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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As a way to approach that awkward child-parent sex talk, Aoife Baker and her mom both read Sabrina Weill's "The Real Truth about Teens and Sex." In...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2005
  • Length: 03:15
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After living their whole lives in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, teenagers Tyrel and Tevin Wooten are starting life over at their new hom...

Bought by YouthCast and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Oct 27, 2005
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Matt and Cassie are addicted to drugs, alcohol - and each other.

Bought by PRX Remix, Remix Radio, and KFAI


  • Added: Oct 25, 2005
  • Length: 09:19
  • Purchases: 3
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When KC was eleven her mother kicked her out of the house. Forced to figure out how to survive on her own, she turned to drug dealing and prostitut...

Bought by PRX Remix, Remix Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 25, 2005
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Julia Tecada was looking forward to her sophmore year at Tulane, then came Katrina. Now she's studying at Boston University, but it's proving hard ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2005
  • Length: 02:22
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Hurricane Katrina stirred up a national dialogue about racial inequality and prompted Blunt's Bly Lauritano-Werner to take a look at some of the di...

Bought by KZYX, PRX Remix, KSFR, KTNA, and YouthCast


  • Added: Oct 18, 2005
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 5
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Eating toast, watching TV, playing guitar, these are the things David Barber-Callaghan likes to do on the weekend. But his father has a different i...

Bought by PRX Remix, YouthCast, WXLV-FM, YouthCast, and Public Radio Exchange (PRX)


  • Added: Jul 22, 2005
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 5
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Weeks after S. Spencer Scott interviewed Lavinia Gelineau about the loss of her husband Chris, a young soldier who was killed in Iraq, Lavinia hers...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KISU, KHNS, KFAI, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2005
  • Length: 07:45
  • Purchases: 16
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A primer on the most delicate of arts.

Bought by WXLV-FM and KHSU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2005
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 2
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The voices of eighteen-year-old, first-time voters in Portland, Maine on the eve of the 2004 election.

Bought by PRX Election Podcast, Littleglobe, and Public Radio Exchange (PRX)


  • Added: Nov 01, 2004
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 3