RadioActive http://kuow.org en 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 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 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 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 A Cheez-It Feast, And Other Reasons To Be Thankful http://kuow.org/post/cheez-it-feast-and-other-reasons-be-thankful <p><em>RadioActive's</em> Yafiet Bezabih and Maddie Ewbank challenge our chef-in-residence Sarah Rosenthal to make a Thanksgiving meal out of mac and cheese, Oreos, Cheez-Its, salsa, and more cheese. Plus, hear the story of an inspirational nun from India: Sister Lucy Kurien helps thousands of destitute women and children through her organization, <a href="http://www.maherashram.org/">Maher</a>. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:25:35 +0000 Madeline Ewbank & Yafiet Bezabih & Amina Ibrahim & Varun Dhananjaya & Sarah Rosenthal & RadioActive Youth Media 24226 at http://kuow.org A Cheez-It Feast, And Other Reasons To Be Thankful How We Averted A Shutdown At RadioActive, AKA Our Coverage Of Election 2013 http://kuow.org/post/how-we-averted-shutdown-radioactive-aka-our-coverage-election-2013 <p></p><p>In this month’s RadioActive podcast, hosts Isaac Noren and Nina Tran narrowly avert a beverage-related shutdown of podcast production. Plus, RadioActive youth reporters bring you coverage of the local election:</p><ul><li>Kendra Hanna finds that people on the street in the University District support Initiative 522 to label genetically modified food.</li><li>Halle Bills goes to one of the coolest candidate forums ever: Washington Bus' Candidate Survivor. Hear Seattle’s mayoral candidates make up haiku. They’re not so bad!</li><li>Last but not least, Yafiet Bezabih fills you in on Seattle’s mayoral election, including an exclusive interview with one of the candidates, State Sen. Ed Murray.</li></ul><p>Find more KUOW coverage at our <a href="http://kuow.org/topic/election-2013">Elections 2013 page.</a></p><p>Thank you to Real Change for sharing the photo of Ed Murray and Yafiet Bezabih. Check out their coverage of the Seattle mayoral race <a href="http://realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/8297">here</a>.</p><p><em>RadioActive&nbsp;is&nbsp;KUOW's&nbsp;youth radio program, and all the stories here are produced by young people age 16-21.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">Listen to&nbsp;RadioActive&nbsp;stories</a>, subscribe to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss">RadioActive&nbsp;podcast</a>&nbsp;and stay in touch on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioActiveYouthMedia">Facebook</a>.</em> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:39:33 +0000 Nina Tran & Isaac Noren & Yafiet Bezabih & Kendra Hanna & Halle Bills 23055 at http://kuow.org How We Averted A Shutdown At RadioActive, AKA Our Coverage Of Election 2013 Welcome KUOW's Fall 2013 RadioActive Youth Producers http://kuow.org/post/welcome-kuows-fall-2013-radioactive-youth-producers <p>KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer a fall journalism workshop in West Seattle, in partnership with <a href="http://www.nhwa.org/high-point/">Neighborhood House - High Point</a>, a center for anti-poverty community services. Six students, age 16-19, will spend ten weeks learning what it means to be a journalist. During that time, they will pitch, interview, edit and write their own feature stories for KUOW.org.</p><p><strong>Hassan Abdi, Junior, Foster High School</strong></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:46:55 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media 22088 at http://kuow.org Welcome KUOW's Fall 2013 RadioActive Youth Producers Young And Undocumented In America http://kuow.org/post/young-and-undocumented-america <p>For some time now, University of Washington, Bothell, sophomore Alejandra has been giving back to the undocumented immigrant community by helping students get through the college scholarship process.</p><p>There are about 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today. Nearly three million are 24 or younger like Alejandra. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:18:42 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Carlos Nieto 22468 at http://kuow.org Young And Undocumented In America High School Play Challenges A Family To Forgive http://kuow.org/post/high-school-play-challenges-family-forgive <p>Darlene Selland still remembers the day she found out: the knock, being told to sit down. Her niece Tiffany had been murdered. For a long time, she and her family wanted the man responsible to die. Now, thanks to a high school play, they&#39;re not so sure. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:46:29 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Ian Dangla 19486 at http://kuow.org High School Play Challenges A Family To Forgive Graduate Says Hazing Is A Part Of Garfield High School Tradition http://kuow.org/post/graduate-says-hazing-part-garfield-high-school-tradition <p>When Seattle Police officers and Garfield High School Principal Ted Howard arrived at the Arboretum last Friday afternoon, they found more than 100 Garfield students drinking hard alcohol and beer, dressed up in diapers, covered in shoe polish and being paddled by boards or pelted with eggs. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:39:39 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Halle Bills & RadioActive Youth Media 21398 at http://kuow.org Graduate Says Hazing Is A Part Of Garfield High School Tradition This is RadioActive Flight 9-26 with service to Chennai, Brussels, and Barbados. http://kuow.org/post/radioactive-flight-9-26-service-chennai-brussels-and-barbados <p>This month RadioActive hosts Sarah Rosenthal and Ann Kane take you on a trip around the world.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:35:58 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Ann Kane & Sarah Rosenthal & Kamna Shastri & Rachel Lam 20652 at http://kuow.org This is RadioActive Flight 9-26 with service to Chennai, Brussels, and Barbados. Lifelong Smoker Goes Into Extra Innings In His Fight Against "Mr. C" http://kuow.org/post/lifelong-smoker-goes-extra-innings-his-fight-against-mr-c <p><em>How do we own up to our own mortality? RadioActive reporter Madeline Ewbank tells the story of one man's baseball game against cancer and the odds stacked against him.</em></p><p>Jon Nyberg is sitting out on my porch, watching the sunset and working on the latest New York Times Sunday puzzle. Fifty-two down: wake-up times, for short. He's proud of the grizzled chin and the head of wispy, gray hair he's been growing, a look his friend likes to call "the Amish experiment." But his skin hangs off his bones like his cigarette hangs off his lips. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:13:28 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Madeline Ewbank 19498 at http://kuow.org Lifelong Smoker Goes Into Extra Innings In His Fight Against "Mr. C"