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.

Palestinian Hoop Dreams

“Palestinian Hoop Dreams” is a thoughtful story by Ahmed Hameid, a Palestinian student at United World College.  Ahmed describes his time playing basketball that culminated in an important youth championship for the community. With all the excitement around the event, Ahmed and his teammates were devastated to know that the championship had been canceled due to an attack in the Gaza strip earlier that day.

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.