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Life in Tanzania, original poetry, and life advice from middle school students - Ep.25

4/17/2018
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Brashear 9th grader, Fatuma, talk about growing up in Tanzania, students at The Neighborhood Academy read and reflect on poetry, and 9 to 12 year old girls share advice about bullies, healthy relationships, and building character.

Duration:00:10:11

Chronicles of a Black girl, reflections on original poetry, and comparing international experiences - Ep.24

4/10/2018
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High school students at Nazareth College and Career Prep talk about the challenges Black girls face in schools and communities, Neighborhood Academy poets share and reflect upon original works, and current Brashear High School students talk about their upbringing locally and globally.

Duration:00:15:46

Positive conversation, original prose, and memories from South Africa - Ep.23

4/3/2018
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Montour High School creates a safe space for positive conversation, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School senior, Julian, with original prose and Angaziya, a Brashear High School senior, talks about her South African roots.

Duration:00:11:25

Changing Pittsburgh neighborhoods and original poetry - Ep.22

3/27/2018
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Original poetry by Higher Achievement scholars and high-school students talking about the things that they love about Pittsburgh and what they would change.

Duration:00:16:41

Urban farming and Spring poems - Ep.21

3/20/2018
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High school students involved in Grow Pittsburgh's Summer gardening programs reflect on urban gardens, Spring Hill Elementary students share poems about Spring, and Wilkinsburg's own Jamarcus and RJ interview a gardener in their community.

Duration:00:10:31

"Black Panther" film review, original music, It Takes a Village - Ep.20

3/13/2018
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Pittsburgh Public Schools and Holy Family Academy students review Black Panther, 1Hood musician, Elba, performs an original song, and Brashear High School students and teachers talk about, "It Takes a Village", a celebration of African and African American culture.

Duration:00:14:32

Gun violence in schools and communities in the U.S. - Ep.19

3/6/2018
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Pittsburgh area youth reflect on gun violence in communities and schools around the U.S. and, from Youth Radio in Oakland, California, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior plays a musical tribute to a good friend lost to the February 14th shooting.

Duration:00:11:47

Media education, original poetry, and discussing protests and rallies - Ep.18

2/27/2018
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Students at Propel Andrew Street talk about what they learn in their media class, Assumption School poets read their original works, and Pittsburgh area youth discuss protests, rallies, and sit-ins.

Duration:00:15:10

The word "urban" and its connotations and original spoken word - Ep.17

2/20/2018
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Pittsburgh area youth talk about the word "urban" and it's connotations in poverty and race. Jeremiah reads original spoken word.

Duration:00:12:16

SWATting, original poetry, and experiences with stereotypes - Ep.16

2/13/2018
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Students from Montour High School talk to a police officer about the act of "SWATting", 8th graders from Assumption School read original poetry, and Pittsburgh area teens tell personal stories about xenophobia and stereotypes.

Duration:00:13:16

Learning black history, reflections on William Blake poetry, and neonatal opioid dependency - Ep.15

2/6/2018
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Students from Holy Family Academy discuss reasons to learn African American history, Jourdan, from The Ellis School, reflects on The Little Black Boy, by William Blake and Community Foundation of Westmoreland County youth philanthropy interns feature a short documentary on neonatal abstinence syndrome, an effect of opioids on unborn children.

Duration:00:17:36

Ep. 14 - Youth Express

1/30/2018
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Brashear High School students with a critique of social media, Dae'Daeza reads original prose, and Pittsburgh-area high schools students talk about the challenges that artists face in Pittsburgh today.

Duration:00:12:14

Ep. 13 - Youth Express

1/23/2018
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High school juniors Chereigna Jones and Ben Wazny talk about aesthetics and the inner self, Elias Khouri plays an original song, and Brashear High School students Nasiir and Yungbo talk about schools in the US and in China.

Duration:00:15:23

Ep. 12 - Youth Express

1/9/2018
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Heinz youth philanthropy interns present a documentary on children's nutrition education, students at Winchester Thurston School with an original song, and academic games participation at Montour High School.

Duration:00:11:39

Ep. 11 - Youth Express

1/2/2018
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Holy Family Academy students talk about hopes for the new year, Robin Grayson with an original song, "What You See", and Allegheny Traditional Academy students with commentary on why learning history is important.

Duration:00:12:15

Ep. 10 - Youth Express

12/26/2017
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Clairton Elementary and Middle School students talk about their favorite aspects of Christmas, Madison Dalton and Liza Wilson with their celebration of Kwanzaa, and Christmas stories with Montour High School students.

Duration:00:07:35

Ep. 9 - Youth Express

12/19/2017
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Summer Youth Philanthropy Interns from The Heinz Endowments talk about the school-to-prison pipeline, Lynque Holt recites her original poem "Pain", and Clairton Middle School students perform an original radio drama.

Duration:00:14:00

Ep. 8 - Youth Express

12/12/2017
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The Neighborhood Academy students talk about their communities, Alleah Rose recites "Teach Me Silence", and Propel Andrew Street High School Students talk about civic engagement.

Duration:00:16:12

Ep. 7 - Youth Express

12/5/2017
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YMCA Lighthouse program students talk to journalist, Molly Born, Akillian Bray performs an original song, and Oakland Catholic students talk about relationships.

Duration:00:18:39

Ep. 6 - Youth Express

11/28/2017
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Students participating in Culture Jam at The Ellis School, Elmira Hope, a Moshannon Valley High School senior, with original music, and students at Holy Family Academy discuss mental health and the impact of depression on society.

Duration:00:16:59

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