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RadioActive is the youth media program at KUOW where youth delight in discovering public radio journalism. Hear stories created by RadioActive youth producers about the people and issues that matter to young people in the Northwest. Subscribe to get our latest audio pieces delivered directly to you.

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RadioActive stories produced prior to October 2012 can be found on our archive or here, too!

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RadioActive Youth Media
11:52 am
Thu July 31, 2014

RadioActive Goes 'Deeper Than The Butterflies' In Search Of Love

Brainstorming Love and Advice, RadioActive Style
Credit KUOW Photo / Esa Tilija

Join RadioActive's love gurus Meghan O'Kelley and Esa Tilija as they explore the deeper intricacies and meaning behind love. Today's podcast will include a range of activities from watching classic romantic scenes to discussing love and relationship advice.

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RadioActive Youth Media
10:19 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Fashion And Music And Treats, Oh My!

Nia and Noah show off their fashion sense and love of bubble tea.
Credit KUOW Photo/Lila Kitaeff

Black on black, instrumental music, and bubble tea: What do they all have in common? They're currently trending. Join Nia Price-Nascimento and Noah Phillips Reardon on an exploration of what will be big in the coming year.

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RadioActive Youth Media
9:45 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Getting The Look: Northwest Student Athletes Vie For Scholarships

Chris Grant runs track for Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood and ran in the 2014 Junior Olympics.
Courtesy of Chris Grant

Getting recognized by any college is a high school athlete's dream. Today, Ahlaam Ibraahim and Angela Nguyen talk to Northwest athletes regarding their goals, experiences, and words of wisdom about how to get exposure -- and how to fulfill the dream of a Division I college scholarship.

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RadioActive Youth Media
9:45 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Somebody Is Celebrating Something Today

Hosts Josh Medina and Walter Stanton celebrate recording this podcast.
Credit KUOW Photo

Today on the RadioActive podcast: stories about celebrations including Eid, pirates getting donuts, people recognizing their accomplishments, and a RadioActivian who guiltily watches the World Cup in Paris.

This show is entirely youth-produced, without the help of RadioActive's mentors. Enjoy! 

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RadioActive Youth Media
11:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Creative Or Analytical? Ask A Wiccan!

Meghan and Noah have a laugh over tea while recording this podcast.
Lila Kitaeff KUOW

Meghan O'Kelley and Noah Phillips Reardon attend a Wiccan gathering at Edge of the Circle Bookstore on Capital Hill. Listen as they discover and share the ancient secrets of palm reading.

RadioActive is KUOW's program for high school students. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook.

RadioActive Youth Media
10:09 am
Thu July 24, 2014

A Tale Of Two High Schools

Hosts Esa Tilija and Ahlaam Ibrahim after recording this podcast. Esa goes to University Prep and Ahlaam goes to Rainier Beach High School
Credit KUOW Photo / Jenny Asarnow

Is high school truly filled with stereotypes? Ahlaam Ibraahim and Esa Tilija investigate the stereotypes of their schools: Rainier Beach High School, a public school in south Seattle, and University Prep, a private school in north Seattle.

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RadioActive Youth Media
9:34 am
Wed July 23, 2014

A Dope Insight On How Weed Affects Teens

Angela and Nia recording the RadioActive podcast in KUOW's studios.
Credit KUOW Photo/Lila Kitaeff

Join Nia Price-Nascimento and Angela Nguyen on "Weed Wednesday" to hear opinions from teens and adults about the underage use of marijuana, as well as facts from an expert. Add your voice to the conversation using #WeedRadioActive

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RadioActive Youth Media
10:14 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Journalism Isn't Dead, It's RadioActive!

RadioActive Summer 2014 youth producers and mentors, all dressed up and ready to make radio!
Credit KUOW Photo / Geoff Vlcek

This summer, RadioActive participants have discovered a lot about journalism and in their first daily podcast they show you how it’s done. Spice it up with a fun and dandy skit and we’re good to go!

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RadioActive Youth Media
12:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Welcome KUOW's Summer 2014 RadioActive Youth Producers

Maria Delmar Caoagdan, Senior, Federal Way High School
KUOW Photo/Angela Nguyen

KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to once again offer our summer radio journalism workshop!

Eight students, ages 16-18, are spending six weeks learning what it means to be a journalist and gaining the skills they need to create radio stories.

These youth producers do all of the research, interviews, writing, voicing and editing to produce feature stories and podcasts for KUOW. Look for their stories starting July 22!

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RadioActive Youth Media
3:58 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

The S-Word And Stuff: Teens On Sex And Health

Rowan Neel writes a sex blog for teens.
KUOW Photo/Isaac Noren

Most people have had the "birds and bees" talk with their parents, and even more of us can recall those awkward moments in health class when we were still young and thought that the opposite sex had cooties.

In this month’s podcast you’ll hear about how one girl took initiative and taught her friends a thing or two about sex. There are teens helping teens everywhere, including here in Seattle where youth volunteer at a much needed teen crisis hotline.

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RadioActive Youth Media
1:27 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

African Americans And Native Speakers Keep Swahili Language Alive

RadioActive Youth Producer Leija Farr
Credit KUOW Photo

RadioActive’s Leija Farr grew up celebrating Kwanzaa, the year-end celebration that started in 1966 as a way for African Americans to connect with their African heritage. The Swahili language is at the heart of the celebration. As Leija discovered, that language connects her with new immigrants from parts of Africa. Like Leija’s community, native speakers are grappling with how to keep the language going. Here’s Leija’s story, in her own words.

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RadioActive Youth Media
1:11 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

How Karate Helped Local Sensei Escape Abuse

Sensei Joni Sharrah at USA Karate, the dojo she founded in Shoreline.
Credit Courtesy of Joni Sharrah

Joni Sharrah runs a dojo in Shoreline, north of Seattle. A teacher for 30 years, she knows that karate transcends punching and kicking. That's because experience has taught her that karate can save a person’s life – physically and emotionally.

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RadioActive Youth Media
3:20 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

How Weight Loss Pulled These Identical Twin Sisters Apart

High school seniors and twin sisters Andrea Dyer (left) and Amanda Dyer have struggled with not fitting in. Body image is a big part of that.
Credit Credit KUOW Photo/Alicia Quarles

    

It's hard enough trying to convince yourself that you're beautiful. It's even harder when that standard of beauty is living down the hall from you.

"When I am by myself, I find myself as beautiful," said Andrea Dyer, "but when I compare myself to others, which would be mostly my twin sister, I find myself comparing all the things that they are better than me in. So recently that has been taking a toll on me."

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RadioActive Youth Media
10:30 am
Thu May 29, 2014

RadioActive Interviews Women Of Influence In Every Day Life

Sensei Joni Sharrah teaches at USA Karate in Shoreline.
Courtesy of Joni Sharrah

We all know influential females. In this month's podcast, we highlight two such women who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. The first is a new mom who gave birth to her son at the age of 19. The other is a sensei who teaches karate in Shoreline.

RadioActive is KUOW's program for high school students. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook.

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RadioActive Youth Media
3:09 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

The 'Thrill And Addiction' Of Seattle Graffiti Artists

Grafitti artist Skeeze at work.
Courtesy of Skeez

Seattle’s art scene spreads from music to visuals, from studio to street. Two artists that go by the names of Baso Fibonacci and Skeez are living in the shadows of the misunderstood graffiti and street art world. 

“It’s so much of a thrill and an addiction,” Skeez said. “Even back in high school I’d be running around tagging up the hallways and bathrooms at school because it was my human nature to have to do it.”

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