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Idrissa Gaye


  • caption: A photo of Amadou Gaye (right), May Gueye (middle) and Idrissa Gaye (left) at an amusement park in Dakar, Senegal, in 2011.

    The best of both cultures: How one teen embraces his Senegalese-American identity

    For many first-generation Americans, it can be hard to balance multiple cultures. Amadou Gaye was the first member of his Senegalese family to be born in the United States. Growing up, his mom stressed the importance of prioritizing his education while maintaining a connection to his Senegalese heritage. RadioActive’s Idrissa Gaye has this story about what he learned from his older brother.

  • 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: The Senegalese flag.

    6,000 miles and a chance: My mom's pursuit of a better life

    The decision to leave home is never an easy one. Immigrating 6,000 miles for a chance at a better life is a significant risk. RadioActive’s Idrissa Gaye tells the story of how his mom, May Gueye, said goodbye to friends, family and a stable job in Senegal to pursue higher education in the United States.