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Raised in Chile and one of South America’s leading authors, Isabel is perhaps best known for her novels and memoirs. But now, after deciding not t...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: Jacqueline Belton helps Chynna Baker, 18, finish her prom outfit with heels. , Credit: Margaret J. Krauss
This week on What What Why, it's almost prom season and we're examining the event's significance. Love it, hate it, go to it or don’t, but prom is ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 07:59
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Everyone has a birthday, but the day's meaning changes over time. In this episode, we look at life from 21st and 94th birthdays.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 10:53
Caption: Maria Perez with her daughter Estefania
Being a mother isn’t easy. It’s harder being both single and an immigrant. But that didn’t stop Maria. RadioActive’s Estefania Chirino Perez shares...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 09:20
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In Egypt, family, marriage and love all mix together in an unexpected way, especially when it comes to arranged marriages. The American University ...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 10:31
Caption: Sara Farizan
A new novel by Sara Fraizan explores the issues of gender orientation. But, what sets this work apart from its predecessors is that it’s written fo...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 20, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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For the first RadioActive podcast of summer 2013, new hosts Isaac Noren and Carlos Nieto bring you stories about gender and gender stereotypes.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 13:07
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Feeling depressed and alone in Europe and with family problems at home, Darlene thinks the solution is to visit a drug house in Amsterdam. But some...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2013
  • Length: 05:06
Caption: Hannah Srajer, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Hannah Srajer, 18, is a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the second time this year. ...

Bought by KGNU


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mia Harris, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Mia Harris, 17, is a junior at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the second time this ye...

Bought by KGNU


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ana Marx, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Ana Marx, 16, is a junior at Francis W. Parker School and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the second time this year. Exploring the art ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: Nina Coomes, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Nina Coomes, 19, is a sophomore at The University of Chicago and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the fifth time this year. Her piece "L...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:06
Caption: Kush Thompson, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Kush Thompson, 18, participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the fourth time this year. Her piece "The Blind Side (Live!) or When White Women Rai...

Bought by KGNU


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chelsea Dixon, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Chelsea Dixon, 16, is a sophomore at Oak Park and River Forest High School and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the first time this year...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:45
Caption: Camara Brown, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Camara Brown, 17, is a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the second time this year. H...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:47
Caption: Savia Gordon, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Savia Gordon, 18, is a senior at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the fourth time this ...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Antwon Funches, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Antwon Funches, 15, is a freshman at Simeon Career Academy and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the first time this year. His piece "You...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:47
Caption: Grand Prize Winner Angela Gattin
This week it's our Season 7 Finale Show, featuring our Top Stories of the Year. In a 1-hour show or in two parts. True stories told by the Southern...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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It's not always easy to examine yourself in front of the mirror, especially as you acknowledge out loud what you consider to be your deepest physic...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 04:12
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This week it's our 6th Annual Mothers Show, celebrating the awesome power of motherhood. Stories by May Griebel, Jan Hamlett, and Mike Noland. All ...

  • Added: May 11, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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On this week's episode, our writers take us back in time to the angst of the teen years. Stories by Jill Bayles, Deana Nall, and Leslie Hitt. True ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: 19 year-old Refugee Sadia Happi
The Kakuma camp is home to refugees from many different countries and ethnic groups. Despite the trials she's faced, 19-year-old Sadia Happi faces ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KWMR, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Children have their own kind of oral history in the form of rhymes and handclapping games that are passed down from generation to generation. What ...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2011
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kush Thompson
Poet Kush Thompson, 16, is a junior at Orr Academy; she competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing her high school. When asked about the sub...

Bought by KDNK


  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cecilia Tate
Poet Cecilia (Ce-Ce) Tate, 16, is a sophomore at Curie Metro High and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a member of team Lyrical Revolution re...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:58