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RadioActive Youth Media



  • 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: A sign outside of Greenwood Elementary School reads, ‘first day of school TBD,’ as educators continue to strike on Friday, September 9, 2022, along Northwest 80th Street in Seattle.

    Unpacking the complexities of teacher strikes

    Tens of thousands of Seattle students are getting an extended Summer break after Seattle Public Schools educators went on strike Wednesday. It’s the latest in a long line of changes to education. There was, of course, the pandemic, which led to school closur

  • caption: A collage of portraits of the summer 2022 RadioActive youth producers. Top row from left: Ada Walther, Hayden Andersen, Micah Riggio, Lucas Deng, Anjali Einstein, Indigo Mays. Middle row: Evelyn Jiang, Idrissa Gaye, Josie Jansons, Terina Papatu, Dashiell Pinck, Sadeen Al Ziyad. Bottom row: Carter Ortiz, Caden LaMar, Kea Lani Diamond, McKenna Kilayko, Gideon Hall.

    Meet KUOW's summer 2022 RadioActive youth producers

    KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our 19th annual summer introductory workshop for teens. In our first hybrid in-person and virtual workshop, seventeen teens, aged 15-18, spent one week learning about radio journalism and audio storytelling.

  • 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.