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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The voices of incarcerated first-time voters (and ardent non-voters) from the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine.

Bought by Remix Radio, KUOW, KPFA, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 02:28
  • Purchases: 4
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An experimental look at what it's like to be committed to the Long Creek Youth Development Center.

Bought by Remix Radio and East Village Radio


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 2
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This dreamy feature puts listeners in the mind of Mark, a young man who feels hopeless against the cycles of drugs and violence in his life.

Bought by PRX Remix, Remix Radio, KFAI, and Public Radio Exchange (PRX)


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 4
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Two young women tell their stories of drug addiction.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Delve deep into the world of teen geeks gone wild on energy drinks and networked gaming.

Bought by KRZA, WTJU, KGOU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KLCC and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2004
  • Length: 03:11
  • Purchases: 8
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This radio drama takes you into the world of a suicidal teen, seeking counseling.

Bought by PRX Remix, YouthCast, WXLV-FM, and WMPG


  • Added: Sep 28, 2004
  • Length: 13:17
  • Purchases: 4
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Jeremy interviews Mark about addiction. They are both teenagers and recovering addicts.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 23, 2004
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Incarcerated youth producer, Zack, interviews his sister and grandmother to gain some insight on his own life and the life of his alcoholic mother.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 23, 2004
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Eighteen-year-old Mick Pratt writes a letter to his thirty-year-old self, reminding him to ROCK!

  • Added: Jul 26, 2004
  • Length: 05:49
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Teen producer, Maia Chong envisions her life and the lives of her friends at the ripe old age of thirty.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2004
  • Length: 05:16