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The Desert, My Mom, and Me, by Trenton Good of City High Radio

I might as well get out with it — this is my last podcast for Youthcast. Two and a half weeks ago I packed up my stuff and moved from Boston, MA to Concord, NH, in order to report on NH economics for NPR's StateImpact project. The piece we're featuring today — by City High [...]

Rerun: To Bet Or Not To Bet, by Vincent Geary of Brooklyn College Radio

Like many Americans, state governments are struggling with debt, and getting creative about solutions. One such solution is to legalize internet gambling. With bills moving forward in California, Illinois and New Jersey, it seemed like a good time to look back at a piece by college student and internet gambler, Vincent Geary. The following was [...]

Little Lost Fish, by Marga Blanco of Youth Media Project

Margo Blanco may be small, but she isn't shy. Last summer, not long after moving from her home in the Philippines to Santa Fe, NM, Margo went with her Youth Media Project Summer Intensive class on a field trip to Albuquerque. There, she stood on the street with a tape recorder, asking strangers: "have you [...]

My Time in Greece, by Jacob Holley-Kline of Alaska Teen Media Institute

Last month, Jacob Holley-Kline went on a school trip to Greece. He had worked all of the previous summer to pay travel expenses. When he got there, he was stunned by the beauty of the place. "The water looked like a melted gemstone or something. Like congealed tanzanite," Jacob told me. But something was bothering [...]

Hallelujah the Saviors are Here, by Rachel Smith of Louder Than a Bomb 2012

When Rachel Smith's older sister was a second-semester high school senior, she and her classmates started to "senior slide." They had been going to school for 13 years, graduation was on its way, and heck, it was warm outside. So when one of her teachers found her students unprepared for class, and announced: "I know [...]