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!

What’s Going On . . . Now Radio Show

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 none other than the marvelous Yesenia Diaz and Fernando Palacios of Capital High School, this first segment explores issues of immigration, gay rights, family, domestic violence and 2012 consciousness.

This second segment explores issues of environmental justice, the 2012 Presidential campaigns, education, poverty and addiction.

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…

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.

The MASTERS’ Service Learning Show

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This episode of Audio Revolution! highlights the core issues relevant to the students from the MASTERS program’s service learning course.  While students’ interests varied, two topics emerged as the themes for this show: Medicinal Marijuana and Environmental Justice/Sustainability. Hosts Briana Thomas of Santa Fe Community College and Arlo Barnes of the MASTERS charter school bring listeners in and out of a variety of topics: from a personal narrative and panel discussion about Medicinal Marijuana usage to poetry about the polluting of caves and much much more!

Tune in to a show full of facts and perspectives on the world all around us!

Strangers & Friends

Justine Teba of Pojoaque Valley High School was a participant in Youth Media Project’s 2010 Summer Intensive.  In this reflective piece, Justine shares with us beautiful moments of her childhood and slowly growing out of innocence. Things that were once strange and dark became the friends to help her forget what took the innocence away.

You Never Know Who You’re Gonna Meet

o Garcia reveals his experience in the juvenile justice system and the unexpected friendship that resulted from his incarceration. After being sentenced to do jail time on a drug charge as a young man, Leo is shocked when he connects deeply with a fellow prisoner whose crime was far worse than his.

Selfless By Nature

Ashly Ramirez participated in Youth Media Project’s 2009 Summer Intensive to create this piece, her first, which portrays a young woman’s struggle through childhood and adolescence.  Themes of abuse, domestic violence, neglect, mental illness and institutionalization are depicted in poetic and lyrical detail.  This piece has been used in advocacy groups to dialogue about suicide and domestic violence.