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Philly Youth Radio

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Philly Youth Radio was founded in 2011 in response to the alarming level of violence and bullying experienced by youth in Philadelphia. Through intensive radio production workshops and individual sessions, Philly Youth Radio provides young people with the tools and training to create their own radio stories, and the opportunity to share them on a larger stage. The project’s hope is that these radio stories will promote intercultural, intergenerational dialogue, as well as better understanidng about young people's lives and contributions.

Pieces

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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 WAMC, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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Nyseem Smith is a junior at Benjamin Franklin High School. Besides Philly Youth Radio, there’s another after-school program in North Central Philad...

Bought by WHYY and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2012
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Cavhanah Baht T’om is a junior at Friends Select School in Philadelphia. She’s got a hectic life, but has developed a special strategy to deal.

Bought by WHYY


  • Added: May 20, 2012
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Thien To is a senior at South Philadelphia High. She’s been struggling to hold on to her sanctuary and become the big sister she wants to be.

Bought by WHYY


  • Added: May 20, 2012
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Shayla Torres is a senior at Community Academy in Philadelphia and is going to college next year. But first, she’ll have to leave her grandparents ...

Bought by KSFR and WHYY


  • Added: May 20, 2012
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 2
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Cristel Martinez came to America from the Dominican Republic with a dream to become a music producer. But the only music she hears in school, says ...

Bought by WAMC, WGXC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Self-portrait painted by Thien To
Twenty-year-old Thien To first learned about cyberbullying in her native Vietnam. The South Philadelphia High junior has since learned about cyberb...

Bought by WGXC


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Shayla Torres dealt with a lot of violence in her last school, where she was a peer mediator. Here, the 17-year-old junior recalls one especially c...

Bought by WGXC


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Luis Lopez, Credit: Craig Santoro
For Luis Lopez, violence arrived unexpectedly at his own front door. The seventeen-year-old sophomore starts his story in a classroom.

Bought by WHYY and WGXC


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 01:55
  • Purchases: 2