Youth Podcast

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The WUNC Youth Podcast is the result of a summer long exploration of the question "What is News?" Sounds like a simple question, Right? But in 2017 it’s one that comes with an incredibly nuanced answer, especially if you ask a group of predominantly African American 16 to 22 year olds. The show is hosted by WUNC’s Kamaya Truitt Martin and features interviews, youth reporter stories and round-table conversations with our team of Youth Reporters.

About the host

Kamaya Truitt-Martin
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Kamaya Truitt-Martin began her career in radio as a reporter during the first iteration of the WUNC’s Youth Reporting Institute.  She has since served as a Mentor in the program teaching teenagers how to produce culturally relevant radio. Kamaya is a 2017 graduate of North Carolina A and T State University. She is also an accomplished poet and one of the subjects of the documentary film Truth Underground.

WUNC Youth Podcast: Prank or Hate

Aug 14, 2017

On this episode of WUNC Youth Podcast we have  a story from one of our youth reporters, Anthony Howard. In this episode we get to listen to the story he's crafted this summer and the steps it took for him to create it. He's being interviewed by our Youth Reporter mentor, Kamaya Truitt-Martin. 

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What is News?

In this episode Durham rapper, G Yamazawa, tells us his thoughts on the news.

"News has really broadened itself to different forms. One of the main forms of news for my generation and younger is social media. Not only do you get news clips but you also get a personalized reaction to it."

  

WUNC Youth Podcast: Hey Al Letson, What is News?!

Jul 30, 2017

What is News?

In this episode we have the host of  Reveal, Al Letson, with us. Al tells us:

WUNC Youth Radio Podcast
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What is News?

 

In this episode Los Angeles Hip-Hop Artist, De'Wayne Jackson says,  

"I feel like at times hip-hop can be news for a lot of kids. We just have to continue to give our voices to the world and hope the kids that are listening can make a change."

What is news? 

In this episode we also ask Katherine Gan "Can hip-hop be news?"

WUNC Youth Radio Podcast
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What is news?  

In this episode Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington says, “It’s an interesting question not because I think that news is being redefined.  There used to be at least lip service or homage paid to a lack of bias in news."