RadioActive Empowers The Voices Of Youth


Sixteen teenagers ages 15-18, from across the Puget Sound, spent their summer in Seattle at KUOW’s RadioActive program where they learned about radio journalism and produced compelling, personal stories about their communities.

The youth-produced stories will begin airing on KUOW’s All Things Considered (94.9 FM Seattle or and in the podcast, Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 24 – December 19.

“At RadioActive we believe that youth voices are powerful and not heard often enough. It is our goal to give young people the opportunity to build confidence and to tell the stories that are important to them – we can’t wait to for you to hear what they have to say,” said Lila Kitaeff, RadioActive’s Program Producer.

RadioActive’s workshops serve nearly 900 young people at more than 25 schools and community organizations throughout the year.

RadioActive Story Schedule (headlines are not final):
Thurs Oct 24: This Muslim teen faced rejection while playing soccer. She decided to start her own soccer camp

Tues Oct 29: What my friend’s top surgery taught me about loving yourself

Thurs Oct 31: When invasive questions drove us out of school, Nova welcomed us

Tues Nov 5: The barrier between us is breaking: How politics brought me and my mom closer

Thurs Nov 7: Hiding in plain sight: My life as a homeless teen

Tues Nov 12: My grandpa wrote journals while imprisoned after the Vietnam War. My grandma snuck them out

Thurs Nov 14: This Seattle teacher makes art to protect students from an active shooter

Tues Nov 19: Advice from a neurodiverse teen on how to navigate the school system

Thurs Nov 21: Sophomore year, he was arrested. Now, he’s preventing others from going down the same path

Tues Nov 26: Hungry for knowledge of my culture, I head to my lola’s kitchen

Tues Dec 3: My mom found a sperm donor. 16 years later, he accidentally found us

Thurs Dec 5: My sister has autism, and school keeps her engaged. But how will we care for Saba after graduation?

Tues Dec 10: Being vulnerable doesn’t make me less of a man. Los Siete taught me that

Thurs Dec 12: Middle school can be rough. Los Siete guides middle school boys through it

Tues Dec 17: My mom wants me to have an arranged marriage. I’d like to date a few people first

Thurs Dec 19: How faith defines a family — and sometimes, divides it


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