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Stories about the people and issues that matter to young people in the Northwest. RadioActive is the youth media program at KUOW / Puget Sound Public Radio where youth delight in discovering public radio journalism. Learn more: http://www.kuow.org/radioactive

Stories about the people and issues that matter to young people in the Northwest. RadioActive is the youth media program at KUOW / Puget Sound Public Radio where youth delight in discovering public radio journalism. Learn more: http://www.kuow.org/radioactive
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Stories about the people and issues that matter to young people in the Northwest. RadioActive is the youth media program at KUOW / Puget Sound Public Radio where youth delight in discovering public radio journalism. Learn more: http://www.kuow.org/radioactive

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English


Episodes

He was a veteran with four months to live. This is how he restored Hamm Creek

12/12/2018
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If you knew that you only had four months to live, what would you do? After suffering three heart attacks, John Beal was told that he was going to die. He decided to use the rest of his life to clean up Hamm Creek, an offshoot of the Duwamish River so polluted the water was yellow. That decision changed the course of John's life and transformed Hamm Creek.

Duration:00:04:44

My grandpa lost his girlfriend to cancer. He fights for Medicaid in her name

12/11/2018
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My grandpa, Steve Schoettmer, lost his girlfriend Rose to colon cancer in 2017. In the past, his county's Democratic party had approached him about running for office, but he had refused. Rose was too ill. But when he heard that Speaker Paul Ryan was threatening to cut Medicaid and Medicare, he decided that it was time for him to run.

Duration:00:04:35

Step sisters: The dance team that stood up for Black Lives Matter

12/5/2018
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Darnesha Weary describes step dancing as “creating music and rhythms and beats with every part of your body.” She directs the Northside Step Dance Team in Shoreline, and last year, her team used their dance routine to protest the police shootings of unarmed black people.

Duration:00:04:44

A white woman slapped my mom on a Seattle bus. She picked on the wrong woman

12/4/2018
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My mom was on the bus one day, riding Route 41 to Chinatown from Northgate, when a white woman slapped her and started yelling at her. My mom told me she was sleeping on the bus when the woman slapped her. “I never had this problem. I don’t know why she yelling me. I don’t understand.”

Duration:00:04:25

Am I less Filipino if I can't speak Tagalog?

11/28/2018
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My grandma taught me everything I needed to know, including how to speak Tagalog. But as I grew older, she stopped teaching me Tagalog. Now, I worry that I am losing my language.

Duration:00:04:34

I was the saddest kid. The tears finally slowed when I started writing

11/27/2018
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There was a time when the one emotion I knew better than the rest was sadness. I have never met a kid as sad as I was. I cried at school, at the Boys and Girls Club, at home, at my cousins' house — everywhere. It wasn't until I started writing that the tears slowed down.

Duration:00:04:57

My aunt was 16 when she ran off to join the Eritrean Liberation Front

11/14/2018
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The Eritrean War of Independence started in 1961 and lasted for 30 years, until the Eritrean People's Liberation Front defeated Ethiopian forces in 1991. Nearly one-third of all soldiers in the Eritrean People's Liberation Front were women, including my relative, Akberet Asfaha.

Duration:00:04:27

How this young Buddhist monk uses Instagram to connect with Khmer youth

11/13/2018
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I was shocked when I saw the pictures that a Buddhist monk from my temple posted on Instagram. Venerable Prenz posts pictures of himself hiking and traveling around the world. I saw pictures of him studying for his college classes and visiting with his family. Honestly, his Instagram looked a lot like everyone else's — except that he's a Buddhist monk with a mission to teach Khmer youth about their culture.

Duration:00:04:36

My uncle has experienced homelessness for decades. He still comes to family dinner at my house.

11/8/2018
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My mom, Maryanne Battles, and her older brother, Chris, had an extremely difficult childhood. But they always had each other.

Duration:00:04:27

My grandfather was a paper son under the Chinese Exclusion Act. He created an iron legacy.

11/6/2018
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Under the Chinese Exclusion Act, people had to create false papers to immigrate. My grandfather, who came here in 1937, had to pretend he belonged to another family. It took him decades to build his own family.

Duration:00:04:41

I didn't know my mom was non-binary until I started to question my gender identity

10/31/2018
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When my mom was young, at the age of five, she started thinking about herself as a boy. My mother was assigned female at birth, but when she was little, she had the classic childhood experiences of a transgender boy. It was almost stereotypical. She thought about being a boy before she was even in kindergarten.

Duration:00:05:29

Why this Boeing test pilot keeps a flute in her toolbox

10/23/2018
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I go to a special high school with a focus on aviation. Although I love my school, sometimes I feel like I don't get to explore my creative side. So I started asking questions: What role should art play in STEM education? And how can creativity help us to be better scientists or engineers?

Duration:00:04:15

Black students, white teachers: How this affects Seattle teens

10/17/2018
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"I began to think, maybe what they're saying is true. Maybe my people don't do good."

Duration:00:04:02

Attack of the angry colon: How I deal with my chronic illness

10/16/2018
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The bathroom is a universal experience, right? Well, not for me. Instead, I am one of the very lucky 1.5 million with an inflammatory bowel disease.

Duration:00:06:33

How my 90-year-old neighbor, a Holocaust survivor, sees America today

10/9/2018
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One of the world's biggest cities was once a safe haven for Jewish refugees. During World War II, more than 18,000 Jews sought refuge in Shanghai. They witnessed the war from a perspective that often goes unheard. My neighbor Werner Glass is one of them.

Duration:00:07:14

After racist attack, my mom hid her trauma to protect me. Now I want to help her heal

10/3/2018
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A young white guy, clean cut with dark hair, started shouting racial slurs and spit on her. Only one person checked to see if she was okay.

Duration:00:04:29

My grandpa sang songs to fight for freedom. Now I sing them too

10/2/2018
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Last summer, he sang a song I hadn't heard before. He told me what the lyrics mean: let us dance, and let us sing folk songs, because we have achieved independence. At first I was confused. What independence? From whom? And what's going on here?

Duration:00:07:07