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Why Haven’t You Gotten Involved in Community Service? - April 1, 2013


29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)

Youth Beat Radio visited students at Eastmoor Academy to learn more about the Impact Team. These students have completed nearly 50 community service projects. Tonight we talk to them about their experiences, what they learned, and why they got involved in community service outreach. Tune in, and get inspired to help others and your community!

Why Haven't You Gotten Involved in Community Service - April 8, 2013


29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)

Youth Beat Radio visited students at Eastmoor Academy to learn more about the Impact Team. These students have completed nearly 50 community service projects. Tonight we talk to them about their experiences, what they learned, and why they got involved in community service outreach. Tune in, and get inspired to help others and your community!

Earth Day - The Day to Remember Our Planet - April 22, 2013


30:06 minutes (27.56 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, we take a look back at why it is important for you to remember your planet Earth. It is important to think of your planet around you. Why you need to recycle, and take the moment to do something special for Earth Day. Also, think about the animals and other living creatures on our planet. How are they important to our planet? That's tonight on Youth Beat Radio!

Hearing Our Stories: Perspectives on the United States - May 13, 2013


28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, Host Nishant Makhija talks to Tariq Tarey about the Somalian Documentary Project. Tariq is a film director and has worked extensively to tell the stories of Somalian refugees coming to the United States and to Columbus, Ohio. Later in the program Youth Beat Radio talks to students visiting from Montreal about their experience learning about the United States.

Hearing Our Stories: Perspectives on the United States - May 20, 2013


28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)

What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur at a Young Age?


28:28 minutes (26.06 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, we talk with Nate Marshall, Founder and Creative Director of NVision Performance Solutions. He is a Columbus entrepreneur who has started his own business bringing "new media to the new masses." Learn what is involved with starting a business, the benefits and the challenges. His inspiring story may get you interested in starting your own business soon.

Why Haven't You Gotten Involved in Community Service? Eastmoor's Impact - June 17, 2013


29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)

Hearing Our Stories: Perspectives on the United States - July 1, 2013


28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, Host Nishant Makhija talks to Tariq Tarey about the Somalian Documentary Project. Tariq is a film director and has worked extensively to tell the stories of Somalian refugees coming to the United States and to Columbus, Ohio. Later in the program Youth Beat Radio talks to students visiting from Montreal about their experience learning about the United States.

Helping Each Other and the Planet - July 22, 2013


28:30 minutes (39.13 MB)

On tonight's show, we learn about homelessness and hunger in the United States. Upper Arlington High School students discuss outreach to individuals and families in need by volunteering at homeless shelters, food pantries, and the Meals on Wheels program. We also learn about litter and pollution, and one teacher's approach to educating students about the environment.

Helping Each Other and the Planet - July 29, 2013


28:30 minutes (39.13 MB)

Hearing Our Stories - Perspectives on the United States - August 5, 2013


28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)

Serving the Community: Eastmoor Academy's Impact Team - October 14, 2013


29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)

Youth Beat Radio visited students at Eastmoor Academy to learn more about the Impact Team. These students have completed nearly 50 community service projects. Tonight we talk to them about their experiences, what they learned, and why they got involved in community service outreach. Tune in, and get inspired to help others and your community!

Day of the Girl - October 28, 2013


28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

What do Imani Works, Girl Up, Octavia's Friends, and the Role Model Magazine have in common? They are all organizations in the Columbus area that work to promote positive images and life opportunities for girls and women, both locally and internationally. Hear this episode in honor of the United Nations Day of the Girl, held on October 11. Hosted by Youth Beat's newest reporter Rebecca.

Our Planet, Our School, Our Future - November 4, 2013


27:27 minutes (25.13 MB)

What is sustainability and what is being done to protect our planet for future generations? Tonight we feature the OSU student group Students for a Sustainable Campus and their current initiatives. Later, we cover an important debate in the Upper Arlington community over a school levy on this November's ballot. Upper Arlington student reporters give us student and community perspectives on the campaign.

