Art and Activism

At what point do art and activism intertwine? Is activist/protest art important or overdone? Is art as effective as active protests?

Join your hosts Clare Considine and Aidan Mitchell as they explore these questions and more!

In the first half, they will be speaking with local artist Pigeon, creator of the Mainer project which explored what makes a Mainer. Find more information here:

In the second half, they will be joined by local artist Asher Woodworth, creator of the Tree performance on Congress Street this past October. Find more information here:

Tune in, folks!

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 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!

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!

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Life After High School: College, Jobs, and Finances

Join hosts Joliet Morrill and Setareh Jalali tonight as they discuss college and how to pay for it. Studies have shown that the class of 2015 graduates are the most indebted ever at $1.3 trillion, so what are prospective college students supposed to do?

They will be speaking to past Blunt members Leo Hilton, Meggie Parker, Valerie Randall, Molly Adams, and Spencer Scott about their experiences after high school and in college.

In the second half, they will be speaking to Martha Johnston, Director of Education at Finance Authority of Maine, and Cherie Galyean, Education and Scholarship Manager at Maine Community Foundation. They will be speaking about the cost of college and how students can get the most out of their financial aid.

For more information on the scholarships and grants offered by FAME and Maine Community Foundation, visit their websites below:


Generation Gap

It can be easy for this generation to believe that they are being exclusively targeted by the older generation at the moment, but it has become increasingly clear over time that every generation experiences this gap in some way.

Join hosts Joliet Morrill and Setareh Jalali tonight as they discuss the prevalence of the generation gap and its vast impact. They will be joined by Neil Howe, a a historian and sociologist specializing in generational differences and co-creator of the Strauss-Howe generational theory. We will also be joined by David Finkelhor, a sociologist known for his coining of the term “Juvenoia.”

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!

Upcoming Presidential Election: Part 2

Join hosts Joliet Morrill and Setareh Jalali as they discuss the upcoming presidential election, the candidates, current issues, and the importance of youth voting. This is part 2 in our presidential election series, and this time we’re switching things up and taking a look from the Republican side.

Guests include Abby Bennett, a student at the University of Maine in Orono and the Vice Chair of the Maine Federation of College Republicans, Matthew Gagnon, the Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, and Lee Jackson, the Penobscot County GOP Chairman.

Upcoming Presidential Election

What do you think of the Presidential candidates so far? What are your thoughts on youth voting? What issues should young voters be focusing on? Join hosts Joliet Morrill, Oona Mackinnon-Hoban, and Setareh Jalali as they discuss these questions and more with young local political activists.

Guests include Marpheen Chann, the chair of both the Maine Young Democrats Minority Caucus and the Maine Law LGBT Law Caucus, Sam Underwood, deputy director of communication for the Portland chapter of Maine Young Democrats, and Eamonn Dundon, a former Senate page and rising Senior at Portland High School who is involved in the political scene of Portland.

Plastic Bags and Recycling

This Monday at Blunt Youth Radio, Savannah Plummer and Matt Osman talk to Sarah Lakeman, Sustainable Maine Project Director, and Will Everitt, Development Director from the Friends of Casco Bay about plastic bags and recycling. To find out more about what Sarah Lakemand does, check out her out here. To find out more about what Will Everitt does, check him out here.