stlrimling, Mayor of Portland, will talk about what he hopes the Portland City Council can accomplish during 2019. He will highlight the mcajor points made in his recent State of the City Address.
January 3: Douglas Rooks, author of the recently published book Rise, Decline and Renewal: The Democratic Party in Maine, will speak about the book and his thoughts on the future of the Democratic Party in the state of Maine.
December 27: Rebecca Boehm Ph.D, post Doctoral research at the University of Connecticut, speaks on a recently authored research paper on the consumption of meat and what lowering the nation’s meat intake and a more plant based diet could do to reduce carbon emissions.