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MY LIFE SO FAR

The village of Alert Bay, on Canada's Pacific coast, is a study in paradox for the teens growing up there. 

 
 

the great bear rain forest

A great example of recording the world around you.

 

EAR HUSTLE

brings you the stories of life inside prison,
shared and produced by those living it.  (A podcast, meaning a series of stories told all together in different episodes)

 

EMANCIPATION: A YOUNG MAN LEAVES FOSTER CHAIR ON HIS OWN TERMS.

"Walking into court for my very last time as a foster youth, I felt like I was getting a divorce from a system that I’ve been in a relationship with almost my entire life.

 

MADJ'S DIARY: TWO YEARS IN THE LIFE OF A SAUDI GIRL

In a country where women’s lives are intensely restricted, Majd Abdulghani dreams of becoming a scientist. Meanwhile, her parents want to arrange her marriage.

 

LITTLE WAR ON THE PRAIRIE

In 1862, Mankato, Minnesota was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged after a war with white settlers. The journalist went back to Minnesota to figure out what really happened 150 years ago, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it much after.

 

DROPPING LIKE FLIES

Every year for the past few years, tens of thousand of flytraps have gone missing – from the wild, from gardens, from nurseries. And, really, nobody knows where they go.

 

WHY DO I STAY

Rainy wanted to make a radio story about how she gotten into an abusive relationship, why she stayed in it for so long, and how she finally left. 

 

HOUSE OF NIGHT: THE LOST CREATION SONGS OF THE MOJAVE PEOPLE

Recorded by an amateur ethnographer in the 1960s, these tapes of the last Creation Song singer of the tribe recount the legends and origin of the Mojave people. They are oral maps of the desert region that were instrumental in helping to save the Ward Valley from becoming a nuclear waste dump site.

 

SIGHT UNSEEN

In December of 2009, photojournalist Lynsey Addario was embedded with a medevac team in Afghanistan. After days of waiting, one night they got the call - a marine was gravely wounded.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LEAVE HOME: from the New Fire podcast

Whether you're running away from your remote reserve, escaping from a small town to a bustling, big city, or heading back to traditional territory, displacement is a fact of life for many indigenous youth. And today, so many aboriginal teens continue to struggle to find exactly where they belong. 

 

THE BEEF OVER NATIVE AMERICAN HUNTING RIGHTS: From the code switch podcast

Reporter Nate Hegyi spends a day in Montana with a Nez Perce hunting party.

 

THE PROBLEM WITH SOUNDING WHITE: from The Stoop podcast.

What's it mean when someone says you "sound white"? In this episode we explore voice, and unpack what it means linguistically, socially, and professionally when you're black but supposedly "sound white."

 

HOW TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE CROSS GENERATIONS: from the On Being podcast

The new field of epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation.