Trans Teens and Their Stories

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Tonight on Blunt hosts Gaby and Sophie will speak with several trans teens from New England about their lives.

Join them as they speak with high schoolers AJ Yarn (creator of Faces For Equality), Riley Cyr, Calvin Lyster, and Aly Rockwood (creator of Mid Coast Queer Collective) about their experiences in trans communities in the state.

7:30-8:30pm 90.9, 104.1, or listen live from anywhere at wmpg.org

 

Nepal Earthquake & Street Harassment

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Tonight’s two topics are unrelated but both pressing and important.

Join us tonight 7:30-8:30pm EST as hosts Violet and Savahna take these issues on.

During the first half we will discuss the Nepal earthquake with USM student Bikram Strestha, and photographer Doug Bruns who will give us a firsthand account of the quake. (click on the hyperlink on Doug’s name for breathtaking photos of the earthquake aftermath)

Bikram Strestha and another Nepali student started a fundraiser to help Nepal, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/usmprayersfornepal/fundraiser/kimberlysinclair   to find out how you can help Nepal.

For our second half we will be joined by phone by Maliyka Muhammed, a public health expert from NYC, to discuss street harassment and surrounding issues.

(photo from Doug Bruns, @themainesituation via instagram)

Income Inequality and the Wealth Gap 12/22/14

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Tonight from 7:30-8:30pm listen at 90.9, 104.1 or through the listen live link at wmpg.org

Join hosts Moses and Gaby as they discuss local and global economics issues from income inequality, the wealth gap, minimum wage, global economic policy, to feminist economics.

Guests include:

Orlando Delogu, a professor of law at the University of Southern Maine

Joel Johnson, economist for the Maine Center of Economic Policy

and Radhika Balakrishnan, director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University

Urban Exploring, 11.17.14

 

Blunt Youth Radio’s hosts Milena Germon, Matt Osman, and Violet Sulka/Hewes investigate the topic of “Urban Exploring,” the exploration of lost and seldom-visited places. The show includes a feature produced by Leo Hilton and conversations with guests Ryan Prescott, from Abandonment Maine (www.abandonmentofmaine.com), David Fiske, author of Forgotten on the Kennebec: Abandoned Places and Quirky People (http://hikeghosttowns.com), and Rob Dobi, of New England Ruins (http://www.newenglandruins.com). Blunt explores the many facets of urban exploring. From personal anecdotes to discussions on the ethical and legal angles of the issue, the show delves into every nook and cranny of largely unnoticed places all around us.

Public (Dis)Trust of Police

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Join hosts Lucy and Gaby as they discuss the local and national public’s trust of the police.

Our guests for the night include:

Grainne Dunne, the justice coordinator for the ACLU of Maine

Bethany Sack, the leader of a group of Portland citizens working to find alternatives to police

and Pious Ali, a Portland school board member who works closely with the immigrant and youth communities in Portland

Listen at 90.9, 104.1, or wmpg.org

Call in at 780-4909 with any comments, questions, or opinions!

~~~SPOOKY SHOW!!!~~~

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Ready to be spooked?!

Join hosts Sophie and Aidan as they kick off spooky season by talking with guests from Finalrune Productions and the Maine Historical Society about Portland’s Halloween scene and all things spooky!

Tonight! 10/27/14 from 7:30-8:30pm listen at 90.9, 104.1, or wmpg.org

Strap on your devil horns and grab your pumpkin carving supplies, let’s get spooky!

We will also be listening to “Intensive Care” a spooktacular radio play produced by Fred Greenhalgh of Finalrune!

 

 

Native American Rights: February 17th, 2014

Join us this week with hosts Isaac High and Lucy Tabb as they discuss Native American Rights in Maine and nationally. Joining them are John Echohawk the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund and Esther Attean the Co – Director of the Maine Wabanaki REACH organization. With an interview by Hiroki Tokumaru with a member of the Penobscot tribe, USM Student Shannon Sockalexis.