Blunt Youth Radio Project

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Blunt Youth Radio Project produces a weekly call-in public affairs radio show. Blunt airs every Monday night from 7:30 to 8:30 WMPG, Portland, Maine's community radio station.

Free and incarcerated, high school age youth from the greater Portland area staff the show. All Blunters learn interviewing, hosting, reporting, engineering, and studio production.

The show has won several NFCB and Maine Association of Broadcasters awards. Work by Blunt Youth Radio have aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, This American Life, re:Sound, the BBC, Maine Public Radio and others.

Series

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4 Pieces

Blunt Presents Special Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election

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3 Pieces

Teens and their families talk about S-E-X.

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3 Pieces

Blunt youth producers explore the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by documenting the displaced, and taking at hard look at the racial inequality exposed by the storm.

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22 Pieces

Incarcerated youth from the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine tell stories of life behind bars.

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8 Pieces

Blunt goes to the Maine Women's Lobby Economic Summit.

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9 Pieces

Blunt Youth Radio is trying to give Japanese people a way to tell the story of their experience following the March 11, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Messages from Japan is gathering and sharing the stories of regular Japanese people since the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

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13 Pieces

Youth Led Public Affairs Live from Blunt Youth Radio


Pieces

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Listen to incarcerated youth producer, Adam, recount the story of his last night of freedom before going to Jail.

Bought by Remix Radio, KHSU, and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 3
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LaShanda, a youth producer incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine, interviews her fellow inmates about th...

Bought by Remix Radio and YouthCast


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Incarcerated youth producer, Tyler, interviewed his fellow inmates about their definition of freedom and what they would do with freedom if they ha...

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 02:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Cassie, a young producer incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, ME, gives a step-by-step account of her battle ...

Bought by WMPG and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 2
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This is the story of Amy graduating from high school while incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) in South Portland, ME. )

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2004
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Are you afraid of needles? Join Maia Chong in conquering your fears at Portland High's blood drive.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WMPG, KXOT Public Radio, WXLV-FM, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 5
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Mick Pratt, youth reporter, filed this vox-pop, featuring teen opinions on file sharing.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 04:13
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Commentator Ethan Jud shares his opinions about file sharing with Metallica drummer and spokesperson, Lars Ulrich.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen to George tell the story of how he went from being an innocent kid to surviving two brushes with cancer to being locked up at Long Creek You...

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 09:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Casey Brackett takes a tour through the personals section of a local newspaper.

Bought by WJFF


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 1