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Express Yourself!

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Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

Location:

Moraga, CA

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

Twitter:

@EYTeenRadio

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 422 Moraga, CA 94556 925-377-7827


Episodes

Social Justice, Activism, and Pop Recording Artist, Valentina

12/5/2021
Do you understand what it means to be an activist ? To promote social justice, one is aware of their community and their community's needs. An activist can be anyone who cares about a cause. Hosts Ruhani and Rose tackle these touchy topics. Ruhani reports on critical social justice and activism movements outside this country including the farmer’s movement in India, women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia, Ni Una Menos in Argentina, fighting for democracy in Hong Kong, and several others....

Duration:00:57:00

Gratitude, Thanksgiving, and Country Music’s Mikayla Lane

11/21/2021
It is the season of giving and gratefulness. Because of COVID-19 and the restrictions on travel last year, this thanksgiving has more significance than others in the past have had. Maggie and Rose co-host while sharing their individual thoughts on gratitude and their Thanksgiving traditions. They interview sixteen-year-old country music sensation, Mikayla Lane in a conversation about her music, career, and holiday habits. Mikayla is outgoing and effervescent as she describes her triumphant...

Duration:00:56:06

The Importance of Vaccinations

11/14/2021
Are you vaccinated? If not, why not? Sidney hosts a program focusing on inoculations and interviews author Marisa Reichardt about her newest novel, A Shot at Normal. A Shot at Normal focuses around 16-year-old Juniper Jade who — after contracting the measles — sues her anti-vax parents for the right to be vaccinated. Written pre-pandemic, the book is a powerful and timely story about justice, family, and taking your shot, even when it seems impossible. With his segment, Innovation Nation,...

Duration:00:45:43

Haunted Halloween

10/31/2021
It’s a haunted and ghostly Halloween on Express Yourself! with host Ruhani, and reporters Rose, and Sharanya. Ruhani starts off the hour of horror by sharing spooky two-line stories with surprise endings. She then gives us the origins of the Halloween tradition going back o the celebration of Samhain. Rose talks about letting kids have their one day, Halloween, to eat a large amount of their favorite candy, then the next day nourishing their bodies with fresh and healthy produce. Rose also...

Duration:00:52:03

Biology and Genetics

10/24/2021
Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose. Richard Dawkins Why is biology important? How can we understand genetics? Nihal hosts a program based on biology and genetics. He interviews teen author from New Zealand, Lucy Xu who wrote a creative and captivating retelling of the basic concepts of genetics through illustration and fantasy, The Scent of Genetics. It simplifies the complicated and technical scientific concepts for the...

Duration:00:53:49

Misogyny, Sexual Harassment, and Conflict

10/17/2021
What is misogyny and what determines sexual harassment? This is a serious topic that host Ruhani tackles along with reporter Rose. Both women are grateful that they are respected and taken seriously. Sexual misconduct is so ingrained in our society that many people, mainly women, feel unsafe in workplaces, doctor’s offices, and even places of worship. The media acts as a watchdog, exposing the government, individuals, and organizations who are abusing and taking advantage of the people's...

Duration:00:48:23

Feminism

10/10/2021
Since host, Ruhani, was born on International Women’s Day, her family have always joked that she is a natural-born feminist. During these troubling times, it is critical to uplift women and broadcast every woman’s voice, so no one is left behind. In the segment, American Connection, Maggie says that “as a feminist, i want to make sure that my feminism includes all people, which is where intersectionality comes to play.” She and Ruhani have an in-depth conversation about the empowered women...

Duration:00:52:31

In Person Schooling, Artificial Intelligence, and Healthy Cooking

9/26/2021
Students are back in school…in person. And it’s challenging and exhausting. Ruhani Chhabra hosts a program with back-in-school teens. In Teenship, she talks about the importance of mental health, getting enough sleep, and finding something that allows you to express yourself! Ruhani has found Express Yourself! Teen Radio as her megaphone! Our guest is a high school senior, Aprille J. Xi who has written a very fascinating book, A High Schooler’s Journal on Artificial Intelligence. In the...

Duration:00:43:52

Racism

9/19/2021
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible. Maya Angelou Diya Hituvali and Ruhani Chhabra confront racism with all its ugly ramifications on Express Yourself!™. Ignorance contributes to racism. It’s critical to educate yourself and be open to learning and listening about other cultures, perspectives, and traditions. Pay attention to communities and surround yourself with diversity to understand others. Rebuild your network, adjust...

Duration:00:32:13

Women's Safety

9/5/2021
Have you ever felt frightened or intimidated when out walking alone? Have you ever wondered what you should do if approached by an attacker? Sadly, this is the society that we face where everyone, but mostly women, have to fear when going outside because of the horrible things that humans do to one another. Hosts Diya Hituvalli and Nihal Gill offer tips to keep you safe. Diya has created a FREE app called KeepMeSafe. It is a voice recognition technology to help the user in times of need. The...

