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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

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Salt will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary year in 2013! Students from around the world (but mostly from around the US) attend Salt for a fifteen week, intensive semester in documentary photography, writing, or radio while at the same time studying and practicing multimedia production. Please check out our website for information about the program, application process, student housing, exhibitions, events etc. Many of the pieces here have been broadcast on Maine Public Radio and Maine's community radio stations WMPG and WERU. A few have made it to National Public Radio. We hope the excellent work of our students will now find room in your broadcast schedule.

Pieces

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Students at Lewiston High launched a town wide dialogue about race after the principal ordered to students to take down posters proclaiming “Black ...

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Dr VootYin survived the Cambodian genocide as a child and has gone on to become a leading scientist in the field of cardiac regeneration.

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With a bizarre hobby comes bizarre stories.

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Nine year old Gary Hayman ran away from a Rhode Island mental hospital in 1952 and sparked the biggest manhunt in state history.

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Tatiana Whitlock is a firearms instructor who believes in real world situational learning.

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In 1987, russians and americans rafted together in siberia as teammates for the first time.

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After months on strike, FairPoint Communications workers reflect on going back to work.

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A man named Jim Deans arrives in Rockland, Maine to set up a recording studio in the back of the old American Legion Hall, but where did he come fr...

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Joan Llorente grew up on a zoo. Today, she remembers her childhood with pictures and clippings.

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Karen Evans, a former patient of a mental institution called AMHI, is trying to honor people who died there.

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  • Length: 06:12
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Frank “the Bear” Abramovitz lost his wife to cancer. That’s when he took over her business, and became a bounty hunter.

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  • Length: 10:21
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The women of Spirits Left Behind investigate possible hauntings: strange noises, apparitions, feeling uneasy for no reason at all. (Many of them ar...

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Robyn Wiley figured herself out.

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Actors may be on TV or perform with a local theater group, but what about the actors in the medical field?

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 08:35
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A micronation that aimed to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory, turns against its founding father.

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Is art a public good? In the cash-strapped city of Bangor, a suggestive sculpture sparks debate.

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Henry Joy had a radical plan for northern Maine. It didn’t work.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
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Loren Coleman spends most of his time thinking about animals that most people think are fake.

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Freeman “Buzzy” Buzzell has been a barber in Madison, Maine for the past fifty-five years, and he keeps at it because he loves his customers.

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Rufus Porter was a nineteenth-century American artist, journalist, and brilliant inventor, who almost made it into the history books, but not quite.

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
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