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: http://www.pigeonnation.com/the-mainer-project/

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:
http://asherwoodworth.org/index.php?/project/tree-savage/
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/24/man-dressed-tree-arrested-blocking-portland-street/

Tune in, folks!

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!

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

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:

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http://www.mainecf.org/

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!

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.

20th Anniversary of Youth Empowerment: Donate to WMPG

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Join us as we celebrate 20 years of youth empowerment through radio! Tonight we’ll be looking back over the years on past radio pieces and speaking with the Blunt members who made it all happen. Leo and Sophie will be the hosts for the evening.

 

And Blunt Radio Project couldn’t happen without the support of WMPG, community radio for Southern Maine.  Please contribute to WMPG’s Begathon: fall fundraiser by calling (207)874-3000 or donating via wmpg.org!

Check out the WMPG Swag (requires one small donation): http://wmpg.org/Begathon2014SpringGifts.htm