Thursday, April 29, 2010

A look inside Bay Area's YOUTH RADIO

We love Youth Radio and are thrilled to see this new book emerge that takes you inside and behind the scenes of this dynamic youth-driven production company based in Oakland, California.

Drop That Knowledge is written by Elizabeth Soep and former Youth Radio participant Vivian Chavez (now a professor at San Francisco State University), Drop That Knowledge is the first book to go inside Youth Radio.

Read more and buy a book and then tune into Bay Area's own Youth Radio!

Here is Elizabeth Soeps Blog

Listen to a conversation about the book interwoven with entertaining Youth Radio stories on KALW at!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hidden World of Girls Launches!

Today on NPR's Morning Edition and this evening on All Things Considered the first stories of our new series Hidden World of Girls airs.

We'd love you to call the NPR message line with your story ideas—202-408-9576.

We're also looking for photos, videos, audio. Find out how to participate at

Friday, March 12, 2010

Women In the World

This weekend we are attending Women in the World: Stories and Solutions, a summit sponsored by The Daily Beast, showcasing dozens of powerful women and activists from around the world.

The Daily Beast is streaming the entire conference live on their website. You can watch the events as they happen here:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lois DeDomenico

We were just sent a blog post about Lois DeDomenico, who we interviewed for our Hidden Kitchens story, Rice-A-Roni. Lois will be a judge at Ultimate Chef America, "Iron Chef for the senior set." Read the post here (which includes Lois' Crunchy Granola recipe).

And listen to the Hidden Kitchens story with Lois here.

Christina Kim Installation at the Brandenburg Gate

Designer Christina Kim, one of the artists we are following for our new series about girls around the world, sent us this photo from Berlin of the epic curtain she is creating using recycled movie posters hanging at the Brandenburg Gate for the 60th Berlin Film Festival.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Charo on Latino USA

Maria Hinojosa, one our favorite people at KUT Austin has an extended, intimate conversation with the incomparable Charo on her show NPR's Latino USA. Listen here.

"Women Taking to the Streets" , another series of moving stories aired last week, includes interviews with ‘Just Associates,’ a pro-feminist organization active in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa and a moving piece on Esther Chavez Chano, one of the leading voices against the femicide in Juarez.

Since 1993, NPR’s Latino USA has been documenting one of the most incredible transformations of American life and reality—the exploding Latino population and its integration in the a changing America.