Youth RadioYouth Radio

Teen-driven news and views from NPR's Youth Desk
Jason Merritt/via Getty
The Short-Lived Fame Of Pint-Sized Rap Stars
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/131879880/131898994" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Oakland police used to put a priority on arresting johns. But with cuts in funding, the police now target the girls who've been trafficked for sex. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

toggle caption Brett Myers/Youth Radio
Arresting Youth In Sex Trafficking Raises Debate
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/131757175/131881941" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Oakland, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been dubbed by the FBI as a "high-intensity child prostitution area." Oakland officials say that a third of teenage girls working in prostitution there were abducted and forced onto the streets, and 61 percent of teen prostitutes say they were raped as children. Brett Myers /Youth Radio hide caption

toggle caption Brett Myers /Youth Radio
Trafficked Teen Girls Describe Life In 'The Game'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/131757019/131857553" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Returning To Parents' Insurance Raises Other Issues
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128818541/130036444" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fahiya Rashid, who attends the University of California, Irvine, says she got some wise advice from her father. When he went to college he took on too much debt, and he's still paying it back. Ariel Edwards-Levy/Youth Radio hide caption

toggle caption Ariel Edwards-Levy/Youth Radio
How To Make College-Bound Students Financial Pros
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/129442052/129441701" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
In Hard Times, Some Blacks Turn To Hustling
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128815031/128815018" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Face Of Slain BART Rider Reappears In Oakland
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128414903/128416288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Oakland Awaits Verdict In Subway Shooting Trial
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128220858/128221228" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
sumografika/iStockphoto.com
Do Looser Laws Make Pot More Popular? Not So Far
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127746216/127776032" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Juveniles Need A Chance, Not Life In Prison
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127037025/127041689" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
In Coal Country, Another View On Mining
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125866586/125867277" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Some Immigrants In Calif. Seek Mexico Health Care
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125086899/125086966" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Hopi Teens Worry About Loss Of Culture
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122018480/122018472" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript