Press Archive



KQED Arts: Behind the Beats: L.A. Beckons for Trackademicks, 1-O.A.K and Cal-A October 20, 2017

Oakland Post: Jabari Gray Named Youth Radio’s New Executive Director October 13, 2017

Nonprofit Quarterly: After 60 Years, Are We Honoring the Little Rock Nine? October 2, 2017


Current: Youth Radio’s producers look beyond hosting ‘Morning Edition’ April 4, 2016

Oakland Magazine: The East Bay Becomes a Nexus for Podcasting April 1, 2016

Oakland Tribune: Seasoned NPR’s Morning Edition heads west: to Youth Radio March 23, 2016

San Jose Mercury News: NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ broadcasting from Youth Radio March 11, 2016


Source: How We Made Youth Radio’s West Side Stories November 12, 2015

Vox: What gentrification in Oakland, California, sounds like October 1, 2015

The Atlantic City Lab: A Youth-Driven Interactive Map of Rapidly Changing West Oakland September 28, 2015

East Bay Express: Youth Radio Releases California Drought Trivia App September 18, 2015

East Bay Express: Youth Radio Reveals The Science Behind Turf Dancing August 13, 2015

Current Media: Youth Radio partners with MIT program to create new app August 10, 2015

NBC Bay Area: Youth Radio a Grand Prize Recipient in 21st Century Solutions Grant Program June 26, 2015

KRON 4: 25 AND UNDER: Youth Radio June 22, 2015

East Bay Express: Cultivating the Next Generation of East Bay Entrepreneurs June 10, 2015

KQED Arts: Oakland Drops Beats Celebrates a Year of Rocking the Block May 6, 2015

SF Chronicle: Hearst Foundations give grants to local groups April 3, 2015

East Bay Express: This Weekend’s Top Five Events March 6, 2015


Bitch Media: Three LGBT Gamers Talk about Queering Geek Culture December 9, 2014

Bay Area Reporter: outLoud Merges With Youth Radio November 13, 2014

Contra Costa Times: Youth Radio teaches young journalists to code August 27, 2014

Wear Your Voice Mag:  Zoe Salnave Profile August 14, 2014

Oakland Local:  There Are No Children in Oakland: Youth Radio Promotes Youth of Color in Tech and Media: June 23, 2014

National Council on Crime and Delinquency: Youth Radio Investigates The True Cost of Juvenile Justice: May 12, 2014

Remake Learning: Digital Media Programs Empower Urban Teens to Share Their Voices April 30, 2014

East Bay Express:  More Stages for East Bay Bands at Oakland Drops Beats Music Crawl  April 15, 2014

The Fader: HBK Gang: King Buds March 2014

National Science Foundation: STEM is “on the air” at Youth Radio  March 3, 2014

The Bold Italic: Non-Profits You Should Know  February 2014

Learning Technologies Media Lab: Youth Productions in Digital-age Civics February 21, 2014


The  Wallace Foundation: Something to Say: Success Principles for After School Arts Programs From Urban Youth and Other Experts November 2013

New Options Project: Engaging Young Adults as Experts and Partners in Tackling Employment Challenges October 11, 2013 Youth Radio looks to highlight more of its content, mission on new website September 4, 2013

Oakland Local: Oakulture: Youth Radio Mural Memorializes Trayvon Martin Africans In San Francisco(!) July 23, 2013

SFGate: Oakland cops stretched too thin, chief says. July 18, 2013

KPIX: Oakland Cleans Up After Zimmerman Protests Turned Violent. July 17, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Zimmerman protests: Oakland residents stand up against violence. July 17, 2013

Current. org: Zimmerman verdict protesters damage windows at Youth Radio in Oakland, Calif. July 17, 2013

KPIX: Oakland’s Youth Radio Vandalized By Protesters. July 17, 2013

GOOD: Protestors Smashed Youth Radio’s Windows, Let’s Give Them New Ones. July 16, 2013

KPIX: Oakland’s Youth Radio Non-Profit Vandalized By Protesters. July 16, 2013

Oakland Tribune: Oakland’s Youth Radio station suffers vandalism, continues focus on Zimmerman verdict. July 16, 2013

Huffington Post: Oakland’s Trayvon Martin Protests Underscore City’s History Of Racially Charged Violence. July 14, 2013

Huffington Post: Reclaiming America’s Youth and Recovering Our Economy. July 19, 2013

The Innovation Intake: The Power of the Voice. The Innovation Take, May 2013

Rockridge Patch: Former City Council Candidate Richard Raya Joins Youth Radio. February 2013

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards: Youth Radio Honored At White House: A Young Artists’s Reflection. January 2013


