Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

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Since 1973, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies has taught students from all over the United States and around the world to become skilled documentarians and storytellers. At the core of Salt is a 24/7 15-week experience. Motivated individuals from all walks of life come to Salt to focus on documentary storytelling, develop new skills, and build expertise. Our faculty members are working documentarians and teaching professionals who help provide a strong foundation for students to make their best work. 

Series

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59 Pieces

The SaltCast was a bi-weekly podcast produced from 2008-2010, aimed at pulling back the curtain on radio storytelling. From fieldwork and recording techniques to narrative and ethics, Saltcast explored the ins-and-outs of radio production. If you want to hear more Salt radio work, including that produced by more recent students, check out http://www.prx.org/group_accounts/1185-salt !


Pieces

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Katee Schulz, a student at the Maine Primitive Skills School, prepares to spend a night alone in the woods.

Bought by KSKA, New Hampshire Public Radio, and The Nature Podcast


  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:39
  • Purchases: 3
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A profile of the only woman in Maine serving a prison sentence in home confinement.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:50
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A look into the world of ice cream truck drivers in southern Maine.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:28
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Two Native American women try to convince their tribe to hold on to their traditions.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, and KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 3
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A profile of a Maine foster mother who's taken in dozens of kids over the years.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 07:13
  • Purchases: 1
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A father and his military son reflect on their anti-war activities.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:17
  • Purchases: 1
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A Maine folk singer struggles with his identity, since losing his voice to cancer.

Bought by KUOW and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 2
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A ordinary man prepares for the journey into space.

Bought by KALW, New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, KFAI Minneapolis, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 07:39
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Quincy Dean is trying to decide whether she should quit being home-schooled.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 20, 2009
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 1