Underrated Recreational Sports - November 18, 2013


28:56 minutes (26.5 MB)

What kinds of sports do you like to participate in and watch? This week Youth Beat explores several sports that you might not be aware of, or don't pay enough attention to. Upper Arlington reporters give us in-depth reports on fly fishing, fantasy football, girls' sports, and frisbee golf. We encourage listeners to learn more about different kinds of sports, support our athletes, and get active!

What Does It Take to be an Entrepreneur at a Young Age? December 2, 2013


28:28 minutes (26.06 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, we talk with Nate Marshall, Founder and Creative Director of NVision Performance Solutions. He is a Columbus entrepreneur who has started his own business bringing "new media to the new masses." Learn what is involved with starting a business, the benefits and the challenges. His inspiring story may get you interested in starting your own business soon.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 27, 2014


28:12 minutes (44.87 MB)

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 by Dr. King's leadership and actions.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - February 4, 2014


28:12 minutes (44.87 MB)

Underrated Recreational Sports - February 17, 2014


28:56 minutes (26.5 MB)

What kinds of sports do you like to participate in and watch? This week Youth Beat explores several sports that you might not be aware of, or don't pay enough attention to. Upper Arlington reporters give us in-depth reports on fly fishing, fantasy football, girls' sports, and frisbee golf. We encourage listeners to learn more about different kinds of sports, support our athletes, and get active!

Day of the Girl - February 24, 2014


28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

What do Imani Works, Girl Up, Octavia's Friends, and the Role Model Magazine have in common? They are all organizations in the Columbus area that work to promote positive images and life opportunities for girls and women, both locally and internationally. Hear this episode in honor of the United Nations Day of the Girl. Hosted by Youth Beat's reporter Rebecca.

The Power of Soccer - March 3, 2014


27:17 minutes (37.24 MB)

Do you love soccer? This week, Columbus International Students inform us about the universal game of soccer. Soccer is not only a sport, it is much more to the players and the fans. From the local Columbus Crew to the Homeless World Cup, learn more about soccer and look at it in a new way.

Hearing Our Stories - Perspectives on the United States - March 31, 2014


28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, Host Nishant Makhija talks to Tariq Tarey about the Somalian Documentary Project. Tariq is a film director and has worked extensively to tell the stories of Somalian refugees coming to the United States and to Columbus, Ohio. Later in the program Youth Beat Radio talks to students visiting from Montreal about their experience learning about the United States.

Helping Each Other and the Planet - April 28, 2014


28:30 minutes (39.13 MB)

On tonight's show, we learn about homelessness and hunger in the United States. Upper Arlington High School students discuss outreach to individuals and families in need by volunteering at homeless shelters, food pantries, and the Meals on Wheels program. We also learn about litter and pollution, and one teacher's approach to educating students about the environment.

The Power of Soccer! May 19, 2014


27:17 minutes (37.24 MB)

Do you love soccer? This week, Columbus International Students inform us about the universal game of soccer. Soccer is not only a sport, it is much more to the players and the fans. From the local Columbus Crew to the Homeless World Cup, learn more about soccer and look at it in a new way.

What Is It Like to Be A Young Entrepreneur? June 16, 2014


28:28 minutes (26.06 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, we talk with Nate Marshall, Founder and Creative Director of NVision Performance Solutions. He is a Columbus entrepreneur who has started his own business bringing "new media to the new masses." Learn what is involved with starting a business, the benefits and the challenges. His inspiring story may get you interested in starting your own business soon.

The Southside Shall Rise Again! August 4, 2014


28:55 minutes (27.83 MB)

Join us this week as Youth Beat Radio travels to the Southside neighborhood of Columbus. Need something to do? Hear about the many activities of the Barack Community Center, part of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. The show highlights the APPS program (Applications for Purpose, Pride, and Success), a unique program for youth ages 14-21 started by Mayor Michael B. Coleman with the goal of teaching life skills and reducing community violence. We also feature interviews with Cheyenne Rozelle, playwright and director of the musical stage play “The Southside Shall Rise Again” and cast members. The play was recently held at Barack Recreation Center. This show is not only informational, but encouraging because it ignites unity and pride in a community! Stay tuned for more activities from this part of Columbus.

