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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

Ruhani's NY Times Award, Literature, & Author Melissa Larsen

1/30/2022
The New York Times announced that host of Express Yourself!, Ruhani Chhabra, was one of eight teens out of 11,000 worldwide submissions to win for her essay, T.S.A. and Cinnamon Buns, in the their 3rd Annual Personal Narrative Essay Contest. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/learning/the-winners-of-our-3rd-annual-personal-narrative-essay-contest-for-students.html Congratulations to our New York Times winner! Ruhani talks about the competition, then interviews Melissa Larsen for her debut...

Duration:00:55:53

Power of the Media

1/23/2022
“The media is the most powerful entity on Earth. THey have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power.” — Malcolm X 3.8 billion people are absorbing information daily through the media. Whether the media is television, radio, social media, newspapers, magazines, or online sites, the power to disseminate truth or falsehoods is immense. Hosts Ruhani and Rose dissect the various segments of media and talk about how the media affects them. From the...

Duration:00:53:44

Plight of the Sherpas and Ruhani’s Earth Poetry

1/16/2022
Everyone has read about the adventures and exploits of climbing the highest peak in the world above sea level, Mount Everest. Did you know that it takes approximately 40 days to summit Everest and that doesn’t count the time it takes to get to base camp? What most people don’t know is how the Sherpas, who do the most dangerous and heavy work are grossly underpaid and underappreciated. Ruhani gives the background of climbing Everest and then interviews Elisa Zoltick who in 2019 founded, All...

Duration:00:54:36

Setting Goals for 2022 with a Peaceful Heart and Warrior Spirit

1/9/2022
Happy New Year from Everyone at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio! Have you written goals and resolutions to give you a roadmap for 2022? Hosts Maggie and Nihal provide their insights on how to set goals, be accountable, and accomplish them, step by step. Inspiration for a peaceful yet productive year is provided by world champion athlete, coach, professor, and guest bestselling author, Dan Millman with his newest book, Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit. Dan discusses his evolution from childhood...

Duration:00:56:38

Happy Holidays and 600 Radio Broadcasts from Express Yourself!

12/23/2021
Happy Holidays and 600 Radio Broadcasts from Express Yourself! This special holiday program is the 600th broadcast of Express Yourself!® Teen Radio and host Ruhani ushers in the celebration with grace and truths. She starts off the segment recapping her year of 2021, both the tragedies and the triumphs. In segment two, she brings on producer of Express Yourself!® and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!®, Cynthia Brian, for a conversation about goals and resolutions. As a New York...

Duration:00:56:52

Sleep

12/19/2021
• Do you feel tired all the time? Are you getting quality sleep? As a high school student with finals looming, host Ruhani empathizes. She interviews ABC News Anchor and former insomniac, Diane Macedo about her book, The Sleep Fix. Roughly thirty percent of the population is estimated to be living with insomnia, while many more unknowingly suffer from other sleep disorders. In The Sleep Fix, Macedo aims to change that with perspective-shifting research and easy-to-implement solutions based...

Duration:00:45:46

The White House and Renewable Energy

12/12/2021
How much do you know about the White House? Ruhani takes us behind the scenes to inform us about fascinating and historical details that most Americans are unaware of. Dr. Jill Biden’s Christmas décor this year is inspired by the small acts of kindness and experiences that lifted our spirits throughout the pandemic, rooms throughout the White House are decorated to reflect the Gifts from the Heart that unite us all. After a tour of the building, she talks about the Paris Agreement and COP 26...

Duration:00:51:22

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