Reported over four months, Unlocked is a three-part investigation into alternatives to juvenile incarceration–both model programs and cases that raise serious concerns. From Alameda County in San Francisco’s East Bay, to Wayne County, Michigan, Youth Radio reveals how moves away from juvenile incarceration are affecting youth and the system.
Meet The Woman Behind Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
November 30th, 2015 by Desmond Meagley audio
Why I Stopped Playing Football
November 29th, 2015 by Garrison Pennington audio
Racial Standoff: Chicago Failed Laquan McDonald
November 25th, 2015 by The Youth Project
The Benefits Of A Public Education
November 22nd, 2015 by Natalie Bettendorf audio
Some people are calling 2016 the ‘most important election of our lifetimes’, and it’s easy to see why. Technology is providing venues for new voices to have their say on issues that will have a global impact; the emotions of both the right and the left run high as the country prepares to decide what direction its leadership will take; all while more and more social-media-savvy millennials are reaching voting age.
They had us constantly working: testing us on the playbook, running hour long agility drills and even quintupling our protein powder intake.
Laurent Scotto di Uccio, who teaches 5th grade French, asks his students, “I don’t know if you know, but something happened in Paris and in Lebanon not long ago. Did you hear about it?”
Caitlin Miller is a Bay Area native living in Paris. It’s not easy for me to put into words the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that have been running through my head since the horror of Friday night. This is my attempt as a young American woman who has been living and working in Paris for over a…
My dad was a wide receiver in high school. My older brother was MVP. And when I joined the team my freshman year, my teammates and coaches had high expectations. But my play was not MVP material.
On Thursday, November 5th, hundreds of high school students at Berkeley High walked out of their classes in response to a lynching threat found on a school computer. Youth Radio’s Natalie Bettendorf, an editor with the Berkeley High Jacket, spoke with KPFA’s Dennis Bernstein about the incident.
This story was a collaboration between WLRN’s youth project and Urgent INC, and Youth Radio. By: Shenika Morrison/ WLRN Recently, my mom Sherolyn Harmon and I were going through childhood pictures of me. There’s one photo from when I was like eight, with these ugly pink hair bows my mom forced me to wear. I looked like…
Troy was stillborn. When I saw him, all I could do was cry. He was in my mom’s arms turning blue.
There’s a growing national awareness about racial injustice in American, but often attention is focused on young black men. However, many African-American young women say the issues that most affect them rarely get talked about publicly. They say they sometimes feel invisible.
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As I discover who I am, I want to know more about where I came from. I have a unique story. This is because I am adopted. I am interested in why my parents chose to adopt. I wonder whether other adopted children have the same experience as I do.
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Welcome to the 2nd episode of A lil Somethin’ Bout Oakland Radio on Youth Radio Raw. Make sure you tune in every week on Fridays from 6:15 to 7:35. On this show, you’ll hear recent news, personal experiences, and a diverse selection of music. Youth Radio Raw is a weekly radio show produced by Bay Area high…
When teens hunt for a last-minute Halloween costume, it’s often hard to walk the line between cool and offensive. How do you know when a costume or outfit is racist? What are your personal guidelines for what’s okay and what is not?
While video games usually get a negative rap for teaching kids bad habits and manners, organizers say that games like Minecraft can actually teach important online social skills.
In this lesson, we’ll walk you through the basics of making your own infographic, depending on the data at hand.
OK, so calling people and annotating how you know everything in your story may not be the sexiest part of the job, but it is absolutely necessary. And for new reporters, the time to build your fact-checking spidey sense is NOW.
Interviewing is more than a skill — it’s an art. We’ve compiled a few activities and handouts to guide you through the basics of interviewing.
Don’t consider yourself an expert coder? That shouldn’t stop you from giving this lesson a try. It’s designed for intermediate users of MIT App Inventor, a tool that allows people with little-to-no programming experience to build apps for Android devices. Using this tutorial, you’ll create a mobile app that combines three components: an audio player,…
Want to win your next (or first) hackathon? Check out these seven tips and three activities to help you and your students build their pitching skills, confidence and communication for STEM success.
You’ve got an idea for a great story… or at least you think it’s a great story. Now you need to convince your editor/teacher why this story needs to get made, and why you’re the right reporter for the job. So what goes into a good pitch? How much research do you need to do before you make your pitch? We’ve put together some of tips of the trade on putting together the best pitch for your story idea.
SOUND IS EVERYWHERE. From the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep, our days are filled with noise. Even so-called “silence” is actually full of sound — the hum of an air conditioner, the distant rush of traffic, the whoosh of our own breath. By collecting and weaving together high quality recordings…
In this interactive, you’ll explore the stories behind 13 objects that police officers have mistaken for guns. The cases you’re about to see vary in circumstance and outcome, but each ended with someone getting shot.
Youth Radio’s Tylyn Hardamon, a member of the newsroom’s youth team, and journalism teacher and producer Teresa Chin sat down together to come up with a lesson plan for how educators can facilitate a productive conversation about race, police and violence, grounded in a collection of stories created by Youth Radio’s reporters and commentators.
Radio commentaries offer an opportunity for young people to express their opinion on an issue of their choice and to become effective communicators. This toolkit includes all the examples, lesson plans and handouts you’ll need to help your students develop their first commentary (plus tips on how to pitch us at Youth Radio)
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