Too many young kids are losing their lives to gun violence–and that needs to stop. With guests ranging from US Sen Dick Durbin and Chicago Bears legend Charles Tillman, to ex gang members and prisoners-turned-community organizers, BUILD Radio is a megaphone for BUILD Chicago, a nonprofit trailblazer in gang intervention, violence prevention and youth development. From meaningful interviews and inspiring stories, to youth written songs, poems, and spoken word pieces, BUILD Radio is a podcast for listeners looking to support a life-line in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.
Find out more at www.buildchicago.org
Austin Has The Mic! – Ep. 17
This month we join the youth of Austin Has The Mic, a youth media partnership between Westside Health Authority and BUILD, as they cover an Austin community event. Hear them discuss the experience and their future plans. Plus, a highlight of the Iris Farm.
Women’s History Month: Honoring the Women In Our Lives – Ep. 16
For Women’s History Month, we hear from BUILD staff and youth on what they #ChooseToChallenge, as well as thoughts from our young people as they interview some special women in their lives. Plus, a powerful youth-performed spoken word piece. Episode Segments: (1:16) Youth producers discuss podcasting and what got them interested in the medium. (7:17) … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Honoring the Women In Our Lives – Ep. 16 →
Black Leadership of Today and Tomorrow – Ep. 15
In celebration of Black History Month, hear conversations with Black leaders of two different generations. BUILD youth leaders talk about their own goals and motivations, plus, interviews with Black Table guest speakers Derek Brewer and Sylvia Ewing. Episode Segments: (2:46) BUILD Mentor-in-Training Cheveris talks about stepping up for your community, learning self control, and being … Continue reading Black Leadership of Today and Tomorrow – Ep. 15 →
BUILD Youth Look Back on 2020 – Ep. 14
On this episode, we will be hearing from BUILD youth, many from our Austin Has The Mic podcast program who produced their own segments, as they take a look back on the unforgettable year that was 2020. You’ll hear in their own words their reflections on the virus, quarantine, the summer protests, as well as … Continue reading BUILD Youth Look Back on 2020 – Ep. 14 →
"Claiming Your Power" (with Sylvia Puente) - Ep. 13
Sylvia Puente knows a thing or two about adversity—she also knows a thing or two about policy. In this youth-led interview, the distinguished President & CEO of the Latino Policy Forum discusses making positive change, while staying true to your heritage.
La Mesa Latina 2020 – Ep. 12
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, BUILD is proud to present La Mesa Latina, a unique event that brings together many of Chicago’s most accomplished Latin leaders to share their stories with promising Latin youth from across metropolitan Chicago.
Voices we ALL need to listen to
Every episode is packed with incredible writing, music, conversation and creativity from youth in Chicago whose voices are usually ignored and pushed aside. This podcast lets them tell their own stories, share their own creative voices - and unsurprisingly, their gifts blow me away. Love this inspirational podcast. We all need to listen to these kids more.
I love that this podcast focuses on all the good work being done around city! Thanks to BUILD, the future looks bright for Chicago youth!