Turnstyle http://kalw.org en Youth Radio: Learning to accept my father, flaws and all http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-learning-accept-my-father-flaws-and-all <p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: The author's last name has been withheld for privacy reasons.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I was nine, my father started coming home late at night. He would walk through the door like nothing was wrong. But I knew something was. My mother would shout uncontrollably at him, and even threaten divorce. But these were empty words - my mother couldn’t afford to get a divorce, nor was it socially acceptable in Chinese culture.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 01:49:00 +0000 Scott L. 44388 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio: Learning to accept my father, flaws and all Oakland high school confronts daily violence http://kalw.org/post/oakland-high-school-confronts-daily-violence <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Castlemont</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> High in East Oakland, looks like many other California schools – colorful box-style buildings with big windows – but inside, teacher </span>Demetria<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Huntsman and several students are deconstructing a shooting that happened out front just 30 minutes before I got there.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:57:25 +0000 Denise Tejada 38112 at http://kalw.org Oakland high school confronts daily violence Youth Radio: For teens finding summer work, soft skills are hard skills http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-teens-finding-summer-work-soft-skills-are-hard-skills-0 <p style="padding: 0px 0px 10px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px;">Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hello. Hey! Uh, can’t understand you.” It’s meant to trick the caller into thinking it’s Hernandez on the phone. Eventually, callers hear, “Ha, voicemail! You know what to do stupid.” Now, at 19, Hernandez is looking for a job, and the greeting which started off as a joke for friends is now a liability.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:54:00 +0000 Ashley Williams 29332 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio: For teens finding summer work, soft skills are hard skills