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!

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!

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!

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

Life After High School: College, Jobs, and Finances

Join hosts Joliet Morrill and Setareh Jalali tonight as they discuss college and how to pay for it. Studies have shown that the class of 2015 graduates are the most indebted ever at $1.3 trillion, so what are prospective college students supposed to do?

They will be speaking to past Blunt members Leo Hilton, Meggie Parker, Valerie Randall, Molly Adams, and Spencer Scott about their experiences after high school and in college.

In the second half, they will be speaking to Martha Johnston, Director of Education at Finance Authority of Maine, and Cherie Galyean, Education and Scholarship Manager at Maine Community Foundation. They will be speaking about the cost of college and how students can get the most out of their financial aid.

For more information on the scholarships and grants offered by FAME and Maine Community Foundation, visit their websites below:

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http://www.mainecf.org/

The Dual Threats of Terrorism and Islamaphobia

Join hosts Malcolm Purington and Setareh Jalali as they discuss the current face of terrorism and the Islamaphobia that has arisen side by side with it. They will be speaking to Pious Ali and Kerem Durdag, two Muslim community leaders.
Pious Ali a long-time community activist who works at USM’s Muskie Institute as a Youth and Community Engagement Specialist. Other youth-focused community work includes his role as a facilitator for Seeds of Peace and as founder of the Maine Interfaith Youth Alliance. Originally from Ghana, Ali was also the first African-American and Muslim to be elected to the Portland School Board.
Kerem Durdag is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Biovation llc, a company that produces and develops non woven, sustainable bio polymer fabrics. Kerem is also a published essayist and poet. He recently wrote and commentary on his thoughts as a Muslim in the United States in light of recent events, kerem, thank you for joining us.

Kerem Durdag’s article: https://medium.com/@KeremDurdag/i-am-a-muslim-immigrant-walk-with-me-e7f2de06cfb7#.1m06es8pd