Reproductive Rights

Tonight on Blunt: Our hosts, Clare Considine and Milena Germon, will be tackling the subject of reproductive rights. They will be discussing pop culture topics, such as controversial television host Tomi Lahren’s recent ban from The Blaze due to her public declaration of her pro-choice views. They will also be speaking about reproductive rights here in Maine, and asking questions related to how the media and our culture has an impact on reproductive rights.

Planned Parenthood supporter by Flickr user Sarah Mirk
Planned Parenthood supporter by Flickr user Sarah Mirk

Our guests tonight are by Nicole Clegg, Vice President of Public Policy at Planned Parenthood in Maine, Hannah Comfort, a youth activist at Waterville Sr. High School, and Madeline Blodgett, the Director of Partnership at The Sea Change Program.  Tonight’s show is not a show you wanna miss, so make sure you tune in to WMPG on 90.9 or head to wmpg.org from 7:30-8:30pm!

Climate Change and Mental Health

Climate change stressing you out? To many Americans, climate change is a matter of opinion, not fact. As natural phenomenons increase, so do psychological tensions. Tonight we discuss the link between global warming and mental health. If you think climate change is a problem, or it’s affecting your mental health in some way, tune in to Blunt Youth Radio @ 90.9 or 104.1 tonight from 7:30-8:30pm.

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https://thinkprogress.org/the-hidden-mental-health-impacts-of-climate-change-9a2e7dd09745#.ir53n5xi0

Pop Culture

Tonight on Blunt, we tackle the ever-changing world of pop culture. Hosts Joey Harrigan and Matice Maino will be discussing the role of politics in pop culture- including the roles played by music, celebrities, visual artists, and more. They’ll be joined by Variety cultural analyst Ted Johnson, and will feature a vox pop by Blunt member Ahmed Hameed.

2017-Oscars-89th-Academy-AwardsAs always, this is a call-in show! Reach the hosts with any questions or comments by calling 207-780-4909.

Flint, Michigan/Grammys Review Show

Tune in as hosts Jenni Nguyen and Milena Germon discuss the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and review last night’s Grammys award show!

For the first half of the show, the hosts are joined by reporter for Bridge Magazine, Jacob Wheeler, to hear about the unhealthy amounts of lead contaminating the water supply in Flint, Michigan and its effects on the town’s residents. For the second half of the show, the hosts will discuss music’s biggest night and the distribution of this year’s awards, as well as whether or not the Grammys are still relevant.


 

Tune in at 90.9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

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Digital Addiction

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There’s no denying it- we are living in the digital age! Even here at Blunt Radio, we are spread across various platforms- facebook, twitter, even soundcloud. But when does a habit become an obsession, and when does an obsession become an addiction? And which generation is the most addicted?

Hosts Aidan Richman and Ansel Knight will be deconstructing the topic on the air. The first half will feature Dr. Larry Rosen, who is the Professor Emeritus at California State University Dominguez Hills, and the author of several books including the Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World. On the second half, they will be speaking to Tanya Schevitz, who is a communications manager with the Rebooters- a nonprofit that is known for the national day of “unplugging”. Tune in to Blunt Youth Radio tonight from 7:30-8:30pm EST on 90.9fm & 104.1fm (WMPG)!!

Drug Use in Academia

Tonight on Blunt Youth Radio, hosts Peter Mazjanis and Jenni Nguyen discuss the intersection of drugs and academics- what they are, how they help, and how they hurt. To unpack this with us, tonight’s hosts will be speaking with Allie Strickler, a Journalist at Elite Daily, and Alan DeSantis, Professor of Communications at University of Kentucky. Between statistics and stories, the show tonight is sure to be a thought-provoking one! Be sure to tune in tonight at 7:30pm on WMPG FM (90.9 & 104.1) and/or stream the show at WMPG.org

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Art and Activism

At what point do art and activism intertwine? Is activist/protest art important or overdone? Is art as effective as active protests?

Join your hosts Clare Considine and Aidan Mitchell as they explore these questions and more!

In the first half, they will be speaking with local artist Pigeon, creator of the Mainer project which explored what makes a Mainer. Find more information here: http://www.pigeonnation.com/the-mainer-project/

In the second half, they will be joined by local artist Asher Woodworth, creator of the Tree performance on Congress Street this past October. Find more information here:
http://asherwoodworth.org/index.php?/project/tree-savage/
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/24/man-dressed-tree-arrested-blocking-portland-street/

Tune in, folks!

Nonviolent Activism

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Since the election, political tension has risen across the nation. People express their dissent in different ways all across the political spectrum, from organized boycotts to acts of vandalism, and a lack of communication between those affected.

It’s another chapter in America’s long history of protesting the status quo. And one thing that hasn’t changed is the tension between peaceful demonstration and violent retribution. On tonight’s show, Milena Germon and Daniel In are discussing nonviolent activism and it’s place in our day to day interactions, activism and advocacy, as well as conflict resolution.

Tonight’s stellar guests include Jonathan White, Director of the Bentley Service-Learning Center and associate professor of sociology at Bentley University; Nathan Broaddus, Maine Quaker and leader who has served on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee at the Portland Friends Meeting; Bangor High School student Olivia Baldacci; and June Sapiel, Native American Rights activist, speaker, and Human Resources Specialist for the The Penobscot Indian Nation.

Join us on WMPG, 90.9fm and/or 104.1fm from 7:30-8:30pm!