YR Raw

YRaw offers the inside (and lightly edited) scoop from Youth Radio’s training programs. In the introductory training, high school students produce a weekly radio show on YR Raw. Tune in Friday nights at 6:15pm by clicking the “Listen Live” button below. In the intermediate training, students specialize in one media concentration (journalism, music or multimedia). Here is where you can check-out all of the work they produce!

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My View on Reading

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved to read. I think that’s because before my dad died he always read to me every night. And, I loved every moment of it.

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A Teen’s Letter To Oakland #1

I feel a lot of sorrow when I think about you. It’s disheartening to see your abandoned buildings and ghost filled neighborhoods, your gang filled streets.

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(Eric Fredericks)

Review: Fruitvale Station

In the film “Fruitvale Station,” Michael B. Jordan plays the role as Oscar Grant, a young man in his mid 20’s that is trying to get his life back together after doing time in jail, selling marijuana to pay family expenses, and losing his job.

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Roundtable: The BART Strike

I was walking up Allston Way, going to San Francisco to see a friend. A huge novelty of living in the Bay Area is that you really don’t need a car in this region since our subway system is extremely convienent—serving 400,000 riders each day. I walked by the crowd of people and started down the pit of stairs—then along with a couple others—staring blankly at the closed doors.

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