Underrated Recreational Sports - August 11, 2014


28:56 minutes (26.5 MB)

What kinds of sports do you like to participate in and watch? This week Youth Beat explores several sports that you might not be aware of, or don't pay enough attention to. Upper Arlington reporters give us in-depth reports on fly fishing, fantasy football, girls' sports, and frisbee golf. We encourage listeners to learn more about different kinds of sports, support our athletes, and get active!

Day of the Girl - October 6, 2014


28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

What do Imani Works, Girl Up, Octavia's Friends, and the Role Model Magazine have in common? They are all organizations in the Columbus area that work to promote positive images and life opportunities for girls and women, both locally and internationally. Hear this episode in honor of the United Nations Day of the Girl. Hosted by Youth Beat's reporter Rebecca.

Hearing Our Stories: Perspectives on the United States - November 3, 2014


28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, Host Nishant Makhija talks to Tariq Tarey about the Somalian Documentary Project. Tariq is a film director and has worked extensively to tell the stories of Somalian refugees coming to the United States and to Columbus, Ohio. Later in the program Youth Beat Radio talks to students visiting from Montreal about their experience learning about the United States.

Underrated Recreational Sports - November 17, 2014


28:56 minutes (26.5 MB)

What kinds of sports do you like to participate in and watch? This week Youth Beat explores several sports that you might not be aware of, or don't pay enough attention to. Upper Arlington reporters give us in-depth reports on fly fishing, fantasy football, girls' sports, and frisbee golf. We encourage listeners to learn more about different kinds of sports, support our athletes, and get active!

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 19, 2015


28:12 minutes (44.87 MB)

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 by Dr. King's leadership and actions.

Communities within our Community - January 26, 2015


27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)

Tune in to Youth Beat's new and improved format with Host Lyndsi! First, Postively 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.

Unspoken Super Heroes - February 9, 2015


28:30 minutes (44.18 MB)

Linden McKinley STEM Academy students shine a light on the role models and support systems that exist within their school. Superman has nothing on these people

Growing Up is Hard to Do - February 16, 2015


26:45 minutes (24.5 MB)

Tonight we head back to the community of Whitehall where we hear from two students about great things happening at Whitehall Yearling High School. Upper Arlington reporters inform us on what it takes to become an Eagle Scout, and we are also taken on camping adventure full of fright and mystery.

Astonishing - February 23, 2015


25:42 minutes (23.53 MB)

Upper Arlington gets the spotlight in this week's broadcast featuring the city council and a football game of change. Delve into just what makes this community so unique, and how they are using their resources to help themselves and others.

From Congress, With Love - March 2, 2015


29:28 minutes (27.39 MB)

A delightful special interview with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty. Refreshing, eloquent and determined, Representative Beatty speaks on youth issues and her time in Congress. Simply delightful.

Spare Change - March 9, 2015


25:32 minutes (23 MB)

Tonight we feature the Real Money Real World program offered by Ohio 4-H Youth Development in schools across Franklin County and Ohio. Be inspired to take action to improve your financial literacy.

I Speak for the Trees - March 16, 2015


28:32 minutes (26.13 MB)

This week Dr. Roger Williams of The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources talks to us about prescribed burning and how fire can really be good for a forest. We also highlight Poetry Out Loud, and a talented young poet who has a knack for performance. So hit play to follow along with us, as we listen and learn.

From Congress with Love - March 23, 2015


29:28 minutes (27.39 MB)

Get on the Bus! March 30, 2015


25:33 minutes (23.39 MB)

We're on the move in Central Ohio! And who better to hear about local transportation options from than COTA, the Central Ohio Transit Authority. Learn about public transportation and what COTA offers to its riders. We also feature stories of immigration to Ohio, poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature. Don't get left behind!

The Experience - April 6, 2015


25:33 minutes (23.4 MB)

With warm weather creeping in it's time to get out and experience Columbus! But there's a lot to do, and it can be hard to know when everything is happening. So this week we aim to help you figure out what's going on where and when through a featured interview with Experience Columbus.

Spare Change - April 13, 2015


25:41 minutes (23.51 MB)

Tonight we feature the Real Money Real World program offered by Ohio 4-H Youth Development in schools across Franklin County and Ohio. Be inspired to take action to improve your financial literacy. Just in time for tax day, April 15!

