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Arcadia Unified School District (California) student-hosted and student-produced podcasts about all-things newsworthy and interesting in Arcadia!

    S4 #2 COVID's Impact On Arcadians

    S4 #2 COVID's Impact On Arcadians

    Welcome to Season 4 Episode 2 of the "Keepin' It Arcadia" podcast! In our newest story, the team interviews siblings Karen and Kevin Tsai, two doctors from the Los Angeles area who were given the opportunity to present at the 2020 Emmy Awards. At the start of the pandemic, the pair teamed up and started the donateppe.org foundation to combat the shortage in PPE supplies that affected front-line health workers. This episode also includes an interview with Mrs. Karen Kropp, owner of Arcadia's beloved bookstore, The Book Rack, to gain more perspective about the impacts of COVID-19 on the community and small businesses like hers. 
     
    Interview with Karen and Kevin Tsai: 1:05
    Interview with Mrs. Kropp: 20:23
     
    New episodes will drop every two weeks! Like, comment, and follow us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podbean for more content!Find our previous episodes at www.arcadiaunified.podbean.com.
     

    • 36 min
    S4 #1 We're Back with a New Format!

    S4 #1 We're Back with a New Format!

    Welcome to our Season 4 (2020-2021) premiere! All of us at Keepin’ It Arcadia are so glad to be back with all of you during these unique times, and boy do we have some new things to share! This week, get to know the new podcast crew that puts so much time and effort into this, the changes coming to this student podcast, and a special look at the Sunrise Movement!
    New Changes to KIA: 1:29
    Meet the Team: 2:08
    Sunrise Movement Special Feature: 6:11
    The team at Keepin' It Arcadia hopes everyone is staying healthy and doing well at home! Remember to stay strong and please continue social distancing for your safety and of those around you! 
    New episodes will drop every two weeks on Friday at 6 p.m. Like, comment, and follow us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podbean for more content!Find our previous episodes at www.arcadiaunified.podbean.com.
     
    Disclaimer: Opinions promoted in this podcast episode are not endorsed or opposed by the Arcadia Unified School District. 

    • 24 min
    S3 #17 Fight to the Finish

    S3 #17 Fight to the Finish

    The famous Santa Anita Racetrack, a cornerstone of the city of Arcadia, California, was established in 1934. It has a long and varied legacy: from night markets, circuses, high school graduation ceremonies, major horse races, and band reviews, to, unfortunately, the United States' Japanese internment system and horse deaths. In this podcast, the team at Keepin' It Arcadia discusses the history and the significance of the Santa Anita Racetrack through several one-on-one interviews with experienced journalists, citizens of Arcadia, a former Japanese internee, employees at the racetrack, and the city mayor to establish connections to the racetrack's past and success today. Tune in to a story that immerses listeners in the rich and diverse heritage of a Californian landmark.
    Find our previous episodes at www.arcadiaunified.podbean.com

    • 11 min
    S3 #16 Remaining Hopeful

    S3 #16 Remaining Hopeful

    In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Keepin' It Arcadia podcast decided to host its very first poetry contest! Open to middle school and high school students, the contestants were challenged to write an acrostic poem revolving around the theme of "hope". Not only do the contest winners have their poems read aloud on the podcast, but their poems will also be published by the student-run online journal, The Sienna Solstice at www.siennasolstice.com! Special shout out to everyone who participated and a big congratulations to the winning writers!
    Middle School Category:
    "Hopeful" by Chloe Wong: 2:17
    "Light in the Darkness" by Juliette Fang: 2:50
    "Why Won't They Stay Home?" by Natalia Nagy: 3:48
    High School Category:
    "The Healing Process" by Maureen Zhang: 4:30
    "Untitled" by Andrea Lou: 5:08
    "Lotus Flower Foot Binding" by Maggie Sun: 6:00
    The team at Keepin' It Arcadia hopes everyone is staying healthy and doing well at home! Remember to stay strong and please continue social distancing for your safety and of those around you! 
    Find our previous episodes at www.arcadiaunified.podbean.com.

    • 8 min
    S3 #15 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 2)

    S3 #15 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 2)

    Despite the pandemic and the restrictions that quarantine brings onto Arcadia, our city is still making itself known, whether it be on national television or in the local community. (we bet that no one gets the AOL reference we put in). In this two-part special, we follow four individuals who have stepped up to the plate and broadcast Arcadia's talents out to the world.
    For part two, we got to talk to Andrew Ritiau and Frank Suñez. Ritiau, the youth ministry pastor at Arcadia Community Church (ACC), aided the transition from in-person church services to online services, and along the way, he coordinated some of the most amazing displays of faith online that Keepin' It Arcadia has ever seen. In his interview, he describes how ACC made the jump to online platforms and how it has impacted Christianity in the community. Meanwhile, Suñez has been leading Arcadia High School's news crew--Apache News (APN)--as its advisor through the pandemic by coordinating the continued release of weekly newscasts, and even pulling off an online gaming tournament! He goes in-depth on how APN adjusted to the school closure in the wake of the current quarantine and APN's future plans.
    And as always, SOCIALLY DISTANCE YOURSELF AND FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES!!!
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    • 33 min
    S3 #14 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 1)

    S3 #14 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 1)

    Note: We are sorry for the delay, but this episode turned out to be an hour long, so we had to split it and revise it to make it into episodes 14 and 15!
    Despite the pandemic and the restrictions that quarantine brings onto Arcadia, our city is still making itself known, whether it be on national television or in the local community. (we bet that no one gets the AOL reference we put in). In this two-part special, we follow four individuals who have stepped up to the plate and broadcast Arcadia's talents out to the world.
    For part one, we feature Xiaoke Ying and Amir Malik. Ying was the Arcadia alumna that placed third in the Jeopardy College Championship; she explains the journey she took to get onto Jeopardy and how it has impacted her. Meanwhile, Malik is a Michael Jackson tribute artist whose YouTube presence has grown rapidly; he delves into how the King of Pop inspired him and describes the intricacies of how he learns MJ's routine.
    Stay tuned for part two, and PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING PLUS ALL CDC RECOMMENDATIONS!!!
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    • 23 min

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