Fusion Youth Radio

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Fusion Youth Radio (FYR) is a diverse group of young people with a desire to make their voices a part of history through creative, youth-produced media. FYR is based at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History and produced in partnership with WXYC Chapel Hill and Sacrificial Poets.

FYR began as a summer audio production workshop for high school students to learn to tell their stories in their own words. Building on the initiative and inspiration of our first group of talented youth producers, FYR LIVE was born. The bi-weekly show airs every other Sunday at 5 pm on WXYC Chapel Hill 89.3 FM and can be streamed live on their website. FYR LIVE features youth spoken word artists, music, audio documentaries, and discussion around questions of social justice and concepts of community.

Fusion Youth Radio--produced by youth for everyone.

Pieces

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Staff Reporter Annie sits down with her Grandmother to hear the interesting and funny story of how her Grandparents came to be.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 01:42
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Staff Reporter Akib, talks will a young man about how he converted his religion in Buddhism after be raised in a Christian home.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:18
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Staff reporter Kenya wanted to do a piece about her & her cousin's close relationship. Even thought they live miles apart, Kenya says they're still...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:32
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Staff Reporter Annie wanted to know more about Teen Mental Health, so she decided to do a small interview with a Student Assistant Program Speciali...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:19
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Staff Reporter Alex Leon meets with local Democrat and Republican Party Chairs of Orange County, leading up to the 2012 presidential election.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 06:43
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Ben Calvo is an 18 year old, Latino, high schooler who plans on attending Virginia Tech in the fall. He decided to interview some other Latinos in ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
  • Length: 04:10
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Staff Reporter Kenya, speaks about the significant role her mother has had on her life.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 1
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I wanted to see how my school felt about the graffiti in our town: is it art or a defacement of public property?

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 03:50
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This fictional radio piece is based on the experiences of hundreds of undocumented, DREAM Act-eligible students.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:36
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About 80% of teen pregnancies happen outside of marriage, and we hear a lot about what it's like for single teen parents. I wanted to talk with a c...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Since it's February, I wanted to ask teachers and students from my high school how they felt about Black History Month. The responses were surprising.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:21
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In January of 2012, I went on the North Carolina Truth and Hope Poverty Tour hosted by the NC NAACP and the UNC-CH Poverty Center--a two day bus ri...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 06:08
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I was inspired to do a piece on social media, since it has a really big impact on people my age. In this piece, I describe some of the pros and con...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:27
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A short piece about the ways young people use the Internet and social media in their everyday lives.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Feb 10, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Inspired by Occupy Wall Street in New York, I interviewed some Chapel Hill Occupiers at the post office--their campsite. After having been to the N...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2012
  • Length: 03:30
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For this piece I asked other high school students about the importance of voting, even for students who aren't old enough to cast a ballot.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2012
  • Length: 02:13
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This piece looks at the behavior of teens while at school. I describe a "front" as a way someone acts while at school or around a group of friends ...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2011
  • Length: 02:12
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In this audio essay, I explain how I personally feel about wearing a costume/mask. What I mean by "costume" is the feeling that you are not able to...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 02:32
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I made a vox pop to see what students at Carrboro High School are doing for Halloween.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2011
  • Length: 02:46
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This “vox pop”-inspired mix asks how ordinary people in Chapel Hill, NC, view food and how food affects their lives. To answer one of my own questi...

Bought by YouthCast


  • Added: Aug 10, 2011
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 1