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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Dear Father

Photo by jacquelinetinney via Flickr
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

Image from DonkeyHotey via Flickr
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.

Fathers in Focus

Audio Revolution! fathersFathers in Focus is a special collaborative show that delivers the stories of youth experiencing homelessness and their experiences with their fathers. Fathers in Focus was a partnership of REEL FATHERS, Adelante Program/Santa Fe Public Schools, Youth Media Project, and Northern NM ENLACE that brought seven youth, ages 13 to 16,  to share affecting stories and insights about their fathers. The students come from Ortiz middle school, Capital High School and Santa Fe High School.

This is a special 13 minute collage of all of their stories.