In our new series, Fast Food Scramble, Youth Radio reporters partnered with NPR’s Sonari Glinton to capture stories about today’s fast food market.
Fast Food Scramble
May 3rd, 2016
Update: Alameda County Will Stop Collecting Juvenile Fees
April 8th, 2016
Pepper Sprayed In Youth Jail
April 6th, 2016 by Joi Smith audio
For Juvenile Offenders, Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door To Parole
February 16th, 2016 by Sayre Quevedo audio
Youth Radio Podcast: Generation Katrina
September 2nd, 2015 audio
Special Coverage: Youth And The Marijuana Industry
December 3rd, 2014 by Youth Radio
Ferguson and Michael Brown: Special Coverage
August 26th, 2014 slideshow
What does the Warriors’ success mean for the City of Oakland? Youth Radio’s Garrison Pennington finds out.
“[Youth Radio stories] helped spark a conversation between advocates and policy makers about reforming the imposition of court fees.”
It’s rare for guards to use pepper spray to control youth held inside most juvenile halls across the country. Youth Radio investigates practices in juvenile hall in Alameda County, California.
We talk about the “Latino vote” as if it was a thing, but in fact Latino voters are not easy to pin down because of their diversity. This is especially the case as the demographic skews younger. According to the Pew Research Center, almost half of the 27 million Latinos expected to vote this year…
I’m 17 years old, and teen girls like me experience a lot of bad stuff online–mean comments, pressures to sext, or the very real sadness of zero likes on an Instagram post. Girls in particular–more than 73 percent of them, according to the Pew Research Center–use social media to get support from peers. Caitlyn Clark…
It’s normal for millennials to still live at home these days. But what if you’re a millennial who doesn’t have a home to go back to? “I didn’t mind sleeping on the floor. I didn’t mind sleeping on the couch,” said 23-year-old Alkeisha Porter. Growing up, she says she didn’t like her mom’s husband and…
At home, I isolate myself. When I have my anxiety attacks, usually I lay on my back or my side and I start to hyperventilate. Inside [there are] a lot of things just going through my mind, just a lot of bad things. That’s all I think about. And the more I think about it, the worse it gets. So then I usually just cry it out.
Originally aired on NPR’s All Things Considered on February 15, 2016 In 2012, The United States Supreme Court ruled that it was cruel and unusual punishment for juvenile offenders to receive automatic sentences of life without the possibility of parole. But until a few weeks ago, it was uncertain whether the ruling applied retroactively. Now,…
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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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