youth radio


Wed August 8, 2012
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: "When did violence become so normal?"

Control Arms campaigner David Grimason lays a photo of his son Alistair. July 25, 2012.
Flickr user ControlArms, under CC License

Since the Aurora, Colorado shooting, I keep asking myself: when did violence became so normal? It pops up everywhere in American culture. We feel excited it by it when we see it on a screen. We feel proud of it when we see it in uniform, and angered by it when we see it near our children.

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Thu July 12, 2012

Young people seek political discourse online

Youth might not be going to the polls in vast numbers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about making change in their communities, and in the national issues that affect their lives.

According to a recent study by the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, youth are actively expressing their opinions on social and political issues through blogs and other social media.

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Mon July 9, 2012

Google on crusade to take down YouTube downloading sites

Video-to-download service which has a reported four million unique visitors is now on the top of Google’s piracy list.

In a letter sent to the site’s owner by YouTube’s Associate Product Counsel Harris Cohen states that, “offering any kind of service that allows YouTube content to be downloaded (as opposed to simply streamed) is prohibited.”

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Fri June 22, 2012

‘The Invisible War’ takes an unflinching look at military rape

2012 has become a year for earth-shaking documentaries. Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In stunned and angered me at Sundance this year and now The Invisible War – which also took its first bow in Park City – has done the same at this week’s Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Mon June 18, 2012

Ice T’s Doc ‘The Art of Rap’ Is a Must See

This weekend, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap opens in theaters, and it is absolutely deserving of an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. It’s compelling, witty and much needed in terms of refocusing us on what hip hop, and rap in particular, is really about. There have been a number of documentaries put out over the years that have focused on emceeing, but this one really hits home for a few reasons.

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