WCRS Podcast - youthbeat

The Power of Soccer - September 11, 2017


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.

Know Your Park CBus - September 4. 2017


29:10 minutes (26.71 MB)

Fall is fast approaching, 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

Adjusting to College: Tips for a Successful Transition - August 21, 2017


27:32 minutes (25.21 MB)

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

Do Something - August 14, 2017


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.

Exceptional! Science, Students, and Spaces - August 7, 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.

Communities within our Community - July 22, 2017


27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)

This week 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.

Children and Nature - July 3, 2017


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.

What's the Buzz? June 12, 2017


26:54 minutes (37.99 MB)

What's the Buzz? May 22, 2017


26:54 minutes (37.99 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.

Inspiration - May 15, 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."

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