WCRS Podcast - youthbeat

Fencing, Food, and the Future - September 10, 2018


25:13 minutes (46.18 MB)

Youth Beat talks tech! Listen to learn about a statewide program aiming to familiarize students of all ages with the fast-paced world of computers. We'll also check back in with our friends at Columbus Fencing and Fitness and Ohio State. Also join us for Trend Watch with Devon B.

Adjusting to College - August 13, 2018

How do you adjust to college life? Learn about living in the residence halls, getting involved, and other tips for a successful transition to college

27:31 minutes (37.8 MB)

From the City to the Country Part 1: Urban vs. Rural - August 6, 2018

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)

Discovery - July 30, 2018

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. Looking for something to do this summer? Camp Canopy is coming up in June 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)

Downtown Voices - July 23, 2018

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!

26:11 minutes (35.96 MB)

The World Outside Our Window - July 16, 2018

On this week's episode of Youthbeat Radio, we'll meet two teens using an internship to unite a community effected 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)

Children and Nature - July 9, 2018

This week we feature highlights from St Paul, Minnesota. We learn about the work of the organization, efforts to make the movement to get kids outside more diverse and inclusive, and conference happenings.

26:55 minutes (24.65 MB)

Youth Empowerment - July 2, 2018

In the spirit of Independence Day, 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.

29:17 minutes (40.21 MB)

Connections - June 25, 2018

This week's show is all about connections. Hear personal stories of connecting to nature and how Cleveland Metro Parks is bringing nature to the people through its NatureTracks mobile bus. What is Social Lawn Art? We feature a special project by the OSU class Population, Place, and Environment and artist Jacklyn Brickman held recently on the OSU campus. Social Lawn Art (http//u.osu.edu/sociallawnart) is an innovative way to explore interrelationships between people, communities, and ecosystems through art. Finally, we connect to the wonderful world of birds and what the OSU Ornithology club is doing to promote appreciation of the many birds in Central Ohio and beyond.

25:49 minutes (35.46 MB)

Heritage, Holidays, and Health - June 18, 2018


27:25 minutes (37.66 MB)
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