RadioActive Youth Media

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RadioActive trains the next generation of public media makers at KUOW / Puget Sound Public Radio in Seattle. Our workshops empower youth through storytelling. Our podcast features stories by RadioActive journalists about the people and issues that matter to young people in the Northwest.

RadioActive is the program formerly known as Weekday High. Find the archived Weekday High podcasts here!

Pieces

Caption: RadioActive's Yafiet Bezabih and Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray., Credit:  Courtesy of Real Change News/Wes Sauer
In this month’s RadioActive podcast, hosts Isaac Noren and Nina Tran narrowly avert a beverage-related shutdown of podcast production. Plus, RadioA...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 16:51
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This month RadioActive hosts Sarah Rosenthal and Ann Kane take you on a trip around the world.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 21:44
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This month RadioActive hosts Yafiet Bezabih and Ann Kane are fixing to surprise you. First we bring you three amazing stories about the challenges ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2014
  • Length: 16:24
Caption: The aftermath., Credit: Lila Kitaeff
RadioActive's Yafiet Bezabih and Maddie Ewbank challenge our chef-in-residence Sarah Rosenthal to make a Thanksgiving meal out of mac and cheese, O...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2014
  • Length: 18:32
Caption: Kyra Macfarlane , Credit: Chris Otey
27,000 students in Washington state are facing homelessness. Kyra Macfarlane is one of them. She has gone from house to motel and back dozens of ti...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 11:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maria Perez with her daughter Estefania
Being a mother isn’t easy. It’s harder being both single and an immigrant. But that didn’t stop Maria. RadioActive’s Estefania Chirino Perez shares...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 09:20
Caption: World History Teacher Andy Giron, Credit: Hassan Abdi
To many there’s an occupation, to some there’s a career and to a few there’s a passion. Hassan Abdi has the story of a teacher who is amongst the f...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 05:27
Caption: Maeve McIver-Sheridan, Credit: Sophie Ding
Playing in a pit orchestra is often a forgotten and thankless task. So why would a talented musician spend time there instead of going for the glor...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 09:00
Caption: Cultural Day at Foster High School, Credit: Ardo Hersi
Did you know that Tukwila is the most diverse school district in the nation? So says the NYT. And Foster High School in Tukwila is celebrating its ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 15:31
Caption: Ridwan Abdirahman , Credit: Iman Mohamed
How much of your identity should you hide from your friends? That was what 16 year old Ridwan Abdirahman asked himself. RadioActive’s Iman Mohamed ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 07:16
Caption: Trent Selland played death row inmate Matthew Poncelet in Bishop Blanchet High School's production of "Dead Man Walking."
Darlene Selland still remembers the day she found out. The knock, being told to sit down. Her niece Tiffany had been murdered. For a long time, she...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 05:58
Caption: Producer Madeline Ewbank
RadioActive reporter Madeline Ewbank brings us the story of one man’s baseball game against cancer and the odds stacked against him. How do we own ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 08:22
Caption: Jen came out as trans at age 14.
Jennifer is like a lot of other high school girls. She worries about the clothes she wears and the friends she has. To see her walking down the str...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 07:33
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Home prices are the best they’ve been since the housing crisis of 2008. But many are still living with the repercussions of that time. One family i...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 04:56
Caption: RadioActive reporters Antonia Dorn and Kadian Vanloo
There’s no such thing as a normal you. Do you talk to your boss the same way you talk to your dog? Probably not. This is called code switching.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 14:57
Caption: RadioActive's Kamna Shastri and her cousin Ananya Shankar in Seattle, Credit: Jenny Asarnow
A 13-year-old girl in Chennai, India, had always wanted to visit the United States. But when she does, her idealized view of America is tested by t...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 05:04
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This month RadioActive hosts Sarah Rosenthal and Ann Kane take you on a trip around the world.

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 21:44
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In the last RadioActive podcast of Summer 2013, hosts Rachel Lam and Amina Ibrahim take a little trip down memory lane. It's a journey to where unr...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 22:55
Caption: Jon Nyberg, or Mr. Nybs, maintains a positive attitude while he battles "Mr. C.", Credit: Courtesy of Susan Ewbank
In today’s RadioActive podcast we battle the odds, even when we know our chances of winning are slim. We fight for our dignity and we fight for our...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 18:54
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Today on the program, RadioActive hosts Maddie Ewbank and Srikar Penumaka bring you stories about moving on in life: letting go and gaining in the ...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 17:56