Political Correctness

Tonight on Blunt, hosts Milena Germon and Daniel In tackle one of today’s touchiest subjects- political correctness. They’re joined by attorney Ari Cohn and writer/teacher Fredrik deBoer, and they’ll be discussing a variety of related topics including privacy, free speech, acceptable speech, and trigger warnings. As always, this is a call-in show, so if you’d like to conrtibute to the discussion, call in at 207-780-4909- we’d love to hear what you have to say!

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!

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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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

Portland Museum of Art

Did you know that there is a Learning and Interpretation department at the Portland Museum of Art? Tune into Blunt Youth Radio to hear more about this department and different interpretations of art on May 2, 2016 with hosts Zoe Farr and Joliet Morril. They will be talking to the associate educator for youth learning in the Department of Learning and Interpretation at the Portland Museum of Art, Louisa Donelson, Learning and Interpretation assistant, Meghan Quigley, and an Intern in the Learning and Interpretation Department working on his Ph.D in art history, Will Harper. Surprisingly you do not need to graduate college or be in college to be an intern, you can also be in high school like our host Joliet Morrill, and guest Frederick Steingberg.

Check out some of Louisa’s stuff!- http://micropicnic.com/

People’s Stories: strangers, friends, family

images-7It’s pretty amazing how much stories can influence us, even the stories of strangers, and even more so, the stories about our families and friends. Tonight on Blunt, hosts Violet Sulka/Hewes and Aidan Mitchell weave together personal experience and recent research to look at how stories influence us. For example, do you know your DYK (Do You Know) score? Take the test that our hosts and their family members took: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-p-duke/the-stories-that-bind-us-_b_2918975.htm.

Sex Education

Tonight on Blunt Youth Radio, hosts Setareh Jalali and Aidan Mitchell tackle something of a sensitive topic- sex education. They’re joined by three special guests: Quinn Gormley, an activist in Maine’s queer and transgender communities, Kerry Donahue, the director of the radio program at the Columbia School of Journalism, and Lauren Grousd, a Portland-based counselor and trainer for Mentors in Violence Prevention, a gender violence protection program.

 

This is, as usual, a call-in show- so contact us at 780-4909 to make your voice heard!