'MPG Reports

'MPG Reports is WMPG's half-hour weekly news program, airing from 1 to 1:30p on Tuesdays - a pilot program for a possible future daily local news presence on WMPG. Tune in for news WMPG style - volunteer-driven and hyper-local! Hosted by WMPG Volunteer News Director Sam Bullock. Click on a date to stream the show!


Subject: Senior to Senior Program at the Animal Refuge League
Reporter(s): Kathy Gulrich
Description: The Animal Refuge League has turned the problem of senior cats in their shelter into a community program to aid senior humans.
Air date: April 15, 2014
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Subject: Interview with Anthony Di Salvo of the Sprout Traveling Film Festival
Reporter(s): Lorenzo Raffa
Description: Lorenzo Raffa interviews Anthony Di Salvo Executive Director of the Sprout Traveling Film Festival which will be in Portland and Lewiston the week of 4/14 and which features people with developmental disabilities.
Air date: April 15, 2014
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Subject: The English language premiere of "In The Underworld" at USM Gorham
Reporter(s): Sam Bullock
Air date: April 15, 2014
Description: The USM Theater Department is opening "In The Underworld" a dark comic operetta written by a Holocaust survivor on April 18th.
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Subject: "Is College Worth It?" A Survey of Portland High School Students
Reporter(s): Leo Hilton
Producer(s): Tyler Simpson
Air date: April 15, 2014
Description: Blunt Youth Radio reporters Leo Hilton and Tyler Simpson survey Portland High students about their plans after high school is over.
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Subject: Community News
Reporter(s): Sam Bullock
Air date: April 8, 2014
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Subject: SALT--Upstream
Reporter(s): Megan Detrie
Description: In Northern Maine, biologists are working to save a species - the great Atlantic salmon.
Air date: April 8, 2014
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Subject: Brown Bird
Reporter(s): Sam Bullock
Air date: April 8, 2014
Description: A memorial for David Lamb of Brown Bird who passed away on April 5th from complications of leukemia.
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Subject: Stache Pag
Reporter(s): Gail Wartell
Air date: April 1, 2014
Description: Gail Wartell of Tuesday Night Talk Radio Club spoke with Nick Callanan, co-founder of the Facial Hair Festival, to talk about the history of the event and their plans for the future.
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Subject: SALT - The Laughing Table
Reporter(s): Mary Wesley
Air date: April 1, 2014
Description: A group of women bond over happy hour cocktails...at an assisted living facility
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Subject: USM Faculty Cuts
Reporter(s): Sam Bullock
Air date: March 25, 2014
Description: In response to the recent USM faculty cuts waged toward the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, USM students voice their strong resistance. During a student led protest held outside the law building on Mar. 24, WMPG work-study students documented the seriousness of this issue.
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Subject: Landfill Mining for Valuable Metals
Reporter(s): Joe Keierleber
Air date: March 18, 2014
Description: Mining for valuable metals is usually done digging into the earth, but piles of trash offer opportunities for mining as well. Joe Keierleber explores how Portland's waste is being mined for metals.
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Subject: Student Coalition Meeting with USM Investment Committee Regarding Divestment from Fossil Fuels
Reporter(s): Sam Bullock
Air date: March 18, 2014
Description: A student coalition brought a proposal to divest from fossil fuels to University of Maine's Investment Committee on February 27th. Students and coalition members Meaghan LaSala and Iris SanGiovanni discuss the committee's reaction and their plans for future discussions.
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Subject: Portland's Youth Court as an Alternative for Juvenile Offenders
Reporter(s): Charlotte Eisenberg
Air date: March 18, 2014
Description: Portland Youth Court allows student offenders an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system.
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Subject: USM Husky Sports Report
Reporter(s): Jim Ward
Air date: March 18, 2014
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Subject: Found Film Festival
Reporter(s): Lorenzo Raffa
Air date: March 18, 2014
Description: The Found Film Festival showcases video oddities that have been discovered in trash bins and thrift stores. The festival is coming to Space Gallery on Saturday, March 22.
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Subject: Ceramicist Shawn O'Connor Talks About Being a USM Visiting Artist
Reporter(s): Sam Bullock
Air date: March 11, 2014
Description: Shawn O'Connor, visiting artist who is hosted in March 2014 by USM's Art Department, is using his week with students on the Gorham campus to build a single use paper kiln.
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Subject: Professor Hillard Discusses Economist Dr. Wolff's Upcoming Presentation
Reporter(s): Jessica Lockhart, Suzanne Murphy
Air date: March 11, 2014
Description: Nationally noted Economist Dr. Richard Wolff will present a talk titled Capitalism Hits the Fan, so now what's own Economics Professor Dr. Michael Hillard explains some of Dr. Wolff's radical ideas.
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Subject: The Maine Winter Crow's Roost Phenomenon
Reporter(s): Joe Keierleber
Air date: March 11, 2014
Description: Crows come to Maine to roost in large numbers around Portland every winter. Joe Keierleber explores the phenomenon and gains insight from Doug Hitchcocks from Maine Audobon.
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Subject: 2014 Maine Restaurant Week's Breakfast Cookoff
Reporter(s): Lorenzo Raffa
Air date: March 11, 2014
Description: Maine Restaurant Week kicks off with a Breakfast Cook Off, with a number of area restaurants competing.
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Subject: McAuley Wins in Class-A Basketball Tournament
Reporter(s): Caroline Losneck
Air date: March 11, 2014
Description: McAuley Lions girls basketball team win the High School Class A Basketball Tournament in an exciting game against Oxford Hills.
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Subject: USM Weekly Sports Report
Reporter(s): Jim Ward
Air date: March 11, 2014
Description: The weekly Huskies Sports Report including winter season awards and the beginning of the baseball season.
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Subject: Keystone XL pipeline demonstration
Reporter(s): Paul Drinan
Air date: Feb. 25, 2014
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Subject: St. Lawrence Report
Reporter(s): Chris Lee
Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
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Subject: High School Basketball Finals
Reporter(s): Zack Barowitz, Carrie Losneck
Air Date: Feb. 25, 2014
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Subject: USM Weekly Sports Report
Reporter(s): Jim Ward
Air Date: Feb. 25, 2015
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Subject: Maine Loves Movies
Reporter(s): Lorenzo Raffa
Air Date: Feb. 25, 2014
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