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!

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!

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

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.”

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.

OPEN HOUSE: FOR ALL YOUTH INTERESTED IN MAKING MEDIA

Join us for our OPEN HOUSE on MONDAY, JUNE 16th from 7:00-8:30pm! 

Blunt Youth Radio Project is located at the WMPG Station, community radio based on the University of Southern Maine Campus, at 92 Bedford Street in Portland, Maine.


You can expect at the OPEN HOUSE:

  1. To learn about making radio from HOSTING a live show, REPORTING for radio, ENGINEERING a broadcast, and making creative audio productions!
  2. Meet other TEENS from ALL around the Greater Portland area!
  3. Oh, and did we mention there’ll be PIZZA, PRIZES, and FUN!!

AND ONCE YOU JOIN:

  1. You’ll have opportunities to TRAVEL to RADIO CONFERENCES
  2. BUFF UP that COLLEGE RESUME you’ve worked so hard to build
  3. IMPROVE your COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  4. Make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in YOUR COMMUNITY
  5. GET YOUR VOICE HEARD and LEARN JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS

MONDAY, JUNE 16th from 7:00-8:30pm at 92 Bedford Street in Portland. 

For MORE INFO:  Claire Holman at: 207-650-5835 or cholman@ums.maine.edu

 

 

Youth in Taiwan and Maine Talk About Bullying and Teenage Life

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Some may think that with the Internet, young people in the world are so connected, but usually young and old alike just use the Internet to connect with people they already know. But on Monday, June 10, 2013, some youth from the Dada School in ZhongLi, Taiwan are getting the chance to connect with a couple of Blunt Youth Radio members.

Long Creek Youth Development Center Show May 20th 2013

This week on Blunt, teens incarcerated at the Long Creek Youth Development Center and Blunt members discuss life on the inside. Featured on the show as guests will be Judge Keith A. Powers, Assistant District Attorney Christine Thibeault, and Defense Attorney Ned Chester. Features include pieces on tattoo removal, life after Long Creek, and going through the Maine Legal system. Hosts will be Iris SanGiovanni and Jake Lichter, with Long Creek residents Cory and Salman.

Listen here: 1-01 Long Creek Show May 20, 2013

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Ned Chester:

www.chesterandvestal.com/attorneys