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4:21pm

Mon July 7, 2014
Cops & Courts

Double Charged: Teens on House Arrest With GPS

Manny Velazquez, 16, says he's ashamed of his GPS ankle monitor.
Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Seventeen-year-old Elisa Morris-Jackson is sitting on the couch in sweatpants and a hoodie. It’s seven p.m. and she’s watching the TV show “Dancing With The Stars.” Seven p.m. each evening is also the time when about 130 other juvenile offenders in Alameda County, California are required to plug in and sit down for their mandatory two-hour battery charge.

“I’m going to be so excited to get this thing off of me,” she said.

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6:49pm

Tue May 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

Youth Radio: Learning to accept my father, flaws and all

FlickrCC/Yanis

 

Editor's note: The author's last name has been withheld for privacy reasons.

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.

I later learned that because of him, my mother’s bank account was cancelled, and all her hard-earned money was gambled away at the horse races.

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11:27am

Thu May 8, 2014

Youth Radio: Double charged - the true cost of juvenile justice

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From our partners at Youth Radio
Follow the paper trail and explore our interactive resources as Youth Radio goes behind the scenes, uncovering the true cost of the changing juvenile justice system. top radio Reporting Each year, almost 1.5 million teens, many of them low-income, are arrested in the United States.

2:24pm

Wed April 30, 2014

Youth Radio: Ballet is a sport too

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Alex Wolfe
download Despite practicing for at least 12 hours a week, nine months a year for the last four years, my sport - ballet - is only considered a hobby by many people. Most people I know are oblivious to how arduous ballet can be.

2:07pm

Wed April 23, 2014

Youth Radio: Getting teens active in an unlikely ice sport

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Youth Radio
April 23rd, 2014 Featured on Stitcher download One of the highlights of the past winter season had the world looking at Sochi, Russia; home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. One of the more obscure ice sports was curling. It's kind of like shuffleboard on ice- and like shuffleboard, its competitors tend to skew older.

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