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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.

Pieces

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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 KHNS, KFAI, KRZA, Vocalo.org, KLCC and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2005
  • Length: 07:45
  • Purchases: 14
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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, Youth Media Project, and Public Radio Exchange (PRX)


  • Added: Nov 01, 2004
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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Listen to incarcerated youth producer, Adam, recount the story of his last night of freedom before going to Jail.

Bought by Remix Radio, KHSU, and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 3