Duration:00:38:57

Environmental Crisis

8/29/2021
Earth is in peril. Severe droughts parch some areas while torrential rains flood others; gargantuan wildfires consume whole territories while freakish ice storms crash city grids. These and other environmental stresses are flaming human conflict and inflaming our health and the wellbeing of the animal kingdom. Hosts Ruhani Chhabra and Diya Hituvalli interview environmentalist author, Andrew Michael, about his e-book, Arising Soul Pals: Keep Your Eyes on the Rise, to illustrate the...

Duration:00:47:58

Ecology, Healing with Nature, and Environmental Racism

8/22/2021
Sidney Suh and Diya Hituvalli host an informative program about ecology, healing with nature and environmental racism. In Innovation Nation, Arjin Claire talks about how healing with nature is the idea that the human body has an inherent ability to heal itself over time without using what we view today as true medicines or remedies. Ecology is a branch of biology that specifically deals with the relationships of organisms between one another and their physical surroundings. In Healing with...

Duration:00:44:09

Space Exploration

8/15/2021
Many children say that when they grow up they want to be an astronaut. Going into space as a regular citizen is not a distant fictional idea. Hosts Nihal and Diya talk with reporters Sidney and Ruhani about exploring space, the importance of STEM for women and minorities, NASA, the planets, galaxies, space tourism, and movies that have influenced their understanding of space. Space exploration teaches us about our role in the solar system, helps us form a bond with other nations, helps us...

Duration:00:58:55

Social Media and More!

8/8/2021
“Don’t use social media to impress people, use it to impact people” -Unknown If you want to know about working with social media for fun and for profit, our three teen social media gurus have the answers. In Teenship, Ruhani talks about using social media as a tool for social justice as well as for expressing one’s feelings. She has thousands of Tik Tok followers and has launched an Instagram for Express Yourself Teen Radio. https://www.instagram.com/expressyourselfradio/ In Silver Lining,...

Duration:00:52:56

Performing and Country Recording Artist, Mikayla Lane

8/1/2021
Maggie and Diya host a program focused on performing and performances. In the segment, Teenship, Ruhani shares how leadership is about using your voice, talents, and performing in an artistic way. Singers, actors, and other celebrities use their creativity to shine light on important issues as well as philanthropic endeavors. In segment two, they interview 16-year-old Mikayla Lane who has been pursuing her dream since she was a child as a country singer. Mikayla’s Mom and Dad both rode rodeo...

Duration:00:57:47

Overcoming Learning Disabilities

7/25/2021
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and only cease at death” Albert Einstein Host Andrea Smith and Express Yourself! welcome a new reporter today. Sidney Suh, who was originally a guest on our show. Sidney’s segment is called Breaking Boundaries. In today’s segment, she introduces us to women, past and present, who have been influential in spreading awareness about dyslexia. From the 1990s to 2021, women have continuously made advancements in public policy and scientific research...

Duration:00:46:49

Being a Teen Entrepreneur

7/18/2021
Dreams begin early for most everyone; but it takes passion, belief, and determination to turn a dream into a reality. Teen hosts Diya Hitvalli and Nihal Gill interview 14-year-old, Graciela, a visionary who possesses natural talent and a drive that is far beyond her years. Her upbeat mature, and insightful perspective and heart are qualities set her apart in her journey to achieve her goals. She talks about becoming a recording artist at a young age and the determination, passion, and hard...

Duration:00:51:43

Leadership

7/11/2021
What qualities make a person a good leader? Hosts Andrea Smith and Maggie Campione investigate the traits that all empowering leaders possess. In Innovation Nation, Nihal Gill begins his segment with a favorite poem by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken. The threesome discuss examples of leadership and the opportunities they have experienced in their own lives to be leaders. In segment three, Express Yourself!™ introduces our newest reporter, Ruhani Chhabra with her topic of Teenship, which...

Duration:00:46:48

4th of July Trivia and Write a Poem

7/4/2021
It is a myth that America declared their independence from Britain on July 4, 1776. The fact is that the official vote actually took place two days earlier, but the “Declaration” was published on July 4th in newspapers, where it gained recognition from the public. This is just one piece of American historical trivia that Diya Hituvalli brings to the airwaves for this 4th of July special focusing on Independence Day and poetry. She then interviews Meredith Heller, author of Write a Poem, Save...

Duration:00:42:45

Poetry and Gratitude

6/27/2021
Arjin Claire launches Innovation Nation showing how innovation has impacted poetry. He takes us back to 2100BC to what is widely considered the first poem ever written: The Epic of Gilgamesh. Following that we journey to ancient Greece in the 8th century BC to learn more about Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey. He then interviews a rising young poet in 5th grade, Thanvi Voruganti, who penned a book of poems, FROM THE INSIDE: The Inner Soul of a Young Poet. The book is about thoughts, feelings,...

Duration:01:01:38