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The Blunt Youth Radio project is entering its 20th year of providing direct media access to young people throughout Southern Maine. For nearly two decades, Blunt members both incarcerated and free have taken to the airwaves to speak about the issues that are important to them.
As we approach this benchmark, we are thinking a lot about ways to extend more on-air opportunities to other youth-serving and youth-run programs in Maine. There is a thriving youth movement in our state. We want to be a part of it, and we want to see it grow. We can do this by sharing our knowledge and media resources to amplify the voices of Maine youth who are working to empower each other and improve their communities.
If you are a young person with a project or an idea, or if you are an organization that serves or is run by youth, we want to feature you on Blunt Youth Radio. This collaboration could take many forms. We can simply interview you on our live show, or you can help us think of more creative ways to showcase your work and your community. Live readings? Theater? Recordings? The sky is the limit. It can be a series, or a one-time show.
Please contact Claire Holman to learn how to get involved.
This week, hosts Olivia Bradstreet and Kate Hull speak with three guests on diverse topics and issues related to Reproductive Rights. Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, and Lauren Grousd, Clinical Counseling Director at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England joined us in studio. Robin Mandell, volunteer Executive Director of Scarleteen.com joined us by phone.
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The dates for our Reporting and Production training are coming soon!
Blunt member Jowles Phanord reports from the Boys and Girls Club for the show “Portland Behind the Scenes” (aired May 6th).