youth radio

5:03pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Education

High school students prepare for careers in public health

Photo by Denise Tejada

Youth employment in the United States is the lowest it’s been in 60 years, according to the Pew Research Center. Young people graduating from high school struggle to find jobs, and also face brutal college tuition costs. Educators are struggling to really prepare their students in high school for a career.

According to Forbes Magazine, careers in the healthcare sector are among the top recommended jobs for young people, because they include entry level opportunities and don’t always require a college degree.

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4:37pm

Mon June 11, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Foster youth debates emancipation

Photo courtesy of Flickr user m t miller

About 4,000 foster youth emancipate each year in California. Many of them have no place to go. A new law that went into effect this year aims to help them transition to adulthood. AB12 allows foster youth to stay in state care until they are 20 years old. They get financial support, and help finding housing and scholarships for college. They also have to check in with a social worker, and have regular court dates. Advocates hope the law will reduce the chances that these young people will end up homeless.

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2:00pm

Wed June 6, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

The Not-Quite-Secret Weapon For Fighting Unemployment

Photo by Chaz Hubbard

When Shannon Mills left her job as the director of a nonprofit in Berkeley, California about five months ago, she didn’t know what her next job would be. After freelancing for awhile, she decided to hunt for something more permanent.

“I started putting in applications and you know how the job market is …it was just crickets on the other end. People weren’t even telling me thank you for applying,” she said. That routine can become demoralizing. Mills switched up her strategy, migrating her search for work to TaskRabbit.com.

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2:20pm

Tue June 5, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Schoolboy Q Live In Oakland [Interview]

Schoolboy Q has put himself on the map with his new, well received mixtape, Habits and Contradictions. AllDayPlay.fm’s DJ K_Heem caught up with the LA native after his performance in Oakland, California. Backstage at the New Parish, he comments on Oakland, his album reaching the top of the iTunes charts, and the making of “Druggys With Hoes Again” with Ab Soul.

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2:00pm

Tue May 29, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Forget Med School, Become A Plumber Says Thiel

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nazareth_college/3524879265/

Peter Thiel, prominent venture capitalist and founder of PayPal, recently claimed on 60 Minutes that plumbers make more money than doctors. So why bother with higher education? It’s expensive, and you can get an equally well-paying job without it, goes the rationale.

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