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  • caption: An illustration of a teenage girl surrounded by illustrations of a uterus, a condom, a packet of birth control pills, and an IUD.

    Changes are coming to Seattle Public Schools' sex education courses

    High school students in Seattle Public Schools are taught sex education once, in ninth grade health class. RadioActive's Lily Turner recently graduated from Nathan Hale High School, where she saw the lack of sex ed throughout high school cause confusion and misinformation among her classmates. But all this is about to change.

  • 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: RadioActive Youth Producer Lily Turner poses with Roosevelt junior Maxford Brown.

    'Missing out.' Some students with disabilities felt left behind during online schooling

    For many students with disabilities, online classes during the pandemic came with new challenges, and a loss of their usual, face-to-face classroom support. KUOW Radio Active Youth Producer Lily Turner, who is deaf in one ear and has trouble hearing in the other, has this story about lessons learned during the pandemic and how schools can do better to make sure all students can fully participate.

  • caption: Mia Crump playing the piece featured in this story

    Seeing people like herself changed this Seattle teen’s life

    Mia Crump is a musically talented teen determined to claim her space in the music industry, despite not seeing herself and other people with disabilities represented in it. Her friend since middle school, Lily Turner, shares Mia’s story of determination for making and playing music.

  • 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.