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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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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 Remix Radio, KFAI, and Public Radio Exchange


  • Added: Oct 11, 2004
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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LaShanda, a youth producer incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine, interviews her fellow inmates about th...

Bought by Remix Radio and YouthCast


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Incarcerated youth producer, Tyler, interviewed his fellow inmates about their definition of freedom and what they would do with freedom if they ha...

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 02:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Cassie, a young producer incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, ME, gives a step-by-step account of her battle ...

Bought by WMPG and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 2
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This is the story of Amy graduating from high school while incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center (LCYDC) in South Portland, ME. )

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2004
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Are you afraid of needles? Join Maia Chong in conquering your fears at Portland High's blood drive.

Bought by WMPG, KXOT Public Radio, WXLV-FM, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 4
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Mick Pratt, youth reporter, filed this vox-pop, featuring teen opinions on file sharing.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 04:13
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Commentator Ethan Jud shares his opinions about file sharing with Metallica drummer and spokesperson, Lars Ulrich.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen to George tell the story of how he went from being an innocent kid to surviving two brushes with cancer to being locked up at Long Creek You...

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 09:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Casey Brackett takes a tour through the personals section of a local newspaper.

Bought by WJFF


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Spencer Scott interviews Cpl. Chris Kotch an Iraq War Veteran who recently returned to the US with a devastating throat injury.

Bought by WMPG and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Spencer Scott interviews Sargeant Jim Johnson of the Maine National Guard as he departs for eighteen months in Iraq.

Bought by WXLV-FM, WMPG, and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2004
  • Length: 06:22
  • Purchases: 3