WCRS Podcast - youthbeat

School's Out - July 15, 2019

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.

29:03 minutes (39.9 MB)

Leading and Legislating - July 8, 2019

Youth Beat Radio is pleased to support youth taking the lead on so many critical community and environmental issues. This week we continue our coverage on youth in government by featuring the Junior State of America Ohio River Valley Chapter at their annual state conference held at the Ohio Statehouse. We talk with Ohio River Valley Chapter former Governor Gene Kim and Deputy Director of Political Activism Jacob Kravitz. They discuss what they've learned during their time in JSA and how this student run organization can lead to greater understanding of current issues, the legislative process, and lifelong leadership skills. We'll also hear from reporter Nicole Jackson who met with leaders at the Children in Nature Network to discuss how they're getting youth active in nature. Finally, we'll wrap up with an OSU student Khalid talking about the effects of a natural disaster on the other side of the world in Somalia, and what we can do to help.

27:28 minutes (37.73 MB)

Leading and Legislating - July 1, 2019


27:28 minutes (37.73 MB)

Youth Empowerment - June 24, 2019

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.

29:05 minutes (39.94 MB)

Connections - June 17, 2019

This week's show is all about connections. Hear personal stories of connecting to nature and how Cleveland Metro Parks is bring 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)

Communities Within Our Community - June 10, 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)

What's the Buzz? April 22, 2019

Education, information, and pollination. This week's show features bees, butterflies, beetles, birds, and bats. Reporter Nicole Jackson interviews graduate student Colleen Sharkey about the Masters of Environment and Natural Resources degree at OSU and her work on the greening of school yards right here in Central Ohio. Get inspired to get outside and explore nature.

26:51 minutes (36.88 MB)

Education, information, and pollination. This week's show features bees, butterflies, beetles, birds, and bats. Reporter Nicole Jackson interviews graduate student Colleen Sharkey about the Masters of Environment and Natural Resources degree at OSU and her work on the greening of school yards right here in Central Ohio. Get inspired to get outside and explore nature.

Discovery - April 15, 2019


24:39 minutes (33.85 MB)

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.

Inspiration - April 8, 2019


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."

From the City to the Country Part IV: All About Ohio - April 1, 2019


28:31 minutes (39.15 MB)

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.

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