Youth RadioYouth Radio offers stories from young essayists and reporters about their experiences. From single moms to kids avoiding the wrong track — or getting back on the right one — their stories open up a new world to NPR listeners.
Kenia Guerrero, 23, stands on the El Paso, Texas, side of the Paso del Norte International Bridge, also known as the Santa Fe Street Bridge — a port of entry into the U.S. from Mexico. Guerrero is from Juarez just across the border but says she feels just as at home in El Paso.
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Surviving a shooting at his high school turned Gabe Glassman into a gun-control activist. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sophomore says political activism is his way of coping.
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Citi Bike users pedal through the streets of Manhattan. Some members of Generation Z, the younger generation following the millennials, are less inclined to own cars and lean more toward bike-sharing and ride-sharing services.
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Beyoncé performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says.
Tapping into millennials' compassion and activism might be the best way to motivate them to buy health coverage, says Aditi Juneja, a New York University law student.
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In response to an anti-abortion march in McAllen, Texas, many pro-abortion rights demonstrators encircled the Whole Woman's Health clinic, which is the only abortion provider in the Rio Grande Valley.
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