ASM Youth Radio Summer 2018

Series produced by ASM Youth Radio

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Image by: Dayln Allen & Julio Trevino 

Stories produced by Chicago teens at the After School Matters Youth Radio program.

Over the course of 6 weeks, teens pitched, conducted interviews, and produced a story of their choosing. The stories range from audio essay to reporting to experimental sound, on important subjects like gang violence, sexual assault in high schools, and mental illness.


15 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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I made a story about catcalling to address how people felt and how people thought about catcalling

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:48
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I chose to do a story on what it means to have your life together as a means to reassure myself that it’s okay to be confused but also to put mysel...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:35
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I decided to speak about what I’ve witnessed. I've seen a lot in my neighborhood and I always wanted to share my stories with people to show what r...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 09:17
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I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, also known as Clinical Depression, in February of 2018. My story describes what’s it like to have d...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 11:42
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My story is about the LGBTQ+ community and personal experiences of being in the closet, as well as having homophobic parents. I chose this topic be...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 07:18
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My story is a narrative of a girl talking about her experience in Juvie and how it changed her.

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 06:41
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My story is about the Mixed/Biracial experience in America (specifically Chicago). I chose to do this because I am mixed race. I identify as Black ...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 07:40
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You’re about to hear an audio scrapbook made up of sounds collected by me and my friend Amelie. I want Amelie Time to be something that continues t...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 07:05
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I decided to make a radio story about whether or not the NCAA should allow student athletes to be paid. I was inspired by the recent college basket...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 06:25
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“What are we teaching kids..?”

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 09:18
  • Purchases: 1
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With only 17 years on this Earth, living in country that promises justice and liberty-- a country that promises opportunity-- I have been oppressed...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 18:09
  • Purchases: 1
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How do general managers pick that player that could be the next all-star champion franchise player?

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
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My name is Kay and I chose to make my story about my dad. I added relevant audio from the many recordings and videos my dad had saved over the years.

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 15:42
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My story investigates the connection between selective enrollment schools, such as Northside, and mental health issues.

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:49
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"It's like a snowball."

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 10:25