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SALTcast Podcast

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  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

SALTcast is a podcast co-produced by the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and PRX and distributed by PRX. SALTcast highlights work of independent producers who have graduated from the Salt Institute as well as others whose work fits the sound and intent of the podcast. SALTCast also takes specific aim at explaining the quality of the works and why they were selected for the podcast. The podcasts are made available directly to listeners as free MP3 streams and downloads through http://podcast.prx.org/saltcast as well as through iTunes and other podcast directories.

Pieces

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You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting Greg Warner on the radio these days. The dude is everywhere. Listen to Greg's first radio story on this ...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2011
  • Length: 14:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sixteen year old Cameron Ledoux, Credit: Mike Bernstein
On this edition of the Saltcast, a first. I follow-up on a story we aired last November because that story now has a follow-up.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2011
  • Length: 38:13
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How the heck do you find a story?! Check out a yard sale.

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Apr 16, 2011
  • Length: 10:15
  • Purchases: 1
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How’s a student supposed to figure out the best ethical path to take when the teacher breaks the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2011
  • Length: 09:22
  • Purchases: 1
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A microphone is a passport. Sara Archambeault's passport took her to a funeral home and the preparation of a dead body.

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2011
  • Length: 11:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: he USS Cole towed to sea with a hole blown in its side., Credit: Photo by Sgt. Don L. Maes, U.S. Marine Corps.
On October 12, 2000, seventeen sailors were killed and dozens injured during an attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. Ten years later, Salt radio grad M...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2011
  • Length: 13:36
  • Purchases: 2
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Salt radio student Georgia Moodie turned part of Salt’s somewhat standardized production process on its head. Maybe it’s because Georgia’s from Aus...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2011
  • Length: 14:39
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carol Broebeck received this picture of her son from her social worker just after his adoption was completed. It was the last she saw of him until twenty years later when he turned up at her job — by surprise., Credit: (Photo courtesy Carol Broebeck via radio producer Shea Shackelford.)
“Where do ideas for radio stories come from?” In the case of the award-winning documentary “This Can Go On Forever,” it came from a chance encounte...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 17:31
  • Purchases: 1
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My brain tingled interviewing Dan Grech for this Saltcast. Dan is the News Director at WLRN in southern Florida. He’s also a producer for the stati...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 23:37
  • Purchases: 1
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On this Saltcast, producer Jamie York publicly flogs himself over that first story he ever produced -- “Jaz, A Cleaning Woman.”

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 22:48
  • Purchases: 1
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How can StoryCorps take their features to the next level? This Saltcast offers one example.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2010
  • Length: 11:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Here's your chance to hear a cholla cactus and harvester ants.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2010
  • Length: 08:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Irish radio producer, Ronan Kelly.
This Saltcast we break from the format a bit. Ronan Kelly, from RTE, Radio Ireland, visited Salt for a week in October. While Ronan was here, we c...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 55:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Independent producer Sean Cole says we loose a lot when questions asked by a reporter are cut out to save time. On this Saltcast, Sean makes a stro...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 30:49
Caption: Crow's Lightwriter Speech Synthesizer, Credit: Emily Bender
On this edition of the Saltcast, we feature Andrea Silenzi’s Salt story “Two Weeks” — Andrea’s first ever. (Andrea is not who I’m referring to abov...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 13:34
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Radio editors regularly ask: Why now? Kerry Seed's story about Ann Searcy defies an answer. This story works anytime.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 09:17