RadioActive Youth Media
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Stories about the people and issues that matter to young people in the Northwest. RadioActive is the youth media program at KUOW / Puget Sound Public Radio where youth delight in discovering public radio journalism. Learn more: http://www.kuow.org/radioactive.
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Somalia is the 'nation of poets.' Seattle’s Hamda Yusuf is its ‘awkward diaspora daughter.’
When Hamda Yusuf was growing up in West Seattle, her mom used to recite original poems for her children in the car. "I remember my dad telling me Somalia is the nation of poets and I always knew this to be true... because I know nobody else's mom is writing them poems." Somalia is the 'nation of poets?' If you're not Somali that might surprise you, since if you search for Somalia on the internet, you will quickly learn about civil war and bombings and only rarely about how poetry and art make up