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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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    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

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.

    Teens bring the magic of the library online

    Teens bring the magic of the library online

    When you think about libraries, you might picture the maze of bookshelves, the tables and chairs. Or maybe even the squeak of an ungreased wheel as a librarian walks by with a book cart. All that went away when the pandemic hit. But teenagers in King County eventually found a new way to hang out at the library. RadioActive Youth Media’s Emily Chua has more.

    • 4 min
    'Missing out.' Some students with disabilities felt left behind during online schooling

    'Missing out.' Some students with disabilities felt left behind during online schooling

    For many students with disabilities, online classes during the pandemic came with new challenges, and a loss of their usual, face-to-face classroom support.
    KUOW Radio Active Youth Producer Lily Turner, who is deaf in one ear and has trouble hearing in the other, has this story about lessons learned during the pandemic and how schools can do better to make sure all students can fully participate.

    • 6 min
    Pride and joy, more than 50 years in the making

    Pride and joy, more than 50 years in the making

    It’s Pride Month, and thousands of people of all ages are participating in LGBTQ Pride events across the region. RadioActive Youth Media’s Lyn Strober-Cohen looked into how the queer experience has changed — and stayed the same — over the decades.

    • 4 min
    'I really appreciate you being there for me': The importance of LGBTQ role models

    'I really appreciate you being there for me': The importance of LGBTQ role models

    It's become a lot more common for young LGBTQ people to see themselves represented in media.
    Just look at the variety of streaming shows right now with "Gentleman Jack," "Heartstopper," and "RuPaul's Drag Race." These are programs where people can see themselves, and their potential future, represented and celebrated.
    But just because you see a part of yourself represented on the big screen, doesn't mean you feel welcome within your own community.

    • 9 min
    How my grandpa the fish ecologist changed the nation — and me

    How my grandpa the fish ecologist changed the nation — and me

    The first time my grandfather showed me the ocean, I was underwhelmed. I was 12 years old and totally unimpressed. But the second time we went, three years later, it just hit different.

    • 4 min
    High school didn’t prepare my sister for college. But hard work got her there

    High school didn’t prepare my sister for college. But hard work got her there

    Around two million high school graduates go on to attend college each year in the United States. Jakha Tunkara is a recent high school graduate who feels that the school system failed to properly prepare her for college. RadioActive's Muhammad Tunkara talks with his sister Jakha about the obstacles she faced.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

kunlaou ,

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.

Cubby C. ,

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!

BrieRipley ,

Stellar Storytelling

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.

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