RadioActive Youth Media http://kuow.org en Two Truths And A Lie http://kuow.org/post/two-truths-and-lie <div><p><span dir="ltr"><em>RadioActive</em> is committed to delivering accurate stories to our listeners. But for the first time, <em>RadioActive </em>hosts keep you in the dark with a fun game of Two Truths and a Lie.&nbsp;Two of these stories are the absolute truth, and one is a fake. Can you guess the lie? </span></p><p>Scroll down for the answer. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:16:02 +0000 Madeline Ewbank & Isaac Noren & Yafiet Bezabih & Iman Mohamed & Kendra Hanna 31359 at http://kuow.org Two Truths And A Lie Welcome KUOW's Spring 2014 RadioActive Youth Producers http://kuow.org/post/welcome-kuows-spring-2014-radioactive-youth-producers <p>KUOW's <em>RadioActive Youth Media</em> is proud to offer our spring radio journalism workshop for youth ages 16-18. Six students will spend 11 weeks learning what it means to be a journalist. During that time, they'll gain the skills to create radio stories. Each of them will do all of the research, interviews, writing, voicing and editing to produce their own feature story for KUOW.org. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:08:55 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media 29869 at http://kuow.org Welcome KUOW's Spring 2014 RadioActive Youth Producers A Belated Valentine From RadioActive http://kuow.org/post/belated-valentine-radioactive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In honor of Valentine’s Day, </span>RadioActive<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts Ann Kane and Sophie Ding bring you stories of young love. We find out what love means to preschoolers and retired folks, hear what the Greeks had to say about love and enjoy a love poem written to the world. Plus, Nina Tran plays a love song for her wisdom teeth on the banjo.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:35:13 +0000 Ann Kane & Sophie Ding & Madeline Ewbank & Rachel Lam & Isaac Noren & Kendra Hanna & Max Hutton & Kamna Shastri & Nina Tran & RadioActive Youth Media 29530 at http://kuow.org A Belated Valentine From RadioActive Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth http://kuow.org/post/seattle-catholic-students-form-underground-clubs-lgbtq-youth <p></p><p><em>Clarification 2/12/14: The text of this story has been edited to include a response from Audrey Long’s parents. They say they never attempted to take their daughter to a Christian gay conversion therapist.</em></p><p>Four years ago, as a freshman at Holy Names Academy,&nbsp;an all-girls Seattle Catholic school, Audrey Long came out to her family. It wasn’t a positive experience. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:39:08 +0000 Katherine Sims & Nina Tran & Rachel Lam & RadioActive Youth Media 27665 at http://kuow.org Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth Stepping Outside Of The Box, And Onto The Stage http://kuow.org/post/stepping-outside-box-and-stage <p>We throw toast at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, hear what people on the street think about the movement for LGBTQ rights, and learn about the fight to integrate LGBTQ support groups into local Catholic schools. This month's podcast features stories about people who are stepping outside of their comfort zones and finding supportive communities.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:20:05 +0000 Max Hutton & Chris Otey & Isaac Noren & Katherine Sims & Nina Tran & Rachel Lam & RadioActive Youth Media 27966 at http://kuow.org Stepping Outside Of The Box, And Onto The Stage A Burned Baby: The Night That Changed Sister Kurien's Mission http://kuow.org/post/burned-baby-night-changed-sister-kuriens-mission <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127612371&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Gaus Said was 6 and working as a mechanic in India when a social worker spotted him and connected him with Sister Lucy Kurien.</p><p>“Didi told me, 'You want to go to school?'” he said, using the affectionate name for an older sister in India. “And I was very happy. And I came to Maher. Didi took me with her that night.” Fourteen years later, Said said that night changed his life. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:33:13 +0000 Amina Ibrahim & RadioActive Youth Media 26357 at http://kuow.org A Burned Baby: The Night That Changed Sister Kurien's Mission Tavi-In-Chief: 'You Can Be A Feminist And Also Like Stuff' http://kuow.org/post/tavi-chief-you-can-be-feminist-and-also-stuff <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128743080&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>There are a lot of stereotypical images of teenage girls: vain, ditzy, obsessed with pop music. Tavi Gevinson makes it her job to break these stereotypes. As she sees it, "A lot of teenage girls are very articulate and maybe they like Taylor Swift and One Direction, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t also smart and strong.”</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:08:25 +0000 Kendra Hanna & RadioActive Youth Media 26826 at http://kuow.org Tavi-In-Chief: 'You Can Be A Feminist And Also Like Stuff' Alone And Pregnant In A Foreign Country http://kuow.org/post/alone-and-pregnant-foreign-country <p><em>Being a mother isn't easy, and it's even harder when you're both single and an immigrant. But that didn't stop Maria Perez. </em>RadioActive<em> youth producer Estefania Chirino Perez tells the story of her mother's struggle, and what kept her from giving up.