My Time in Greece, by Jacob Holley-Kline of Alaska Teen Media Institute
Last month, Jacob Holley-Kline went on a school trip to Greece. He had worked all of the previous summer to pay travel expenses. When he got there, he was stunned by the beauty of the place. "The water looked like a melted gemstone or something. Like...
La Oportunidad, by Victoria Campos of the University of Texas
Maria Isabel wasn't supposed to finish the 6th grade. She lived in a tiny mountain ranch in Mexico, where girls stayed home to cook and raise children. If her father had had his way, that's exactly what she would have done. Instead, Maria Isabel went...
Soundtrack to School Violence by Cristel Martinez of Philly Youth Radio
Why have so many schools become violent places? We'll leave that to the social scientists. But what it feels like to experience a culture of violence at school — for that we'll call in the experts like Cristel Martinez. Cristel moved to Philadelphia...
Wall Street Woes by Lauren Silverman of Youth Radio
It used to be that entering the financial sector--be it as a banker, a stock broker, maybe a hedge fund manager! Whatever they do!--was a normal, vanilla job possibility for young people. It was on the same generic shortlist as doctor, lawyer, movie...
Taking on the Flying Trapeze by Katherine Sims of Weekday High
You're probably hearing a whole bunch of back to school nonsense?right now:?features about homeschooling, tracking, uniforms, extended school hours, curriculum changes.YouthCast takes you to where you want to be in these precious last days of summer:...
Rerun: To Bet Or Not To Bet, by Vincent Geary of Brooklyn College Radio
Like many Americans, state governments are struggling with debt, and getting creative about solutions. One such solution is to legalize internet gambling. With bills moving forward in California, Illinois and New Jersey, it seemed like a good time to...
Bullied: Teen Stories from GenerationPRX, with hosts Council Brandon...
Bullying is a hot topic these days. In fact, 5 newspapers have published stories about bullying in the last hour, judging from my Google results.? Until now, much of the national conversation was being carried out by the people who understood it the...
Illegal Mail from Jacorey of Blunt Youth Radio
Jacorey is an aspiring radio producer who's working on a degree in radio broadcasting at Southern Maine Community College.? He is also incarcerated?at the Long Creek Youth Development Center. And although you have to walk through five locked doors to...
Do You Want It from Brentton Harrison of Fusion Youth Radio
By Brentton Harrison Food. ?It's powerful stuff. ?Not just because it fuels our bodies or our activities, but because it does something deeper. It connects us — to the past, to each other, to places, and to the earth itself. ?That's probably why...
Pizza Time by Alex Malmude for the Salt Institute for Documentary...
Ah, the mysterious life of a pizza delivery man, finally captured in his natural habitat. ?This documentary takes a smooth non-narrated path to tell the story of one man's evening at work, bringing the people what they need. We hop in and out of the...
A Little Flushed Up by Sara Zhang of WHJE
Sara Zhang of WHJE Carmel explores the global toilet crisis and how a lack of sanitary waste disposal can be deadly.
Hustlers, Street Vendors, and Farmers by King Anyi Howell of Youth Radio
Class division, and therefore in a lot of urban areas, race division, can make for food issues that go beyond having a farmer's market in your hood.
Palestinian Hoop Dreams by Ahmed Hameid of Youth Media Project
A tale of conflicted emotions: a war breaks out at home while you're away for a basketball tournament. How can the game go on?
Dumpster Diving by Rebecca Barker of the Alaska Teen Media Institute
Dumpster diving and why it's not as cool as you think it is, kids!
The Cow Gas Effect by Meredith Midgley and Manon Bonnet of Terrascope...
"Cows" by rajthesnapper We are all very interested in what we and our neighbors are eating these days. From The Omivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, the documentary Food, Inc., and legislation at the state and federal level to regulate safety...
Horned Lizards of Our Nation's Air Force by Jordan Nelson of KOSU
Did you know that the government owns 30% of the land in the United States?? Between seven or so different bureaus, that's over 1 million square miles of forests, rivers, giant caved faces of dead presidents, nuclear waste sites, and military testing...
Best Couple by Vikky Cruz of Radio Rookies
This week's feature is timely piece in a few ways. First of all, it's the first week of summer. So we need something romantic and happy to celebrate.?Secondly and thirdly, civil unions between same sex couples are now recognized in the state of...
Dolores Huerta at the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez March by Victor Torres...
Civil rights activists Dolores Huerta speaks to Victor Torres of KUNM Youth Radio at the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez March in ABQ, NM
On the Trail with His Dogs by Ishmael Streever of the Alaska Teen Media...
Just in time for the Iditarod, a profile of a teenage musher.
From New Orleans to New England by Emily LaFond of Bunt Youth Radio
Today is the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that has claimed somewhere over 200,000 lives. 2010 also saw the Pakistan floods, which left over 20 million people without homes. The beginning of 2011 has now also seen a lot of pain and...
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