youth radio

6:51pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: On Ferguson’s streets, echoes of another fatal shooting

Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Missouri police on August 9th. Protests continue in absence of a decision from a grand jury about whether or not the shooting was warranted.
Brett Myers Youth Radio

The August shooting of Michael Brown touched off protests and sparked a national discussion about race and justice. The 18-year-old African-American man was unarmed when he was shot multiple times by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. Youth Radio reporter Myles Bess lives in Oakland, California, and five years ago he lived through the police shooting of another unarmed black teen, Oscar Grant. Bess traveled to Ferguson for the protests and the funeral of Michael Brown, and he sent us this audio postcard reflecting on what happens next as things quiet down in that town.

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10:56am

Thu September 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 9.4.14 Prescription Drugs, Patti Smith, and How to Be a Girl

Patti Smith

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts:

Youth Radio Podcast: “Prescription Drug Abuse In College”  Correspondent Cyrus Abusaba explores the lethal trend of recreational prescription pill usage among college students.

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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.

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