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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How do you pass on the culture of a country you can’t remember? Three generations of the Hang family in Portland, Maine, try to reconcile memories ...

Bought by WMPG and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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At Old Sturbridge Village, a rotating cast of men and women don period clothes while performing 19th century roles for the public. Emily Kwong take...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 07:45
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After 20 years of hunting sea glass, Bill and Helen Carney have collected and cataloged 200,000 pieces. But their obsession takes on new meaning as...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Doug Harlow isn't afraid to use his voice. He works as reporter in Maine and churns out seven, sometimes eight, articles a week. Doug is a born com...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 07:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Reporter Jake Ryan follows the rabbit hole to uncover the truth behind a sandwich and a controversy that's been around since the Vietnam War.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 07:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Atlantic salmon numbers are dropping all over the world. In the US, they can only be found in seven rivers. All of them are in Maine.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:54
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Theresa Novak Chabot challenges a centuries-old tradition in the Catholic Church.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 06, 2013
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1
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After nine concussions, artist Raphael Diluzio woke up one morning not knowing his own identity.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 06, 2013
  • Length: 07:28
  • Purchases: 1
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What is in the future for the Catholic Church and the shrinking parish of Jackman, Maine? Adapting to reality.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, and WAMC


  • Added: Aug 06, 2013
  • Length: 05:14
  • Purchases: 3
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Sargeant Mountain Pond in Acadia National Park is the oldest pond on the east coast. Fittingly, it's amassed its fair share of lore. Two friends ad...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 07:00
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Frenchboro is a tiny island off the coast of Maine with 35 year round residents. The Lunt family has fished its waters for over 200 years. This leg...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 07:50
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Soft spoken Thai chef, Somchai Sirweawneter, went from the frying pan to the fire when he answered a call from the American Embassy at the height o...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Rebecca Lee has lived with a brain injury since shortly after birth. Throughout her life many people have helped her with the resulting physical a...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 06:16
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Donald Perry was found not guilty--so why is he still in prison?

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Everyone loves a good happy hour - a chance to socialize and sip spirits. But what about happy hour in an assisted living facility?

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 1
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In 2009, the Portland Police Department faced down a daunting task: writing poetry.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 05:11
  • Purchases: 1
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This rock band uses music to voice a perspective that is often swept under the rug.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A proposed east-west highway across the state of Maine has been on the minds of legislators since it was included in the original proposal for the ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 07:41
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Julie Eaton is the captain of the Cat Sass. She spends 6 months of the year on the water, and is ready to haul in a union.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 2
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"I am a Christian, I am a mom, a wife, a homemaker, a leader, a knitter, a quilter… I’m lots of things. Accepting the label felon was really hard."

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 07:17
  • Purchases: 2