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Media Lab, the podcast series, is the work of young journalists from New England Public Radio — experience a snapshot of their world. NEPR's Media Lab is youth initiative that provides training to high school age students to learn all facets of audio journalism. #whatstoryyoutellingMore from Media Lab Podcast »

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Episode 11 - What Makes Us Stronger

Welcome back to Media Lab! On this episode, "What Makes Us Stronger," Media Lab alums share personal stories and commentaries about firsthand experiences with racism in college, joing the army, and the challenges of being in first-time relationships. Listen to stories by Diamond Jimenez, Devyn Moreno, Salma Layfield and Aliza Gonzales. Music credit: Vesuvio Beats Title: Caliente

Episode 10 - Liberation

The 10th podcast is short milestone for NEPR's Media Lab. On this episode we celebrate the work of students from the Springfield, MA cohort and The Care Center in Holyoke, MA. The Media Lab staff begins with a few words of gratitude to the students about the work they have produced. We are then greeted with the name exercise from the Springfield group Cohort. What follows are commentaries about homelessness, foster care, anxiety and suicide and what it means to be a young mother. Join us for our

Episode 9 - Healers Mic

This episode of the Media Lab podcast begins with a name sharing exercise with students from The Care Center of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Then Allyson of Media Lab interviews Saymarie who shares her commentary about the world of cutting and why one might decide to put a blade on their own skin. Milton Sagardia gives us a quick snapshot of students at Putnam Vocational High School, Springfield, Massachusetts through his lighthearted vox pop. We conclude this episode with Daniel Smith who brings it

NEPR Media Lab - Active Hope

Devyn Moreno starts this podcast off with his piece about the video game, Call of Duty. Diamond Jimenez shares her commentary "Glasses", and finishing with a piece by Wesley Days who interviews his grandmother about growing up in the south during the Jim Crow era. Stay tuned for our next NEPR Media Lab podcast where we will hear works from Gardening The Community, The Upward Bound program from UMASS Amherst, the name exercise from the Jr. Vanguards and an interview with Brooklyn based artist

NEPR Media Lab - No 1 is Illegal

In this episode, Media Lab Podcast explores a world of uncertainty and discord with stories of immigration and deportation . First, listen to a conversation with a young graduate from Commerce High School about the the surprise deportation of his father and the fracture to his family. Then Lukiki Agola tells about her journey to the United States from the Congo by way of Lubudi . This episode wraps up with a tribute to Michael Brown through a remix with Marvin Gaye's classic "What's Going On"? This podcast contains soundbites from Charlie Chaplin, Grace Lee Boggs and random other pieces derived from news sources. Lastly, we here a short clip of the audio track "Immigrants" (We get The Job Done) from the Hamilton Mixtape.

NEPR Media Lab - Never Giving Up

Be inspired and stay strong with these Media Lab stories that explore hope by overcoming challenges.

NEPR Media Lab - Can You Hear Us?

On the fourth episode of the Media Lab Podcast , Elder Martinez shares his experiences about the wild world of the internet and asks us to consider the role technology plays in our lives. In another story, Xuan Truong offers a compelling commentary about her mother and sister as they experience a negative encounter at a local grocery store. Lastly, learn more about the Springfield Sting, a Springfield, Massachusetts Basketball team, in a feature by George Anderson. #whatstoryareyoutelling Music Credit: Truck Julius of EARDRUGZ

As We Tell It

In this fourth episode of the NEPR Media Lab podcast, Daniel Smith shares a personal testimony about his home life. Diamond Jimenez dedicates her feature piece "Blindness in Animation" to her sister Crystal who battles an eye disease that impairs her vision. We also invite you to meet a handful of our media lab students who share the origins of their names.

Future Uncertainties

In this episode, Allyson Morin speaks with NEPR Media Lab and Community Journalism students Kimberly Cruz and Milton Sagardia. Allyson and Milton discuss Milton's fear that budget cuts will end the Gear Up Program while Allyson and Kim explore how language barriers erode the mother-daughter relationship. Media Lab Podcast, is the work of young journalists from New England Public Radio — experience a snapshot of their world. NEPR's Media Lab is a youth initiative that provides training to high school age students to learn all facets of audio journalism. # whatstoryareyoutelling Music is by DJ Roddy Rod for Humble Monarch Recordings and Truck Julius for EAR DRUGZ.

I am Jay

In this episode, Brian Anthony Bevilacqua talks with NEPR Media Lab student Jay Capeles. Brian and Jay discuss how Media Lab gave a platform for Jay to speak about his transgender journey.

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