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.


Audio Revolution!, Globalization Whoa! This is a picture of blank CDs made in Mexico and packed in China was taken by a graduate student in Hong Kong and downloaded in Santa Fe, NM via the internet…

Audio Revolution! TAKES ON, or rather, shares our opinions on and experiences with Globalization. Hosts Savannah Chapman of Capital High School and Gabriel Rima of Monte Del Sol Charter School lead listeners through this intensely dense and multifaceted theme. Stories of transnationality,  English language dominance, Myspace, an audio collage about environmental classism and a panel discussion on the economics of a globalized economy are packed into this broadcast! Sit back, get a cup of tea, and hear our diverse thoughts on Globalization.

Body Modification Seeds of Sound

In this special “Seeds of Sound,” Gabriel Rima of Monte Del Sol Charter School gives listeners a new perspective on body modification.  Unsatisfied with the definitions that were given to him in his research on the topic, he decided to opt for defining body modification for himself.  Take a listen to Gabe’s profound philosophy about body modification.

Halloween Seeds of Sound

Do you know why you celebrate Halloween?

In this special Halloween Seeds of Sound, Gabriel Rima asks listeners to question this tradition and celebration.  He reminds us to remember why we celebrate.  Gabriel asks us to make sure that when we celebrate traditions, to do it with intention and understand the belief systems we support and uphold simply by celebrating.

“What is American” Seeds of Sound

To Gabe Rima, a Monte Del Sol Senior, being American cannot be easily defined. With the majority of the American population being a multitude of cultures and identities, he has found that the one thing that makes people America is their relative social privilege. But don’t let that idea get you down, his ultimate message is inspiring and empowering.

War and Conflict: The Gaza Strip

The Audio Revolution! production team and students at the United World College in Las Vegas, NM teamed up to create this comprehensive show about the conflict occurring right now in the Gaza strip.  Hosts Gabriel Rima of Monte Del Sol Charter School and Savannah Chapman, a sophomore at Capital High School, guide listeners through personal narratives, interviews and an in-depth look at a performance.

“Stressing” Seeds of Sound

“Stressing” is one of Gabriel Rima’s  regular Audio Revolution! segment intended to empower and encourage listeners to think critically and never stop growing entitled, Seeds of Sound.  This installment imparts simple and many times overlooked reasons and ways to relieve stress from people’s lives.  Gabriel’s Seeds of Sound might be youth-produced but his words can touch people from any walk of life.