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Youth Vote

In this episode of the AccessLocal.TV podcast, a group of young people discuss the importance of the youth vote, especially in light of the midterm elections. “It feels like a … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Adult Ish

In a new podcast series, YR Media’s Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen are tackling it all: romance, pop culture, music, politics, career advice, and so much more. On top of … Continue reading

November 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Wellness Culture Backfired For Me

When San Francisco’s Emily Sobelman was young, she thought of herself as “the skinny girl.” But as she started to grow up, that identity combined with her city’s health food … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Podcast: Resistance In Sports And Media

Five reporters from Long Beach weigh in on resistance in sports and the media. They discuss everything ranging from kneeling during the National Anthem to the symbols in Childish Gambino’s … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Long Beach Youth Podcast: Where Are You From?

As part of the Lead podcast, VoiceWaves talks to five Long Beach youth to hear their stories about how they ended up in Long Beach. Read more at VoiceWaves.  

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Getting Woke With My Mom

Each new generation brings with it newer and hopefully more accepting ideologies. Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath explains cultural and generational differences have led to a clash of beliefs between her … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

A New Phenomenon Called ‘Gentefication’

In Boyle Heights, residents have coined a new name for community members who leave the area, then come back with different ideas: gentefication. Some believe this process contributes to rising … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Future of DACA Worries Community College Student

Among the millions of Americans concerned about the repeal of DACA is Citlaly Medina, a DACA recipient and local community college student. DACA gave Medina a Social Security number, a … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Deal With Your Out of Pocket Family Members This Thanksgiving

For a lot of people, Thanksgiving is a joyous time to reunite with family and enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie. But for these teens, familial tension is always Thanksgiving’s … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

We’ve All Heard of an Insta, But What’s a Finsta?

With all the controversy surrounding Russian hackers’ use of fake social media accounts, most people in the U.S. are on high alert about social media. One group that doesn’t seem … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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