Audio Revolution! The After School Special – Live from YxYF 2015

YMPyxyf_TheAfterSchoolSpecial_logoOn the evening of April 16 Youth Media Project held a live radio broadcast at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe, New Mexico during Youth X Youth Fest 2015.  As a follow up to Face The Fe (which aired in December of 2014) YMP wanted to get the microphone in front of more youth voices to hone in on the many youth perspectives alive in Santa Fe today.  So we started to ask the simple question, “What is it like to be young in Santa Fe?”.  The resulting two shows, The After School Special – Part 1 and 2, offer two very different platforms in which youth convey their ideas about what is important to them in their home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Part 1 is a multimedia listening event, blending audio and video, prerecorded and live performances, into one program that is now adapted for radio.  Part 2 features a live panel of local Santa Fe professionals and youth discussing a variety of topics that rose to the surface in the first part of the show.  Curious to know more?  Then sit back, relax and listen up!

Audio Revolution: The After School Special – Part 1

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Audio Revolution: The After School Special – Part 2

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Audio Revolution: Between Two Worlds

by Camordino Mustafá Jethá (São Damanso, Maputo, Mozambique) Photo by Laura Marcus Green, courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art
Refugiados (Refugees), 2013 by Camordino Mustafá Jethá
(São Damanso, Maputo, Mozambique)
Photo by Laura Marcus Green, courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art

In the new Audio Revolution: Between Two Worlds, students from the alternative education and positive youth development program ¡YouthWorks! share their perspective on immigration through interviews with folk artists and their art from an exhibit called “Between Two Worlds” in the Gallery Of Conscience at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Audio Revolution MIXTAPE #4 Stories from Global Leadership Forum 2014

YMPARMIXTAPE4graphicAudio Revolution MIXTAPE #4 presents a powerful selection of stories made by youth at the Global Leadership Forum 2014 held at the United World College near Las Vegas, NM.  Every summer, Global Leadership forum selects high school students from across the globe that work with Youth Media Project to develop an understanding of the power of storytelling as an agent for positive transformation in their own lives and in their larger communities.  You will hear voices from Africa, Europe, The United States, and other parts of the world that challenge and transform modern global perspectives on topics such as family, education, and adversity.  And as always, we bring you some local musical flavorings by Santa Fe based band, Eva Rusnik.  Curated and hosted by one of YMP’s talented Fall 2014 Interns, Ash Haywood, this Audio Revolution MIXTAPE aims to bridge perspective and inspire reflection on the concept of leadership as we face an ever-changing world.  This is Audio Revolution MIXTAPE#4, Stories from Global Leadership Forum 2014!

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AR MIXTAPE #2 Best of Spring ’14

YMPpic4Audio Revolution MIXTAPE #2 presents a variety of exceptional highlights from Youth Media Project’s work in the Spring of 2014.  You will hear radio pieces from YMP interns, local youth activists in the Student Wellness Action Team (SWAT), as well as from students involved in YMP storytelling workshops.  And in true Audio Revolution MIXTAPE form, some fresh, local, highly original beats and rhymes from musician and YMP Intern Chuco Aguilar.  Curated and hosted by YMP’s Program Director, Katy Gross, there is definitely never a dull moment in this Audio Revolution MIXTAPE!  This is Audio Revolution MIXTAPE#2, Best of Spring ’14.

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Audio Revolution: MIXTAPE#1 (UWC on Conflict)

UWC students share stories about conflict.
UWC students share stories about conflict.

Youth Media Project presents the first in an ongoing series of radio shows, the Audio Revolution MIXTAPE series.  In MIXTAPE#1, we present a collage of short stories told by students from the United World College without interruption.  Youth Media Project asked over forty students from UWC, “When have you experienced conflict in your life?”, and then helped them write, record and share their stories with the world.  MIXTAPE#1 highlights a handful of these amazing, diverse, and powerful stories.  To hear all of the stories, visit Youth Media Project on Cowbird.  Also in MIXTAPE#1, we meet the music of local Santa Fe music producer, Lost At Sea.  This first MIXTAPE is hosted by YMP’s Production Coordinator, Luke Carr.

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Facing Poverty Pt. 2

Photo by HowardLake, FlickrAs the second installment of Youth Media Project’s Facing Poverty Series, students explored international experiences of poverty alongside local experiences of poverty. Segments range from students at United World College to students at YouthWorks! about diverse topics such as drug addiction and poverty, differences between growing up poor in New and Old Mexico and much more. Hosts Max Kalyani and Sayra Olivares help listeners understand the complexities of each intense and profound personal story. Take a listen!

Fashion and Beauty

In this edition of Audio Revolution!  students explore the  complex issue of beauty in today’s society. Hosts Robby Fox, a senior at the New Mexico School for the Arts, and Ryan Lawless, a student at Santa Fe Community College, guide listeners through the ever growing and changing world of beauty and Fashion. From poems of personal inspirations to manifestos against men objectifying women to an expose on what makes up make-up to an audio cascade about fashion and class, this show is jam packed with interesting perspectives about the omnipresent issue of fashion, beauty and image! Cheers!

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.