Interns worked long and hard on their stories that premiered
in the August 3 Intern Edition
show. If you enjoy these, be sure to catch some additional stories that appear
on our Web Exclusives
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Hispanic Community Loses Radio Stations
Redskin Radio recently purchased one of the District of Columbia's few Spanish
radio stations, Radio Capital. Christina Tran finds out how the Spanish-speaking
community relied on this important source of information and what this loss
means to the community.
What Does It Mean to Be American?
At a Fourth of July parade, Sarah Laskow observes the national and international
flavors that compose the United States. Bolivian dancers, an Indian immigrant
with an eye-catching car and a Spanish-speaking immigrant all have their
reasons for celebrating this country.
Eyelid Surgery Is in Decline
Ko Im interviews Asian women in Washington, D.C., about an eyelid surgery
that makes the lid look wider and bigger. The surgery is popular among many
Inset: The eyes of Jamie Chu who naturally has one eyelid with a fold and one without. Chu refuses to get eyelid surgery.
Music Series Highlights New Orleans & Rejuvenates Survivors
This year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates the unique sounds of
New Orleans in its concert series, "Been in the Storm So Long." Danielle
Trusso interviews a gospel group to find out how Hurricane Katrina survivors
are using music to find inspiration and hope for their futures.
Inset: The Friendly Travelers performed at Jubilee Stage
at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Their performance
was part of the festival's "Been In the Storm So Long" program celebrating
the music of New Orleans.
Figure Skaters Reflect on Their Olympic Experiences
Eleanor Collins profiles two Olympic figure skaters, Emily Hughes and Tim
Goebel. They reflect upon their Olympic experience, focusing on media and
fame and how their lives are now.
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Informal School Encourages Creativity Over Testing
Jacqueline Jove takes a look at the unconventional teaching style of The
Children's Studio School in downtown Washington, D.C. The school uses the
arts to teach the basic academic course load, including music, writing and
"Unschooled" Children Control Their Own Education
Parents who follow the educational philosophy of "unschooling" believe children
are natural learners and thrive in the absence of formal schooling and a
forced curriculum. An estimated 150,000 American children are "unschooled."
Jeff Swingle examines the motives behind this movement.
Veggie Oil Fuels a Different Kind of Road Trip
Maja Cholody profiles Dartmouth students who are traveling from Dartmouth
to northern California by bus using only vegetable oil power. Along the
way, these students stop at restaurants, picking up used grease to serve
as their bus's fuel.
Inset: The sun sets over Lake Tahoe, just one stop on the
eco-friendly trip made by a group of Dartmouth students.
Neighborhood Rallies for a Grocery Store
The Washington, D.C., district of Penn Quarter lacks a grocery store. The
Balducci's store that was planned fell through. Daniel Peters follows the
neighborhood's efforts to bring a grocery store -- specifically a Balducci's
-- to the area.
Inset: Penn Quarter resident Cheryl Fine has to visit the
weekly Farmer's Market for fruit.
Musicians Use Drugs to Calm Performance Anxiety
When the pressure rises to give a perfect performance, many collegiate and
professional musicians turn to beta-blockers to calm the symptoms of anxiety.
Jamie Hammon explains the trend.
An Addict Named Lady
A suburban family’s secret struggle with an uncommon addiction comes to
light in this personal essay by Laura Mirsch.
Parents Cope with the College Admissions Process
When going to college for the first time, a student feels excited and nervous.
Parents often feel the same way. Amanda Nembhard uncovers the fears and
concerns of the parents of future college students.
California High School Exit Test Poses Hurdle for Graduation
In California, students now must pass the California High School Exit Exam
to graduate from high school, but for some, that's not an easy task. Jenee
Darden talks to educators about the test and visits a prep class where students
try to surmount this new challenge.