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KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media

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RadioActive creates a space at KUOW / Puget Sound Public Radio where youth discover and gain access to public radio public radio journalism. Our podcast features stories by RadioActive journalists about the people and issues that matter to young people in the Northwest.

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Caption: Hosts Amy Styer and April Reyes., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/LILA KITAEFF
We love all things horror, but don't know why. We explore the many ways in which humans experience fear. We discuss people's greatest fears, and as...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 08:22
Caption: Natalie Newcomb and Surya Hendry contemplate fashion in Seattle's University District., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/AMY STYER
Did you dress yourself this morning, or did an entire industry?

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lambert House, Summer 2016, just after a water balloon fight., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/AMY STYER
On Seattle's Capitol Hill, the Lambert House is a space where queer youth are free to be themselves. RadioActive's Amy Styer takes us inside the ho...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 07:27
Caption: Omar Ali with his family. Omar is standing fourth form the left holding his daughter., Credit: Courtesy of Awal Ibrahim
Omar Ali is a hero in the eyes of his family. He embarked on a long journey that could have landed him nearly anywhere, fighting to find a safe spa...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: Alyssa started using heroin when she was 14. She’s now 20 and works as a daycare teacher., Credit: FLICKR PHOTO / B.A.D. HTTPS://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/BRADADOZIER/
"My own family didn't even know who I was anymore. I didn't even know who I was anymore."

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Maya and her parents., Credit: Courtesy of Maya Konz
The first thing you say to someone you just met is most likely a polite greeting: "Hello! What's your name?" But not everyone is that thoughtful.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: April Reyes (far left) with the family who took her in. From left to right: Mariya Manuel, Tanya Kim, Tamar Manuel and Alan Lee., Credit: Courtesy of April Reyes
For most people, family will always be family because you're blood. But in April Reyes' case, it doesn’t quite work that way. / This story won the ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:39
Caption: The author's parents, Fetiha Omer and Abdul-Basit Hassan, in Somalia., Credit: Courtesy of Zubeyda Ahmed
"My dad's life story is kind of like Cinderella’s. He grew up without a mom, worked for an evil relative and found his princess in the least expect...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:40
Caption: Sam struggled with depression in middle school., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/NATALIE NEWCOMB
“I started being like, I can’t talk about these things. You’re basically taught to bottle up your feelings in middle school.” RadioActive Youth M...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:49
Caption: Volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium helped Grace Zheng overcome her fear of talking., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/SURYA HENDRY
"I was afraid that I was gonna say the wrong thing, I wouldn't be able to speak, I was gonna stutter." One introvert's transformation, with a littl...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:27
Caption: Noel Gasca poses for a graduation shot with her father, Rick Gasca, and mother, Kim Chapman., Credit: Courtesy of Noel Gasca
On a sunny morning during her junior year of high school, Noel Gasca was taking the SAT, when she got to a question that left her stumped. It basic...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leo S. Morales loves his job as a researcher of minority health at the University of Washington., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/TORI ZIVKOVIC
People sometimes take unlikely paths to get where they're going. This is the story of an unlikely scholar.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:54
Caption: The mother of RadioActive producer Hanad Jama, Nimo Husien with her niece Ardo Hersi. (Also a RadioActive producer.), Credit: Courtesy of Hanad Jama
Who are helpers? Often it's people who know how much it means to be helped.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: RadioActive producer Jad Vianu with his father Alec Vianu., Credit: Courtesy of Jad Vianu
Many people have heard of the brutal dictatorships that ruled Soviet Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. RadioActive youth producer and high s...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:55
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When you hear about concussions in the news, it's often about a football player. But kids get concussions too. In one recent year, nearly a quarter...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mr. Drego Little teaches a class at Rainier Scholars., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/FEVEN MEKONENN
We all remember the influential teacher who made a difference in our lives. But for Drego Little, the teacher that changed his life was the one he ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:56
Caption: Diana Nguyen used to be lazy. Then she got on a bike., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/MELISSA TAKAI
Laziness is a hard habit to break, especially if you want to make the most out of life. But it helps if you have a bike, or at least it did for one...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
Caption: A banner advertising the Queer-Straight Alliance at Interlake High School in Bellevue., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/MIMANSA DOGRA
The majority of American youth age 13-20 don't identify as completely straight, and most know someone who uses a gender neutral pronoun, according ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 15:12
Caption: Kamna Shastri with her dad on her fifth birthday. Now, Kamna is coming to terms with her albinism., Credit: COURTESY OF KAMNA SHASTRI
RadioActive producer Kamna Shastri tries to understand where she fits into conversations about race and identity as an Indian-American with albinism.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 03:52
Caption: RadioActive hosts Paul Kiefer and Hassan Abdi., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/JENNY ASARNOW
RadioActive youth producers take a look at one of the most important things in their lives: school.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 12:12