45th Annual Earth Day - April 20, 2015


27:25 minutes (25.11 MB)

With Earth Day drawing near it's time to celebrate everything Green! We'll take you back in time, to the very first Earth Day, then skip ahead again and hear about a group of students who treat every day like Earth Day. We'll also fill you in on ways that you can celebrate, even if you don't want to spend any money. And, as always, we'll be swinging and swaying to some very fitting music.

Where the Butterflies Play - April 27, 2015


24:44 minutes (22.64 MB)

Take a trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory, where butterflies flit and weather goes wild. From cooking to bird-watching, the Conservatory offers a diverse spectrum of programs to suit any and all ages. We also hear a Positively Charged segment on the realities of bullying in today's world, inspirational poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature.

Between the Covers of a Book - May 4, 2015


28:46 minutes (26.34 MB)

Think the library is only about books? Not any more, and definitely not here in Columbus. Tonight we feature the Columbus Metropolitan Library and its offerings for residents of all ages. Learn what a phenomenal resource we have here in our city. Also listen to positively charged for inspiration to make the world a better place, poetry, creature feature, and quote of the week.

Serving Central Ohio and Beyond: The Voice of Congressional Leadership - May 11, 2015


25:36 minutes (23.43 MB)

Tonight Youth Beat features another of our Congressional Representatives, Representative Steve Stivers. We are pleased to include another voice from Washington. Do you ever see yourself serving in Congress or as another elected official someday? Hear about ways to get involved in politics even if you aren't of voting age, proposed legislation affecting youth, and the different needs of rural and urban residents. Be inspired to visit Washington!

Experience Columbus - May 18, 2015


25:33 minutes (23.4 MB)

With warm weather creeping in it's time to get out and experience Columbus! But there's a lot to do, and it can be hard to know when everything is happening. So this week we aim to help you figure out what's going on where and when through a featured interview with Experience Columbus.

Where the Butterflies Play - May 25, 2015


24:44 minutes (22.64 MB)

Take a trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory, where butterflies flit and weather goes wild. From cooking to bird-watching, the Conservatory offers a diverse spectrum of programs to suit any and all ages. We also hear a Positively Charged segment on the realities of bullying in today's world, inspirational poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature.

Experience Columbus - June 15, 2015


25:33 minutes (23.4 MB)

Now that summer is here, it's time to get out and explore all that Columbus and Central Ohio have to offer. Tonight we hear from the experts on our local community--Experience Columbus.

Get On the Bus! June 22, 2015


25:33 minutes (23.39 MB)

We're on the move in Central Ohio! And who better to hear about local transportation options from than COTA, the Central Ohio Transit Authority. Learn about public transportation and what COTA offers to its riders. We also feature stories of immigration to Ohio, poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature. Don't get left behind!

From Congress with Love - June 29, 2015


29:28 minutes (27.39 MB)

A delightful special interview with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty. Refreshing, eloquent and determined, Representative Beatty speaks on youth issues and her time in Congress. Simply delightful.

I Speak for the Trees - July 6, 2015


28:32 minutes (26.13 MB)

This week Dr. Roger Williams of The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources talks to us about prescribed burning and how fire can really be good for a forest. We also highlight Poetry Out Loud, and a talented young poet who has a knack for performance. So hit play to follow along with us, as we listen and learn.

Where the Butterflies Play - July 20, 2015


24:44 minutes (22.64 MB)

Take a trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory, where butterflies flit and weather goes wild. From cooking to bird-watching, the Conservatory offers a diverse spectrum of programs to suit any and all ages. We also hear a Positively Charged segment on the realities of bullying in today's world, inspirational poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature.

Spare Change - July 28, 2015


25:41 minutes (23.51 MB)

Tonight we feature the Real Money Real World program offered by Ohio 4-H Youth Development in schools across Franklin County and Ohio. Be inspired to take action to improve your financial literacy.

Between the Covers of a Book - August 3, 2015


28:46 minutes (26.34 MB)

Think the library is only about books? Not any more, and definitely not here in Columbus. Tonight we feature the Columbus Metropolitan Library and its offerings for residents of all ages. Learn what a phenomenal resource we have here in our city. Also listen to positively charged for inspiration to make the world a better place, poetry, creature feature, and quote of the week.

