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Our friends at Youth Radio in Oakland sent a contingent of reporters to Cleveland last week for the Republican National Convention. Reporter Soraya Shockley spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny about her experience covering the convention, and interviewing former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

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Our friends at Youth Radio in Oakland sent a contingent of reporters to Philadelphia last week for the Democratic National Convention. One of them was Miles Bess. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with him about his experience inside and outside the convention.

 

A poem from Youth Radio

Feb 24, 2016
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This week we're featuring poems from participants of Remix Your Life, an arts program run by Youth Radio. This one, by Kyle Lamberson, is about adapting to the human-made environment.

A poem from Youth Radio: "Rose Flower"

Feb 22, 2016
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Darelle Brown is a participant in Remix Your Life, an arts program run by Youth Radio. Brown grew up in Oakland, and he imagines what it's like to be a rose pushing it's way up through his city's soil.

A Poem from Youth Radio: “Gumbo”

Jan 19, 2016
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Shyra Gums grew up in Oakland and she’s a participant in Remix You Life an arts program run by Youth Radio.

The Trimmigrants of Humboldt County

Dec 15, 2015
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On a Thursday in October, I arrive just in time for the morning lecture at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California.

Get off your cell phone, dad!

Nov 24, 2015

Did you get a text? A new email? Maybe you’re emoji-ing your friends right now just for fun. Ninety percent of adults have a cell phone and almost 65 percent have smartphones. Nearly three quarters of teens have a smartphone or have access to one. Almost a quarter of them say they are online "almost constantly." Some teens, though, feel like they get in trouble for using their phones while parents get off scot-free. 

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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.

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.

Double Charged: Teens on House Arrest With GPS

Jul 7, 2014
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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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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.

From our partners at Youth Radio

Youth Radio: Ballet is a sport too

Apr 30, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

From our partners at Youth Radio.

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Youth Radio podcast: "An on-line challenge turns deadly"  An online drinking challenge made popular in the UK and Australia has already been responsible for five deaths of men under 30 years old. Youth Radio’s Rafael Johns and his friends have been monitoring this trend on YouTube wondering if it will hit in the US.


Fasting from social media

Mar 19, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Stanford Storytelling Project: "How Not to Give" The story of an entrepreneur who wanted to give one million t-shirts to Africa.

Youth Radio podcast: “A Critical Look at MOOCs -- Massive On-Line Courses”

Do young "invincibles" need health insurance?

Mar 6, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

The merits of being a teenage fangirl

Feb 27, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Finding therapy on facebook

Feb 12, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Are teens today more narcissistic?

Feb 5, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Oakland high school confronts daily violence

Jan 7, 2014
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Castlemont High in East Oakland, looks like many other California schools – colorful box-style buildings with big windows – but inside, teacher Demetria Huntsman and several students are deconstructing a shooting that happened out front just 30 minutes before I got there.

Students put civic improvement ideas before the mayor

Dec 18, 2013

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Youth Radio: Young invincible on Affordable Care Act

Dec 5, 2013

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Math education equals more stress for students

Nov 14, 2013

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Battlefield 4 gives Xbox One a chance to shine

Nov 7, 2013

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Youth Radio podcast:  Civic Education for a New Generation

Contrary to popular belief, nearly 90 percent of high school students take a civics class. But what's the quality of those classes? This week's Youth Radio podcast looks at how racial and political diversity in the classroom affects what young people learn about politics and society.

99% Invisible:  Symphony of Sirens

From our partners at Youth Radio.

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