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St. Louis Teen Revisits Father's Advice While Anticipating Verdict

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 5:30 PM


By Ryan Henderson

Last summer, every day after baseball practice, I'd buy a slush from the same Quik Trip convenience store in downtown Ferguson where Michael Brown also bought his drinks. Now that burned-down corner store has become ground zero for protests...

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Black Women Less Biased Against 'Masculine' STEM Fields

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 11:19 AM

By: Isabella Ordaz

What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and even Bill Nye the Science Guy all have in common? They are white guys. STEM fields are infamous for lacking females and people of color participants, but maybe not for long.

According to a study published by...

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Can an App Help You Set Sexual Boundaries?

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 7:21 PM

By Rafael Johns

California's governor just passed a "Yes Means Yes" law to address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. It states that only an enthusiastic "Yes" means an interest in sex -- a continual and enthusiastic yes.

Almost as soon as the law passed, news spread about...

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The Good And Bad Memes In #Ferguson Race Conversations

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 6:08 PM

By Rafael Johns

A friend of mine launched a depressing conversation recently, and asked me how much I think he is worth. When I asked for clarification, he pointed to a candy bar and said, "Like, am I worth as much as a candy bar? Or am I worth a Play Station? What would it...

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Photo Gallery: Outside the Funeral of Michael Brown

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 4:38 PM

Photo Credits: Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Youth Radio reporters are on assignment in Ferguson, Missouri this week, looking into the impact the shooting death of Michael Brown has had on the young people...

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

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 4:36 PM

By: Isabella Ordaz and Adriana Champagne

A sudden increase in undocumented children attempting to cross the U.S. border has drawn the attention of mainstream media, and remains controversial. Children are leaving their home countries of Honduras, Guatamala, Mexico and El Salvador to escape gang violence and drug-related killings. The Office of Refugees...

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Kids On Hook For Limitless Sums After Crimes

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM

This story is part of Double Charged, a special report on the U.S. juvenile justice system produced by Youth Radio.


Ricky Brum standing near the scorch mark left behind by a fire he set in a Manteca, Calif alley. Photo: Brett...

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Latino Students Lead in College Acceptance and High School Dropout

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 9:04 PM



By Cassandra Leyva Gutierrez
For the first time, more Latinos were accepted into University of California schools than their white counterparts. California's nine undergraduate universities accepted 17,589 Latinos, making up about 29% of all incoming students for the...

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Searching for Reasons Behind Segregation at Berkeley High

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:24 PM

By: Sophie Varon

The courtyard at Berkeley High, May, 2014.

At 8:17 a.m. in the courtyard of Berkeley High School -- four minutes before the first bell rings -- students of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds are laughing and...

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The Fashion Accessory No Teen Really Wants

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 3:22 PM


Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. juvenile justice system, produced by Youth Radio.

By: Sayre Quevedo

This story airs on American Public Media's Marketplace.

Seventeen-year-old Elisa Morris-Jackson is sitting on the couch in...

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Double Charged: The True Cost of Juvenile Justice

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 5:51 PM


Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. juvenile justice system, produced by Youth Radio.

By: Myles Bess

This story airs on American Public Media's Marketplace.

Standing in the hallway outside a hearing...

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Do Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 3:59 PM

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 with nicotine and/or other chemicals and exhales what looks like smoke. Some young adults who have been smoking for years...

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My Brother's Keeper: Sons And Brothers Speak Out

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 8:02 PM

My Brother's Keeper is an Obama Administration initiative that seeks to empower boys and young men of color. The effort kicked off in February 2014.

Youth Radio empowers young people by training them in technology and media production. This video highlights the voices of African American young men...

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Candy Flavors Put E-Cigarettes On Kids' Menu

(4) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 4:07 PM

By Jenny Lei Bolario

Franco Phan, 22, blows smoke rings using a electronic cigarette at a restaurant in Oakland, CA. Photo Credit: Jenny Bolario/Youth Radio

Electronic-cigarettes are often billed as a safe way for smokers trying to kick their habit. But...

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Real Talk: Are You Stuck In The Friend Zone?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 2:16 PM

By Chaz Hubbard

"You're like a brother to me."

It's a phrase that's broken a lot of hearts, and if you've ever had it said to you, more than likely, you're someone's "just a friend." You're caught in the dreaded friend zone.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, it might...

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Going Beyond Ads To Attract Young Teachers

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 3:51 PM

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 America, makes the profession look pretty glamorous. The ads are designed to attract more college grads to the field of teaching. One ad depicts...

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Young Invincible On Affordable Care Act

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 2:58 PM

By Rayana Godfrey

On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're trying to decide between movies and a house party, I'm weighing a completely different option in my head. Should I even risk...

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Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 1:40 PM

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 with nicotine and exhales what looks like smoke. But with flavors like banana cream pie and alien blood, these pens are attracting...

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When Cyberbullying Gets Real

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 12:29 PM

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 what they said might surprise you. Despite the heavy media attention paid...

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Students Challenge College Sexual Assault Policies

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 4:04 PM

By Robyn Gee

Sexual violence and sexual assault often go unreported on college campuses.  The  Center for Public Integrity reports that perpetrators of sexual assault on college campuses rarely receive  serious consequences from the university administration, while the victims can be traumatized.

UC Berkeley is...

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