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.
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In less than a month, Soraya Shockley will leave for college. The new phase of her life holds promise, and some dread.
Staffing shortages are contributing to more fighting among inmates and use of force by guards inside one juvenile hall, where budgets and overtime are on the rise.
Back in 2000, Wayne County made some major changes to its juvenile probation system, making the program more therapeutic. Before reforms in Wayne County, the recidivism rate for juveniles was about six in ten kids. Now the recidivism rate is low — holding steady at around 16 percent.
In recent years, Alameda country’s incarcerated juvenile population dropped by half. Now, instead of using detention centers that remove kids from their homes, judges are ordering young offenders into the probation system. But the system presents hidden challenges.
On this episode of the Youth Radio Podcast; A High School senior talks about what effects her depression has when applying to college.
Some residents who live on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay are concerned about exposure to toxins, because many areas on the island have been marked as radioactive. Young people who live there worry about potential health risks.
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It all started in 2000 when my family and I migrated to America. It was our first time here. My dad had made on and off travel to make money and send it back home to us in Yemen. The plane ride was the worst experience I ever experienced as an adolescent, but knew it would all be worth it as we got one hour closer to reaching the American dream.
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Featured Raw Show
Today marks the fourth Bay Talk Friday show of the summer. We heard a diverse array of music selection from many talented artists such as Le Tigre, Avicii, Fetty Wap, and Greenday. We also highlighted recent news events, such as the shooting of a Hayward police officer, the discovery of the oldest Qur’an, and the tragic incident of…
Featured Raw Show
Youth Radio Raw is a weekly radio show produced by Bay Area youth, ages 14-18. Students work in partnership with adult professionals to learn the basics of journalism, music production, and multimedia. For photos of the show, you can go to Youth Radio’s Flickr page www.flickr.com/youthradio. Check out a live tweet of the show by…
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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