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Most Recent Episodes

Oromos in Seattle ask: 'How can I claim Ethiopia as my country when they oppress my people?'

"Erasing someone's identity is very dangerous." That's how many Oromos feel. On our podcast today, Oromos from Seattle share their experiences being Oromo in America and express their concerns on the current human rights violations against Oromos in Ethiopia.

Oromos in Seattle ask: 'How can I claim Ethiopia as my country when they oppress my people?'

Free will vs. fate: Who's in control?

Do you believe that we have control over our future, or is it predestined? In today's podcast, Radioactivians Amy Styer and Brian Freeland uncover the various viewpoints on a concept that has been boggling minds for centuries: Fate.

Girls, don't be embarrassed. Period.

Meet a girl who thought eating chicken caused her to bleed, and other stories of peoples' first periods. Hear leak stories and the perspective from people who don't get a period. It's natural, you shouldn't be embarrassed! This podcast was produced in RadioActive's Intro to Journalism Workshop for 16-18-year-olds. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter.

Who dressed you this morning?

Did you dress yourself this morning, or did an entire industry? Today, RadioActive's Surya Hendry and Natalie Newcomb phone fashion professors, scroll through statistics, and get an inside view on the future of fashion, trying to answer one big question: Do teenagers control trends, or does the fashion industry control what teenagers wear?

Why do(n't) we like horror?

Hosts April Reyes and Amy Styer love all things horror, but don't know why. Together in this podcast, they explore the many ways in which humans experience fear. They discuss people's greatest fears, and ask people about their personal experiences with nightmares and horror movies.

The best of times, worst of times, and first of times

What does it take to become an adult? RadioActivians Maya Konz and Surya Hendry set out to discover the meaning of growing up by interviewing a Bat Mitzvah veteran, first-time voters, and survivors of first-date awkwardness. RadioActive is KUOW's program for high school students. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook.

Black youth in Seattle have a message for the police

Seattleites give their perspectives on the recent police brutality issues in the media and weigh in on the Black Lives Matter movement. Then, black youth of Seattle use their platform to speak their mind on these issues that directly concern them.

Meet the new generation of radio journalists!

Summer has started, which means there are now eight new RadioActive journalists at KUOW. Natalie and Brian took up the first podcast for this group and they are here to introduce you to everyone's fun personalities! By the way, do you know what "prolegomena" means? Can you pronounce it?

Welcome KUOW's Summer 2016 RadioActive Youth Producers

KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our summer journalism workshop. Eight teens, aged 16-18, will spend six weeks learning what it means to be a journalist. During that time, they'll gain the skills to create radio stories. They'll do all of the research, interviews, writing, voicing and editing to produce their own feature stories and podcasts on topics of their choice.

I checked the 'Hispanic' box, but I feel like a fraud

On a sunny morning during my junior year of high school I was taking the SAT, when I got to a question that left me stumped. It basically asked, "What race are you?"

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