WCRS Podcast - youthbeat

Youth Empowerment - February 25, 2019


29:05 minutes (39.94 MB)

This week we explore an organization run by youth for youth who are politically active known as the Junior State of America. Former JSA State Governor, Weston Lindner, talks with us about how high school students can be civically active and about the benefits that come with being involved in an organization like the JSA. We also take a look at youth voting trends, teaching professionalism to high schoolers in rural schools, and an opportunity for students to express environmental issues to the public through displaying art.

Downtown Voices - February 18, 2019


26:11 minutes (35.96 MB)

This week, Youth Beat heads into the heart of Columbus to learn more about what all goes on between the skyscrapers. Positively Charged features youth from the Academy of Urban Scholars and Juvenile Justice Coalition who are working to stop community violence in Columbus and planning a memorial in honor of the young people lost to violence. We also meet a local artist who uses his incredible talent as a platform to inspire others and Ohio State student who finds environmental opportunities, even in the city. No matter how long you've lived in Columbus, there's still more to learn: so stay tuned!

Bottles & Blades - February 11, 2019

This week Youth Beat tackles the familiar and the unfamiliar. We'll take a trip to a lovely local park system, where a Naturalist and her student walk us through a program on recycling. Then we'll head to every kid's dream: sword practice. Come explore the new, the old, and the in between. Eco-Beat features a story on environmental injustice and prison populations. Plus our weekly Creature Feature and Quote.

24:04 minutes (22.04 MB)

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 21, 2019

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)

School's Out - January 14, 2019

I know, I know, it’s kind of an ironic name considering almost everyone is back in school. But this week on Youth Beat we’re featuring organizations that teach youth outside of the classroom. There’s so much to learn in life, whether it’s about the earth we live on, the food we grow, or interacting with those around us and having a positive impact.

18:25 minutes (25.29 MB)

I know, I know, it’s kind of an ironic name considering almost everyone is back in school. But this week on Youth Beat we’re featuring organizations that teach youth outside of the classroom. There’s so much to learn in life, whether it’s about the earth we live on, the food we grow, or interacting with those around us and having a positive impact.

The World Outside Our Window - January 7, 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)

December Celebrations - December 24, 2018

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, Kwanza, Bodhi Day and Boxing Day with us! Great music, great cultures and a musical recipe are in store!

22:54 minutes (20.97 MB)

Solstice - December 17, 2018

Youth Beat continues its series of programs highlighting the holidays, celebrations, and traditions of December. Tonight host Lyndsi presents stories and songs to celebrate the winter solstice.

23:50 minutes (21.82 MB)

From the City to the Country Part 4: All About Ohio - December 3, 2018

This is the final episode of Youth Beat Radio's Rural Series, for now. 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. Eight students in Dr. Kristi Lekies' Rural Sociology 1500 class at the Ohio State University have produced segments all about Ohio. We discuss everything from the Amish population to our drinking water.

28:31 minutes (39.15 MB)

Inspiration - November 26, 2018

This week's show features inspiration! Upper Arlington High School students interview an extraordinary teacher who reflects on his career as a basketball player, coach, and teacher. We learn about the Passport to Fishing program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Division of Wildlife. What is the best way to transform our health? Hear about the Walk with a Doc program for Columbus residents of all ages and the ways that "movement cures so many things."

26:43 minutes (38.65 MB)
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