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


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:32

  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:02:40
Caption: Jacorey Monterio, Credit: Portland Press Herald
From the outside, Jacorey looks like the party guy - he's 16, has his own apartment and seems to be living large. But Jacorey's private desire for ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2012
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Jeff's first day out
Jeff's reputation as a bully was something of a legend in the coastal town where he grew up. Eight years later, and with a chance to start over ag...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, Listenwise, KUOW, and Vocalo.org


  • Added: Mar 12, 2012
  • Length: 09:34
  • Purchases: 5
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For students locked up in Maine's Long Creek Youth Development Center passing notes is a crime... and an art form. Jacorey investigates.

Bought by The Story, KUOW, PRX Remix, KUT, and YouthCast


  • Added: Dec 31, 2011
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 5
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Atsushi Ito runs a company in Tokyo, but his hometown is Miyagi, which was terribly devastated by the tsunami. He says that Japanese people will f...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Apr 27, 2011
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Atsushi Ito runs a company in Tokyo, but his hometown is Miyagi, which was terribly devastated by the tsunami. His friends told him that all the b...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Apr 27, 2011
  • Length: 01:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Atsushi Ito runs a company in Tokyo, but his hometown is Miyagi, which was terribly devastated by the tsunami. Right after the big earthquake happ...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Apr 27, 2011
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Kimiko Ishikawa lives in the Tohoku area which was horribly devastated by the tsumani. She says that currently, people in Tohoku have stopped goin...

Bought by KZYX and WMPG


  • Added: Apr 27, 2011
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Messages from Japan, Credit: Eleanor Graf
Akinori Adachi is an exchange student from Japan who is currently studying in Maine. He says that before the nuclear crisis in Fukushima caused by ...

Bought by KZYX and WMPG


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 01:19
  • Purchases: 2