November 6, 2008 It's the finale of our series What's the New What? For the last six months, we've been following a wide array of trends in youth culture, from slaktivists to sex without condoms. On our last day, we ask a variety of young people what trends we missed.
October 16, 2008 Jangling collages of sound, atonal melodies and jumbled percussion, avant-garde music has gone through a lot of bizarre phases. And now "noise music" is picking up young fans through easy digital access. In the birthplace of R.E.M., members of the underground scene push the boundaries of sound.
September 18, 2008 In Maine, outdoor enthusiasts are tossing aside their canoes for kayaks. Youth Radio's Molly Adams reports that many paddlers are now opting for the independence of kayaks over the traditional family-sized canoe.
September 4, 2008 Reporters under the age of 18 were not allowed in to the Republican National Convention this year. Ankitha Bharadwaj of Youth Radio reports that being left out makes budding journalists feel like the riff-raff stuck outside a hip night-club.
August 28, 2008 Protesters outside the Democratic National Convention are using Obama's message of hope as a way to frame their demonstrations, observes Youth Radio's Martin Macias. That solution-oriented framing is a departure from the "lesser of two evils" rhetoric that dominated protests four years ago.