Youth Climate Activism

Series produced by Blunt Youth Radio Project

Caption: Freshly Harvested Sungold Tomatoes
Freshly Harvested Sungold Tomatoes 

Young people all over the country are deeply driven to be youth climate activists. One way they are doing this is by figuring out how to best use their voice to advocate for the issues that matter most to them. Youth producers from around southern Maine met virtually during the pandemic as part of a 12-week Blunt Youth Radio audio workshop focused on climate activism. These pieces are their final projects created during the workshop.

Join youth-producers Anna Ravis, Ella Nigro, Anja Bower, Idey Abdi, and Quinnisa Kinsella-Mulkerin as they share stories about climate issues that matter to them. High schoolers all over the country are deeply committed to the climate movement, and these youth-producers wanted to amplify their voices on a range of issues including the climate impacts of the meat and dairy industry, and how climate change disproportionately affects marginalized communities. All of these pieces were produced during a 12-week audio workshop, where these teens learned how to interview, edit, and produce audio stories focused on climate and the environment.

WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio Project brings together Maine teenagers to produce audio stories and interviews on topics that matter to them.

Blunt Youth Radio Project is the winner of thirteen regional and national broadcasting awards. Blunt has been on air for 20 years, and our work has aired on various NPR programs, the BBC, Marketplace, and This American Life, as well as many stations around the country through the Public Radio Exchange. Our broadcast can be heard Tuesday nights from 7:30-8:30 EST on WMPG-FM, Greater Portland, Community Radio.
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Join youth-producers Anna Ravis, Ella Nigro, Anja Bower, Idey Abdi, and Quinnisa Kinsella-Mulkerin as they share stories about climate issues that matter to them. High schoolers all over the country are deeply committed to the climate movement, and these youth-producers wanted to amplify their voices on a range of issues including the climate impacts of the meat and dairy industry, and how climate change disproportionately affects marginalized communities. All of these pieces were produced during a 12-week audio workshop, where these teens learned how to interview, edit, and produce audio stories focused on climate and the environment.WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio Project brings together Maine teenagers to produce audio stories and interviews on topics that matter to them. Blunt Youth... Show full description


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Caption: Freshly Harvested Sungold Tomatoes
Quinnisa interviewed two ocean advocates and marine researchers about their work and the impact of marine debris in our oceans.

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 12:50
Caption: Upcycled Earrings, Credit: Josie Colton
It’s hard to shift from the toxic mindset of fast fashion, trend-driven new-each-season purchasing, but that can have a big impact on the volume of...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 10:38
Caption: freshly harvested sungold cherry tomatoes
Reducing food waste is a good thing for the environment, but it can also help address food insecurity. Producer Ella Nigro spoke to women within th...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
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Producer Idey Abdi interviewed members of her community and youth activists about how climate change impacts their lives here in Maine and the live...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 08:37
Caption: Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck
Producer Anna Ravis interviewed an activist, a chef and seaweed researchers to understand some ways that people are trying to reduce the impacts of...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 16:51