youth radio

12:34pm

Wed April 3, 2013
Education

Youth Radio: Calling out students with mental illness won't make schools safer

Courtesy of Flickr user Conspirator

Mental health advocates want the link between violence and people who are mentally ill to disappear.

After the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza, killed 20 children and six staff, lawmakers scrambled to respond to the public’s fear that schools aren’t safe enough. Some states and policymakers began proposing policy changes that addressed people who suffer from mental illness, because an investigation into the Lanza’s mental health history revealed that he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and Sensory Integration Disorder (SID).

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2:10pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Education

Youth Radio: Undocumented teens out of the shadows at last

Marco Perez, a senior at Roosevelt High School, gained confidence from the school’s Dreamers Club.
Mitzy Ballesteros

Seventeen-year-old Marco Pérez seems like an ordinary teenager. He wakes early each morning and rides his bicycle to Theodore Roosevelt High School. As a senior, he is applying to college. Yet he has a challenge unlike those of most other college-bound students. He is a “dreamer,” an undocumented immigrant student with dreams of legalizing his immigration status in the United States.

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11:15am

Wed March 6, 2013
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: The shooting that put Oakland's First Friday event in limbo

Youth Radio explores how a shooting at First Fridays, Oakland's popular monthly street party puts its future in limbo.

11:00am

Sat February 23, 2013
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: Can yoga keep kids out of prison?

Traditionally, many U.S. counties have relied on “scared straight” tactics to keep youth from getting back in trouble. In Florida, for example, one juvenile detention center sits down young offenders in front of a “wall of shame,” a collection of photos of teens who have been shot and killed post-release. But one city is trading in these scare methods for a yoga mat and a couple of hours of meditation.

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4:41pm

Mon February 18, 2013
Politics

Youth Radio: Young people still plugged into politics on social media

In the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, President Obama touched on several issues that might have pricked the ears of his young supporters who were instrumental in getting him re-elected.

According to CIRCLE, young black and Hispanic women provided the strongest support for President Obama among young voters in 2012. Young black male voters also heavily supported the president, although more of them voted Republican than in 2008.

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