youth produced en Episode 40: Young Seattleites Say Code Switching Is A Tough Habit To Break <p>There’s no such thing as a normal you. Do you talk to your boss the same way you talk to your dog? Probably not. This is called code switching.</p><p>Inspired by NPR’s <a href="">Code Switch</a>, hosts Kadian Vanloo and Antonia Dorn share stories about why and how youth code switch:</p><ul><li>Tamil is the mother tongue for both Ananya Shankar and her cousin, RadioActive's Kamna Shastri. But when Ananya visits the United States for the first time, Kamna notices her cousin only speaks to her in English.&nbsp;</li><li>RadioActive's Riley Guttman lives on Mercer Island where the African-American population is just over one percent. His black friend notices that when he walks in on a group of white friends, the conversation tends to change — and not how you might think.</li></ul><p>Speaking of race, affirmative action was under scrutiny at the Supreme Court of the United States this week. It's been illegal in Washington state since 1998, but people still have opinions about it. RadioActive's Yafiet Bezabih asked Seattleites what they think. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:45:02 +0000 Antonia Dorn & Kadian Vanloo & Kamna Shastri & Riley Guttman 15652 at Episode 40: Young Seattleites Say Code Switching Is A Tough Habit To Break Episode 39: The Ups And Downs Of Moving Countries And Choosing Careers <p>This month RadioActive hosts Yafiet Bezabih and Ann Kane are fixing to surprise you. First we bring you three amazing stories about the challenges and hardships of moving to a new country. In collaboration with Renton High School’s <a href="">Arrow newspaper</a>, &nbsp;Renton High school students from Somalia, Ethiopia and Mexico share their experiences of coming to America and adjusting to the weather, navigating the language barrier and finding friendship.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:06:07 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Ann Kane & Yafiet Bezabih 13876 at Episode 39: The Ups And Downs Of Moving Countries And Choosing Careers Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Changes Teens' Shopping Habits <p>Seattle-based Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' single "Thrift Shop" has topped the charts multiple times. But besides getting people humming along to its catchy melody, "Thrift Shop" is also creating a lot of interest in actual thrift shopping amongst Eastside teens. Sat, 11 May 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Varun Dhananjaya & RadioActive Youth Media 12817 at Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Changes Teens' Shopping Habits A Toll On The Road To School <p>Washington state is considering putting tolls on the I-90 bridge that connects Seattle to the Eastside. This would affect the lives of adults who travel to and from Seattle for work, but what about students who go to school outside their Seattle neighborhoods? Fri, 10 May 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Riley Guttman & RadioActive Youth Media 11947 at A Toll On The Road To School Finding Peace: From Ethiopian Refugee To United States Citizen <p><em>Nigisti Hailemariam has been in the United States for over 20 years. She has two kids, a stable job, and a red Honda outside her three-bedroom apartment. But life wasn't always this peaceful for Nigisti. RadioActive youth producer Yafiet Bezabih tells the story of his mother's journey.</em> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:38:12 +0000 Yafiet Bezabih & RadioActive Youth Media 11923 at Finding Peace: From Ethiopian Refugee To United States Citizen Episode 38: Introducing The Newest RadioActivians <p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">RadioActive</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts Sarah Rosenthal and Ann Kane bring you stories created by the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">newest generation of RadioActivians</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They reported these stories as part of </span>RadioActive's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2013 spring workshop:</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:40:22 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Ann Kane & Sarah Rosenthal & Le'Jayah Washington & Varun Dhananjaya & Riley Guttman & Yafiet Bezabih & Nolwenn Delisle 11937 at Episode 38: Introducing The Newest RadioActivians Episode 37: Human Trafficking In Our Backyard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month, hosts Sarah Rosenthal and </span>Kamna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Shastri<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bring you stories about the reality of human trafficking in the Seattle area.</span></p><p>First we hear from Kathleen Morris, an advocate for trafficking survivors with the <a href="">International Rescue Committee</a>. She tells us what human trafficking is and what to look for in a trafficking situation. Then we hear an incredible story from <a href="">Yasmin Christopher</a>, a law student at Seattle University whose family was trafficked to rural Grays Harbor County from Bangladesh. Finally, RadioActive reporter Katherine Sims brings us to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle where a <a href="">vigil</a> is held once a month to stand up against human trafficking. She talks to one high school student, Emily Kubota, who has been going to the vigil for two years.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:15:01 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Kamna Shastri & Sarah Rosenthal & Katherine Sims 10486 at Episode 37: Human Trafficking In Our Backyard Teen Kicked Out Of His House At Age Seventeen <p></p><p class="p1">It started with an argument.</p><p>Marcus McGuire, 17, asked his mom if his girlfriend could come over to the house. His mom said no and Marcus remembers his mom referring to his girlfriend as a "broad."</p><p class="p1">Marcus says he snapped.</p><p class="p1">He started yelling and before long it was World War III. Marcus's mom eventually kicked him out of the house.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:15:27 +0000 Keilon Anderson & RadioActive Youth Media 5086 at 15-Year-Old Girl: My Candles Burned Down My Home <p><em>Lighting a few candles may not seem like a big deal. But for RadioActive youth producer Dulce Saucedo, lighting candles one night when she was 15 years old meant <a href="">losing her family's home in Seattle's South Park neighborhood</a>. Dulce, now 16, shares this meditation on the night when she lost everything she owned.</em></p><p>When my house burned down I knew in that moment that my life was going to change. That everything wasn't going to be the same anymore.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:13:28 +0000 Dulce Saucedo & RadioActive Youth Media 5089 at 15-Year-Old Girl: My Candles Burned Down My Home VIDEO: Hip-Hop Poet Laura "Piece" Kelley <p><a href="">Laura "Piece" Kelley </a>is a Seattle hip-hop artist, poet and educator who encourages young people to create music that expresses their lived experiences. A self-described single mom, high school dropout with no college education, she's worked with household names such as Drake, T.I., and KRS-One, and she once read a poem for the Dalai Lama himself. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:54:34 +0000 Kadian Vanloo & RadioActive Youth Media 5162 at Teen With Leukemia Cares For Other Kids With Cancer <p>Maga&nbsp;Barzallo-Sockemtickem, 17, has been battling leukemia since she was 15 years old.</p><p>Before being diagnosed, Maga would do anything that let her run, especially play soccer.</p><p>Then one day, Maga felt weak and had to lean on a bus stop near her school. She found out she had a rare form of leukemia. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:53:28 +0000 Antonia Dorn & RadioActive Youth Media 3989 at Teen With Leukemia Cares For Other Kids With Cancer