This week on the Youth Radio podcast — Mission Gang Enforcement Officers David Sands and John Cathey, in partnership with city officials and business owners, are offering jobs for teens willing to make the commitment to stay out of the gang life. Youth Radio reporter Sayre Quevedo shares his experience riding with Sands and Cathey as they patrol San Francisco’s Mission District.
Young people 16-24 are unemployed at more than twice the national average, and teenagers are unemployed at more than three times the national average. Youth Radio reporter Ashley Williams interviews Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, about Youth Jobs+, a program piloted by the White House to create summer job opportunities for thousands of young people across the nation.
On this week’s episode we examine teen romance and relationships in the age digital communication. Hear a candid conversation from teens on the sexting phenomenon. Later, we’ll talk to a Pew researcher about some of ways teens can protect themselves if they’re using the ephemeral photos app Snapchat.
This week on the Youth Radio Podcast, we take a close look at two policies within the juvenile justice system: sentencing and restitution, the practice of making youth offenders pay fines to the state, and to the victims of their crimes.
Queens of the Stone Age recently released an animated short to their new song “Kalopsia” which is defined in the beginning of the short as “a condition where things appear more beautiful than they are.” The visuals follow a monster with glowing eyes behind a happy clown mask frolicking through the street destroying people with one touch. According to Pitchfork, the animated video was directed by UK artist Boneface, who also designed the album’s artwork. (more…)
Today, on the Youth Radio podcast, high school students in Oakland team up with the city’s safety agencies to set up an elaborate staged drunk driving accident on the high school’s campus. But when a violent death is staged to teach a lesson, can it do more harm than good to teenagers?
The crew at New York radio station Hot97 have officially dropped the spoof video that lays the casket in the ground for the widely popular terms “ratchet”, “molly”, “turnup”, “twerk” and “yolo”.
Actor, director and occasional Funny or Die contributor Michael Ratner hallucinates that he’s at a pool party hosted by radio personalities Peter Rosenberg (a.k.a. Lil’ YOLO) and Cipha Sounds (a.k.a Swag Snacks).
The White Mandingos (rapper MURS, hip hop historian Sacha Jenkins and Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains) recently dropped the video for their latest single, “Mandingo Rally” directed by Kellen Dengler.
The video shows frontman MURS walking through the city enacting three extreme stereotypes of black people — one for each verse of the song.
Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Being a backpack/conscious rapper I am often asked my opinion on ‘the state of hip hop’ or the ‘state of the world’ and rarely do I give my personal opinion. Well, this is it, raw, stream of consciousness. The music really dictated the mood. It’s a Bad Brains sample and it simply doesn’t get any rawer than that. And the video is just as raw. And should anyone take offense. Fuck em all”
The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me hits stores on June 11th via Fat Beats Records.
Today on the Youth Radio podcast, a growing project at the University of California at Berkeley helping undocumented students apply for legal status. Also a group of fourth graders are getting a crash course in immigration reform, after their classmate was deported.