youth radio


Thu October 10, 2013

Turnstyle News: A teen's letter to the NSA

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Dear random NSA officer,

It might have been my web search for notorious murderers that led you to my electronic abode but I promise, I don’t share their homicidal interests.

It’s okay if you search through my stuff, though.  Personally, I don’t mind. I have nothing to hide, at least not from you.

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Thu October 3, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Turnstyle News: "Sticker Fight" tragedy: How Causes' redesign went wrong

Last week Causes, the company founded by founded by Sean Parker and Joe Green to leverage social media connections for grassroots campaigns, underwent a major facelift.

No longer would be a fiefdom of Facebook, the site would become a social network of its own.

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Thu September 19, 2013

Youth Radio: Study shows negative impact of police in Oakland schools

A recent study by the Black Organizing Project, Public Counsel, and the ACLU, shows  that the police presence in Oakland schools has a negative impact on students. School policing isn’t a new topic but since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, administrators and school officials have been pushing for even more police presence in schools. But statistics show that the police aren’t helping.

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Thu September 12, 2013

Youth Radio: Life lessons from laundry

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Teenagers are three times more likely to be unemployed in this country than adults. In Castro Valley, California there aren’t that many newspaper routes or lawns to mow.  But I was able to land a gig close to home, fixing washers and dryers with Grandpa.

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Thu September 5, 2013

Youth Radio: A community college's fate affects mine

Steve Rhodes

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I was sitting in my boyfriend’s room in my pajamas, picking out classes when I opened the email informing me that my school had lost its accreditation and might close its doors next year.

It was definitely a shock, and I immediately felt sad. Just getting to college had been a struggle for me.

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