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Caption: Rio and her Mom
Rio, faces a big identity question. "Am I Mexican? If so how Mexican am I?" Let's just say Rio was raised a bit differently than prior generations ...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:44
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Anni's favorite place growing up was ... the school-bus stop?

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:16
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Dayquan writes about his struggles losing his mother to death at an early age.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
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Dayquan, a student at Harrison High School, tells about the experiences that hade him what he is. A good deal of pathos is included.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maryama Abdi, Credit: Molly Haley
When Maryama Abdi came with her family to this country from Somalia, she left behind someone very dear to her.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 01:49
Caption: Toby and Jackie, Credit: Molly Haley
Thirteen year old Toby Choyt of Maine meets a retired lobsterman on Portland's historic Widgery Wharf and tells his story.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:18
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Kimmy couldn't believe that she was getting college info packs in the mail as a 9th grader. Having just transitioned to high school from middle sch...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Aug 26, 2013
  • Length: 08:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School and an intern at Northern Community Radio. During the school year she's been checking in with e...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 03:01
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It's often said that love can be transformative. For Philly Youth Radio's Dinh To, the saying couldn't be more true. Two years ago, Dinh moved from...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 04:01
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Many songs, books, and movies focus on love and romance, but what happens when they become one’s only source for learning? Philly Youth Radio’s Jay...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Philly Youth Radio’s Yingci Chen is a first generation Chinese immigrant. She's noticed that Chinese immigrant parents often don't want their kids ...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 04:40
Caption: family photograph
A sister tries to reacquaint herself with her older brother during a cross country road trip only to realize it might not be so simple a task.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jacorey Monterio, Credit: Portland Press Herald
From the outside, Jacorey looks like the party guy - he's 16, has his own apartment and seems to be living large. But Jacorey's private desire for ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2012
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Photo by klmontgomery, Flickr
Taking his inspiration from Marvin Gaye's song "What's Going On," Ryan Lawless, SFCC student, explores family dynamics in the 21st century while re...

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 05:53
Caption: Northside College Prep Slam Poetry Team
The Commute is a team piece performed by the poets of Northside College Prep Slam Poetry Team: seniors Ashley Gonzalez, 18, and Tyler Sauter, 18, a...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:53
Caption: Poet Faith Lloyd
Poet Faith Lloyd, 17, is a junior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. This is the first year she has represented her school at Louder Than a Bo...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:52
Caption: Poet Christian Palacios
Poet Christian Palacios, 17, is a junior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. This is the second year he has represented his school at Louder Th...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Whitney Young HS Slam Poetry Team
To Save a Monster is a team piece performed by the poets of the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Slam Poetry Team: seniors Essie Linzy, 18, and ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:02
Caption: Poet Ce-Ce Tate
Poet Cecilia "Ce-Ce" Tate, 17, is a junior at Curie Metro High School. This is her second year participating in Louder Than a Bomb. Her piece, Lur...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:56

  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 08:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Deoine and Vikky
YouthCast features a love story in honor of civil unions between same sex couples being recognized in the state of Illinois and the marriages of co...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and WGXC


  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Pat remembers his step-mother, Barbara Jean, from the first time they met, to the last time he saw her. Though the 11 years in between were sometim...

Bought by WGXC and KUT


  • Added: Jun 28, 2011
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 2
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When Grace was a child, she and her mom moved out to a remote piece of the Arizona desert to live off the land. Things didn't work out exactly the ...

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network, WTIP, PRX Remix, YouthCast, and WAMC


  • Added: May 07, 2011
  • Length: 08:16
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Col. Villa
A student at United World College, Nelson Diaz Monterrosa, worked with Youth Media Project's Summer Intensive 2010 to produce this moving piece abo...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pat (left) and Joshua Presby
If Pat could tell his late step-mother, Barbara Jean, one thing, it's that he probably should have listened to her advice.

Bought by YouthCast and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 2