Homeless Youth: June 17th, 2013

Tonight the subject of our show was teen homelessness.  We are joined with both staff and youth writers from the Preble Street Teen Center in Portland.

Before the break:  Lauren Taylor, the currently the head of the weekly writing program at Preble Street Teen Center, and some of her students, join us in the studio to read original works and speak about the Center, which provides housing, food, and clothes to teens.  Teen writers Bekha and Sarah read their works on air.

After the break:  We were also joined by Chris Bricknell, who is in charge of daily operations at the Teen Center. Youth writers and painters Bekha and Lauren talk about their experiences, and Lauren reads her poetry on air.

Blunt producer features from tonight’s show:  “Homelessness: It Could Happen to Anyone, Even My Dad” by Iris SanGiovanni is about her father’s six months of homeless when Iris was eight.

From the show:  The Preble Street Teen Center: http://www.preblestreet.org/teen_center.php Homeless Youth: June 17th 1

Two rounds of Engineering Training in June

Our first round of engineering training is coming right up! There is a limited amount of spaces– and it’s first come first serve, so please RSVP quickly to meaghan.lasala@gmail.com. It is a three day training, and you must attend all three dates– Tuesday, June 18th, Thursday June 20th and Monday June 24th. OR Tuesday June 25, Thursday June 27 and Monday July 1st.  The trainings are from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at WMPG, 92 Bedford Street.
Thats Round One: June 18, 20 and 24.
And Round Two: June 25, 27 and July 1.
Learn how to engineer the show! Engineering is a lot of fun, and you learn many useful skills that you can apply to other careers and hobbies.

The dates for our Reporting and Production training are coming soon!



Independent Films: Monday June 10th

Independent films are beginning to become as popular as the million dollar movies that everybody knows of when they think of Hollywood and celebrities. Film festivals and movie theaters highlight the accomplishments of  freelance directors and cinematographers. This week, Blunt Youth Radio dives into the world of Indie Film. Join hosts Trenton Johnson and Jane Ackerman while they look at the blossoming film community in Maine. Listen as we talk to Ben Fowlie, the founder of the Camden International Film Festival, Malachi Whitten, student director of award winning films such as Columbidae,  Sam Niemann, animator for projects such as Portlandia and the Mr. Men show, and David Meiklejohn, an Independent film director and cinematographer for Budget Fabulous Films and Possible Studios.



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Youth in Taiwan and Maine Talk About Bullying and Teenage Life


Some may think that with the Internet, young people in the world are so connected, but usually young and old alike just use the Internet to connect with people they already know. But on Monday, June 10, 2013, some youth from the Dada School in ZhongLi, Taiwan are getting the chance to connect with a couple of Blunt Youth Radio members.

Agriculture: June 3rd

In response to Professor Mark Lapping’s estimate that 10-14% of the average Mainer’s diet is local food, guest Dawud Ummah says “that means there’s at least an 85% growth rate there.” This week we are looking at Maine’s potential with local agriculture.
Before the Break:
Dawud Ummah the President of Center for African Heritage, and Kailey Taylor, the youth supervisor for Tidewater Farms come in to share the aspects of the programs at the Center. Then, phone-in guest Jessie Dowling from MOFGA speaks about GMOs and weighs in on the proposed Farm Bill facing the Senate.
After the break:
Crystal Gamet is the coordinator aiding in Portland Farmer’s Market use of food stamps to provide organic and local foods with people around them. Listen to a feature by Blunt Youth producer Olivia Bradstreet, and hear about Farm and Homestead Day with MOFGA landscape coordinator Joe DuPree.
From the show:
Want to be involved in the agricultural program at CFAH? Go to their website at http://cfah.me/
Farmer’s Markets in Portland can be found at Monument Square and Deering Oaks during the growing season. The schedule can be found below. http://www.portlandmainefarmersmarket.org/apps/calendar/
Farm and Homestead Day information can be found at the address below: