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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In this episode of Audio Revolution students explore the theme of conflict. The show features stories from all over the world thanks to Youth Media Project’s incredible partnership with the United World College. Students tackle the concept of conflict from the AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe, to the Arab Spring uprisings to the culture shock of returning to one’s home country after studying abroad. We also hear updates on an initiative to make the Railyard more welcoming to teens as well as an interview with Amy Lashway, founder and director of a local mental health treatment center.

Jimmy’s Story

High school isn’t easy. Jimmy’s high school experience was especially difficult. Now a student at the United World College in Montezuma, NM, Jimmy went through years of being bullied. Jimmy’s story was part of a radio show put on by YMP and the Santa Fe High School’s Student Wellness Action Team that was created to illuminate the dangers of bullying to help reduce the terrible trend. Please lend your ears to this intensely raw story that details the horror of being bullied to put a stop to the violence.

Bullying and Gender

The Santa Fe High School Student Wellness Team (SWAT) decided to better their community and peers by creating a radio program dedicated to reducing bullying. This beautifully interwoven poem, written and performed by Ariana Maestas with performance help from Alix Monastero is meant to explore the ways people react to bullying differently.  Her simple structure and narrative flow makes this piece extremely powerful and intense. Please take the time to learn from the heart about gender differences in bullying situations.

Facebook Cyberbullying Radio Drama

As part of an Audio Revolution! show about bullying created by Santa Fe High School’s Student Wellness Action Team (SWAT), this radio drama is meant to illuminate the dangers of cyberbullying. Created by a group of students from the Academy of Technology and the Classics, the radio drama focuses on the abusive language is commonly part of bullying over the internet. Because of its extreme popularity, Facebook is a main site for cyberbullying and is the site of interaction in this very informative, creative and palpable expose on the dangers of this new form of bullying.


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.

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…