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28 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 9: Election Season
This dynamic duo talk about the recent election season, how it effects us and what might happen. You'll want to tune in to see this!
43 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 8: Underrated Art Forms
From video games to crystalized objects, there are many different art forms that are underrated. The RU crew share those and more in this new episode!
48 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 7: Our Communities
Today, the RU team talks about the communities and how they play a role in the lives in many people. What communities are they a part of? Tune in to find out!
55 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 6: How Will Things Be Different?
The Youth of The Art Effect discuss whether or not things will be different for everyone in the country from now on. Now that quarantining is coming to an end, and some changes are happening due to the BLM movement, the students discuss if the way people think about pandemics and race relations will be permanent or temporary, and what good can come from these events.
60 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 5: Why Black Lives Matter
The youth of The Art Effect discuss the current climate of Protest, Police Brutality, and why Black Lives Matter. Through each question, the guest hosts express their opinion and viewpoint on this difficult time.
68 minutes | May 20, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 4: Change!
In this week's edition of Radio Uprising, youth DJs Nazir and Lamar ponder the meaning of "change" in these unprecedented times. Among the topics discussed are how the quarantine has altered people's impressions of seasons changing, how climate change has become more noticeable with everyone staying at home, how the quarantine has made spring and summer feel like wintertime (we're all still hunkering down), how the concept of summer vacation and summer jobs is changing, how the paradigm of public education hasn't changed much since its inception (unlike other fields such as medicine or manufacturing), and what everyone will be changing as a result of the growing they've done over the course of the pandemic. Lamar also discusses his new "code" of principles for staying productive and creative during this crisis. Finally, everyone discussed the possibility of humanity growing more and more cyborg-like and change their bodies to contain machine or robotic parts... and how they feel about it!
57 minutes | May 5, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 3: Extremism In Times of Quarantine
In today's episode of Radio Uprising, youth DJs Matthew, Nazir, Lamar, and Tariq discuss with host David Wong how everything has become more extreme during this quarantine. First, everyone discusses how they have been "extra" or how aspects of themselves have become exaggerated during quarantine. Next, everyone discussed the pressure to be productive during quarantine, and how we're extra hard on ourselves when we're not productive. Also discussed are how hard it is to get to sleep these days, and how hard it is to concentrate on homework these days. Finally, the youth discuss extreme behaviors they have noticed in other people--like privileged people protesting the quarantine--and how they maintain their sanity in a world so full of extremes.
54 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 2: Culture and Creativity during Quarantine
How is culture changing, or how has it changed since the COVID-19 epidemic set in? In this week's Radio Uprising, youth DJs Gypsy, Nazir, Lamar, and Matthew discuss the ways in which the Cornoavirus is revealing people's true colors, as well as debate reasons why people are protesting quarantine and the long-term effects this pandemic will have on the younger generation. They touch on topics such as food, fashion, and what they are doing to stave off boredom and stress.
52 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Radio Uprising Remote Edition, Ep. 1: Quaran-teens!
In the first remotely-produced episode of Radio Uprising, host David Wong talks with youth DJs Gypsy and Nazir about what it's like to be a teenager during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics discussed include what it's like to attend school virtually, what they miss most about their regular school year, what they're learning about their family being at home with them all day...and what kind of lasting emotional impact this might be having on young people today.
55 minutes | May 21, 2018
05.17.18 Lies We Tell
Building out of games we play, the youth producers get into discussing lies we tell with Mary Ellen this week. DJs Viv-and-let-Viv, Matt, Jada, and YungFxy define lies as things that aren't true and then shift their definition as they talk about the fact that books and movies are fiction, but aren't always lies. The conversation goes from encountering lies in person to digital deceit. We discuss the lies that are meant to be helpful/harmless and manipulative historical lies that have had lasting repercussions.
46 minutes | May 14, 2018
After what seemed for some like an interminable wait, we reach the topic, as requested, of Cringe on this weeks radio podcast. Our youth producers talk about what cringe means to them and what makes them cringe. From Schadenfreude to videos of us as kids that our parents insist on publishing online, we tow the line between cringe and embarrassment and the youth radio producers weigh in on if there is really is a difference between the two.
59 minutes | May 8, 2018
5.3.18 The Games People Play
Featuring Viv-and-let-Viv, Jada, YungFxy, and Gypsy, this episode is all about the games people play. Mary Ellen gets the youth producers views and opinions on everything from Monopoly to Love Triangles. Tune in to find out who the most competitive youth producers are when it comes to board games and what kind of games social media is being used to play.