The Power of Soccer - August 31, 2015


27:17 minutes (37.24 MB)

Do you love soccer? This week, Columbus International Students inform us about the universal game of soccer. Soccer is not only a sport, it is much more to the players and the fans. From the local Columbus Crew to the Homeless World Cup, learn more about soccer and look at it in a new way.

I Speak for the Trees - September 21, 2015


28:32 minutes (26.13 MB)

This week Dr. Roger Williams of The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources talks to us about prescribed burning and how fire can really be good for a forest. We also highlight Poetry Out Loud, and a talented young poet who has a knack for performance. So hit play to follow along with us, as we listen and learn.

Harvest Dance - October 5, 2015


28:59 minutes (26.53 MB)

As fall settles into the Northern Hemisphere, Youth Beat looks at some of the ways its arrival is heralded around the world. From foreign shores, to your own back door, we'll delve into celebrations and festivities that are as colorful and diverse as the people celebrating them.

Day of the Girl - October 12, 2015


28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

What do Imani Works, Girl Up, Octavia's Friends, and the Role Model Magazine have in common? They are all organizations in the Columbus area that work to promote positive images and life opportunities for girls and women, both locally and internationally. Hear this episode in honor of the United Nations Day of the Girl. Hosted by Youth Beat's reporter Rebecca.

A Ghostly Gala - October 26, 2015


24:16 minutes (22.22 MB)

With Halloween closing in we take this week to explore all of the local haunts of Ohio. Hear first hand stories and famous tales, and learn where you yourself can watch history on repeat. From phantom trains to sounds from nowhere, come along with us, as we travel through Ohio's spookier stories.

Hearing Our Stories: Perspectives on the United States - November 16, 2015


28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)

Tonight on Youth Beat Radio, Host Nishant Makhija talks to Tariq Tarey about the Somalian Documentary Project. Tariq is a film director and has worked extensively to tell the stories of Somalian refugees coming to the United States and to Columbus, Ohio. Later in the program Youth Beat Radio talks to students visiting from Montreal about their experience learning about the United States

The Thanksgiving Journey: 1620 to Today - November 23, 2015


25:27 minutes (23.3 MB)

This week Youth Beat talks turkey! Tune in Monday at 7:30 pm 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.

Communities Within Our Community - December 7, 2015


27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)

Tune in to Youth Beat's new and improved format with Host Lyndsi! First, Postively 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.

December Celebrations - December 14, 2015


22:54 minutes (20.97 MB)

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!

Solstice - December 21, 2015


23:50 minutes (21.82 MB)

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.

Between the Covers of a Book - January 4, 2016


28:46 minutes (26.34 MB)

Think the library is only about books? Not any more, and definitely not here in Columbus. Tonight we feature the Columbus Metropolitan Library and its offerings for residents of all ages. Learn what a phenomenal resource we have here in our city. Also listen to positively charged for inspiration to make the world a better place, poetry, creature feature, and quote of the week.

Lend a Hand - January 11, 2016


27:15 minutes (24.96 MB)

Welcome to the New Year! Host Lyndsi welcomes in 2016 with ideas and inspiration on how to help others in the world around us. Small efforts make a big difference!

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 18, 2016


28:12 minutes (44.87 MB)

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 by Dr. King's leadership and actions.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 25, 2016


28:12 minutes (44.87 MB)

Unspoken Super Heros - February 1, 2016


28:30 minutes (44.18 MB)

Linden McKinley STEM Academy students shine a light on the role models and support systems that exist within their school. Superman has nothing on these people

Communities within our Community - February 29, 2016


27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)

Tune in to Youth Beat's new and improved format with Host Lyndsi! First, Postively 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.

Being Green - March 14, 2016


22:13 minutes (20.34 MB)

With the springlike weather, springing ahead with daylight savings time, and St. Patrick's Day this week, it's time to think GREEN! Tonight we feature Dr. Roger Williams of the OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources who will discuss forestry practices and Students for a Sustainable Campus who are educating the community about plastic bags and other environmental issues. Also learn about becoming an Eagle Scout and the red-tailed hawk.

