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!

Climate Change

Tune into Blunt Youth Radio tonight as hosts Jenni Nguyen and Peter Mazjanis discuss climate change – both globally and locally. From the temperature rise in the Gulf of Maine, to the recent news of the Great Barrier Reef being destroyed, climate change will be talked about with two local professionals.

In the first half, they will be joined by Andrew Pershing, the chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. He is currently working on multiple projects to combat climate change. In the second half, they will be talking to Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist at the Climate Change Institute.

Tune into Blunt Youth Radio at 90.9 from 7:30-8:30 PM tonight!

Censorship

Tonight’s show is pretty [bleep]ing great. Two of Blunt’s finest Aidans- Aidan Richman and Aidan Mitchell- discuss censorship, safe spaces, trigger warnings and more. In the first half they’ll be joined by Catherine J. Ross, professor of law at George Washington University. Catherine’s an expert in constitutional law, family law, and issues including children. She’s also the author of Lessons in Censorship.
During the second half, other Blunt members will join the discussion to discuss their experiences with censorship and self-expression.

 

Here’s a gnarly diagram from Catherine’s book, Lessons in Censorship, elaborating a little more on the silencing of student speech.

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Summer Homework

Tune in as hosts Zoe Farr and Oona Mackinnon-Hoban discuss their experience with summer homework while joined by fellow Blunt Members to hear their opinions!

For the first quarter of the show, the hosts are joined by Blunt member Aidan Mitchell and Joey Harrigan to hear about their experience with summer homework going in Junior year of High School. They next are joined by fellow Blunt members Joliet Morrill and Peter Mazjanis who speak about Summer homework for Seniors in High School with the added stress of working and applying to colleges. For the final part of the show, fellow Blunt members Setareh Jalali and Milena Germon give their perspective on whether or not Summer Homework is monotonous and lacks the ability to inspire students.

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

Election Update: What Are Democrats Thinking About?

Join your hosts Setareh Jalali and John Adil as they speak with local democrats about the democratic thinking in this election cycle.

In the first half they will be joined by Quinn Stewart, the president of the Maine High School Democrats, and an executive board member of the high schools Democrats of America. In the second half, they will be joined by Marpheen Chann is the former student Vice President at USM and former minority caucus chair for Maine young democrats who is now living and working as a political consultant in DC. He is an Asian American Hillary Clinton supporter who has also consulted and advised on local Maine campaigns.

Tune in at 90.9 from 7:30-8:30 pm!

Political Correctness

Tonight on Blunt, hosts Milena Germon and Daniel In tackle one of today’s touchiest subjects- political correctness. They’re joined by attorney Ari Cohn and writer/teacher Fredrik deBoer, and they’ll be discussing a variety of related topics including privacy, free speech, acceptable speech, and trigger warnings. As always, this is a call-in show, so if you’d like to conrtibute to the discussion, call in at 207-780-4909- we’d love to hear what you have to say!