YMP Producers discuss the topic of language.
YMP Producers discuss the topic of language.

In this edition of Youth Media Project’s Audio Revolution!, we dissect the complex topic of Language.  From personal narratives about dying languages to the follies of learning a new one, Youth Media Project producers dig deep to create this compelling show on Language.  Christine Trudeau and Dwayne Joe present pieces about the struggle to sustain the native languages of both Dine’ and Potawatomi.  We will hear the humorous stumblings of Clay Baldo, as he describes the potential dangers of learning the Chinese language.  Kaja Swenson tells us what it takes to learn a new language like Japanese.  Shannon Latham presents The Language of Music, which explores how musicians use music like an author uses words. Chuco Aguilar shares his completely original song called Languagez, revealing his unique perspective on language.  Stephanie Jock delves into her community of IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts) and the Acoma Pueblo to learn about the connection between language and identity.  Hosted by the hilarious duo of Charles-Austin Ross and Tati Norbeck, this edition of Audio Revolution is jam-packed with Language.

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Static Between Worlds

Acoma_mediumChastity Salvador is torn between two worlds when she catches herself watching television on Acoma Mesa, a spiritual place with no electricity. She discusses this double-edged sword with her friends,and explores how technology and new media will factor into Native lives: by either destroying a past or preserving a future.