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  • caption: Daniel Colindres-Flores smiles as he works on editing audio next to Rediet Giday at RadioActive Youth Media.

    RadioActive minis: Get to know this summer's teen journalists

    This summer, 18 teens from across the Puget Sound region spent a month with RadioActive Youth Media learning how radio stories and podcasts get made at KUOW and — of course — making their own. Their first challenge? Making mini profile stories about each other!

  • caption: A collage of portraits of the summer 2023 RadioActive youth producers. Top row from left: Aaron  Ton, Alex Mengisteab, Daniel Colindres-Flores, Eliham Mohammed, Gavin Muhlfelder, Jana Le. Middle row: Jehan Hashi, Josue Villalobos, Maymuna Yusuf, Natalie Lahr, Nyla Moxley, Olivia Asmann. Bottom row: Phillip Zhou, Redeat Debebe, Rediet Giday, Sidh Shroff, Taniya Guster, Vivi Cardenas-Habell.

    Meet KUOW's Summer 2023 RadioActive Youth Producers

    KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our 20th annual summer introductory workshop for teens. Eighteen teens, aged 15-18, will spend four and a half weeks learning about radio journalism and audio storytelling.

  • caption: A colorful collage. From top left, clockwise: A hand holds a smartphone with a smiley face on the screen. RadioActive youth producer Rhea Beecher holds a rainbow Pride flag with a power fist. RadioActive youth producer Eva Solorio with her sister.

    Showcasing RadioActive’s experimental stories

    What happens when RadioActive youth producers can make *anything* they want? Some weird and wonderful radio magic, that’s what. Listen to an hour of our creative, experimental, and just-plain-weird audio stories on this RadioActive showcase.

  • caption: The 2023 spring RadioActive Advanced Producers and staff. Top row from left: Leila M'Baye, Idrissa Gaye, Hayden Andersen, Dash Pinck, and Colin Yuen. Middle row: Nina Tran, Anjali Einstein, Eva Solorio, Sadeen Al Ziyad, Ada Walther, Gideon Hall, and Terina Papatu. Front row: Antonio Nevarez, Jennifer Wing, and Dayana Capulong. Not pictured: Lily Turner and Kelsey Kupferer.

    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.

  • caption: Gideon Hall and Ada Walther, graduates of RadioActive's 2022 Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop and the hosts of this showcase, in the KUOW studios.

    A RadioActive youth storytelling showcase

    What can interviews with the people we care about tell us about humanity as a whole? Radioactive Youth Media invites you to listen to a one-hour storytelling showcase, originally broadcast on KUOW 94.9. Join Gideon Hall and Ada Walther on a voyage through time.

  • caption: RadioActive youth producers working together at KUOW and on Zoom in 2022.

    RadioActive's 2022 through stories by teens

    RadioActive youth producers published 38 audio stories in 2022. The stories range from news stories about the foster care system, school lunch and disability rights, to fictional audio dramas. The thing they all have in common? Each story was produced by a Seattle-area teen.

  • caption: Top row from left: Hayden Andersen, Kea Lani Diamond and Indigo Mays. Bottom row: Carter Ortiz, McKenna Kilayko and Dash Pinck.

    Meet the fall 2022 RadioActive youth podcast producers

    KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer an advanced podcasting workshop to six graduates of our Introduction to Radio Journalism Workshop. These teens have spent the fall at KUOW gaining advanced communications, audio production and journalism skills, all while producing two podcast episodes.

  • caption: RadioActive's Antonio Nevarez receives the Excellence in Student Journalism Award from NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists on Saturday, September 10, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

    RadioActive honored with five national awards in 2022

    KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is where youth discover public radio journalism, gain access to skills and resources to help them grow as media makers, and share their voice. This year, four stories produced by young people in the program were recognized with five national awards.

  • 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.