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RadioActive Youth Media



  • caption: The RadioActive 2022 Advanced Producers. Top row from left: Eva Solorio, Antonio Nevarez, Adar Abdi, Jennifer Nguyen. Middle row: Rhea Beecher, Rahmah Abdulazeez, Emily Chua, Colin Yuen. Bottom row: Alayna Ly, Najuma Abadir, Lyn Strober-Cohen, Morgen White.

    Meet RadioActive's 2022 advanced youth producers

    KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our Advanced Radio Journalism Workshop. Twelve graduates of our Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop are spending the spring with KUOW, and gaining advanced communications, audio production, and journalism skills.

  • caption: Row 1: Khassim Diakhate, Kemijah Slaughter, Adrian Guerra, Najuma Abadir, and Lily Turner. Row 2: Ramell Beecher, Alayna Ly, Colin Yuen, Rahmah Abdulazeez, and Leila M’baye. Row 3: Zana Stewart, Josie Gonzalez, Muhammad Tunkara, Eva Solorio, and Jennifer Nguyen.

    Meet KUOW's summer 2021 RadioActive youth producers

    KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our 18th annual summer introductory workshop for teens. In our second all-virtual workshop, fifteen teens, aged 15-18, will spend four weeks learning about radio journalism and audio storytelling.

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    SNAPSHOTS: Revisiting stories from the RadioActive archives

    SNAPSHOTS is a look back at ten years of stories by Washington teens. Each week, hosts Ardo Hersi and Mimansa Dogra revisit a story from the RadioActive archives. They share updates from the producers, and discuss what has changed — and what hasn't — since the story was first published.

  • caption: Participants in RadioActive's 2020 Advanced Producers Workshop during an online meeting.

    RadioActive's 2020 through stories and photos by teens

    Even though we couldn't meet in person for most of the year, RadioActive Youth Media still worked with about 300 young people in 2020 - creating 29 original radio stories, podcasts, and photojournalism essays. If you missed any of these incredible perspectives from young people, catch up here.

  • caption: A collage of images from the thirteen youth-produced stories featured in this RadioActive Youth Media showcase.

    'Still looking toward the future.' Stories by teens during the pandemic

    Teens in the Seattle area have been balancing the grief, loss, and uncertainty of 2020 with the ups and downs of high school. And that's what this hour of youth radio is all about. Join hosts Adar Abdi and Ruby Lee as they showcase 13 stories produced by teens during the pandemic. You'll hear from a teen musician in recovery from drug addiction and a high schooler who made the move from South Africa to SeaTac. All from RadioActive Youth Media.

  • caption: Row 1: Ruby Lee, Adar Abdi, Lyn Strober-Cohen and Kouther Ahmed. Row 2: Abdul Hameed, Sarah Pham, Jared Lam and Luis Hernandez Vargas. Row 3: Sam Habtemichael, Emily Chua, Hebaq Farah and Gabe Rambayon.

    Meet KUOW's Summer 2020 RadioActive youth producers

    KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media offered our 17th annual summer introductory workshop for teens. In our first ever all-virtual workshop, twelve teens, aged 15-19, spent three weeks learning what it means to be a radio journalist. They did all of the research, interviews, writing, voicing and editing to produce their own short radio stories from home. By the end of the three weeks, the group produced twelve profile stories.