Bloom - March 21, 2016


23:53 minutes (21.87 MB)

In honor of the beginning of spring, we celebrate urban gardening, local foods, and farmers markets. This week Youth Beat features the work of the Columbus Bilingual Academy, Highland Youth Gardens, and City Rising Farm.

Astonishing - April 4, 2016


25:42 minutes (23.53 MB)

Upper Arlington gets the spotlight in this week's broadcast featuring the city council and a football game of change. Delve into just what makes this community so unique, and how they are using their resources to help themselves and others

Here Comes the Sun - The Highland Youth Garden - April 25, 2016


26:08 minutes (23.93 MB)

Does the warm weather and sun put you in a springtime mood? This week Youth Beat goes to the Highland Youth Garden on Columbus' West Side. This 40-acre garden involves hundreds of children and is supported by Franklin County Extension, local schools, Freedom Schools, local churches, and community organizations. Be inspired to get outside and start planting! We also hear about Strides for Sudan at Upper Arlington High School and our weekly Creature Feature.

Where the Butterflies Play - May 2, 2016


24:44 minutes (22.64 MB)

Take a trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory, where butterflies flit and weather goes wild. From cooking to bird-watching, the Conservatory offers a diverse spectrum of programs to suit any and all ages. We also hear a Positively Charged segment on the realities of bullying in today's world, inspirational poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature.

Get on the Bus - May 9, 2016


25:33 minutes (23.39 MB)

We're on the move in Central Ohio! And who better to hear about local transportation options from than COTA, the Central Ohio Transit Authority. Learn about public transportation and what COTA offers to its riders. We also feature stories of immigration to Ohio, poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature. Don't get left behind!

The Experience - May 30, 2016


25:33 minutes (23.4 MB)

With summertime upon us, it's time to get out and experience Columbus! But there's a lot to do, and it can be hard to know when everything is happening. So this week we aim to help you figure out what's going on where and when through a featured interview with Experience Columbus.

Spare Change - June 6, 2016


25:41 minutes (23.51 MB)

Tonight we feature the Real Money Real World program offered by Ohio 4-H Youth Development in schools across Franklin County and Ohio. Be inspired to take action to improve your financial literacy.

Learn Your Park CBus - June 20, 2016


29:10 minutes (26.71 MB)

Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the season than to explore Columbus Metroparks. Learn what phenomenal resources our parks are, and get inspired to check them out! Also learn about the U.S. Forest Service, the Wayne National Forest, and urban forestry. We report directly from the Learn Your Park CBus event.

Here Comes the Sun - Highland Youth Gardens - June 27, 2016


26:08 minutes (23.93 MB)

Does the warm weather and sun put you in a summertime mood? This week Youth Beat goes to the Highland Youth Garden on Columbus' West Side. This 40-acre garden involves hundreds of children and is supported by Franklin County Extension, local schools, Freedom Schools, local churches, and community organizations. Be inspired to get outside and garden! We also hear about Strides for Sudan at Upper Arlington High School and our weekly Creature Feature.

Between the Covers of a Book - July 11, 2016


28:46 minutes (26.34 MB)

Think the library is only about books? Not any more, and definitely not here in Columbus. Tonight we feature the Columbus Metropolitan Library and its offerings for residents of all ages. Learn what a phenomenal resource we have here in our city. Be sure to stop down at the Main Library to check out the amazing new renovations! Also listen to positively charged for inspiration to make the world a better place, poetry, creature feature, and quote of the week.

Children and Nature - July 18, 2016


26:50 minutes (24.57 MB)

This week we feature highlights from the 2016 Children and Nature Network conference held in Minneapolis. We learn about the work of the organization, efforts to make the movement to get kids outside more diverse and inclusive, and conference happenings.

