Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

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Salt will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary year in 2013! Students from around the world (but mostly from around the US) attend Salt for a fifteen week, intensive semester in documentary photography, writing, or radio while at the same time studying and practicing multimedia production. Please check out our website for information about the program, application process, student housing, exhibitions, events etc. Many of the pieces here have been broadcast on Maine Public Radio and Maine's community radio stations WMPG and WERU. A few have made it to National Public Radio. We hope the excellent work of our students will now find room in your broadcast schedule.

Series

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59 Pieces

The SaltCast was a bi-weekly podcast produced from 2008-2010, aimed at pulling back the curtain on radio storytelling. From fieldwork and recording techniques to narrative and ethics, Saltcast explored the ins-and-outs of radio production. If you want to hear more Salt radio work, including that produced by more recent students, check out http://www.prx.org/group_accounts/1185-salt !


Pieces

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Organizing the Maine Lobstering Union

Bought by WMPG and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Jamie is pregnant and has nowhere she can go. She finds herself at Saint Andre Home, a modern day home for unwed mothers, where she awaits her four...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Bill and Becca have been together for 10 years. And, between the 2 of them, they’ve since had over 30 other partners. It’s no secret. They’re polya...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Folks in Ocean Point, Maine are afraid of Bobby Moore. They say he’s strange and even dangerous. But a visit to Bobby’s trailer reveals another sid...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:50
  • Purchases: 2
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Questioning the threat to moose in Maine

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 2
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We're introduced to Maine storytelling today through John McDonald, a humorist making his living telling stories in the state's oral tradition. One...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:07
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In Aroostook County, life still revolves around the potato harvest even though few family potato farms are left.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:16
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For teenage girls in Lewiston's Somali community, dress is a form of self-expression--but how do you dress both modest and modern? Sahro Hassan, a ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 5
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Mary Schmaling always wanted to find her birth mother. Her search led her on a journey that changed her life.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Ralph Cusack is one of the founding members of The Harbor Masters and has been organizing gay kinksters in Portland, Maine for over 30 years.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:01