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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It's considered by many to be a rite of passage, but Blunt reporter David Barber-Callaghan isn't sure whether he wants to go to his senior prom. In...

Bought by PRX Remix, WMPG, and YouthCast


  • Added: May 15, 2008
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 3
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A sonic exploration of lives and dollars spent in the Iraq War.

  • Added: May 08, 2008
  • Length: 02:43
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Chandra's mother is distant toward her activities, including cheerleading, at high school. Her mom has never watched her cheer. She objects to the ...

Bought by WMPG and YouthCast


  • Added: Jan 17, 2008
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Getting letters in jail is part of what keeps Randy going. Here he shares some from his friends in Texas.

Bought by KDNK


  • Added: Jan 17, 2008
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Step inside the halls of this expeditionary high school in Portland, Maine

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Jan 10, 2008
  • Length: 30:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Gabe Terracciano woke up one morning to find King Middle, his former school, the object of national scrutiny over a controversial birth control po...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2007
  • Length: 06:40
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Ed Paige had been homeless for twenty years. But now, thanks to an innovative housing facility in Portland Maine, Ed finally has a stable place to ...

Bought by WMPG and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Dec 06, 2007
  • Length: 02:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Blunt reporter Zoe High takes to the streets to unravel some of the prevailing perceptions of the homeless, and spotlights one organization in Port...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMPG, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Dec 06, 2007
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 3
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Anna had always been interested in farming. So when she met Carolyn Snell at a farmers market in Portland, Anna decided to find out, once and for a...

Bought by WXLV-FM, WXLV-FM, and KOOP


  • Added: Oct 28, 2007
  • Length: 02:09
  • Purchases: 3
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Too young to get her license, Libby was forced to bum rides off people in order to get around - at least until she decided to bite the bullet and s...

Bought by WMPG, Remix Radio, KOOP, Space Gallery, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Oct 28, 2007
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 5