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Throughout President Donald Trump's campaign and first 100 days as president, he has continuously bashed the news media. Now, the journalists of t...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:12
Caption: ...the value of  human anchoring..., Credit: Susan Cook
Ten years ago this month, Maine Public Radio fired the host of a 30 year popular jazz program, The humble Farmer because he criticized the Iraq War...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2017
  • Length: 06:53
Caption: Children's art is an eyeglass into their view. , Credit: Susan Cook
'Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings and the Art of Resolution’ is a new exhibit at the Bowdoin Art Museum which presents the artwork of children f...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2017
  • Length: 08:07
Caption: The power of belief honored in R. Kelly's 'I Believe I Can Fly' not a free ride., Credit: https://youtu.be/GIQn8pab8Vc
In Maine, hearings before the Environment and Natural Resource Committee on Mining Regulations bring to mind a free plane ride- and lunch- given to...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 02:13
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This week The Rough Draft Diaries chats with Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 06:48
Caption: I'd have Sonny Boy Williamson testify and sing 'Bye Bye Bird', Credit: youtube.com/watch?v=YSdwhnsV4Go
Maine's Legislature will vote on Open-Pit Mining soon but whose testimony about environmental contamination will be believed and who will speak th...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 06:34
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
From the Trump White House, the latest justification for dismissing legal challenges to the Muslim travel ban is that the Constitution makes the Un...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: The kindness of strangers made NYC subway and Obamacare..., Credit: Susan Cook
There is not a single insurance company in the country that has gone out of business because of the ACA . They’ve created new alliances, to wit Op...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2017
  • Length: 06:03
Caption: Charles Brandon Rapp McGuigan, Credit: Charles McGuigan
My son and I arrived shortly after noon, boarding the orange line at the West Falls Church Metro Station where I parked our Honda CRV. A hundred p...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 25:44
Caption: Madame Rosa, the magistrate of care, wouldn't take money for deep love., Credit: Susan Cook
Selling whatever this country has, for money, of course, at every turn, even at the highest echelons of government, has become the highest priorit...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
Caption: The Marquez family during their stay in the Venezuela embassy., Credit: Berta Marquez
With 65 million living as refugees and migrants, the world has never had more forcibly displaced people than it does now. In this 45-minute documen...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 48:05
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It was November 9, 2016. Amy was worried about the new political landscape. But some unusual encounters at work gave her fresh perspective.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 11:36
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This week on the RDD, Haley meets with Pete Culp, a member of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board of directors. Baldemar Velasquez nominat...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries, we return to Baldemar Velásquez and the FLOC, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee. An organization created to...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 06:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Girls Wanna Have Fundamental Rights, Credit: Susan Cook
Millions of women all over this country are protesting the denial and exclusion of women’s rights by the new Washington, DC throne holder. So to e...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2017
  • Length: 03:09
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
The Presidency and being Presidential staff are not power pills that work their way out in sweat and perspiration after swallowing. They are power ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:39
Caption: Private Insurance Jobs Lost..., Credit: Susan Cook
Like the Defense Industry, Obamacare was created to keep America strong. Like the Defense Industry, Obamacare government stipends are paid to priva...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:12
Caption: Carol Gilligan was Ms Magazine's First Woman of the Year..., Credit: Ed Levy/Boston Globe
If you missed the smearing, cheap shots and character assassination against women this year, and one woman in particular, maybe you were cut off f...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2017
  • Length: 08:11
Caption: There are always more than one..., Credit: Rebecca Farnum/Current Inc.  Colorado Springs
How does a whole country find its better angels. We hear that this new administration’s policies will deny care to the most vulnerable, escalate ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 07:11
Caption: Wondering about life post-Obama..., Credit: Susan Cook
Possibilities for a suppression of the Electoral College vote results are gone. We now come to terms with the reality that at least for the next fo...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
Caption: In another time- Democratic National Convention 1996, Credit: Keith Meyers/NewYork Times
The Sixty Second Moral asks questions about what is right or wrong in 60 seconds more or less. So, today, we ask, will there be yet another man who...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:32
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The Rough Draft Diaries meets with Ken Leslie of 1Matters. 1Matters is a non-profit that works to return domestic autonomy to those without homes. ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 06:33
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There is always, someone, somewhere who "like a bird on the wire" from Leonard Cohen's song, is trying “in [his or her] way to be free“. Since 1...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2016
  • Length: 07:40
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As women in this country grieve the lost opportunity to elect a woman President, the widespread sanctioning of Donald Trump’s sexploitation is ther...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
In honor of the upcoming Presidential race, The River Is Wide presents a melding of our favorite features. A Citizen's Guide, A Sixty Second Moral ...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:34