17 episodes

With the busy world around us, it’s hard to wrap our heads around all of the chaos. From civil rights movements to global pandemics and everything in between, a lot has happened and our generation has a lot to say! Our podcast is led by youth and is for youth. We’ve all got an opinion on current events in the world and now is our chance to use our voice to share those opinions! Join our team of invested and passionate teenagers as we lead discussions on elections, politics, equality and equity, the struggles of being a teenager, and all the struggles of living as Gen-Z.

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With the busy world around us, it’s hard to wrap our heads around all of the chaos. From civil rights movements to global pandemics and everything in between, a lot has happened and our generation has a lot to say! Our podcast is led by youth and is for youth. We’ve all got an opinion on current events in the world and now is our chance to use our voice to share those opinions! Join our team of invested and passionate teenagers as we lead discussions on elections, politics, equality and equity, the struggles of being a teenager, and all the struggles of living as Gen-Z.

    Explaining Inequitable School Funding and Educational Equity

    Explaining Inequitable School Funding and Educational Equity

    Education has often been viewed as an equalizing force. It gives people the ability to climb the socioeconomic ladder and pave a path for a better life. However, opportunities to receive an education of high quality and good worth are not equally available to all. There are massive disparities in resources and quality of education across the country. When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted schooling across the country, the circumstances highlighted this inequality, as many schools closed for months and transitioned to virtual learning. This emphasized the differences that exist between students with access to the internet and upscale technologies and those who struggled as they were unable to afford them or be provided with them. In this episode, the team provides a background on the history of educational equity, current problems with school funding, recent events in Pennsylvania, ways to achieve equity in schools, and more.

    Hosts: Simir, Gayatri, and Anika


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    • 55 min
    2021 Pennsylvania Municipal Elections + Voter Engagement

    2021 Pennsylvania Municipal Elections + Voter Engagement

    This episode is meant to help you feel more informed on the municipal elections, learn how to approach the ballot, and understand why elections (especially local elections) are so important. Using your power at the ballot and making your voice heard is crucial to civically help your community and create positive change. Every election is determined by the people who show up to the polls. Make your voice heard. To quote the late great John Lewis, “the vote is precious and we must use it.” Be sure to go out and VOTE after doing some research on the candidates. The 2021 Pennsylvania Municipal Elections are Tuesday, November 2nd. Polling places will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM. Use your right. Use your power. Use your vote. 


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    • 53 min
    Understanding Voter Disengagement

    Understanding Voter Disengagement

    In this episode, we get into who votes, why they vote, and why it's important for more people to vote! 

    Hosts: Anika, Simir, Gayatri, Tasfia, Sehaj, Sheyla 

    Editor: Giulia


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    • 37 min
    Coming As You Are - Gen Z and LGBT

    Coming As You Are - Gen Z and LGBT

    In this episode, we shed light on the raw experiences of Queer youth as they navigate the world. We discuss the power of community, belonging, gender creativity, and representation, and how all of these factors affect the Queer experience. We are joined by our phenomenal guests, Zayn (she/her), Star (she/her) and Vex (they/them), contributing to this conversation and providing personal experiences that let us see how we can make our spaces more inclusive and communal. 

    Hosts: Simir and Anika 

    Editor: Giulia


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    Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy + Dispelling Myths

    Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy + Dispelling Myths

    Tune in to this episode to hear the PA Youth Vote team break down the facts and the fiction about COVID vaccinations! They go into the details of how vaccines work, the types of vaccines, the effects of vaccines, and how to get vaccinated! Do your research and think seriously about getting the vaccine if you have not yet done so (find your nearest vaccination site on vaccines.gov). Please continue to follow masking, hygiene, and social distancing guidelines, and uplift other people to do so as well. 

    Hosts: Gayatri, Anika, Zion and Sehaj 

    Editor: Giulia


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    • 55 min
    A Case on Climate Change

    A Case on Climate Change

    In this episode, members of PA Youth Voices give you a run-through of climate change and environmental justice. Providing a clear picture of climate change and addressing misconceptions regarding its progression, especially in the context of how it affects us and how we can fight against it moving forward, this discussion will help you understand why exactly you should care about this crisis. Ranging from the history of the movement to the growing awareness of global warming, they tackle various policies and potential legislations, laying out an insightful yet digestible timeline of approaches and strategy. Moreover, this discussion will help you understand why exactly you should care about this crisis, and the small and large-scale practices we can employ to combat climate change and protect our planet. No one is alone on this journey, as all of humanity stands together to address and stand up to the predicament facing our earth. You can decide today to help improve the world and proceed in a way that will positively impact the environment. 

    Hosts: Gayatri, Tasfia, Maryem, and Anika 

    Editor: Giulia


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    • 31 min

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