Curie Youth Radio

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  • Location: Chicago, IL

At Curie Youth Radio, a workshop at Curie High School on Chicago's Southwest Side, students write, record, and produce their own pieces about everything from snowball fights to gang warfare.

We work with ProTools, and we collect our sound from our high school hallways, our families' kitchen tables, and anywhere else the train takes us.



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A collage of love notes, tardy slips, and other detritus collected from high school garbage cans.

Bought by WTIP, KZYX, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, YouthCast and more

  • Added: Aug 15, 2005
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 9
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Gloria reads through her 21-year-old brother's letters from prison -- and finally replies.

Bought by Connecticut Public (WNPR), WFUV, YouthCast, KWCW, and WBEZ

  • Added: Aug 12, 2005
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 5
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The struggle to accept that your parent didn't put you first.

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network and WBEZ

  • Added: Aug 12, 2005
  • Length: 02:22
  • Purchases: 2
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A teenager who's bounced around the foster care system for years asks her biological mom where she's been.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, WXLV-FM, and WBEZ

  • Added: Jul 27, 2005
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 4
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An apology and a plea for a mother's understanding when a son joins the Marines.

Bought by KUOW, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUOW, Connecticut Public (WNPR) and more

  • Added: Jul 17, 2005
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 8
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Two teen moms talk honestly with high school interviewers about what happened when they found out they were pregnant, how they told their boyfriend...

Bought by YouthCast, WXLV-FM, KVNF, KOOP, WFUV and more

  • Added: Jul 15, 2005
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 6
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Tonette sends an audio postcard from her favorite Chicago block: we eavesdrop on the guys at the corner, see Ms. P come out onto her porch, and hea...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KSFR, PRX Remix, YouthCast, Radijojo World Children's Radio Network and more

  • Added: Jul 13, 2005
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 7
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An exploration of the subculture of "graffiti art": three teen taggers -- not gang affiliated -- talk about their love for climbing light poles and...

Bought by PRX to iTunes, Connecticut Public (WNPR), WXLV-FM, KWCW, and PRX

  • Added: Jul 13, 2005
  • Length: 06:48
  • Purchases: 5
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18 year old Giancarlo remembers his mother's lullabies.

Bought by KZYX, KSFR, PRX to iTunes, WEKU, KUOW and more

  • Added: Jul 06, 2005
  • Length: 01:34
  • Purchases: 6