Children and Nature - July 25, 2016


26:50 minutes (24.57 MB)

Do Something - August 1, 2016


27:43 minutes (25.38 MB)

This week Youth Beat heads out into the community and features some local happenings and organizations. First we talk with Just Columbus Festival organizer Akeem from Whetstone High School about the student-organized conference held at Fort Hayes this spring. The conference featured sessions on social justice, the economy, youth radio, the environment, infant mortality, poverty, and more--and what we can do about it. We meet BE the Brand folks who inspire us all to be our true selves. We also celebrate National Park Rx Day by taking a hike to Chadwick Arboretum on the OSU campus. Spending time outdoors this summer? We learn about Leave No Trace principles and how we can be more respectful of outdoor environments.

Children and Nature - August 22, 2016


26:50 minutes (24.57 MB)

Unspoken Super Heroes - November 14, 2016


28:30 minutes (44.18 MB)

Linden McKinley STEM Academy students shine a light on the role models and support systems that exist within their school. Superman has nothing on these people

The Thanksgiving Journey - 1620 to Today


25:12 minutes (21.57 MB)

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.

The Thanksgiving Journey - 1620 to Today - November 28, 2016


25:11 minutes (21.57 MB)

A Thousand Words: Winter, Social Media, and Birds - December 12, 2016


24:18 minutes (19.8 MB)

With winter finally laying into Central Ohio, Youth Beat uses this week to explore some cold weather activities and to look back on the summer bird migrations. We also look at shifting trends in social media, and why pictures seem to be becoming more popular than words. Featuring youth from the Barack Recreation Center.

Art, Emotion, and Discovery - January 2, 2017


23:38 minutes (34.31 MB)

To start off the New Year, Youth Beat focuses on our creative side with a visit to the Art Lab at the Columbus Museum of Art. Then we learn about ways to find out more about work in the Green Jobs and outdoors sectors. We also begin the year with the first of an upcoming series of segments on gaming.

Art, Emotion, and Discovery - January 9, 2017


24:15 minutes (35.09 MB)

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 16, 2017


27:48 minutes (35.17 MB)

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 by Dr. King's leadership and actions.

Inspiration! - January 23, 2017


26:43 minutes (38.65 MB)

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."

Inspiration! - January 30, 2017


26:43 minutes (38.65 MB)

Soil, Water, and You! - Feb. 6 and 13, 2017


27:33 minutes (25.23 MB)

This week's feature story is about our healthy environment and the work of the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District. Hear tips for a greener yard, as well as information about youth programs, including the Envirothon. We also hear about an inspiring teacher, ideas for gaming, and this week's Creature Feature.

Exceptional! Science, Students, and Spaces - February 20, 2017


28:01 minutes (38.64 MB)

This week's show features the Exceptional Science Fair held every spring at Beechcroft High School. Executive Producer Kristi Lekies interviews Special Education Teacher and Exceptional Science Fair Director Paul Lasker about the awesome projects that are presented at the fair and how the students meet state science standards. What about the spaces where we learn? We learn about two schools in Upper Arlington and ideas on how the buildings can be improved. New producer Alyssa educates us on bees, and host Lyndsi ends with our regular Creature Feature segment.

Soil, Water, and You! - Feb. 27, 2017


27:33 minutes (25.23 MB)

Unspoken Super Heroes - March 6, 2017


28:30 minutes (44.18 MB)

This week we play a classic episode of Youth Beat. Linden McKinley STEM Academy students shine a light on the role models and support systems that exist within their school. Superman has nothing on these people.

Here Comes the Sun - The Highland Youth Gardens - March 13, 2017


26:08 minutes (23.93 MB)

Does the warm weather and sun put you in a summertime mood? This week Youth Beat goes to the Highland Youth Garden on Columbus' West Side. This 40-acre garden involves hundreds of children and is supported by Franklin County Extension, local schools, Freedom Schools, local churches, and community organizations. Be inspired to get outside and garden! We also hear about Strides for Sudan at Upper Arlington High School and our weekly Creature Feature.

Where the Butterflies Play - March 20, 2017


24:44 minutes (22.64 MB)

Welcome spring! Take a trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory, where butterflies flit and weather goes wild. From cooking to bird-watching, the Conservatory offers a diverse spectrum of programs to suit any and all ages. We also hear a Positively Charged segment on the realities of bullying in today's world, inspirational poetry, and our weekly Creature Feature.

Communities within our Community - April 17, 2017


27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)

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.