ASM Youth Radio Summer 2019

Series produced by ASM Youth Radio

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Stories produced by Chicago teens at the After School Matters Youth Radio program.

Over the course of 6 weeks, teens pitched, conducted interviews, and produced a story of their choosing. The majority of these stories are personal audio essays and interrogations into the teens' identity, community, and families.


14 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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I am 16, and my piece is about asking different people about their experience on the Red Line, or the “EL” better known as the “Soul train”.

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 08:25
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My piece is about my journey through life since 4th grade, when I realized I was an LGBTQ+ individual.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 10:07
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I recorded various conversations with my brothers and my mother about music and put in other parts of the conversation that were unrelated.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:23
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My piece is about my mom and her story of being gay and how that led to my parents divorce.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:14
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This piece covers the topic of social media and the unspoken issues surrounding its use.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 07:01
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My story is a unique tale of a homeschooled basketball recruit.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:53
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This is me opening up about something no one really knows about.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 07:03
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This podcast is about abusive relationships from both the inside and outside perspectives.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:26
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This is about toxic friends and how they affect your mentality.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:15
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My Name is Ashley Villa, I am an 18 year old Mexican- American Woman from the Southwest Side of Chicago.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 07:14
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Our piece is about Tobias’ brother and Miracle’s uncle and how they live their lives in and outside of prison.

Bought by WMMT


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:02
  • Purchases: 1
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I chose to do an audio piece dedicated to my sister since she was leaving for college.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 07:21
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This piece relates to how she believes racism and discrimination relates to the Latinx community.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:56
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This podcast is about my connection to my siblings in relation to my birthday.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:00