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Adar Abdi


  • caption: An illustration representing the faces of the podcast hosts floating among the clouds. From left: Najuma Abadir, Jennifer Nguyen, and Adar Abdi.

    What do your dreams mean to you?

    Why do we dream? Are there any hidden or underlying messages in our dreams? How does our culture affect the way we talk about dreams? Najuma Abadir, Adar Abdi and Jennifer Nguyen asked around in this dreamy episode of the RadioActive podcast.

  • caption: Heena Vahora smiles in front of a mural in White Center, Washington.

    Food for thought: Embracing culture in the kitchen

    RadioActive's Adar Abdi and her friend Heena Vahora love food — cooking it, eating it and talking about it. They're also both first-generation Americans, who say they know the feeling of being the odd one out. In this conversation, the two discuss culture, diversity, family and the beauty of food — all while cooking together.

  • 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.

  • RA Fantasy Books Inclusive

    Fantasy books are my escape, but I wish the genre was more inclusive

    Adar Abdi is a White Center teenager with a passion for fantasy. She gravitated to fantasy novels as an escape from reality, into worlds without racism or sexism. But as she continued to read, she found more messages — subtle and overt — that brought the same issues she tried to avoid to the forefront. This piece is an imagined confrontation between Adar and a fantasy writer.

  • 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: Karishma Vahora poses in a University of Washington sweatshirt in January 2019 when she was a sophomore at UW. Karishma is the first person in her family to go to college.

    ‘College is a way to survive.’ Advice from a first-gen college student

    Karishma Vahora is a senior at the University of Washington and the first person in her family to go to college. She is also my best friend's older sister. I will apply to college in a few years, so I asked Karishma about her experience navigating the college admissions process, and the lessons she learned along the way.

  • 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.