WCRS Podcast - youthbeat

Bloom - March 19, 2018

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.

Fencing, Food, and the Future - March 12, 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.

Fencing, Food, and the Future - March 5, 2018

25:13 minutes (46.18 MB)

Bottles & Blades - February 26, 2018

24:04 minutes (22.05 MB)

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.

Downtown Voices - February 19, 2018

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!

Exceptional! Science, Students, and Spaces - February 12, 2018

22:37 minutes (32.03 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.

Songs and Sociology - February 5, 2018

28:18 minutes (35.35 MB)

This week, Youth Beat heads downtown to the home of the Columbus Children's Choir, where we'll meet some of their incredibly talented members. They'll tell us a bit about the choir, and why they love it so much; you'll even get to hear a little of their work! Then it's off to Ohio State University where we'll learn from students about some social and environmental issues that don't always make it into the spotlight. As always, it's bound to be entertaining, and enlightening. So tune in to Songs and Sociology.

Communities Within Our Community - January 29, 2018

26:43 minutes (34.92 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.

Soil, Water, and You! - January 22, 2018

25:51 minutes (24.15 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.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 2018

27:21 minutes (33.82 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 from Dr. King's leadership and actions.

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