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Youth EB Picks: London Teenager Campaigns for Autistic Adults

December 26, 2012 in GPRX Blog by dylan

London Teenager Campaigns for Autistic Adults from Deutsche Welle.

London teenager Bella Tommey‘s vision for autistic people to have the job opportunities they deserve comes from her relationship with her younger brother, Billy, who has autism.  She recognized that autistics had talents and strengths overlooked by most people and she set out to change their perceptions.  Billy’s Café was born. Named after her autistic brother, Billy’s Café is a series of popup cafes where people can meet, mingle and be served by autistic people.

This story had excellent sound quality, great editing and wonderful music to help set the tone.  The only major problem I found with the piece was the ending.  The story cuts out in the middle of what sounded like the last sentence, but all in all I found this to be an interesting and inspiring story that can help teach people more about autism, and maybe even inspire them to do something good for their community like Bella Tommey has done for hers.

Youth EB Picks: What We Are Thankful For by City High Radio

December 3, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Connor Parker

November is a month during which we all think about who and what we are thankful for in our lives, and I got to listen to a piece that embodies this spirit. "What We Are Thankful For" by City High Radio gave me a chance to hear what other kids are thinking about this holiday season, all while making me think about the age-old question myself: "What are you thankful for this year?" Everyone can use a little deep thinking like that, as it yields a sense of appreciation that works wonders leading up to the generous and philanthropic month of December. So check out this piece and think about what you're thankful for this year.

Youth EB Picks: Cindy's Brain from KCRB

November 6, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Christina Rucker

Cindy's Brain, from KRCB Voice of Youth:
Piece description: Ever wanted to get inside someone else's head? Well, click here to step outside of yourself and inside the audio guide to the 13 rooms making up Cindy's Brain.

I think this piece has different moods, I'm assuming because Cindy shows the different parts of her brain from her point of view. I love how in part two of her brain tour, we hear the sounds her little brother makes and how happy he makes her. She reminds me of myself and how my life flows sometimes. From her brother's laugh, to the imaginativeness of her piece, Cindy's Brain is an interesting piece.

Youth EB Picks: Jimmy's Story from Youth Media Project

November 1, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Connor Parker

This month, I had the pleasure of listening to some great stories–some light and sweet, others heavy and grave. "Jimmy's Story" from Youth Media Project was one of the latter, making me cringe at the horrifying story of his bullying on his football team. Stories like these are important for society to hear, as they put the limelight on bullying as an issue that affects so many kids in so many places. This piece is an important message, giving hope to those struggling with bullying and showing everyone what is happening in schools across America.


Youth EB Picks: Boredom from KBOO Youth Collective

October 16, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Christina Rucker

My favourite piece would be "Boredom," from Callie Dean of KBOO Youth Collective.  Because this girl knows what kids get themselves get into when they are bored over the summer – which I can really relate to – and she also gives good advice. This recording was funny; she didn't make it boring and caught the listener's attention.

Youth EB Picks: Spooky Chills from Pulse of Portland Music Project

October 3, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Rachel Snow

I enjoyed listening to all of the pieces I reviewed this month but the one that I liked the most was “Spooky Chills” from Pulse of Portland Music Project. The audio piece is not a PSA or news package but a song composed by Anh Le. The song was spooky and chilling but above all it made me smile and brought me into spirit of Halloween!