Digital Addiction

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There’s no denying it- we are living in the digital age! Even here at Blunt Radio, we are spread across various platforms- facebook, twitter, even soundcloud. But when does a habit become an obsession, and when does an obsession become an addiction? And which generation is the most addicted?

Hosts Aidan Richman and Ansel Knight will be deconstructing the topic on the air. The first half will feature Dr. Larry Rosen, who is the Professor Emeritus at California State University Dominguez Hills, and the author of several books including the Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World. On the second half, they will be speaking to Tanya Schevitz, who is a communications manager with the Rebooters- a nonprofit that is known for the national day of “unplugging”. Tune in to Blunt Youth Radio tonight from 7:30-8:30pm EST on 90.9fm & 104.1fm (WMPG)!!

Drug Use in Academia

Tonight on Blunt Youth Radio, hosts Peter Mazjanis and Jenni Nguyen discuss the intersection of drugs and academics- what they are, how they help, and how they hurt. To unpack this with us, tonight’s hosts will be speaking with Allie Strickler, a Journalist at Elite Daily, and Alan DeSantis, Professor of Communications at University of Kentucky. Between statistics and stories, the show tonight is sure to be a thought-provoking one! Be sure to tune in tonight at 7:30pm on WMPG FM (90.9 & 104.1) and/or stream the show at WMPG.org

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Nonviolent Activism

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Since the election, political tension has risen across the nation. People express their dissent in different ways all across the political spectrum, from organized boycotts to acts of vandalism, and a lack of communication between those affected.

It’s another chapter in America’s long history of protesting the status quo. And one thing that hasn’t changed is the tension between peaceful demonstration and violent retribution. On tonight’s show, Milena Germon and Daniel In are discussing nonviolent activism and it’s place in our day to day interactions, activism and advocacy, as well as conflict resolution.

Tonight’s stellar guests include Jonathan White, Director of the Bentley Service-Learning Center and associate professor of sociology at Bentley University; Nathan Broaddus, Maine Quaker and leader who has served on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee at the Portland Friends Meeting; Bangor High School student Olivia Baldacci; and June Sapiel, Native American Rights activist, speaker, and Human Resources Specialist for the The Penobscot Indian Nation.

Join us on WMPG, 90.9fm and/or 104.1fm from 7:30-8:30pm!

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).

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The Life of David Bowie

This evening, join hosts Moses Small and Alice Kenny as they discuss the life of space oddity David Bowie. They will be accompanied by Shelton Waldrep, Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine and author of “Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie”. Our fantastic hosts and guest will explore how David Bowie impacted the world’s fashion, music, and views on gender/gender presentation for the rest of history.

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School Safety and Debunking Myths

Tonight on Blunt hosts Sophie Frantz and Peter Mazjanis will be talking with superintendent Jenne Crocker, Portland High School vice principle Kathleen Marquis-Girard as well as the student school board representative Ludiya Abdalla. We will talk about maintaining a safe school environment, whether it be from outside threats or bullying within the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender Theory

Join hosts Peter Mazjanis and Milena Germon as they explore the broad world of gender. They will be speaking to Lisa Walker, Associate Professor of English and Director of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine; Oamshri Amarasingham, public policy counsel of ACLU Maine; and Gia Drew, program coordinator at EqualityMaine and president of the board of directors of Maine Transgender Network. 

Be sure to listen for stimulating conversation and exciting guests!

Climate Change

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Climate change affects everybody. So, how can you get the facts? How can you help? Hosts Helen Cunningham and Aidan Carter discuss with Meaghan LaSala, Ben Lake, Allyson Gross, and Christine Bagliari around the topic of climate change and how we can (and should) be taking care of the lovely planet we call home. Marches, movies and more activism are happening. Check out some of the sites:

People’s Climate March – September 21, 2014 in NYC

Movie about climate Change: Disruption

Generation Climate Convergence – Generation Climate Convergence: Strengthening the youth climate justice movement in the Northeast! Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uByMd08kSx6FElKxILwy6mjp8sLXEs5aqKdWDLAWSns/viewform

THIS October 4th and 5th, Maine college and high school aged youth are invited to a weekend-long convergence. 

ALSO: WMPG’s BEGATHON fall fundraiser is starting in TWO DAYS (September 17- 23)!! Please consider donating to the community radio you know and love!!! Make sure you say that Blunt sent you! Best of all, donate by phone or online during our upcoming Blunt show on Monday, September 22nd!