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Wed February 12, 2014

Finding therapy on facebook

From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Scott Lau
February 10th, 2014 by Scott Lau Featured on KCBS When people encounter a problem, they usually turn to a friend or a family member. But me, I turn to Facebook. The day I forgot to record my college music supplements, I frantically typed out a distress signal on Facebook, "Anyone have a mic or camera I could use!?"


Wed February 5, 2014

Are teens today more narcissistic?

From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Youth Radio
February 3rd, 2014 Are teens today more narcissistic than ever before? Some psychologists are pointing to a personality test called the Narcissism Personality Inventory, which seems to indicate that millennials have a historically high sense of self-obsession.


Tue January 7, 2014

Oakland high school confronts daily violence

Fourteen-year-old Trevor Watson, a freshman at Castlemont High School, stands in front of his home in East Oakland. He is a part of Youth ALIVE, an after school program where teens talk to younger kids about gang violence.
Brett Myers/Youth Radio

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.

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Wed December 18, 2013

Students put civic improvement ideas before the mayor

From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Darelle Brown
December 18th, 2013 by Darelle Brown When I walked into the conference room on the first floor of Oakland City Hall, I saw high school and middle school youth engaging in conversations with elected officials and college students about how to fix tough community problems. The kids looked assured and confident, presenting next to their cardboard projects.


Thu December 5, 2013

Youth Radio: Young invincible on Affordable Care Act

From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Rayana Godfrey
December 5th, 2013 by Rayana Godfrey Featured on KQED On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're trying to decide between movies and a house party, I'm weighing a completely different option in my head.