The ongoing coverage of California’s historic drought paints a pretty grim picture. Empty reservoirs and severe water use restrictions and hefty fines for residents. The drought has been going on for since 2011, and for teenagers living in the state, most of their adolescence has been spent in these dry conditions. Youth Radio’s Savannah Robinson explores how teens are coping.Gun Access Can Turn Suicidal Thoughts Into Actions When a 23-year-old who has tried to kill himself visits family, he must mentally prepare to resist hurting himself with their guns, he says. Gun access can make suicidal impulses harder to fend off, as Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley reports. When Parents Can No Longer Parent Growing up, my dad was the gatekeeper to my confidence and motivation. And then without warning, he had a heart attack and a stroke when I was 16. The tables turned, and suddenly it was me taking care of him. The Power of Youth And Radio on World Radio Day 2015's World Radio Day theme was "youth and radio." At 14 years old, and through her high school years, Youth Radio’s Bianca Brooks started learning about journalism, and reporting on a variety of issues on many platforms – video, online apps, and radio. She liked radio most of all. Some Men Are Born And Some Men Are Made After months of preparation -- working up the courage to come to terms with my identity and mandatory counseling -- I was finally meeting up with my doctor to begin my transition and start taking male hormones. But I was thrown off when my doctor handed me a pamphlet about planning for my future fertility. She asked if I was interested in freezing my eggs before I started taking male hormones. Summer Camp Where Kids Interact Virtually This past summer, more than 2,000 kids around the country participated in the Summer of Minecraft Camp — a “virtual” summer camp where pre-teens log in from home in their pajamas and complete challenges with the help of online teenage counselors. While video games usually get a negative rap for teaching kids bad habits and manners, organizers say that games like Minecraft can actually teach important online social skills. Double Jointed: The Science Behind Turf Dancing Turf dancers put their bodies on the line every time they go out and perform. Naturally, they are concerned about whether or not they are causing damage to their limbs and joints. iDummy, aka Levi Allen, meets with sports medicine doctor and former Cirque Du Soleil performer to discuss the science behind the style of dance called "bone breaking". Bullet In The Bedroom One research study published by the NIH surveyed 4 thousand urban residents in Atlanta and found 30 percent had signs of PTSD. Signs of PTSD can look different in teens compared to adults. The world of Maya Escobar has been shaped by something commonplace to families like hers in Oakland — gunshots. In this animated video, Maya explores a traumatic event in her childhood and the fear that remains. The Hazards of Growing Up on Treasure Island: One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth Some residents who live on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay are concerned about exposure to toxins, because many areas on the island have been marked as radioactive. Young people who live there worry about potential health risks. Warriors Championship Parade Recap 2015 Short video highlighting the Warriors Championship Parade in Oakland, Ca.