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.

Fashion and Beauty

In this edition of Audio Revolution!  students explore the  complex issue of beauty in today’s society. Hosts Robby Fox, a senior at the New Mexico School for the Arts, and Ryan Lawless, a student at Santa Fe Community College, guide listeners through the ever growing and changing world of beauty and Fashion. From poems of personal inspirations to manifestos against men objectifying women to an expose on what makes up make-up to an audio cascade about fashion and class, this show is jam packed with interesting perspectives about the omnipresent issue of fashion, beauty and image! Cheers!

Super(wo)man

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…

What’s Going On Now Show pt. 1

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 non-other than the marvelous Yesenia Diaz and Fernando Palacios of Capital High School, this segment of the show explores issues of immigration, gay rights, family, domestic violence and 2012 consciousness. Enjoy!

Make sure to listen to part 2 here.

Back Roads Radio- What is American?

You’ll hear the creative and inspiring voices of young thinkers and writers. This show features the collaborative work of Youth Media Project within northern New Mexico schools and colleges, where we teach the craft of digital storytelling and the art of listening for a socially responsible world. Students tackle the complex question, “What is American?” through audio cascades, commentaries, a fable, and a spoken word performance.