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An emotional and poetic tour of a day in the life of a youth at Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:13
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Packed in one car, Elaine Manis, her six siblings, and her mother set out on a trip from the small town of Forgan, Oklahoma, to the seaside town of...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:24
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Teodora Schipper (b. 1944 in the Philippines) reflects on her life based on this 2013 interview by 5th graders Addie and Scott of Winchester Thurst...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:04
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Niama Elharrak (b. 1971 in Morocco) reflects on her life based on this 2014 interview by 5th graders Hannah, Carsten and Garrett of Winchester Thur...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 03:56
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Former steelworker Marlene “Miss Pumpkin” Murphy of Homestead, Pennsylvania reflects on her life based on this 2015 interview by Propel Homestead m...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:52
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Mary Wohleber (b. 1916 on Pittsburgh's Northside) reflects on her life based on this 2008 interview by 8th graders Hironda and Jesse of Manchester ...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 11:39
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Lena Cammarata (b. 1912 in Yatesboro) reflects on her life based on this 2008 interview by 8th graders Morgan and Brisha of Manchester Academic Cha...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 08:37
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Laxmi Aryal (b. 1951 in Nepal) reflects on her life based on this 2014 interview by 5th graders Mat, JP and Lily of Winchester Thurston School in P...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:22
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Karla Stept (b.1918 in Austria) reflects on her life based on this 2011 interview by 5th graders Anatea, Ellis and Jackson of Winchester Thurston S...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 08:32
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Hermila Perez reflects on her life before and after coming to the United States in 1951 based on interviews by Clarence and Jevon, teens participat...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 02:54
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Hill District community leader Robert Bowden (b. 1946) reflects on his education, upbringing and life's work based on interviews conducted by stude...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Pittsburgh-based sculptor Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926) reflects on his life and art based on interviews conducted by teens Martay Howard and Wyatt Wad...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:15
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Hip Hop legend Paradise Gray (b. 1964) reflects on becoming an activist and ushering in a new generation of hip-hop based on interviews by teens Da...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Hill District pastor and community leader Johnnie Monroe (b.1941) reflects on the importance of the church and his faith in today’s youth to become...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 06:33
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Veteran and retired police sergeant Homer Craig (b.1939) reflects on family and community life in Hazelwood based on interviews conducted by teens...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:47
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Malik Bankston, Executive Director, The Kingsley Center (b. 1962), reflects on his college experience and his desire to better his community based ...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:49
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Pastor and retired paratrooper Donald Turner (b. 1936) reflects on racial tension in his adolescent years and his faith in God based on interviews ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 1
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The child of two Longhorn Band veterans digs into the unseen world of the band's strangest traditions, from "hupping" to the secret "10 til 2" saying.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:06
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Physics, math, canyoning between buildings: Not scary. Finding an apartment, learning how to vote: Scary. How one young woman feels about making th...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:40
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Does your race affect how you act? Well, it probably affected how you answered that question.... In this award-winning story, hear why one young ma...

Bought by PRX Remix and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Seventeen year-old Shamarra Rombawa lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Her city was dubbed "Murder Town" by a 2014 article in Newsweek because of its h...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 03:08
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When 16 year-old Max Rakus set off to Germany right after his sophomore year of high school ended, he had no idea that the trip would change him fo...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:39
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Sam hails from Bosnia, but she’s lived in the US for the last 6 years. Sometimes she finds that her two cultures have opposing values. Add to that ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:58
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12 year old Lesly Monroy was being bullied at school. She decided to make a radio story about it. In the process, she found out she wasn't alone ...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:54
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An inspirational story of a boy overcoming his fear of water.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:52