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Youth Voices Stories

New York City

Do you remember 9/11?

Fourteen years after the events of 9/11/2001, Youth Producer Sean MacDonell asked around his school if people remembered that day.

Cook County Schools

The open lunch debate at Cook County High School

The open lunch debate at Cook County High School drew many voices. Ultimately, open lunch was closed to all those but eligible seniors.


Interview with Cook County High School football team senior members

Youth Producer Sean MacDonell interviews senior members of the Cook County varsity football team, Richie Furlong, Andy Farley and Noah Warren.


Coming of Age

Youth Producer Sean MacDonell immediately thinks of one thing when he hears the phrase "coming of age."


Young Couple, Ohio State Fair

Youth Producer Audrey Summers read "Young Couple, Ohio State Fair," a poem by Felix Jung.

Running requires motivation...especially during the hot summer months

Fisherman's Picnic 5 Miler

Youth Producer Sean MacDonell's favorite Fish Pic event is the 5 Mile Trail Run at Pincushion Mountain.

Fall colors along a stream


Youth Producer Sean MacDonell recently went to downtown Grand Marais and asked folks about significant changes that they were currently going through or that had affected them earlier on in their live

Light on the Lake by Stephan Hoglund

Interview with Parks and Rec Director Dave Tersteeg about changing water levels

Youth Producer Sean MacDonell interviews Grand Marais Parks and Rec Director Dave Tersteeg about the changing water levels of Lake Superior and the impact that it has had on the Grand Marais harbor.

Minnesota Lake

What does "home" mean to you?

Last week, during our North Shore Experience Membership Drive, Youth Producer Audrey Summers asked the folks that stopped by, what the word “home” meant to them.


Childhood Home

Last weekend, Youth Producer Sean MacDonell traveled to his hometown of St. Paul. In this commentary, he describes his feelings upon returning to his old neighborhood.