Each week, the youth producers choose a different question or theme to explore, then hit the streets to interview community members, including local activists, organizers and leaders. For example, to supplement their discussion on downloading music from the Internet, a team of youth producers visited a local independent record store and interviewed the owner. Other field trips brought Radio Uprising to K104.7 WSPK studios in Poughkeepsie and to the Grassroots Media Conference. Radio Uprising also features work from other youth radio producers from around the country; past shared work has come from Blunt Youth Radio Project, Global Action Project, the Bay Area Video Coalition, Radio Rootz, and Reel Grrls.
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Hungry for some Hunger Games talk? On this installment of Radio Uprising we have a discussion about Hunger Games, both the movie and the book, and their impact on our society. We raise questions like "how does the film compare to the book?" and "how should we react to the recent racist tweets concerning the film?" and "what would you say to someone that wants to ban the book?".
We also have the opinions of some students from the Poughkeepsie Day School and a personal story from the Minnesota Public Radio youth radio series.
Be warned, there ARE SPOILERS pertaining to both the Hunger Games movie and books!
We begin this episode with a quote from "The Quickening of America", which asks the reader to use some "political imagination" and a "living democracy". This book prompts us to ask "what are the values of your ideal community?" and "which of those values are present in your community?". We then welcome guests from the Shaping Empowered Teens (SET) Program from Poughkeepsie High School, who gives their opinion on the importance of community and their involvement. Also, a radio rundtable asking "Poughkeepsie is NOT...?"
Interview of Radio Uprising youth producers from our friends at Activist Radio (which broadcasts directly after Radio Uprising on WVKR).
If you are interested in being involved in the Radio Uprising program as a youth producer or if you want to submit your youth-produced audio pieces to the show, please contact MaryEllen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 845-485-4480.