Youth Voices

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Youth Show December 6

This week on the show, youth producer Mara MacDonell brings us a great piece about the Cook County High School Pep Band.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: December 6

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Czarina brings us an original poem, "Untitled Poem #2" (Photo by miyagisan/Flickr)

Untitled Poem #2

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Czarina Crow is a WTIP Youth Radio Project producer, high school student and poet. In this feature, she shares a poem about death and saying goodbye.


Pep Band (Daniel M. Reck/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Pep Band

If you've ever been to a high school sports event, you've probably seen (and heard) the pep band. But what purpose do they really serve?


Mark Marxen takes a closer look at the wolf hunt for his Night of the Notorious project (Diane Hammond/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Mark Marxen on the wolf hunt

Is a wolf hunt good wolf population management? College in the Schools Writing student Mark Marxen is taking a closer look at this topic for his Night of the Notorious project.


8th graders share their "This I Believe" essays (churl/Flickr)

8th Grade "This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 3

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her 8th grade exploratory class.


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Youth Show November 29

This week on the show, we bring you new editions of School News, a fresh-off-the-press poem from our own youth producer Czarina Crow, we have an interview with College in the Schools Writing class stu


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: November 29

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Czarina brings us an original poem, "Untitled" (Photo by matryosha/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: An Untitled Poem

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Youth producer Czarina Crow hosts and engineers the Saturday Youth Radio Project Mix show. She also writes original poetry, which she occasionally shares with us on the air.


Cloud Cult (ararejul/Flickr)

Youth bring indie band Cloud Cult to Silver Bay

This weekend, reknowned indie band Cloud Cult will perform at the William Kelley High School Auditorium in Silver Bay, and the young people on the Northern Lake County Arts Board were instrumental in


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Youth Show November 22

This week, we bring you a great pre-recorded program in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Should students involved in extracurricular activities be tested for drug use? (Charles Kaiser/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Katie Vander Heiden on student drug testing

Should high schoolers participating in extracurricular activities be drug tested? College in the Schools Writing student Katie Vander Heiden will be looking into that question in the coming weeks.


WTIP over the Thanksgiving Holiday

Youth producer Michaela Peterson checks in over Thanksgiving

Over the holiday week, Youth Radio Project producer Michaela Peterson was on the road with her family, headed to St. Louis, Missouri.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: November 15

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Czarina Crow

Youth producer Czarina Crow shares an original poem

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Many people might not know this, but Youth Radio Project member Czarina Crow is quite the poet.


8th graders share their "This I Believe" essays (churl/Flickr)

8th Grade "This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 2

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her 8th grade exploratory class.


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Youth Show November 15

This week on the Youth Show, we had a great interview with College in the Schools Writing student Cailan Carpenter as part of our Night of the Notorious interview series, TWO essays from Ms.


Youth Radio Project's Night of the Notorious Interview Series airs weekly on WTIP (Michael Perez/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Cailan Carpenter on picking a topic

Cailan Carpenter joined us in the studio this week to share her thoughts on picking a topic for her Night of the Notorious project.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: November 8

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


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Youth Show November 8

This week's Youth Show=packed! We're joined by new youth radio producer Mara MacDonell, who brings us a brand-spanking-new commentary.


8th graders share their "This I Believe" essays (churl/Flickr)

8th Grade "This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 1

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her 8th grade exploratory class.


Vote! (lamont_cranston/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Let 17-year-olds vote

One of the most exciting elements to surface during the last presidential election was the increased participation of younger voters.  While this can be celebrated, not all young people had the c


Ballot (Corey Templeton/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews CIRCLE on youth voting

As most of you probably know, this week was election week. Prior to the election, we got to thinking about what the status is with young people and voting in America.


Sterling & Kara are hitting the books, too... (Chris Guy/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Update with Producers Kara & Sterling

Each week, you hear the voices of Sterling and Kara on the Youth Show. Recently, they've been interviewing their fellow students on their Night of the Notorious research topics.


Joey's Random Fact

Random Fact: October 20

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Cy Fortunato and Joey Chemelik are two hosts of the Saturday Youth Mix Show. Each time they host the program, Joey shares a random fact. This week, Joey shares a rather gruesome one.


Running on snow (Tom Cochrane/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Cross Country

Last week, on the last sunny day in October, Mara did what she has done every day after school this fall. She went to Cross Country practice.


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Youth Show October 25

This week on the Youth Show, we introduce new youth producer Mara MacDonell, who brings a brand-spanking-new commentary about being part of the Cook County Cross Country Team.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: October 26

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!