51 minutes | May 7, 2018
4.26.18 - Celebrity
The show features the opinions and views of Gypsy, Matt, and Viv-and-Let-Viv and a familiar friend debuting his chosen DJ Name: (DJ) YungFxy, spelling TBD, as they talk with Mary Ellen about the concept of celebrity. The show kicks off with a discussion of the highest tier of celebrities and names thrown into the ring included Beyonce, Nicholas Cage, and Morrissey... The question "What makes a celebrity?" takes the conversation to who parents and grandparents think are celebrities vs. today's celebrities that the youth recognize (or don't). With so much to say, we didn't even make it to a break this week. Check out this episode to find out who the youth producers think should be celebrities, and what if they were going to be famous they would want to be famous for!
59 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
11.04.2017 - Going to the Movies
In anticipation of the upcoming 5th Annual Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival on Friday, our Youth Producers talk about their experiences going to the movies. They tackle why it seems like people are going to movie theaters less often these days and whether the rating system works. Things get heated when it comes to what the code of conduct is for moviegoing. We all can agree that you need to silence your cell phones, but is texting unacceptable? What do you do when someone near you is interrupting your moviegoing experience? Featuring Mary Ellen, DJ Viv-and-let-Viv, DJ Sahomegirl, DJ Sassy Cassy, and newcomers Nathalia and Nazir.
60 minutes | Sep 1, 2017
In a world full of trolls, echo chambers, and angry comments sections, what does it mean to "protest" something? Youth DJs Vivianna and Matthew take a long, hard look at protests in their personal lives as well as in American history and contemporary politics. Learn all about what happens when Pokemon players rally together to make certain cards worthless, how to start and circulate a petition in your school so your principal really hears you, and how the Boston Tea Party would go down if it happened in Trump's America. Plus youth produced musical pieces and a podcast from our friends at YouthRadio.org!
55 minutes | Feb 13, 2017
01.05.2017 - Lies and Liars
On this episode of Radio Uprising, the Youth Producers talk about the nature of lies and liars. What does it mean to lie? Have you ever lied? Are there every any circumstances in which it is ok to lie? Should we always be held accountable? Bringing it to the bigger picture, they also discuss the controversial nature of lies in the news media as well as public office.
60 minutes | Sep 28, 2016
9.22.2016 - Helping
The youth producers talk about all different kinds of help in this week's episode! First they ask each other, "what is help?" and wonder about who really needs to be helped in the first place. They discuss the difference between long-term help and short-term help, and even help that might seem like hurt at first! For example, even though having to do homework may seem like a short term hurt, it helps you learn and grow in the long run. The conversation moves on to being able to accept help from others--having the courage to know you are in trouble--and the negative consequences of refusing to be helped when you really need it. The team talks about their own experiences helping siblings, classmates, parents, and teachers, and then takes a short break to listen to a youth-produced podcast about consent. After the break, everyone takes a moment to appreciate how much Spark Media Project has helped them, and to talk about how excited they are for the upcoming film festival!!!
60 minutes | Sep 19, 2016
08.04.2016 - Summertime
In this super fun episode, the youth media producers talk about what they did over the summer! Their answers range from visiting a chocolate factory, to canoeing, being a science camp counselor, to catching Pokemon! They tried new things (like Sauerbraten), did some of their old favorite things (writing music), and all in all had a fun, summery time! The second half of the show starts with a conversation about Harry Potter, and then moves on to the 2016 election. The Radio Uprising team talks about Hilary Clinton--whether or not they trust her, whether or not they'd vote for her, and what it would be like to have a woman president. There is some disagreement and lively, civil debate! In the end, they're all still friends and can't wait to get back on air next week!
55 minutes | Sep 19, 2016
08.11.2016 - The Rio Olympics
After a short chat about--of all things--time travel, the youth producers launch into a lively discussion about the controversial 2016 Rio Olympics! The conversation starts with a few questions: what purpose do the olympics serve? What motivates the athletes? Nationalism? Glory? Vanity? Then the Radio Uprising team listens to a podcast about all the health, construction, and safety concerns this year's games have endured. They discuss the different roles mainstream vs. social media play in covering these challenges, and wonder whether the national spotlight will help Rio resolve some of these issues. Finally, the youth producers switch gears and talk about some of the blatantly sexist/racist comments that members of the media have made during the games. The Uprising panel is outraged--and resolve to help change these kinds of outdated attitudes!
56 minutes | Sep 19, 2016
08.18.2016 - The Mall
Inspired by a sexist comment about teen girls and shopping, the youth producers try to deconstruct what we mean when we talk about...THE MALL! Everyone shares their first reaction to the phrase itself, and then digs deeper, examining the idea that women are mall-obsessed. The team--all of whom are female and decidedly mall-indifferent--debunk that stereotype pretty quickly, and move on to the topic of consumerism. They discuss the social rules and statuses associated with shopping at the mall and being able to buy expensive, "fashionable" clothing. Where do the "cool kids" shop? Is the mall still a "cool" place to hang out? The serious discussion is punctuated with Pokemon jokes, callers from Buffalo, and more!
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