Pop Culture

Tonight on Blunt, we tackle the ever-changing world of pop culture. Hosts Joey Harrigan and Matice Maino will be discussing the role of politics in pop culture- including the roles played by music, celebrities, visual artists, and more. They’ll be joined by Variety cultural analyst Ted Johnson, and will feature a vox pop by Blunt member Ahmed Hameed.

2017-Oscars-89th-Academy-AwardsAs always, this is a call-in show! Reach the hosts with any questions or comments by calling 207-780-4909.

Flint, Michigan/Grammys Review Show

Tune in as hosts Jenni Nguyen and Milena Germon discuss the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and review last night’s Grammys award show!

For the first half of the show, the hosts are joined by reporter for Bridge Magazine, Jacob Wheeler, to hear about the unhealthy amounts of lead contaminating the water supply in Flint, Michigan and its effects on the town’s residents. For the second half of the show, the hosts will discuss music’s biggest night and the distribution of this year’s awards, as well as whether or not the Grammys are still relevant.


 

Tune in at 90.9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

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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!

Climate Change

Tune into Blunt Youth Radio tonight as hosts Jenni Nguyen and Peter Mazjanis discuss climate change – both globally and locally. From the temperature rise in the Gulf of Maine, to the recent news of the Great Barrier Reef being destroyed, climate change will be talked about with two local professionals.

In the first half, they will be joined by Andrew Pershing, the chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. He is currently working on multiple projects to combat climate change. In the second half, they will be talking to Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist at the Climate Change Institute.

Tune into Blunt Youth Radio at 90.9 from 7:30-8:30 PM tonight!

Censorship

Tonight’s show is pretty [bleep]ing great. Two of Blunt’s finest Aidans- Aidan Richman and Aidan Mitchell- discuss censorship, safe spaces, trigger warnings and more. In the first half they’ll be joined by Catherine J. Ross, professor of law at George Washington University. Catherine’s an expert in constitutional law, family law, and issues including children. She’s also the author of Lessons in Censorship.
During the second half, other Blunt members will join the discussion to discuss their experiences with censorship and self-expression.

 

Here’s a gnarly diagram from Catherine’s book, Lessons in Censorship, elaborating a little more on the silencing of student speech.

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Summer Homework

Tune in as hosts Zoe Farr and Oona Mackinnon-Hoban discuss their experience with summer homework while joined by fellow Blunt Members to hear their opinions!

For the first quarter of the show, the hosts are joined by Blunt member Aidan Mitchell and Joey Harrigan to hear about their experience with summer homework going in Junior year of High School. They next are joined by fellow Blunt members Joliet Morrill and Peter Mazjanis who speak about Summer homework for Seniors in High School with the added stress of working and applying to colleges. For the final part of the show, fellow Blunt members Setareh Jalali and Milena Germon give their perspective on whether or not Summer Homework is monotonous and lacks the ability to inspire students.

Tune in at 90.9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.