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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Spencer Scott interviews Cpl. Chris Kotch an Iraq War Veteran who recently returned to the US with a devastating throat injury.

Bought by PRX Remix, WMPG, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 3
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Spencer Scott interviews Sargeant Jim Johnson of the Maine National Guard as he departs for eighteen months in Iraq.

Bought by WXLV-FM, WMPG, and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 06:22
  • Purchases: 3
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Youth reporter, Justin Norton breaks down some simple facts about the upcoming presidential election.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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Amy reflects on losing a baby at a young age.

Bought by Remix Radio and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Joey, an incarcerated teen, calls home.

Bought by The Story, Remix Radio, WYBC, YouthCast, Space Gallery and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2004
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 6
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Katie from the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) discusses becoming a mother at thirteen.

Bought by Remix Radio, WMPG, KUNM, and WNPR


  • Added: Feb 25, 2004
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 4
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Blunt Youth Radio reporters, Molly Adams and Maia Chong interview 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich

  • Added: Feb 18, 2004
  • Length: 13:13
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Inside the press corps circus - the color reporters, the spin alley beat men, the chief political correspondents - at a democratic presidential pri...

Bought by East Village Radio


  • Added: Feb 01, 2004
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Joey from the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) interviews a cutter.

Bought by KDNK, Remix Radio, WMPG, and WNPR


  • Added: Dec 17, 2003
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 4
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Your mom's got Van Morrison on repeat, she wants to talk "mother daughter trust," and there's still hundreds of miles left to go. Trapped inside a ...

Bought by KZYX, KSFR, PRX Remix, WMPG, SpiritHouse Inc/Youth Noise Network and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2003
  • Length: 04:26
  • Purchases: 6