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Unlocked: Juvenile Probation Reformed

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

In Wayne County, Michigan, a teen named Debbie sat down for her weekly meeting with Juvenile Justice Specialist, Susan Wiley. "Have you been drug screening as you've been required to?" Wiley asked.

Unlocked: From Probation to Incarceration

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

At the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro California, Assistant Superintendent Brian Hopson led a tour through the huge, 360-bed juvenile detention center. Nearly half the beds were empty. Hopson's footsteps echoed down the hall as he unlocked a door to an unoccupied unit.

Unlocked: The Understaffing of Juvenile Hall

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

When they're short on guards, supervisors sometimes run what they call split recs -- basically dividing recreation, exercise, and dinner time in half. Fifteen kids come out while the other 15 remain in their cells.

Marriage Equality: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Richard Fowler | Posted 07.08.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

We are the generation that can and will change our nation for the better -- we saw it two weeks ago -- but we need to take that momentum and redouble our efforts to not only the fight for LGBTQ equality, but also for racial and gender equality.

'To the Youth of This City': Have the Cries for Justice in Baltimore Been Heard?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The first day of May seemed to mark a turning point in the story of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died of a severe spinal injury incurred while in police custody. His death set off a wave of protests that turned violent this past week.

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

Can an App Help You Set Sexual Boundaries?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.03.2014 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The idea of the app is sound. But I prefer simply being honest and straightforward with a potential partner about what they're looking for in the night, and if I've been drinking too much, nothing happens at all.

Q & A: Minors Crossing The Border Don't Always Get Lawyers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Isabella Ordaz and Adriana Champagne A sudden increase in undocumented children attempting to cross the U.S. border has drawn the attention of m...

Double Charged: The True Cost of Juvenile Justice

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. juvenile justice system, produced by Youth Radio. By: Myles Bess This story airs on Ameri...

Do Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.26.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Jenny Bolario Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused ...

Going Beyond Ads To Attract Young Teachers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.08.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Robyn Gee The 30-second PSAs from the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH campaign, run by a coalition of major corporations and Teach for Americ...

When Cyberbullying Gets Real

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Bianca Brooks and Sophie Varon Are you more likely to be bullied online or in person? We asked that question in a poll. 64 people answered and wh...

Does Your School Protect Your Head? Players Talk

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.10.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Part of Youth Radio's special coverage on the risks of high school football, this audio slideshow features football players from Castro Valley High Sc...

Secrets Of Science Reporting

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.26.2013 | Science
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Kendrick Calkins Alexis Madrigal has been called "the perfect modern reporter." He's written for The New York Times, Wired, and is now a senior ...

Review: Moga Pro Game Controller for Android

Turnstyle | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

by Kent Foster The Moga Pro game controller for Android devices aims to take mobile gaming to the next level, and with the exception of some minor...

A "Piece" Of Mind

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.23.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Youth Radio's Jahlil Jackson reflects on his decision to live gun-free. Photo Credit: Ike Sriskandarajah/Youth Radio By: Jahlil Jackson When I wa...

Rethinking Fast Fashion After Bangladesh

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Bianca Brooks I’ve always had a deep love for fashion. I celebrate fashion week like it’s a holiday. But earlier this year, I realized ...

Jobstacles: Slam-Dunking as a Career

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.05.2013 | Good News
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Jenny Bolario, Chaz Hubbard and Denis...

Gamifiying Air Pollution

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Tom Selvi, game programmer, presents to Youth Radio. By: Kayla Garrett Could video games save the environment? Maybe wit...

Students Learn Activism And Advocacy In "Movement Makers" Class

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Reporting by: Ashley Williams, Robyn Gee Hira Alam, 16, considers herself an activist, thanks to an extra course she’s taking called Movement Ma...

In Fixing Schools, Bay Area City Looks To Harlem Model

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.12.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio A mural on the wall of Harder Elementary School in the Hayward Promise Neighborhood. Youth Radio/New America...

Regulate Bullets, Not Just Guns, Say California Reps

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.09.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan at a press conference introducing AB 48, which would...

The Science Behind Speaker-Making

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Ashley Williams Are you trying to get new speakers in your car but they’re too expensive? Have you ever considered making your own? It&rsquo...

Local Youth Program Honored By Michelle Obama

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.20.2012 | San Francisco

Oakland's Youth Radio, a youth-driven journalism and media production program, received a special honor on Monday from a seriously special awardee--FL...

Did That Campaign Ad Work?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio By: Luis Flores and Jenny Bolario Young people at Youth Radio watched a handful of campaign ads from the 2012 election se...