Bullet In The Bedroom

The world of Maya Escobar has been shaped by something commonplace to families like hers in Oakland — gunshots. In this animated video, Maya explores a traumatic event in her childhood and the fear that remains.

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Moving On Up, But Not Without Struggles

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The summer before I began middle school, my family moved from Antioch, a diverse town with a reputation for high crime, to Danville, a graffiti-free, gang-free community with blue ribbon schools. It was like winning the Mexican immigrant lottery. I was ten years-old, and I was excited about the move. Especially about no longer having…

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Youth Radio Podcast: A Mobile Maker Space Turns Hospital Patients Into Inventors

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All around the country, computer hackers, artists, and other do-it-yourselfers are meeting up in “makerspaces,” to share tools and build cool stuff together, like robots or musical instruments. Makerspaces are popping up in all sorts of places: school auditoriums, libraries, under tents at community festivals, and now, even at the hospital. Youth Radio’s Noah Nelson…

IAMSU on stage at HBK Day

Grady Brannan

HBK Makes Its Own Rules Within Indie Rap

He’s worked with several of rap music’s elite, including Wiz Kalifah and 2 Chainz, and now he’s headlining his first nationwide tour. But before Bay Area based rapper/producer IAMSU hits the road, he and his crew, the Heartbreak Gang, wanted to do something special for their day-one fans. HBK Day, a day for IAMSU and…

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Mikey Prizmich

Consideration Instead Of Objectification Of Trans Youth

Leelah Alcorn is the high school student/artist in Ohio who committed suicide in December and was transgender. When I heard the 17-year-old’s story, I had the same weird numbing feeling I get a lot. I’m confronted with more stories than I can handle of trans youth that our society has let down. While the data…