Why Not You Academy on the radio

Aug 15, 2023 | School Highlights

August 12, 2023

96.5 Jack FM’s Lee Callahan interviews people in the Northwest who are doing great things for our community. Abi O’Neal, Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Charter School, The Why Not You Academy, in conversation with Lee Callahan

August 14, 2023

Meet KUOW’s summer 2023 RadioActive youth producers

A collage of portraits of the summer 2023 RadioActive youth producers.
Top row from left: Aaron Ton, Alex Mengisteab, Daniel Colindres-Flores, Eliham Mohammed, Gavin Muhlfelder, Jana Le. Middle row: Jehan Hashi, Josue Villalobos, Maymuna Yusuf, Natalie Lahr, Nyla Moxley, Olivia Asmann. Bottom row: Phillip Zhou, Redeat Debebe, Rediet Giday, Sidh Shroff, Taniya Guster, Vivi Cardenas-Habell.
The summer 2023 RadioActive Intro Workshop participants on July 31, 2023.

KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our 20th annual summer introductory workshop for teens. In our first intensive hybrid workshop, eighteen teens, aged 15-18, spent four and a half weeks learning about radio journalism and audio storytelling.

Youth participants did all of the research, interviews, writing, voicing and editing to produce their own radio stories and podcasts. By the end of the four and a half weeks, the group produced six podcasts and eighteen radio feature stories.

Taniya Guster (Sophomore, Why Not You Academy, Des Moines)

Taniya Guster is a Black African American female whose passion for writing came to her at a very young age. Her love came from reading books, watching TV, and journal writing. Her current favorite books are The Hate You Give and Concrete Rose By Angie Thomas. She likes books about racial justice and black history. She also loves gymnastics, and you catch her watching Youtube videos for the latest dance trends. Taniya also enjoys community events and family outings.