New Mexico SBA Testing

Public education is a huge deal in New Mexico- Aaron Baca, a junior at Capital Highschool, discusses his newest problem with his schooling: a test that decides whether or not he receives a diploma or not. Having struggled through school, Aaron doesn’t believe it is fair that his academic worth should be determined by ONE TEST.

Super(wo)man

Claudia Cruz, a Capital High junior, explores an aspect of immigration that not many discuss: gender. Growing up in Zacatecas, Mexico with her brothers and mother, Claudia’s experience of what was expected of her were very different from those of her brothers. Immigration is a complicated process. Take a listen to how it’s affected Claudia, her family and what is expected of her.

What’s Going On Now Show pt. 2

This  segment of the What’s Going On Now Show explores issues of environmental justice, the 2012 Presidential campaigns, education, poverty and addiction. Take a listen to these heartfelt stories…

What’s Going On Now Show pt. 1

Youth Media Project is honored to have been invited to be a part of a national exploration of youth responding to Marvin Gaye’s famous album What’s Going On? While looking into themes such as war and poverty, our youth will be answering the pivotal question: what’s going on now?

Hosted by non-other than the marvelous Yesenia Diaz and Fernando Palacios of Capital High School, this segment of the show explores issues of immigration, gay rights, family, domestic violence and 2012 consciousness. Enjoy!

Make sure to listen to part 2 here.

SWAT Bullying Show

Youth Media Project and SWAT members from Santa Fe High and Capshaw Middle School have come together to produce an Audio Revolution! show focusing on bullying. The show features personal narratives from students experiencing bullying, an interview with a bullying specialist, a radio drama about cyberbullying and much more! Take a listen to this heartfelt and inspiring show!

Mental Illness

Audio Revolution! investigates the world of the mind. Hosts Savannah Chapman of Capital High and Max Kalyani of the Academy of Technology and the Classics guide listeners through this very heavy show. From a history of therapy, to who decides sanity, to drugs and the mind to coming of age stories of people dealing with mental illnesses, this show will both reach your heart and mind.

Back Roads Radio- What is American?

You’ll hear the creative and inspiring voices of young thinkers and writers. This show features the collaborative work of Youth Media Project within northern New Mexico schools and colleges, where we teach the craft of digital storytelling and the art of listening for a socially responsible world. Students tackle the complex question, “What is American?” through audio cascades, commentaries, a fable, and a spoken word performance.

Crossroads

In this poignant piece, Inviolata from Tanzania shares with us her story of transnational living and how difficult it is to find “home” sometimes. She is a student at the United World College in Las Vegas, NM. Her story about growing up in multiple countries questions our notions of home, place, identity and nation. This piece was recorded at a Global Issues workshop at the UWC and aired on our Globalization show.