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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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Personal fundraising sites like Kickstarter are taking off. But in a small town in Maine, a crowd-funding campaign went very wrong.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
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Over the years, female gamers have found ways to combat sexism in video game culture.

Bought by WAMC and WABE


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Legend has it they were all set to put Dennis Limeburner’s grandmother in the ground, but then she moved.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:54
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Sophie Spurr supports her husband, Pete, who has a degenerative brain disease and has started talking about taking his life.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 07:34
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The Wilton Town Hall Theatre owner, Dennis Markaverich reflects on his job and contemplates the grim future.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Penobscot County in Maine tries to resolve the endless cycle of incarcerating people who can't afford to pay their criminal fines.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:52
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Robyn Tucker is an especially overprotective mom. But when your daughter has a rare condition, you have to be.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:54
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The Northeast Rebels are a group of women who are not afraid to tackle the opposition.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Neuroscientist Kyle Smith is using lasers, mazes and rats to figure out how the brain controls habits, and how habits are controlling you.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and WABE


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 2
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Dan Lister's experience with the opiate addiction "miracle drug" Suboxone cast it in a less than miraculous light.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:28
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Who cares about the dead seagull hanging in the restaurant? The Feds do.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:05
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The US and Canada are thought of as friendly neighbors. But in the waters of Northeastern Maine, a war is waging.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:08
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For Chace Jackson, Allagash is more than a hometown, it's a part of his identity. But a lack of work has forced him to move south, at least for now...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:33
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How did Waterville win the heart of Rabbi Isaacs?

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 06:56
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Chad Evans has served almost 14 years in prison as a convicted murderer, but he says he didn't do it, and he's set on convincing you why.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:40
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Dr. David Austin offers some insight about his decision to travel to Liberia to treat patients with Ebola.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 05:31
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Can you still be a Christian if you think pre-marital sex is okay?

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 05:25
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Every October at the Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine, actors bring the local spirits back to life for an hour.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 05:40
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This year may be the last season for most bear hunters in Maine—but not Joe Gibbs.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 1
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A murdered man's body was discovered in a shallow grave in his own yard; who killed him?

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 06:01