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The 2016 youth radio crew in the WLRN studios.00000173-d94c-dc06-a17f-ddddb4ba0000WLRN’s youth radio program mentors and trains student interns through the process of producing professional news features for radio broadcast. This includes formulating a story pitch, reporting, research, identifying and interviewing sources, writing for radio, and mixing basic audio elements.In addition to producing their own stories, interns learn the fundamentals of journalism in a working newsroom from professionals in the fields of radio, print, photography and digital journalism. Interns learn about finding stories, reporting with accuracy and fairness, and how to be a critical news consumer.This website showcases their work over the course of the summer internship.WLRN Youth Radio Institute is part of Urgent, Inc.’s FACE Summer Youth Training Employment Program, which provides hands-on real world training for youth between the ages of 16-24. The program affords interns the opportunity to advance their professional skills to individuals who might not otherwise get the opportunity.

WLRN Youth Radio Asks: Do I Have A Right To A Classroom Education?

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Everyone has a right to an education at least until high school, right?

As Anthony Espinoza found out, it’s not so simple, especially when you hit 16. At that age, young people can choose to drop out of school. But Anthony wanted back in school after he had to leave the magnet school he attended because his grades were suffering following dozens of absences and tardies.

Anthony tries to figure out exactly what happened to him and figure out what to do next. Listen to his story:

UPDATE: Anthony says school at Young Men's Prep is going well. He's figured out his plan B: he uses ride sharing apps like Lyft and Uber to get to school on time and then takes the bus back home.

You can find all of WLRN’s youth radio stories and see more of the work the interns created over the summer here.

WLRN's youth radio program is a partnership with Urgent, Inc.’s FACE program.