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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Whitley Newman, also known as Nabintu, isn’t who you’d expect to be teaching a Rwandan dance class. She’s a small, blonde woman from the Midwest.

Bought by WAMC and KLCC


  • Added: Mar 26, 2013
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 2
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A small town's shocking scandal becomes national news, but no one is really sure why. The defendant was sentenced May 31, 2013.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2013
  • Length: 07:35
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Brain injuries have been in the news a lot lately - with soldiers and sports heroes suffering from acquired brain injuries, science and the public ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, KDNK, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 26, 2013
  • Length: 06:32
  • Purchases: 4
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Being diagnosed with a disease is hard enough. Imagine living hours away from the closest place you could receive treatment.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2013
  • Length: 05:24
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With jobs, chores, and family obligations, working mothers can lose themselves to their many commitments. A group of moms in Maine have a unique so...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 2
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With the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maine, Barton Girdwood got to wondering, what about all the gay men in Maine who never found love? S...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Chuck Lakin has a unique hobby. He builds coffins. For living people.

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


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 3
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Making a living is a struggle this year for Maine lobster fishermen - due in part to strong conservation regulations.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 1
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In the small village of Stratton, Maine, a woman believes she's not the master of her own destiny - the spirit of a sea captain is preventing her f...

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


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 3
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A profile of Occupy's first politician

  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 07:06