Stories produced by students participating in our youth media program. Meet the current youth producers, and learn more about the intensive, fun and free introductory radio journalism workshops we offer throughout the year.
Meet the 2023 RadioActive advanced youth producers
KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our Advanced Producers Workshop to eleven graduates of our Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop. This spring, the youth producers spent five months with KUOW gaining advanced journalism and audio production skills.
Love and self-discovery etched with pain, the journey of Seattle's youth poet laureate
Soundside is teaming up with youth-produced RadioActive to revisit some of the young people featured on the youth-produced show in a segment called "RadioActive Rewind." In this episode, producers tracked down Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Sah Pham, who is celebrating the release of her first book of poetry, "LOVELIKE."
This depressed voice actor turned to the sound of water for solace. It worked
It’s been nine years since Merk Nguyen shared her father’s journey with KUOW listeners. And since then, water has taken on a whole new meaning for Merk as she’s continued to grow as a daughter, friend, and creative.
Our housemate is an Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban
In August 2021, the United States’ longest standing war came to an end as the military withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban fundamentalist group returned to power. Thousands of Afghan people became refugees and came to the U.S. One of those people is Abdul Nasir. RadioActive’s Micah Riggio lives with Abdul, and has this story of how his family hosts refugees like Abdul as they begin new lives in Seattle.
'Not just mayhem and gore': How one Seattle filmmaker found their place in horror
RadioActive's Ada Walther loves horror films. Ada sat down with local filmmaker Abie Ekenezar to talk about the genre. They talked about how Abie got into making horror films, and what they see as the future of horror, sci-fi, and speculative fiction.
6,000 miles and a chance: My mom's pursuit of a better life
The decision to leave home is never an easy one. Immigrating 6,000 miles for a chance at a better life is a significant risk. RadioActive’s Idrissa Gaye tells the story of how his mom, May Gueye, said goodbye to friends, family and a stable job in Senegal to pursue higher education in the United States.
How one conversation changed the life of a RadioActive alum
Today, we’re revisiting a feature story from RadioActive alum April Reyes. It’s about how one conversation with a classmate changed Reyes’s junior year, and ultimately — her life.
One teen reflects on his experience at a residential mental health treatment center
In the luxe hills of Calabasas, California, near the homes of Hollywood stars, there are treatment centers for teens who are struggling with mental health and addiction. RadioActive’s Caden LaMar talked to Kai, an alumni of one of these residential treatment centers, about his experience there.
Making the theater experience more inclusive and accessible
We all deserve a space where we can be unapologetically ourselves. Sylvie Crowe, a director, costume designer, and actor at Bellevue Youth Theater, is part of a new generation of creatives who are fighting to create that space for disabled and LGBTQ+ people. RadioActive's Dashiell Pinck talked with Sylvie, and has more.
'I wanted to make them prettier': One artist's yarn lends color to south King County
In a world of concrete and chain link that's overwhelmingly gray, the urge to beautify our communities isn't an uncommon one. But it takes a special kind of person to take the leap of actually doing something about it. RadioActive's Gideon Hall spoke to Christy Caravaglio, who, for the last four years, has been adding brilliant color to her local urban landscape.
Respect, empathy, and nonviolent communication: A look into Montessori teaching
Elly McCarthy is a teacher at Pacific Crest School, a Montessori school in Ballard. RadioActive’s McKenna Kilayko talked with Elly about practicing empathy-based communication and interaction in the classroom.
'It was like a typhoon striking': How Hong Kong's attitude toward protests has changed
In 2019, the streets of Hong Kong were filled with tear gas and umbrellas. But how did they get to that point, and what’s happening now? RadioActive’s Lucas Deng wanted to learn more about how protests have changed in Hong Kong over time. So he spoke with a family friend, Mr. Woo, who has lived in Hong Kong for most of his life.