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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Jason Allen, aka Fatal J, is a 21 year-old from Bangor, ME who uses hip-hop to cope with the struggles in his life.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:46
  • Purchases: 1
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The Duct Tape Dragons are a scrappy robotics team made up of disadvantaged youth from the Portland Boys and Girls Club.  They don’t have the resour...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Sangillo's is located in the Old Port in Portland Maine. It's surrounded by hotels and expensive restaurants. It is the last of its kind; a dive ba...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:22
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How do you pass on the culture of a country you can’t remember? Three generations of the Hang family in Portland, Maine, try to reconcile memories ...

Bought by PRX Remix, WMPG, and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3
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At Old Sturbridge Village, a rotating cast of men and women don period clothes while performing 19th century roles for the public. Emily Kwong take...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 07:45
  • Purchases: 1
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After 20 years of hunting sea glass, Bill and Helen Carney have collected and cataloged 200,000 pieces. But their obsession takes on new meaning as...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:08
  • Purchases: 5
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Doug Harlow isn't afraid to use his voice. He works as reporter in Maine and churns out seven, sometimes eight, articles a week. Doug is a born com...

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


  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 07:28
  • Purchases: 4
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Reporter Jake Ryan follows the rabbit hole to uncover the truth behind a sandwich and a controversy that's been around since the Vietnam War.

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 07:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Atlantic salmon numbers are dropping all over the world. In the US, they can only be found in seven rivers. All of them are in Maine.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:54