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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Personal fundraising sites like Kickstarter are taking off. But in a small town in Maine, a crowd-funding campaign went very wrong.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the years, female gamers have found ways to combat sexism in video game culture.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and WABE


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 3
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Legend has it they were all set to put Dennis Limeburner’s grandmother in the ground, but then she moved.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Sophie Spurr supports her husband, Pete, who has a degenerative brain disease and has started talking about taking his life.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 07:34
  • Purchases: 1
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The Wilton Town Hall Theatre owner, Dennis Markaverich reflects on his job and contemplates the grim future.

Bought by PRX Remix and WABE


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:24
  • Purchases: 2
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Penobscot County in Maine tries to resolve the endless cycle of incarcerating people who can't afford to pay their criminal fines.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Robyn Tucker is an especially overprotective mom. But when your daughter has a rare condition, you have to be.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:54
  • Purchases: 2
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The Northeast Rebels are a group of women who are not afraid to tackle the opposition.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Neuroscientist Kyle Smith is using lasers, mazes and rats to figure out how the brain controls habits, and how habits are controlling you.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, PRX Remix, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WABE


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 4
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Dan Lister's experience with the opiate addiction "miracle drug" Suboxone cast it in a less than miraculous light.

Bought by WHCP-LP


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 1