WCRS Podcast - youthbeat

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 20, 2020

This show takes time to recognize the contributions of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we take time to reflect, we will highlight the MLK open house that takes place annually at The King Arts Complex, as well as other events that occur throughout the day in Columbus, Ohio. This segment was created to inspire youth leadership, action and involvement in the community by getting inspiration from Dr. King's leadership and actions.

27:21 minutes (33.82 MB)

Communities within Our Community - December 16, 2019

First, Positively Charged features Upper Arlington High School students talking about the Gay Straight Alliance and resources and support for youth. Ready for a road trip? We're excited to travel to the City of Whitehall where we learn about interesting happenings on the eastern edge of the Columbus Metro area. Tune in for this week's Creature Feature and words of wisdom from naturalist John Muir.

27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)

From the City to the Country Part 1 - Urban vs. Rural - December 9, 2019

This is the first episode of Youth Beat Radio's Rural Series. This series highlights rural life and culture as presented by the voices of the students, many of whom have grown up in rural communities in Ohio and beyond. Nine student's in Dr. Kristi Lekies' Rural Sociology 1500 class at the Ohio State University have produced segments on the differences between Urban and Rural America.

28:25 minutes (39.02 MB)

December Celebrations - December 2, 2019

December is populated with a great deal of holidays. Tonight Youth Beat reports on traditions and celebrations that you may or may not be familiar with. Come explore Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day and Boxing Day with us! Great music, great cultures and a musical recipe are in store!

22:54 minutes (20.97 MB)

The Thanksgiving Journey - 1620 to Today - November 25, 2019

This week Youth Beat talks turkey! Tune in to live through the very first "Thanksgiving," then watch as it blossoms into a national holiday over 200 years later. Learn what the Pilgrims did and didn't eat, how a single woman saved Thanksgiving and how a Greek legend came to be a treasure centerpiece.

25:27 minutes (23.3 MB)

The World Outside Our Window - November 18, 2019

On this week's episode of Youth Beat Radio, we'll meet two teens using an internship to unite a community affected by gun violence, middle school and high school students working with Case Western University to study ecosystems in northern Ohio, and a family discussing the importance of getting outdoors at the Miami Valley No Child Left Inside Conference. We'll also take a look at Ohio's forests, the history behind them, and a popular bird that resides in them.

28:35 minutes (39.26 MB)

Honoring Our Veterans - November 11, 2019

This week's show honors our veterans. Learn some facts about Veterans Day and listen to some special music. Thank you to all the veterans for your service to our country!

26:08 minutes (35.89 MB)

Leading and Legislating - November 4, 2019

In honor of Election Day on Tuesday, November 5, we are replaying our interview with Ohio River Valley Junior State of America leaders about the important role of youth in leading our world and addressing critical issues in our society.

27:28 minutes (37.73 MB)

All Hallow's Eve - October 29, 2019

All of the mystery, legend, and myth behind Halloween are brought to light in this special broadcast. Come learn about the history of Halloween! From an early Celtic religion to the massively popular holiday we now celebrate, Halloween has a rich culture and background all its own.

25:16 minutes (34.7 MB)

Discovery - October 21, 2019

This week Youth Beat is all about discovery. First, we travel to Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve and learn all about bogs, fens, dragonflies, wildflowers, and the amazing nature right here in Central Ohio. Would you like to explore a career in forestry? Camp Canopy is an annual event with opportunities for high school students to experience a week of camp learning about trees, wildlife, and career opportunities in the environment and natural resources field. Then we're off to Vancouver for a few highlights of the Children and Nature Network conference.

24:39 minutes (33.85 MB)
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