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In this voice collage, veterans and youth share their personal definitions of what it means to be an “Urban Warrior.”

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:44
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In the Navy for five years Carlos maintained airplanes. As a behavior therapist for youth, Carlos works with a young man who intimidates the other ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:41
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After George loses his father, he starts smoking marijuana and selling drugs. In Urban Warriors, he connects with a veteran who has a positive impa...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:12
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Growing up in Little Village, Jorge experienced firsthand the toll that gang violence has on communities and individuals. Jorge talks about joining...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:16
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Francisco grew up feeling endangered and like he had to become involved with the gang his family was in for his own safety. When he was ready to ma...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:46
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In part two of his story, Steven talks about how addressing emotions and trauma is often taboo for veterans, and how Urban Warriors gave him a chan...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:17
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Giovanni knows that others consider him and many youth in his neighborhood to be criminals. In Urban Warriors, he learns about himself and begins t...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:28
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Steven knew from a young age that he wanted to join the military. In Afghanistan, the expectation of violence impacts the rest of his life experien...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
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Abner talks about how he responded to his own bad choices and the problems they created by joining the Army. In Urban Warriors, Abner connects with...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:56
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At young age, Victor is taken from his mother and lives at three foster homes. After witnessing violence against his family, he has a realization w...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:38
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Rich recognizes the similarities between his childhood and the youth he works with in Urban Warriors. He stresses that youth have choices, even if ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
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Alberto’s convoy security truck is hit with an IED in Iraq, and the military recognizes his service with a Purple Heart. After returning from war, ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
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Noah’s childhood was full of instability as he and his family moved from place to place and shelter to shelter. The strict rules of the shelters we...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:49
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As an Urban Warriors facilitator, Charles has learned strategies for connecting with youth by strategically encouraging them to open up about their...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:43
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Jacobi shares the struggles he encountered while growing up and how they led to his involvement with a gang. He talks about how he channelled his p...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:10
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Urban Warriors is a program that pairs youth and veterans in trauma-informed, mentorship-based relationships. The program helps to promote self-emp...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:02
Caption: Principal David Hudson
David Hudson is principal of Holton Elementary School, and he may well be the best school administrator in th entire Richmond metropolitan area. Wh...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: Abbie Catherine Waters
Abbie Waters lived in Richmond, Virginia and attended Holton Elementary School. She had survived a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. F...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 27:28
Caption: Abbie Catherine Waters
Abbie Catherine Waters was just nine years and two days old when she left this world. I have heard men and women who knew Abbie refer to her as an ...

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 26:25
Caption: Elisheva and Amaris, Credit: Rebecca D'
Elisheva and Amaris, mother and daughter, know a thing or two about uphill battles where every inch of gained ground costs dearly. Each in her way...

  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 26:51
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A teenager gets judgy when mom starts dating. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

  • Added: May 08, 2016
  • Length: 22:19
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On Today's show, we delve into the messy territory of family bonds—how they’re formed, challenged, and change over time. We’ll meet three families ...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:24
Caption: Jeffrey D. Brown and Sushmita Mukherjee, San Francisco, CA 4/4/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jeffrey D. Brown and Sushmita Mukherjee talk darkness, light, and walking the razor’s edge,

  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 23:08
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I’m joined by author and educator Jim Horn to discuss his latest book, Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through No Excuses Teaching. Horn explores the ...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:12
Caption: Lenn Brown has been going to Syracuse basketball games with his family since he was a young boy, including the thriller against Villanova in February of 2010., Credit: (c) 2010 Rick Brown
Syracuse University sophomore Lenn Brown is a manager of the SU men's basketball team. His mom and dad both went to the school and his love for it ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 03:59