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This is audio of a formerly incarcerated woman reading a letter she wrote while in prison.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:13
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After we finished recording this episode over coffee at Safaa and Sedra’s apartment, Houda said that it was the most important episode we have reco...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Andrea Irwin and boyfriend Jeff Jackson following the shooting death of Tony Robinson, Andrea's 19 year old son., Credit:  Nate Royko Maurer
"What we don’t know is what happened in the 18 seconds that the police officer that was in the hallway. He ended up shooting my son seven times in ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 36:29
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Jehan Bseiso is the Head of Communications for Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East Region by day (and some long evenings) and a poet by nigh...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2017
  • Length: 30:37
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In this episode of Palestinians Podcast, we feature a young Gazan health educator and nursing student Hamza Moghari. Hamza is one of the writers wi...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 14:38
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The tale of a first generation girl stuck between parents who think she's getting out of control and schoolmates who assume she's just a quiet book...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2016
  • Length: 19:43
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An emotional and poetic tour of a day in the life of a youth at Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:13
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In this voice collage, veterans and youth share their personal definitions of what it means to be an “Urban Warrior.”

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:44
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In the Navy for five years Carlos maintained airplanes. As a behavior therapist for youth, Carlos works with a young man who intimidates the other ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:41
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After George loses his father, he starts smoking marijuana and selling drugs. In Urban Warriors, he connects with a veteran who has a positive impa...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:12
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Growing up in Little Village, Jorge experienced firsthand the toll that gang violence has on communities and individuals. Jorge talks about joining...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:16
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Francisco grew up feeling endangered and like he had to become involved with the gang his family was in for his own safety. When he was ready to ma...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:46
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In part two of his story, Steven talks about how addressing emotions and trauma is often taboo for veterans, and how Urban Warriors gave him a chan...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:17
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Giovanni knows that others consider him and many youth in his neighborhood to be criminals. In Urban Warriors, he learns about himself and begins t...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:28
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Steven knew from a young age that he wanted to join the military. In Afghanistan, the expectation of violence impacts the rest of his life experien...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
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On the streets, Danny compares himself to an animal in the wild that is in constant danger. Growing up around gangbangers, it felt natural for him ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:49
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Abner talks about how he responded to his own bad choices and the problems they created by joining the Army. In Urban Warriors, Abner connects with...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:56
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At young age, Victor is taken from his mother and lives at three foster homes. After witnessing violence against his family, he has a realization w...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:38
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Rich recognizes the similarities between his childhood and the youth he works with in Urban Warriors. He stresses that youth have choices, even if ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
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Alberto’s convoy security truck is hit with an IED in Iraq, and the military recognizes his service with a Purple Heart. After returning from war, ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
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Noah’s childhood was full of instability as he and his family moved from place to place and shelter to shelter. The strict rules of the shelters we...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:49
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As an Urban Warriors facilitator, Charles has learned strategies for connecting with youth by strategically encouraging them to open up about their...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:43
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Jacobi shares the struggles he encountered while growing up and how they led to his involvement with a gang. He talks about how he channelled his p...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:10
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Philip Armand becomes enamored with Campari while on vacation in Milan, then discovers the geography of the past and future.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 06:17
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Part 1 in our Forbidden Crush Series features a teenager that obsessed over the school's most powerful authority figure.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2016
  • Length: 21:37