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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Frank “the Bear” Abramovitz lost his wife to cancer. That’s when he took over her business, and became a bounty hunter.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 10:21
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The women of Spirits Left Behind investigate possible hauntings: strange noises, apparitions, feeling uneasy for no reason at all. (Many of them ar...

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 08:54
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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 08:53
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Actors may be on TV or perform with a local theater group, but what about the actors in the medical field?

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 08:35
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A micronation that aimed to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory, turns against its founding father.

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 09:10
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Is art a public good? In the cash-strapped city of Bangor, a suggestive sculpture sparks debate.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:31
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Henry Joy had a radical plan for northern Maine. It didn’t work.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:04
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Loren Coleman spends most of his time thinking about animals that most people think are fake.

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Freeman “Buzzy” Buzzell has been a barber in Madison, Maine for the past fifty-five years, and he keeps at it because he loves his customers.

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Rufus Porter was a nineteenth-century American artist, journalist, and brilliant inventor, who almost made it into the history books, but not quite.

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


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3