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.

img_2885

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!

The Republican Divide

As the presidential election season has progressed, there’s been a lot of discussion about disagreement and dissent in the Republican Party. What can we make of all of this as the Republican National Convention nears?

Join your hosts Aidan Mitchell and Setareh Jalali as they explore this question and more. They will be speaking to Dr. Ron Schmidt, Associate Professor of political science at the University of Southern Maine, and Jason Savage, Executive Director of the Maine Republican Party, about Donald Trump’s effect on the Republican Party and the possibility of a contested convention.

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

BLUNT YOUTH RADIO OPEN HOUSE!!

FREE PIZZA! FREE RADIO! FREE NICKNAMES! FREE GOOD TIMES!

Blunt Youth Radio Project is one of the oldest and most decorated radio programs in the United States, AND WE WANT YOU!

Our hour-long shows feature two teen hosts who interview guests on public affairs issues. Topics range from the serious: sex trafficking – to the light-hearted: memes.

We’re looking for fresh faces, so come to the open house to…
•Find out about free training in all aspects of making radio and how you can join our program and be a part of a weekly talk show
•Learn to report for radio, host a live show, engineer a broadcast, and make creative audio productions
•Learn about paid internships which may be available for experienced members
•Meet other teens from all around greater portland
•Buff up that college resume!
•Make a positive difference in your community

The open house will take place at WMPG (92 Bedford Street) on Monday, June 20th from 7-8:30 PM!

Come one, come all folks!

Reflecting On The Orlando Shooting + Book Club

Listen in Monday, June 13, to listen to hosts Joliet Morrill and Milena Germon facilitate a show with two parts. First, to comment on the devastating shooting in Orlando, Florida, drag artist, performer and activist Conor Leigh Tubbs joins the studio. On the second half, Blunt is joined by english teacher Antona Briley and rising senior at Casco Bay High school Grace Callahan to gush about the books and stories that have impacted our lives. Tune in from 7:30-8:30pm on 90.9 or 104.1 fm to hear the show, and/or call in with your own stories or comments at 207-780-4909.

Candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting: Click here (June 13, 2016).

13450025_10153692482988067_4003400071738427464_n

Girls & Sex! Interview With Author Peggy Orenstein

In a world where women are either “sluts” or “prudes,” how do you win? What are we even winning?

Join your hosts Milena Germon and Setareh Jalali on their exploration of the multi-dimensional world of adolescence and sensuality from 7:30-8:30 PM on 90.9 or 104.1. We had the honor of interviewing “Girls & Sex” author Peggy Orenstein about Kim Kardashian, faux-liberation, female sexuality, hookup culture, sexual education, and more! This is an especially relevant topic for two young women growing up in a hyper-sexual culture. Tune in folks!

Buy “Girls & Sex”: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062209726/girls-and-sex

Portland Museum of Art

Did you know that there is a Learning and Interpretation department at the Portland Museum of Art? Tune into Blunt Youth Radio to hear more about this department and different interpretations of art on May 2, 2016 with hosts Zoe Farr and Joliet Morril. They will be talking to the associate educator for youth learning in the Department of Learning and Interpretation at the Portland Museum of Art, Louisa Donelson, Learning and Interpretation assistant, Meghan Quigley, and an Intern in the Learning and Interpretation Department working on his Ph.D in art history, Will Harper. Surprisingly you do not need to graduate college or be in college to be an intern, you can also be in high school like our host Joliet Morrill, and guest Frederick Steingberg.

Check out some of Louisa’s stuff!- http://micropicnic.com/