youth radio

4:05pm

Thu September 12, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

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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5:48pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Education

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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2:07pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Education

Youth Radio: Staying off probation, and teaching others how

In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail. Since his release in December of that year, he’s not only managed to keep his word, he has also shown others that they can do the same.

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3:16pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Politics

Youth Radio: Why my neighborhood kids don't trust the system

Rachael Voorhees BY-NC-SA

I grew up in a middle-class, suburban county in New Jersey, but now I'm a twenty-something intern living in a low-income part of Washington, D.C. The realtor euphemism for such neighborhoods is “transitional,” a word that implies ongoing change. This is ironic because I feel that so many of the residents here feel as though things will never change, and will always stay the same. Since moving here, I've already become accustomed to the wail of sirens, the disconcerting, yet reassuring pulse of blue and red light through the heavy bars on my windows.

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4:18pm

Wed July 31, 2013
Cops & Courts

Clearing a criminal record for a juvenile comes at a cost

It was a little past seven o’clock on a late summer morning in Fremont, California, and 18-year-old D was already running late. At six-foot-one, with black hair and designer glasses, he looks like an Indian version of Clark Kent. It was an important occasion for D, which by the way, isn’t really his name. He asked not to be identified, since that would have defeated the entire purpose of what he was trying to do that day.

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