youth radio

3:58pm

Fri August 31, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Postcard from the edge of the Republican National Convention

Twenty-nine-year-old Mandy Santiago is at the edge of poverty, and on the fringes of this week’s convention in Tampa, Florida. She makes her living, for now, standing on street corners selling the Epoch Newspaper, with her husband and two small children in tow.

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2:52pm

Thu August 30, 2012
Politics

Youth Radio reports from the RNC

Today is the last day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Although initially delayed due to Hurricane Isaac, the RNC has featured a number of politicians and notable persons throughout the past few days. Oakland’s Youth Radio has reporters on the ground at the RNC. Brandon McFarland spoke with KALW’s Ben Trefny.

12:57pm

Wed August 29, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Paul Ryan and the youth vote

Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. There’s a lot of excitement about the choice, some of it because of the hope that Ryan’s youthfulness can benefit the party’s image.

When you talk to young conservatives at the Republican National Convention in Tampa about their vice presidential candidate, they’re nothing short of dreamy-eyed. Ryan is about as close to a bona fide celebrity as the party’s got.  What congressman wouldn’t welcome the comparisons we heard — to stars like Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling, and Carson Daly?

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2:22pm

Mon August 27, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Youth Radio at the RNC: The Obama of 2012 – Paul Ryan?

Karin Agness speaks with Youth Radio reporter Robyn Gee.

Karin Agness became a leader among young Republicans because of a girl crush, writ large.

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5:42pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults

Year Up alumnus Breyana Scales at colorful entrance to offices of video game giant Zynga.
Sayre Quevedo, Youth Radio

Even with almost 13 million Americans out of work, companies still complain that they have open positions that go unfilled because they can’t find the right talent. One organization thinks it’s found a solution to the skills gap problem. It’s helping young people who have a high school diploma or GED find jobs in growing sectors of the economy like technology and high finance.

Two years ago Breyana Scales says she was stuck between a dead end job painting kids’ faces at a theme park while trying to get through college.

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