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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Melanie Maloney suffers from chronic pain, and is now trying marijuana for pain relief.

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Janice Sage is hosting an essay contest with her Center Lovell Inn as the award.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:22
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Hundreds of New England towns honor their oldest resident with a cane when the previous town elder dies. Some recipients celebrate; others feel cur...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Prisoners aren’t known for being emotional. But a program at a Maine jail has inmates sharing personal poems with each other.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Saying the Pledge of Allegiance is optional in Maine schools, but Lily SanGiovanni says not all of her classmates know that for sure.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:40
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Man and wolf have long had a fraught relationship; in medieval Europe the wolf was the defiler, the destroyer, the devil, and that narrative hasn’t...

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:11
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The Poet Laureate of Belfast Maine is trying to make a difference in his community—one poem at a time.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:01
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It’s not everyday that family pets and enthusiastic retirees get together to find dead bodies—unless you belong to Maine Search and Rescue Dogs.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
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While advocates and politicians seek an alternative, more integrative model to the AbilityOne program, Gladys, a disabled worker wonders if the Abi...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Finding the right number to raise Portland’s minimum wage is proving to be hard.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:59