02/17/2011 05:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Youth Radio Joins 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting

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At this moment, Congress is considering serious cuts in funding for all public broadcasting, even though more than half of all Americans enjoy NPR, PBS and other public media web sites every month.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a major investor in Youth Radio.

Youth Radio has been a longtime contributor to public media through its development programs that encourage youth to tell their unique stories in collaboration with professional journalists. In this video, we hear from some of the young people who have worked for the organization to understand why public media is important to them.

To learn more about how you can help save public media, go to 170 Million Americans.

Youth Radio/Youth Media International (YMI) is a youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news, culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences. To read more youth news from around the globe and explore high quality audio and video features, visit br />