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.
Seattle Unplugged: What exactly is 'Seattle culture?'
In this episode of the RadioActive podcast, Phillip Zhou, Gavin Muhlfelder and Alex Mengisteab go from neighborhood to neighborhood gathering stories about everything that makes the Emerald City unique.
Pretty privilege: A conversation about colorism, femininity and what it means to be beautiful
People who are conventionally attractive are often treated differently — treated better — than people who aren't. That's "pretty privilege."
In this episode of the RadioActive podcast, Nyla Moxley, Jana Le and Taniya Guster discuss pretty privilege, how it affects them and how it relates to colorism and femininity.
Three East African teens reflect on language and identity
Language is the foundation of life. All of our actions, perspectives, and cultures stem from how we communicate with others. Our communities are tied to their methods of communication. But what happens when we lose our ability to speak?
In this episode of the RadioActive podcast, Maymuna Yusuf, Red Debebe and Eliham Mohammed reflect on the trials and tribulations of staying connected to their native languages.
How tweens are navigating social media's beauty standards
Tweens growing up with social media deal with rapidly changing beauty standards and social pressures.
In this episode of the RadioActive podcast, Jehan Hashi, Josue Villalobos and Vivi Cardenas-Habell look into how tweens navigate this digital space, and why it matters.
Francisca Garcia, thank you for inspiring us to become artists
A pillar of Seattle’s Mexican-American artist community, Francisca Garcia, passed away last year. RadioActive's Josefina Gonzalez, a young artist herself, has the story of what’s been lost and how to move forward.
How the Lambert House found a new life online during the pandemic
The Lambert House in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is a place where LGBTQ youth can find community, belonging, and support. It's been around for more than 30 years, but it shut down at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the pandemic, Lambert House found a new life online. Their programs reached more youth than ever before. RadioActive's Ada Walther takes us into the Lambert House and introduces us to someone who found a home there.
Comfort in knowing
As a middle-aged (as if we really know what our middle is going to be)I greatly enjoy the thoughtfulCreations that make their way to the airwaves via this podcast. It provides comfort in knowing if there are those decades younger than me asking lots of questions and seeking their own definition of the mysteries they encounter.
I’m still asking questions, still living mysteries and I hope you will be too, when you are my age and much much older.
When curiosity and compassion move together, it’s a beautiful dance.
These podcasts are soooo good!
I’ve been listening to Radioactive for almost a year now and I love it! The stories that the teen reporters research, write, and record are so real, so touching, compassionate, and thoughtful. Some are better than the podcasts I’ve listened to that are made by adults. Great work, everyone!
KUOW is the only public radio station in the U.S. with an award winning program like RadioActive! which PAYS TEENAGERS to learn how to make radio (!!!) This station clearly has a commitment to the next generation of radio & podcast listeners, and by the sound of their stories, you already know quality storytelling is a bedrock principal instilled within each student. Bravo, KUOW and the team leading audio storytelling teens! Put these stories in your ears and remember the author’s names.