Bonus: On Our Minds with Bree & James
RadioActive
by RadioActive Youth Media
4d ago
BONUS EPISODE: "On Our Minds with Bree & James” is a podcast about mental health — produced by and for teens — from our friends at PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.  RadioActive has been collaborating with Student Reporting Labs to produce "On Our Minds" this year, and we’re excited to share this special bonus episode with you. RadioActive's Frankie St. Pierre Nelson edited and mixed this episode. ••• On this episode of "On Our Minds," teens discuss success. What does it mean to succeed at something? What even is "success"? How do your definitions of success differ from your parent ..read more
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Buying hot dogs was an act of resilience for my grandfather in the Jim Crow South
RadioActive
by Nyla Moxley
1w ago
George “Hot Dog” Moxley. A nickname born in the Jim Crow South and given to a boy who defied the unspoken laws of the time. RadioActive’s Nyla Moxley talked with her grandfather about the summer in Kentucky when he got the nickname. This story discusses racist violence. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/buying-hot-dogs-was-an-act-of-resilience-for-my-grandfather-in-the-jim-crow-south [RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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What's it like being a hijab-wearing model?
RadioActive
by Maymuna Yusuf
2w ago
Fatuma Yusuf faces and embraces the challenges of being a woman who wears the hijab in the modeling industry. Her sister, RadioActive’s Maymuna Yusuf, has her story. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/what-s-it-like-being-a-hijab-wearing-model [RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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'I wonder if people think you took that baby.' Navigating Seattle as a biracial family
RadioActive
by Gavin Muhlfelder
3w ago
A lot of young people grow up thinking deeply about their racial identities. But what if your family's identity is mixed? It can be complicated. RadioActive's Gavin Muhlfelder tells his family's story. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/black-white-seattleite-my-family-s-experience-being-mixed-race-in-seattle [RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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How to navigate the public school system as a hijabi
RadioActive
by Jehan Hashi
1M ago
Not everyone has the same relationship with their hijab. Some people feel confident wearing the hijab at a young age, and others are still on that journey. For this personal essay, RadioActive’s Jehan Hashi talked to her best friend, Ameera Ahmed, about how they both found power and freedom in wearing their hijabs. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/how-to-navigate-the-public-school-system-as-a-hijabi [RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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It’s okay to be afraid, the spotlight hurts my eyes too
RadioActive
by Josue Villalobos
1M ago
Do you know what glossophobia is? You might have it. It's the fear of public speaking. RadioActive’s Josue Villalobos talks to his sisters about their shared anxieties, and how they overcome them. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/it-s-okay-to-be-afraid-of-public-speaking [RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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'Pay attention, listen and learn:' A 15-year-old gets advice from two of her role models
RadioActive
by Taniya Guster
1M ago
Seven years ago, Aaliyah and Najmah Messiah entered into Taniya Guster’s life. They started as housemates, but they quickly became like family.  RadioActive’s Taniya Guster has this conversation with two of the most important women in her life. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/pay-attention-listen-and-learn-a-15-year-old-gets-advice-from-two-of-her-role-models [[RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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I was a 'library kid.' But my old school is among many in WA that no longer have librarians
RadioActive
by Natalie Lahr
1M ago
For over a quarter of a century, Laura Moffitt dedicated her career to the elementary school library in the rural Washington town of Concrete. A lot of that time was spent trying to save it. And now, the library is no longer staffed ..read more
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When faced with a tough choice, my immigrant dad's love kept our family together
RadioActive
by Phillip Zhou
2M ago
As a kid, RadioActive's Phillip Zhou didn't know much about his dad's immigration story — they never really talked about it. But that all changed recently when Phillip learned about a big choice his dad made for their family. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/my-Chinese-immigrant-dad-s-love-kept-our-family-together [RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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My mother's courageous and isolating experience of immigration
RadioActive
by Redeat Debebe
2M ago
Many parents make sacrifices for their children. For immigrants, that may mean moving to the United States to fulfill the 'American dream.' But for one mom, that dream didn't come true. RadioActive’s Redeat Debebe has this story about her family. Episode webpage: https://www.kuow.org/stories/my-mothers-courageous-and-isolating-experience-of-immigration [RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW’s radio journalism and audio storytelling program for young people. This story was entirely youth-produced, from the writing to the audio editing ..read more
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