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.
The often unheard Black journey: My great-great-grandmother’s migration story
Black Americans are often left out of American resettlement narratives. But many have rich stories pertaining to the Great Migration of the 20th century, during which Black families moved from the rural South to northern states in pursuit of a better life. RadioActive's Indigo Mays learned about the story of her great-great-grandmother, Rosie Short Robinson, as told through her grandmother Carol Chism.
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.
Where the tide meets the sand: A journey through the layers of the ocean
Just how deep can someone’s connection to the water be? Join RadioActive's McKenna Kilayko, Kea Lani Diamond and Hayden Andersen on a journey through the layers of the ocean.
How the imaginary worlds of media help us shape our real-world identities
From video games and D&D to fandoms and cosplay, RadioActive's Indigo Mays, Dash Pinck and Carter Ortiz share the stories of people who create and consume media that changes lives.
Fiction: The case of the matcha latte murder
Sam is the host of a true-crime YouTube series called "You Got Harmed." And there's nothing Sam won't do to get more subscribers.
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.
We need to think about the ethics of true crime
People seem to love crime content. But is it ethical? RadioActive's Alayna Ly, Morgen White, and Colin Yuen talked to listeners, creators, and media ethicists to find out.
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.
'So much for Plan A.' Three stories of life-changing decisions
On this episode of the RadioActive podcast, Rhea Beecher, Eva Solorio and Emily Chua bring you three stories about how and why people make life-changing decisions.
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.
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.
I didn’t have to choose between religion and becoming who I really am. I chose both
In this personal essay, RadioActive's Rhea Beecher reflects on identity, family, religion, coming out, and embracing your true self.