Engaging Youth Through Radio Project

Series produced by WTIP

Caption: WTIP Youth Radio Project, Credit: Carah Thomas
Image by: Carah Thomas 
WTIP Youth Radio Project 

WTIP's "Engaging Youth Through Radio" project features the work of YRP students. These short 3- to 5-minute features are by youth for youth, and explore issues and themes with a youth focus.

WTIP’s "Engaging Youth through Radio" project provides local youth with enhanced opportunities for self-exploration, self-expression, and community involvement by promoting their unique perspectives and highlighting their valuable contributions. This series features these students and the audio documentaries they've created that reflect the concerns and opinions of the local youth culture.


148 Pieces

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Caption: Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Credit: Paul Walsh on Flickr
The John Beargrease Marathon is a well-known sled dog race along the north shore of Lake Superior. There are many local mushers that take part in t...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 04:25
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Do you enjoy a good laugh? If so, these high school kids will make you laugh until you cry. Sebastian Schnobrich and Danny Lunde of WTIP North Sho...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 01:43
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Valentine’s Day is supposedly the day for showing love and affection. What does the holiday mean to you? Should there even be one day specifically ...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 02:01
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There is a lot more to nordic cross-country skiing than meets the eye. It takes dedication, strength and long hours out in the cold. Hayden Goettl ...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 05:36
Caption: Cook County Girls Basketball Team 2011, Credit: Bruce Johnson
Although the Cook County Girls Varsity Basketball Team may have suffered a tough loss to Mountain Iron-Buhl Rangers in the Section 7A semifinal gam...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 05:06
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“What will you do after high school? How will you pay for college? What do you plan to do for the rest of your life?” These are the kinds of questi...

Bought by Moab Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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“Help! We need more balloons!” The 2011 Cook County Prom went off without a hitch, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to Molly Zafft, Youth Radi...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:55
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To date or not to date – that is the question. For many students prom creates unbearable pressure. In this commentary, Hayden Goettl, Youth Radio P...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 01:39
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If you forgot the terrible-monster-of-a-disease Senioritus, the nearly fatal condition that rears its ugly head right before high school graduation...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: :04
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“Prom always brings everyone out of their caves.” So says Sebastian Schnobrich, Youth Radio Project senior. While “getting all fancied up and then ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:44
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Stressed–induced cold sores? That’s what prom will do to you if you are part of the planning committee. The 2011 Cook County Prom was a complete su...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:52
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Tradition is important to Youth Radio Project junior Hayden Goettl. That’s why he plans to partake in the high school graduation ceremony in 2012. ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 01:45
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While some students yearn to graduate and move on from high school, Youth Radio Project junior Kayla Stacy is worried. What if she screws up? What ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:15
Caption: Molly & CeCe in the weight room
High school athletics is serious business. With training now a year-round activity, it is expected that all participants spend time in the weight r...

Bought by KISU


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 1
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As the high school year comes to a close, the Youth Radio Project debates the merits and value of a fine arts education. Cece Olsen, Youth Radio Pr...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 03:48
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Now that the high school year is over, it’s really time to start working. Youth Radio Project senior Kayla Stacy loves summer. She loves the traffi...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Everyone knows how the Olympic Games can unite the world, but what about video games? In this commentary, Sterling Anderson of WTIP's Youth Radio ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 01:48
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What’s the difference between welding and painting? How can one be considered a trade, while the other a fine art? Youth Radio Project junior Kayla...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:22
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What makes summer so great? The answer is simple: freedom! In this commentary, Audrey Summers (no pun intended), with WTIP’s Youth Radio Project, s...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
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While biking may be a quintessential summer activity, for WTIP Youth Radio Project Junior Shawn Neuwirth, it is a nightmare. Shawn has yet to bike ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:59