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Charlotte Engrav


  • RA What I heard when I returned to school

    What I heard when I returned to school

    Many students are going back to school for in-person learning. RadioActive youth producer Charlotte Engrav is one of them. She feels mixed emotions. In this creative audio diary told entirely through sound, she shares her experience with anxiety during school after over a year of virtual classes.

  • caption: Hosts Asemayet "Mimi" Zekaryas and Essey Paulos pose for a photo on Zoom. As many schools switch to online learning due to Covid-19, some students thrive while others fall behind. How does inequities in school funding play a part in these disparities, and which students are the most vulnerable?

    For students of color, Covid-19 reveals deep inequities in Seattle area schools

    High school looks different this year for most students: classes on Zoom, drive-through graduations, social distance birthday parties, skipped proms. But some students have more pressing worries as classes move online. How do you make the switch to online learning when you don’t have wifi at home? RadioActive’s Mimi Zekaryas and Essey Paulos look at the education gaps between white students and students of color, as well as schools in wealthy areas and those where most students come from low-income households.

  • caption: A collage of photos from the lives of Erlinda Conde, Teresa Engrav and Charlotte Engrav, three generations of a Filipino American family in Seattle.

    Hungry for knowledge of my culture, I head to my lola’s kitchen

    We don't go to church for mass in my family. We go to my grandma's kitchen. Food is my tie to my Filipino culture. But I don't know if my connection to food is enough for me to call myself Filipino. I set out to use cooking as a way to dig deeper into my family's story and my own cultural identity.

  • caption: Two Gillette brand razors plus a handle, side by side, with price comparisons. Both products have two disposable razor heads and a handle, yet one of the products is nearly five dollars more expensive than the other.

    The Pink Tax: What you need, they mark up

    More than half of the population spends an absurd amount of money every year on products that they need. Think tampons and other menstrual products. What’s worse is that institutionally, these products are considered luxury items and marked up as such.