Dear Father

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Photo by jacquelinetinney via Flickr

Gabriel Martinez, a seventh grader, wrote this thoughtful and moving letter to his unknown father. This story was selected by PRX editors as both a Staff Favorite and a Best of Youth-Made Radio. “Dear Father” was also picked up by Remix, PRX’s 24-hour stream, which prompted this letter as a result of hearing the story at dawn within a Massachusetts Corrections Facility.

What It Means to be a Woman — Chloe Espinosa

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Image from DonkeyHotey via Flickr

Chloe Espinosa, a student at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico explores what it means to be a woman from a variety of different perspectives. She interviews her classmates, friends, parents and siblings as well as articulates her own opinion in this engaging vox pop and commentary.

Labels and Discrimination

Production Team hard at work
Production Team hard at work

In this edition of Audio Revolution students from YMP’s production team explore the theme of labels and discrimination from a variety of angles including racism, sexism, stereotyping and bigotry. Listen to a diverse combination of stories including one student’s interview with a woman who was paralyzed at a young age as well as another student’s poetic response to sexism on her pueblo. Hosts Tilcara Webb and Matthew Beckman guide us through the pieces with their own thoughtful reflections.

Youth Media Project Presents: Stories from the Global Leadership Forum

Youth Media Project presents stories from the Global Leadership Forum, a summer program at the United World College in Las Vegas, NM. Students from all over the globe explore personal narratives that inspire them to create positive social change around the world. Stories of racism, spirituality, healthcare, absentee fathers and much more emerge.

Local Music

On this episode of Audio Revolution! host Gabriel Rima shares a variety of youth-produced local music ranging from hip hop to electronic, intricately composed post-rock to subtle acoustic guitar. Gabe introduces us to the people behind the music in a series of thoughtful interviews with local musicians that give you access to the community of creative young people all over Santa Fe.

Facing Poverty III

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Photo by dctim1 via Flickr
In this episode of Audio Revolution, the third in Youth Media Project’s Facing Poverty series, students reflect on their own personal experiences of poverty. Hosts Savannah Chapman and Chloe Espinosa lead listeners through a variety of narratives and interviews set both in Santa Fe and abroad. One student describes how 9/11 caused her family to transition from poor to homeless when she was growing up in New York. Another student explores the challenges of being homeless in Santa Fe and connects listeners to local organizations that offer support to people living on the streets.

Santa Fe Prep – Radio Arts

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Photo by masochismtango via Flickr
Students from Santa Fe Prep’s Radio Arts class produced this Audio Revolution! broadcast. Hosts Olivia Carroll, Adam Fishbein and Tex Ritter guide listeners through a variety of personal narratives, documentaries and radio dramas recorded throughout the fall semester. Topics range from: therapy, slang, ghosts, cowboys, golf, happiness, clichés, British children, running, and of course, smooth jazz.

Music and Politics – Election 2012

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Photo by Neon Tommy via Flickr
In this edition of Audio Revolution! students discuss electoral politics in Santa Fe and throughout the nation. Host Gabe Rima brings us outside the polling booths on election day, into an in-depth political discussion with a local artist and into the studio for a politically inspired spoken word poem. The show includes a diverse selection of political music both old and new including tracks from Bob Dylan, Immortal Technique, Allen Ginsberg and Rage Against the Machine. Enjoy!