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127600351&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>My mother came to the United States with only the thought of getting to know a different language and the American culture. She didn't think that leaving her hometown would give her a whole different reason to live for. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:33:04 +0000 Estefania Chirino Perez & RadioActive Youth Media 26195 at http://kuow.org Alone And Pregnant In A Foreign Country Deep Dark Secrets Of The (Orchestra) Pit http://kuow.org/post/deep-dark-secrets-orchestra-pit <p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127945375&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Tuning her violin for a performance,&nbsp;Maeve McIver-Sheridan knows that she's preparing for a forgotten and thankless task. "You get to the end of a show and no one acknowledges us," McIver-Sheridan&nbsp;said, "unless my parents are there."</p><p>McIver-Sheridan, a senior at Shorecrest High School,&nbsp;plays in a pit orchestra underneath the stage, invisible to the audience. It's a different story from the glamor on stage. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Sophie Ding & RadioActive Youth Media 26545 at http://kuow.org Deep Dark Secrets Of The (Orchestra) Pit Concerns Of A Homeless Student: Math, Graduation, Clean Clothes http://kuow.org/post/concerns-homeless-student-math-graduation-clean-clothes <p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127944852&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Growing up, Kyra MacFarlane survived on food banks and pawning items for a quick buck with her father and brothers. MacFarlane is one of 27,000 homeless students in Washington state.</p><p>Without permanent housing, MacFarlane has struggled with the basics, like hygiene. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:35:53 +0000 Chris Otey & RadioActive Youth Media 26546 at http://kuow.org Concerns Of A Homeless Student: Math, Graduation, Clean Clothes Teacher Finds "Deep-Rooted, Soul-Bearing" Joy In His Work http://kuow.org/post/teacher-finds-deep-rooted-soul-bearing-joy-his-work <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127607196&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p>On the first day of world history class this year at Foster High School, students filed into Andy Giron’s classroom to find someone unexpected: a relatively young teacher compared to the rest of the faculty, playing music, dancing and dropping beats. His inviting smile radiated excitement.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Hassan Abdi & RadioActive Youth Media 26354 at http://kuow.org Teacher Finds "Deep-Rooted, Soul-Bearing" Joy In His Work Why Ridwan, 16, Pretended He Was Allergic to Pork http://kuow.org/post/why-ridwan-16-pretended-he-was-allergic-pork <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127606980&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>"I walked up to them and they were playing basketball, doing their normal stuff like we usually do. And I told them that I wanted to talk to them."</p><p>That was the day that 16-year-old Ridwan Abdirahman told his friends that he was a Muslim after two-and-a-half years of keeping that part of himself hidden. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Iman Mohamed & RadioActive Youth Media 26197 at http://kuow.org Why Ridwan, 16, Pretended He Was Allergic to Pork Peace At Foster High, Where Students Once Couldn’t ‘Let Go Of The War’ http://kuow.org/post/peace-foster-high-where-students-once-couldn-t-let-go-war <p>David Montoya graduated from Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash., in 1989. The school was once surrounded by farms and orchards, and Montoya estimated that he was from one of maybe 10 minority families at the time.</p><p>Montoya’s son Max now attends the school, and it looks a lot different now. Minorities make up 71 percent of the student body, and The New York Times estimates that Foster is in the most diverse school district in the nation.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Ardo Hersi & RadioActive Youth Media 26344 at http://kuow.org Peace At Foster High, Where Students Once Couldn’t ‘Let Go Of The War’ Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church http://kuow.org/post/amid-protests-vice-principals-resignation-youth-mark-changing-catholic-church <p>David Hyde talks with Seattle PI columnist Joel Connelly about changing attitudes towards same-sex marriage in the Catholic church. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:45:31 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn & Rachel Lam & Jenny Asarnow 25860 at http://kuow.org Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church Tough Stories With Happy Endings: Religious Tension, A Pregnant Immigrant, And Youth Homelessness http://kuow.org/post/tough-stories-happy-endings-religious-tension-pregnant-immigrant-and-youth-homelessness <p>Stories from the newest RadioActive youth producers delve into the personal struggles of a boy scared to reveal his religion to his friends, a single immigrant mother, and a girl who is getting back on track academically after having her life derailed by homelessness. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:23:04 +0000 Varun Dhananjaya & Nolwenn Delisle & Estefania Chirino Perez & Chris Otey & Iman Mohamed 25743 at http://kuow.org Tough Stories With Happy Endings: Religious Tension, A Pregnant Immigrant, And Youth Homelessness