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Six months after the Parkland shooting, local student activists reflect

Justin Velasco and Sophie Poole
KUOW Photo/Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong
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Justin Velasco and Sophie Poole

Bill Radke talks to two local student activists about how they were inspired to organize. We talk to Justin Velasco, who helped found the Seattle chapter of Students Demand Action, and Sophie Poole, who helped organize a student walkout at Mercer Island High School.

These students were featured in a 2-part podcast by KUOW's youth media program, RadioActive. The first episode is, 'Six months after Parkland: 'Even to this day, it doesn't feel real.' The second episode is 'Back to school in the age of school shootings.'

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