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Stories produced by students participating in our youth media program. Learn more about the intensive, fun and free introductory radio journalism workshops we offer throughout the year.

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    • Kids & Family

Stories produced by students participating in our youth media program. Learn more about the intensive, fun and free introductory radio journalism workshops we offer throughout the year.

    This developers academy welcomes non-tech bros to the industry

    This developers academy welcomes non-tech bros to the industry

    In 2020, only about a quarter of professional computing jobs in the United States were held by women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
    One Seattle group is trying to change that and ensure women, people of color, and gender-diverse people are able to show up as themselves in this industry.

    • 3 min
    Overwhelmed with the return to school, Seattle teens are withdrawing into their cocoons

    Overwhelmed with the return to school, Seattle teens are withdrawing into their cocoons

    Educators and parents hoped being back in classrooms would be a positive change for teens — but everyone is learning it’s not so straightforward.

    • 4 min
    How the pandemic gave me courage to explore my feminine side

    How the pandemic gave me courage to explore my feminine side

    Away from school hallways and cafeterias, some young people took time during quarantine to explore their identities. That was the case for RadioActive youth producer Antonio Nevarez, who wanted to know why understandings of masculinity seem so limiting.

    • 4 min
    How trans teens are advocating for themselves and others during the pandemic

    How trans teens are advocating for themselves and others during the pandemic

    Many trans teens struggle in everyday life. Now, add a pandemic and isolation to that. RadioActive’s Lyn Strober-Cohen set out to find the success and joy happening in trans teens' lives during quarantine.

    • 5 min
    There are only about 2,000 Kituwah speakers left. My sister and our elders want to change that

    There are only about 2,000 Kituwah speakers left. My sister and our elders want to change that

    Indigenous languages are under threat. In 2019, there were only about 2,000 Cherokee speakers left, with the vast majority of remaining speakers over the age of 70. RadioActive youth reporter Jared Lam talks to his sister, Rachel Lam, who has been learning an Indigenous language commonly known as Cherokee. She is working on a children's book to help younger generations learn the language.

    • 5 min
    A young wolf shares their story

    A young wolf shares their story

    “A lot of people don’t know me as my wolf self. But that’s only because I like to keep it a secret.” An 11-year-old shares their special connection to wolves in this creative audio piece.

    • 5 min

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