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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Shara Morris went to the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Festival in Rumford, Maine to see if she could cut it…or maybe saw it as a lumberjill.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:15
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Some exes live 15 minutes apart, but they drive more than an hour to exchange their kids through an organization in Brunswick, Maine. Home to Home ...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:13
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Lilly Pyle is a skilled hair stylist in Portland, but she's also skilled in combat training. She grew up in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and as ...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:06
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Anthony Mattia came home from Iraq as a highly decorated soldier, but the trauma he experienced in combat is putting his own freedom in jeopardy.

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  • Length: 07:22
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It's easy to play when you're a kid, but most of us forget by the time we grow up. But not one Portland couple.

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  • Length: 06:13
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The recycling economy of southern Maine

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:07
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Organizing the Maine Lobstering Union

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:59
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Jamie is pregnant and has nowhere she can go. She finds herself at Saint Andre Home, a modern day home for unwed mothers, where she awaits her four...

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  • Length: 07:04
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Bill and Becca have been together for 10 years. And, between the 2 of them, they’ve since had over 30 other partners. It’s no secret. They’re polya...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:31
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Folks in Ocean Point, Maine are afraid of Bobby Moore. They say he’s strange and even dangerous. But a visit to Bobby’s trailer reveals another sid...

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  • Length: 08:50
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Questioning the threat to moose in Maine

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We're introduced to Maine storytelling today through John McDonald, a humorist making his living telling stories in the state's oral tradition. One...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:07
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In Aroostook County, life still revolves around the potato harvest even though few family potato farms are left.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:16
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For teenage girls in Lewiston's Somali community, dress is a form of self-expression--but how do you dress both modest and modern? Sahro Hassan, a ...

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  • Length: 06:35
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Mary Schmaling always wanted to find her birth mother. Her search led her on a journey that changed her life.

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  • Length: 07:59
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Ralph Cusack is one of the founding members of The Harbor Masters and has been organizing gay kinksters in Portland, Maine for over 30 years.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:01
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Jason Allen, aka Fatal J, is a 21 year-old from Bangor, ME who uses hip-hop to cope with the struggles in his life.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:46
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The Duct Tape Dragons are a scrappy robotics team made up of disadvantaged youth from the Portland Boys and Girls Club.  They don’t have the resour...

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Sangillo's is located in the Old Port in Portland Maine. It's surrounded by hotels and expensive restaurants. It is the last of its kind; a dive ba...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:22