Preconceived Ideas - March 28, 2011

On this week's show, Youth Beat addresses a number of issues that challenge us to examine our assumptions about things we know, don't know, or haven't thought about. How do labels affect our perceptions of others, or create stereotypes and misperceptions? We hear about the value of family traditions and the importance of being open-minded, even when these traditions don't seem so exciting to us. Does anyone close to you have Type I diabetes? Learn first-hand some facts about the disease and ways we can all be involved in better self-care of ourselves. We also hear about a seldom-discussed topic: What happens when an older sibling goes off to college? How do we adjust to the changes in our lives? And even though holiday season is over, we hear some tips for recycling Christmas trees that we can think about and put to use next year.