By• December 30, 2011
One on the Right is a weekly call-in show about politics in Maine on WRFR-FM. The show is hosted by Gerald Weinand, the editor of Dirigo Blue, and airs Thursdays from 1-2:00 p.m.
We thank our show sponsor: Viking Lumber.
Show #23, 31 May 2012 listen: No scheduled guests – open phones.
Show #22, 24 May 2012 listen: Interview with Matt Gagnon, Director of Digital Strategies for the Republican Governors Association and long-time observer of politics in Maine, talked about the Republican Party primaries for the US Senate and Congressional races; and Bill Nemitz, news columnist for the Portland Press Herald, talked about the Democratic Party primary for the US Senate seat.
Show #21, 17 May 2012 listen: Interview Ben Pollard, president of Pollard Builders and candidate for the Maine Democratic Party nomination for the US Senate; and Rep. Mark Eves (D-North Berwick), ranking minority member on the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, who talked about the impact of the latest budget cuts on Maine’s welfare system.
Show #20, 10 May 2012: Due to technical difficulties, there is no podcast available.
Show #19, 26 April 2012 listen: Interview with State Sen. Cynthia Dill (D-Cumberland), a candidate for the Democratic nomination for US Senate (website); and Mattie Daughtry, communications associate for Maine’s Majority, for a recap of Tuesday’s “values” Senate candidate forum in Bangor.
Show #18, 19 April 2012: Due to technical difficulties, there is no podcast available.
Show #17, 12 April 2012 listen: Interview with Rep. Chuck Kruger (D-Thomaston), member of the Government Oversight Committee, on their having OPEGA investigate how 19,000 ineligible Mainers were covered by MaineCare, the state’s Medicaid program; and an interview with Geoff Herman, Director of State and Federal Relations for the Maine Municipal Association, regarding LD1835, a bill that would revise the State revenue sharing program that assists towns and cities.
Show #16, 29 March 2012 listen: Part 1 here: an interview with Rep. Erin Herbig (D-Belfast), on LD1894, a bill that would repeal the mandate that the State bargain with a union of child day care providers; Part 2 here; and Part 3 here: an interview with Sen. John Patrick (D-Oxford) on his attempt to enact legislation that clarifies the duties of a Constitutional Officer running for a statewide election.
Show #15, 22 March 2012 listen: Part 1 here: an interview with Sen. Justin Alfond D-Cumberland), on school voucher bills (LD1854 and LD1866); and Part 2 here: an interview with Rep. John Martin (D-Eagle Lake), on LD1853, a bill to update the State’s mining regulations.
Show #14, 15 March 2012 listen: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5: Guest Host Rep. Chuck Kruger (D-Thomaston) interviews Chris Korzen, head of Maine’s Majority, about the report by Matthea Daughtry on the influence of ALEC on the Maine Legislature; and with Rep. Ed Mazurek (D-Rockland), the Ranking Minority Member on the Transportation Committee, on all things transportation.
Show #12, 1 March 2012 listen: Interview with Rep. Mark Dion (D-Portland) on passage of an House Order asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on whether State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin violated the Maine Constitution; Matt Gagnon, Director of Digital Stategies for the Republican Governors Association and long-time observer of politics in Maine, on the announcement that Sen. Olympia Snowe will not seek re-election; and Rep. Mike Carey (D-Lewiston) on ethics questions revolving around the Maine Republican Party.
Show #11, 23 February 2012 listen: Interview with Ben Grant, Chair of the Maine Democratic Party, on Sunday’s Party Caucuses; and Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland), member of the Working Families Coalition, on LD1207, a bill that would repeal the right for workers at the former Decoster Egg plant to organize.
Show #10, 16 February 2012 listen: Interview with Garrett Martin, Executive Director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP), on the loss of 7,200 jobs in Maine in 2011, and ways to address that; and Matt Gagnon, long-time observer of politics in Maine and Director of Digital Strategies for the Republican Governors Association (RGA), on the recent Maine Republican Caucuses.
Show #9, 9 February 2012 (listen): Interview with Rep. David Webster (D-Freeport), a member of the Maine Legislature’s Appropriations Committee, on the compromise reached regarding the projected shortfall in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); also discussed the proposed changes from the LePage administration to Maine’s public school system.
Show #8, 2 February 2012 (listen): Interview with Dennis Bailey of CasinosNO!, on the investigation by the Ethics Commission of People of Lewiston and Auburn, a PAC that supported a failed attempt to develop a casino in Lewiston; and Rep. Linda Valentino (D-Saco), a member of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, on how a recent ruling by the Justice Department allowing some forms of online gambling will impact Maine.
Show #7, 26 January 2012: Unfortunately, not available.
Show #6, 19 January 2012 (listen): Interview with Rep. Jeff McCabe (D-Skowhegan), ranking minority member of the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, on the report from the LURC Reform Commission, and legislation that will incorporate at least some of the ideas from it.
Show #5, 12 January 2012 (listen): Interview with Andrew Ian Dodge, who is challenging Sen. Olympia Snowe for the Maine Republican US Senate nomination; and with Sen. Phil Bartlett (D-Cumberland), on his bill An Act To Improve the Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings and Create Jobs (LD1264), which was vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage last week.
Show #4, 5 January 2012 (listen): Interview with Al Diamon, long-time observer of the news media and politics in Maine, on bias in the news media and with Rep. Emily Cain (D-Orono), on what to expect in the upcoming 2nd Session of the 125th Maine Legislature.
Show #3, 29 December 2011 (listen): Interview with http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/hsebios/obriar.htm on the minimum wage and with Matt Gagnon of Pine Tree Politics on the list of the 25 Most Influential People in Maine Politics.