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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This rock band uses music to voice a perspective that is often swept under the rug.

Bought by PRX Remix and WAMC


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A proposed east-west highway across the state of Maine has been on the minds of legislators since it was included in the original proposal for the ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 07:41
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Julie Eaton is the captain of the Cat Sass. She spends 6 months of the year on the water, and is ready to haul in a union.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 2
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"I am a Christian, I am a mom, a wife, a homemaker, a leader, a knitter, a quilter… I’m lots of things. Accepting the label felon was really hard."

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 07:17
  • Purchases: 2
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Dick Moreau has hung over 50,000 posters of his daughter around the area of Jay, Maine. This is the story of one family's 26-year quest for answers.

Bought by KFAI, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 07:27
  • Purchases: 3
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You never know who will pin you at an arm wrestling, or pulling, tournament.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 05:16
  • Purchases: 2
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Members of the Passamaquoddy tribe are working to prevent the imminent disappearance of their people's ancient language.

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 06:49
  • Purchases: 2
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Earlier this year, Kateri Tekakwitha became the first Native American saint. The 356-year-old saint helps American Indians cope with the Catholic C...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 05:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Joanna Foster was worried when her first deaf child was born. When her second baby was born deaf and autistic, she was devastated. Joanna started l...

Bought by KVNF


  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Most people know Sufism as the religion practiced by the whirling dervishes. But this mystical form of Islam has taken root in America, too.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 06:41