This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn go line-by-unfortunate-line through Governor Paul LePage’s comments on the tragedy in Charlottesville, his “both sides” empowering of white supremacists and his defense of Confederate monuments. They provide contemporary and historical context to one of the Governor’s most appalling statements to date. They also offer a full-throated defense of the referendum process as Maine’s best vehicle for progressive change, responding to listeners who are dispirited by the legislature’s response to referendums passed last year. You can ask your own question or leave a comment at (207) 619-3182. Subscribe to the podcast feed right here using your favorite podcasting app or subscribe using iTunes. Please also join us this Sunday to rally for racial justice. Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore.