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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...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:04
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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...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:32
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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 ...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 06:14
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
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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