Teens http://wunc.org en Teens 'Remix' The News: World Cup, Controversial Shooting Range And More http://wunc.org/post/teens-remix-news-world-cup-controversial-shooting-range-and-more <p>Area teens have been listening to radio news stories and remixing them with original hip hop beats. <a href="http://wunc.org/post/beat-making-lab-behind-scenes-blog">Remixing the News</a> is a partnership between WUNC and the <a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/">Beat Making Lab</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The teens are&nbsp; from area high schools including Chapel Hill High, East Chapel Hill High, and Research Triangle High. They met regularly after school throughout the spring and then completed a week-long summer workshop.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:10:03 +0000 Carol Jackson 38617 at http://wunc.org Teens 'Remix' The News: World Cup, Controversial Shooting Range And More What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? http://wunc.org/post/what-does-summer-camp-look-your-family <p>Hello mudda, hello fadda. It's that time again, summer camp!&nbsp; <strong>What does summer camp look like for you and your family? </strong>Click <a href="http://mywunc.org/summercamp/upload">here </a>to share a photo, audio or video right from your phone.</p><p>You have until Friday, July 11. On Monday the 14th we will feature some of our favorite submissions here.</p><p>Click <a href="http://mywunc.org/summercamp/">here </a>to browse all of submissions we've published so far.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:38:57 +0000 Carol Jackson 38330 at http://wunc.org What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family? Teen Reporters: 8 Essential Summer Jams http://wunc.org/post/teen-reporters-8-essential-summer-jams <p></p><p>WUNC is working with several teen reporters this summer. The young people are <a href="http://wunc.org/post/wunc-welcomes-six-teen-reporters">learning Journalism 101</a> from seasoned NPR and WUNC reporters.</p><p>On their first day on the job, we asked each reporter to recommend a song. The idea is to pull together a fun 2014 summer playlist for you.</p><p>Here are the recommendations.</p><p>Jamayah Parrish: "Pumped up Kicks" by Foster the People:</p><p>http://youtu.be/SDTZ7iX4vTQ</p><p>Thar Thwai: "Stay High" by Tove Lo</p><p>http://youtu.be/oh2LWWORoiM</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:04:49 +0000 Carol Jackson & Lauren Spohrer 37921 at http://wunc.org Teen Reporters: 8 Essential Summer Jams WUNC Welcomes Six Teen Reporters http://wunc.org/post/wunc-welcomes-six-teen-reporters <p></p><p>Where do you find those stories? That is one of the most-asked question of a radio reporter. Six young people will find out the answer this summer in WUNC's 3rd annual Summer Youth Radio Institute. The Institute kicked off Monday June 23 with an ambitious goal: teach the teens to find stories in their communities and give them the tools to tell those stories on the radio.</p><p>More than 50 young people applied to be a part of the experience. The rookie reporters hired for the six positions come from Orange, Durham and Chatham counties.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:51:45 +0000 Carol Jackson 37773 at http://wunc.org WUNC Welcomes Six Teen Reporters The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent http://wunc.org/post/bucket-brothers-young-talent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Logan and Casey Valleroy have years of experience playing nine different instruments. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The years of musical experience are impressive since they have a combined total of 24 years of life. </span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:17:22 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36820 at http://wunc.org The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading http://wunc.org/post/kate-dicamillos-picks-summer-treehouse-reading Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and that means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book.<p>With that in mind, Newbery Award-winning <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/authors/138135070/kate-dicamillo" target="_blank">author Kate DiCamillo</a> shared some summer book recommendations for readers ages 8-13 with NPR's Melissa Block. Sun, 25 May 2014 13:46:08 +0000 NPR Staff 36136 at http://wunc.org Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading NC Closer To Raising Age At Which Teens Can Be Tried As Adults http://wunc.org/post/nc-closer-raising-age-which-teens-can-be-tried-adults <p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday, in the state House, lawmakers passed a bill that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds charged with misdemeanors to be referred to the juvenile justice system, rather than trying them as adults. The measure has been a long time coming.</p><p>The so-called “Raise the Age” bill passed 77 to 39 with broad bipartisan support. Republican representative Marilyn Avila of Wake County is the bill’s main sponsor.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 35995 at http://wunc.org NC Closer To Raising Age At Which Teens Can Be Tried As Adults NC House Lawmakers Pass Bill To Raise Age At Which Teens Can Be Charged As Adults http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-lawmakers-pass-bill-raise-age-which-teens-can-be-charged-adults <p>State lawmakers in the House have passed a bill that would raise the age at which North Carolina teens can be charged as adults. North Carolina is one of only two states that still treat 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults. Republican representative Marilyn Avila is a sponsor of the bill.<br /><br />"This bill is one that I feel like North Carolina needs to consider because we’re one of only two states who do not have our 16 and 17-year-old juvenile delinquents placed in the juvenile justice system. They go into the adult system," said Avila.<br /> Thu, 22 May 2014 00:07:13 +0000 Jessica Jones 35938 at http://wunc.org NC House Lawmakers Pass Bill To Raise Age At Which Teens Can Be Charged As Adults Rocky Mount Community Gathers To Brainstorm After Teen Shootings http://wunc.org/post/rocky-mount-community-gathers-brainstorm-after-teen-shootings <p></p><p>Rocky Mount community members and leaders are gathering at Word Tabernacle Church tonight for a public forum. This comes just weeks after four boys were shot on the church basketball court, and another was killed in a drive-by shooting.</p><p></p><p>Word Tabernacle Church Pastor James Gailliard said the tragedies have been a catalyst for social dialogue. He said he sees people crossing the aisle politically and having constructive discussions about how to combat gang violence, poverty and joblessness in the community.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:59:24 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30696 at http://wunc.org Rocky Mount Community Gathers To Brainstorm After Teen Shootings Evelin Huerta: 'My Brother's Death Is Still A Mystery' http://wunc.org/post/evelin-huerta-my-brothers-death-still-mystery <p><strong>Updated Saturday, 10/21/13 11:00 a.m.:</strong></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:35:00 +0000 WUNC News 27738 at http://wunc.org Evelin Huerta: 'My Brother's Death Is Still A Mystery'