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On Blast

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On Blast is the monthly radio show of the Philadelphia Student Union. The show is produced by Philadelphia Student Union members. We are high school students who are organizing to to demand a high quality education in the public school system.

We know that students have deep analysis about their schools and communities. And we know that young people's voices need to be heard before real structural change can take place. So we are using radio as a tool to educate and organize.

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Young People's Oppression might not be something that you have heard of. But for members of the Philadelphia Student Union, it is a part of daily l...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 04:38
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The School-to-Prison Pipeline is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 07:28
Caption: Nuwar Ahmed interviews attendees at the rally in Harrisburg.
One of the root causes of the conditions and problems that we see in Philadelphia's public education system, that has now resulted in the potential...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2013
  • Length: 01:52
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Tiana Stokes, Basil Hasan and Marquan Bond are all new Philadelphia Student Union members. They share their thoughts and experiences on what it's l...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2013
  • Length: 02:22
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School closings have become an epidemic across the nation. Reporting for On Blast, Nuwar Ahmed and Julian Roessler discuss violence as a possible r...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2013
  • Length: 03:46
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The Philadelphia School District released a plan to close schools, dismantle the school district as we know it, eliminate union jobs & and privatiz...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2012
  • Length: 04:15
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In South Philadelphia High School, students are coming together across racial & language barriers. As the School Safety Collaborative, Philadelphia...

  • Added: May 15, 2012
  • Length: 05:14
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Apparently, students' safety is the latest casualty of Governor Corbett's education budget cuts.

  • Added: May 15, 2012
  • Length: 04:44
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How can we make schools safer for LGBTQ students? We start by letting LGBTQ youth take the lead in developing student-centered solutions. Listen to...

Bought by WAMC and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 2
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It has been said that you can predict the prison population by looking at how many third graders perform poorly on standardized tests.

Bought by WMMT


  • Added: Apr 16, 2012
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
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When students at Furness High School found out that their school was on the School District's list of potential school closures, they were shocked.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:57
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers organized a rally in front of a center city Trader Joes and the Philly Student Union was there to help support.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 03:04
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Students all over Philadelphia are being pushed out of schools and right into the school to prison pipeline. This is happening because of the lack ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 03:45
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On Valentine's Day, more than 400 students and parents from across Pennsylvania held a rally for public education at the State Capitol. This action...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:26
  • Purchases: 1
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How can we make schools safer without criminalizing youth? How can we confront bias violence? What kinds of restorative practices should we impleme...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:47
  • Purchases: 1