Youth Radio’s Riley Lockett constantly hears remarks about how skinny he is. But to him, these quips carry a deeper fear about being a black man in America. “I can be a strong man with a skinny body, as long as I’m confident and comfortable with my size.” Read more at Youth Radio.Read More I’m a Thin, Black Man, And That Worries My Family
Fresno music aficionados Enrique Little, Raymart Catacutan and Cruz Rodriguez review new albums for the latest installment of The kNOw youth media’s summer podcast series. They touch on Lil Uzi Vert, Brockhampton and a debut album from polarizing underground rapper XXXTENTACION. “He’s unashamedly ‘bad-singing’ but it’s good.” Listen at The kNOw.Read More The kNOw summer podcast series: Lil Uzi Vert’s new album
Lisa Weissman, a supervising attorney and lecturer at Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, explains how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program came to be and how it works. Weissmann also explains what undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children need to know after the Trump Administration announced it will end […]Read More Ask an immigration lawyer: what do Dreamers need to know now?
On this edition of The kNOw’s summertime podcast series, a trio of young music critics review Tyler the Creator’s album, “Flower Boy.” Three listeners with very different opinions discuss everything from the album’s production quality to its place in hip hop music and culture. “The production was cool, the strings, the way it was sequenced. […]Read More Three young music critics on Fresno’s youth podcast series
In the third installment of a podcast by the youth media team at The kNOw in Fresno, an 18-year-old illustrator talks about creativity and being trans. Long before becoming a popular artist on social media, Kai kept his art to himself. “Why not share it to the world? It’s there.” Listen further at The kNOw.Read More Fresno youth podcast series highlights young trans illustrator
Students worked to shape Oakland Unified School District’s revised policies for how school officials will handle reports of sexual harassment. Youth Radio reports on the change in Oakland, and how young people are pushing for educators to take a stronger stance toward protecting students. “My message is simple: It is your job to keep students […]Read More Why are high schools beefing up sexual assault policies? Pressure from teens.
A trio of young Fresno men bring listeners their opinions on hip hop. In the second installment of the series, they discuss Jay-Z’s 2017 album “4:44.” “It’s honest. It’s a sincere album with legitimate feelings.” Listen to the podcast at The kNOw.Read More The kNOw Fresno’s youth radio podcast, episode 2
Women make up about half of the overall workforce in the United States, but they’re only about a quarter of the tech workforce. But driven by curiosity and talent, women are pushing their way into fields traditionally dominated by men. “The more I learn about engineering and science, the more I realize how important it […]Read More More women are choosing to code, but is Silicon Valley ready for them?
In this new podcast, youth reporters in Fresno talk with a local poet, Shelley Fairbanks, who shares her experience as an LGBTQ person and how she came to start writing about her life. “I felt the need to write.” Listen to the podcast at The kNOw.Read More Podcast with The kNOw in Fresno
Growing up in Pleasant Hill, where the local middle school, high school and college are next door, and Marie Sosa never doubted she’d advance from one level to the next. Currently a community college student, Sosa’s confidence in her ability to continue with her education plan has been shaken by the Trump administration’s proposed cuts […]Read More Why Trump’s education budget may cost me my American Dream