This month we join the youth of Austin Has The Mic, a youth media partnership between Westside Health Authority and BUILD, as they cover an Austin community event. Hear them discuss the experience and their future plans. Plus, a highlight of the Iris Farm.
For Women’s History Month, we hear from BUILD staff and youth on what they #ChooseToChallenge, as well as thoughts from our young people as they interview some special women in their lives. Plus, a powerful youth-performed spoken word piece.
(1:16) Youth producers discuss podcasting and what got them interested in the medium.
(7:17) BUILD youth and staff talk to us about International Women’s Day and what they #ChooseToChallenge.
(11:42) BUILD youth Kashila performs spoken word piece “Black Girl Magic”.
(13:34) Podcast program youth Tamia invites a friend for an honest conversation about gender stereotypes, social media’s beauty standards, and body positivity.
(24:05) Miguel interviews a female mentor of his and learns about her career path in public health and her professional advice for young women.
(31:20) Ziolet reflects on the unfair obstacles women have been facing for generations, and many of the dangers that women face every day.
(34:03) Tobias interviews his mother about growing up black in Chicago, the generational shift she’s seen in family and relationship dynamics, and her advice for young mothers.
(43:32) Youth creators reflect on their segments.
In celebration of Black History Month, hear conversations with Black leaders of two different generations. BUILD youth leaders talk about their own goals and motivations, plus, interviews with Black Table guest speakers Derek Brewer and Sylvia Ewing.
(2:46) BUILD Mentor-in-Training Cheveris talks about stepping up for your community, learning self control, and being the change you wish to see.
(10:25) BUILD Mentor-in-Training Schan on the difficulty of being a Black man in America, brotherhood, and communication.
(16:52) ‘BUILDing Girls 2 Women’ participant Destiny tells us about her dream.
(18:59) BUILD youth Jonathan interviews Derek Brewer, an educational consultant of more than 35 years, about his journey from dropping out of school and homelessness, to learning the skills that led him to success.
(40:34) BUILD youth Quintiara talks with Sylvia Ewing: marketer, event producer, communications strategist, and award-winning journalist, about creative inspiration, empowering others, and following your dreams.
In our 11th edition, hear actor Wood Harris discuss growing up on the West Side; Michele Clark High School principal Charles Anderson sheds light on his school’s achievements; guest speakers from our Black Table event explain the importance of legacy; Chicago Bulls point guard Ryan Arcidiacono reflects on his first NBA game; one participant recounts an unforgettable day of service; and BUILD youth share thoughts on leadership.
Sgt. Jermaine Harris grew up on the west side. Unlike many that move away when they find success, Harris never left. Hear two of BUILD’s charismatic youth hosts interview Harris about his mentors, being a cop, serving his community, and hope for the future. Plus an MLK-inspired youth spoken word reflection.
In this holiday-themed episode, hear what BUILD youth are thankful for, two stellar spoken word pieces, a youth-led talk show, an improvised BUILD song, a young man honoring his late friend, and an interview with ACT executive director Darnell Shields.
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BUILD knows how to make the most of summer. In this episode we follow young people from our media program, and listen to some of the fantastic original content they created this summer. Including: Community Issue Spotlights/PSAs, summer program participant interviews, coverage from a community basketball event, and an in-studio interview with founder of Forty Acres Fresh Market, Liz Abunaw.
Police Cmdr. Ernest Cato remembers the night Latee was shot. He next saw the ‘troubled young man’ 3 years later at BUILD’s 50th Gala, as Latee told a packed ballroom about leaving the streets behind and his plans for college. Commander Cato was floored. We reunited the two for a moving in-studio discussion on gangs, violence, growing up on the west side, mentors, and success on this inspiring episode of BUILD Radio.
Our 6th installment features 5 youth public speaking pieces, youth interviews with African-American leaders, an interview with a local youth hip-hop artist, plus, spoken word from a BUILD alumnus, and a short piece celebrating 50 years of BUILD.
The debut of “Death Is Contagious”, a powerful audio-drama chronicling the true story of Max Cerda, one of BUILD’s “Street Intervention Specialists”. Also an interview with Max discussing gang life, what solitary confinement was like, and what his work with BUILD means to him. Featuring dramatic interpretive reading by Chicago actor Tommy Rivera-Vega.