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The Best Of RadioActive Summer 2014

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RadioActive Youth Producers from L-R: Leija Farr, Alicia Quarles, Ernesto Morfin Montes de Oca, Meghan O'Kelley, Ardo Hersi, Ahlaam Ibraahim, Nina Tran, Nia Price-Nascimento, Esa Tilija, Maria Caoagdan, and Angela Nguyen.

This past summer RadioActive Youth Media completed its 11th year at KUOW. Eight high school students spent six weeks writing, editing, recording and mixing their very first radio stories and podcasts. In this showcase, we hear from these producers and the work they completed. Click to listen to the entire show hosted by Ann Kane, or skip to your favorite pieces below.

Featured Stories:

How My Basement Led Me To The Jazz Scene On Jackson Street,” by Nia Price-Nascimento

Kathleen’s Encore: Former Opera Singer Says ‘Having It All Is Highly Overrated’,” by Ernesto Morfin Montes de Oca

A Tale Of Two High Schools,” by Ahlaam Ibraahim & Esa Tilija

Unraveling the Family Folklore Passed Through Generations,” by Maria Caoagdan

Water Is the Sound Of Freedom For My 'Ba',” by Angela Nguyen

Teen Girl Loves Computer Science, But Struggles To Fit In,” by Ahlaam Ibraahim

Young Seattleites Feel Limited By Lack Of All-Ages Live Music,” Noah Phillips Reardon

Youth In Crisis Find Someone To Listen At Teen Hotline,” Caitlin Gaylord

Youth Find Themselves By Crossing Religious Boundaries,” Ardo Hersi

A Dope Insight On How Weed Affects Teens,” by Angela Nguyen & Nia Price-Nascimento

An Autistic Teen”s Guide To Impersonating Michael Jackson,” by Meghan O'Kelley

A Death Sentence Turns Into A Call Of The Wild,” by Esa Tilija

RadioActive is KUOW's program for high school students. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter.