What is Art? June 16th, 2014

It’s been discussed and debated for CENTURIES… We may even be doing it right now… What is it? Well, that’s a good question. What is art?

Join hosts Rosemary Santoro and Helen Cunningham as they discuss ART.

To get that conservation started, we have with us in the studio two guests:

Cookie Harrist is a dance artist. In 2013 she founded Hio Ridge Dance Collective right up the road in Denmark Maine. She is now head administrator. Her work and research move through a variety of mediums as she is a dancer, choreoghrapher, actress, poet, musician and costumer.

Delaney McDonough is a dance artist and improviser. She is the co-director of Hio Ridge Dance Collective and has done extensive work in choreography and mixed media presentations. Cookie and Delaney, welcome to the show.

 

OPEN HOUSE: FOR ALL YOUTH INTERESTED IN MAKING MEDIA

Join us for our OPEN HOUSE on MONDAY, JUNE 16th from 7:00-8:30pm! 

Blunt Youth Radio Project is located at the WMPG Station, community radio based on the University of Southern Maine Campus, at 92 Bedford Street in Portland, Maine.


You can expect at the OPEN HOUSE:

  1. To learn about making radio from HOSTING a live show, REPORTING for radio, ENGINEERING a broadcast, and making creative audio productions!
  2. Meet other TEENS from ALL around the Greater Portland area!
  3. Oh, and did we mention there’ll be PIZZA, PRIZES, and FUN!!

AND ONCE YOU JOIN:

  1. You’ll have opportunities to TRAVEL to RADIO CONFERENCES
  2. BUFF UP that COLLEGE RESUME you’ve worked so hard to build
  3. IMPROVE your COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  4. Make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in YOUR COMMUNITY
  5. GET YOUR VOICE HEARD and LEARN JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS

MONDAY, JUNE 16th from 7:00-8:30pm at 92 Bedford Street in Portland. 

For MORE INFO:  Claire Holman at: 207-650-5835 or cholman@ums.maine.edu

 

 

Human and Sex Trafficking: June 9th, 2014

Human Trafficking is a scary issue that may seem relatively distant from Maine. However, it isn’t.

Over the past few years the number of phone calls to the National Human Trafficking Center from Maine has nearly doubled from 24 annually to 46– based off statistics from Preble Street Resource Center.

And in a recent statement from Daniella Cameron, manager of the Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Coalition, “Sex trafficking can happen anywhere there are vulnerable victims and people willing to exploit their poverty, desperation or hopelessness. Sex trafficking is not just a third-world problem, nor is it just a big-city problem. It is happening in our own Maine communities with alarming frequency.”

Tonight on Blunt youth Radio we will be discussing Human trafficking both locally and on a larger scale. We will be joined by:

Jon Bradley, the associate director at Preble Street Resource center in Portland, Maine; Brian Cress, who serves as International justice Mission’s Director of Youth Mobilization educating middle and high school students about violence against the poor;Donna Yellen who is the Chief Program Officer at Preble Street Resource Center in Portland, Maine; Erin Albright, the Regional Program Director for Give Way to Freedom, and previously worked for two and a half years for the Boston Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit; and Courtney Schaad, the founder and president of Give Way to Freedom, a foundation dedicated to enhancing the care and empowerment of survivors of human trafficking, and a psychotherapist for survivors of trafficking and torture.

Ukraine And U.S. Foreign Policy: June 2nd, 2014

In the past months, the conflict in Ukraine has been all over the news.

Not only conflict within the country, but also with Russia, as well as the West.

Tonight on Blunt Youth Radio hosts Leo Hilton and Lucy Tabb will be discussing the current situation in Ukraine.

First, where is Ukraine? What’s the capital? what is Crimea? And who are the three ethnic groups who live there?

Guests: Artur Kaptelenin is a long time WMPG DJ for twith a mother born in Kiev Ukraine,. He’s original from The USSR, now Russia.  He left the Soviet Union And has organized a community TV forum on Russia and Ukraine.

And Kiril Slusky is a Ukrainian Native who moved to the United States from Crimea when he was 2 years old. He is currently a senior at Portland High School.