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!

Facing Poverty Pt. 1

Photo of Milagro, YouthWorksIn the first installment of our special Facing Poverty Series, Youth Media Project focused on the expectations and stereotypes society, our families, our teachers and other institutions place on youth who have dropped out of school or been incarcerated. Working exclusively with a local non-profit, YouthWorks!, YMP created this heartfelt and intense show that details the lives of many students now on the path towards gaining their GEDs after overcoming many many hardships. Please lend your ears to these often overlooked and unheard stories.

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.

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.

Arriba Del Cielo

Alejandra Juarez of the student wellness action team (SWAT) at the Academy of Technology and the Classics invites us to listen to her story about growing up and growing apart. As part of our show on parent-teen relationships,  Alejandra delivered a powerful personal narrative about the hard aspects of growing up and away from your parents. I hope you enjoy this heartfelt story!

Parents and Teens

In this special Audio Revolution! broadcast, Youth Media Project teamed up with the spectacular SWAT Team at ATC. SWAT stands for the Student Wellness Action Team and is a program at Santa Fe Public Schools.  This group from ATC (The Academy of Technology and the Classics) decided they wanted to better the lives of their peers by creating a powerful, moving and honest show about parent teen relationships. The show will share new perspectives and new truths about this important relationship and leave you contemplating your own familial life. Enjoy!

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.

In The Land Of Summer

“In The Land Of Summer” is a fictional piece written by Marzia Dessi. Created during the Youth Media Project’s Summer Intensive collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute.  The radio poem follows the fate of Sunville, an infinite place of summer and sun and green grass and smiles and the infamous magican Mr. Summer.  Marzia’s land of the summer can be seen as an allegory for growing up or the environmental degradation our world is experiencing.