PBS Newshour Extra: Honored at the White House: Art Programs Celebrated. December 2012

Huffington Post San Francisco: Youth Radio Wins National Arts Award, Honored at White House by Michelle Obama. November 20, 2012

Current: First Lady Presents National Arts and Humanities Award to Youth Radio. November 20, 2012

Oakland Tribune: Oakland’s Youth Radio Wins Prestigious Arts Award from Michelle Obama. November 19, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle Online: First Lady Honors 2 Bay Area Arts Organizations at White House. November 19, 2012

NBC Bay Area: White House Awards Oakland Youth Radio Today. November 19, 2012

KTVU and AP: Michelle Obama Honors Community Youth Programs. November 19, 2012

KQED: Michelle Obama to Honor Oakland Non-Profit with Youth Arts Award. November 19, 2012

Bay City News Service and Rockridge Patch: Michelle Obama to Bestow Award on Oakland-Based Youth Radio Program. November 18, 2012

ABC 7-KGO: Oakland-based Youth Radio receives prestigious award. November 19, 2012

ABC 7-KGO: Oakland-based Youth Radio in DC to receive prestigious award. November 18, 2012

National Science Teachers Association: Teaching Students To Communicate Science. August 30, 2012

GOOD: Short Fuses: Do Some Sports Make Kids More Violent? August 15, 2012

CBS San Francisco: Backyard Growers Using Forage App To Prevent Produce Waste. August 8, 2012

Oakland Tribune: Oakland’s Youth Radio Uses Mobile App Forage City To Help Residents Share Food. August 5, 2012

Education Week: App Creation Inspires Student Entrepreneurs. June 13, 2012

SF Weekly: Ant-1 on Growing Up in the Local DJ Scene and Krazy Kids Radio. April 26. 2012

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub: A Few Moments with Lissa Soep: Empowering Youth Through Media Production, Mobile App Creation. April 2012

BoingBoing: DIY Balloon Camera Photos from 90,000 feet. March 21, 2012

Education Week: Students Create Apps to Help Communities. March 6, 2012 Employing a Self-Directed Learning Model Where Passions, Activities, and Career Aspirations Converge. March 2012

HASTAC: Reflections on Digital Literacy from Youth Radio’s Mobile Action Lab. January 4, 2012

Harvard Ed Review: Comic Book Rendition of Drop That Knowledge. January 2012


Ella Baker Center Blog: Year in Review 2011. December 29, 2011

Digital Journal: Turnstyle News Makes Media That Matters To Gen Y. November 30, 2011

NAMM PLAYback: Youth Radio’s NAMM Foundation Grant Presentation. Fall/Winter 2011

InOak End Year Mixer Awards Prizes to Pandora, Sungevity and Other Local Start-ups. November 1, 2011

National Civic Review: Youth Media Goes Mobile. October 24, 2011

New Learning Institute: New Media and Collaborative Learning at Youth Radio, Youth Radio’s Lissa Soep Interviewed. September 27, 2011

Oakland North: Youth Radio launches new digital media workforce program. July 19, 2011

SF Gate “In Oakland Blog”: Youth Radio launches new digital media workforce program. July 19, 2011

KGO Newstalk: Youth Radios’ Digital Media Workforce Program. July 19, 2011

KQED Radio: Youth Radio Digital Media Training Begins. July 18, 2011

CBS San Francisco: Oakland’s Youth Radio Launching Digital Media Program. July 18, 2011

“Crosscurrents” on KALW San Francisco: “All Day Play”: the station that turns the tables on commercial music. July 13, 2011

Williamsport Sun Gazette: Alumnus of City’s High Picks Up Journalism Honor. June 22, 2011

“Your Call” on KALW San Francisco: What Should Be Done About Human Sex Trafficking, Youth Radio’s Denise Tejada Interviewed. June 9, 2011

The Bay Citizen: Culture Feed News Roundup: Youth Radio Wins Big. May 19, 2011

Oakland Local: Youth Radio Wins Peabody Award for investigative series Trafficked. May 19, 2011

Cinesource Magazine: Youth Radio Wins Peabody, Opens Web Channel. May 17, 2011

Science 360: Mobile Action Lab Trains Young People to Design, Develop and Market Apps. May 5, 2011 Turnstyle: fresh writing from teens and young adults. January 24, 2011


San Francisco Business Times: Nonprofit Profile, Jacinda Abcarian, Executive Director of Youth Radio. September 24, 2010

Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning: New Book Goes Behind the Scenes at Oakland’s Youth Radio. September 24, 2010

Oakland North: Oakland’s Youth Radio Celebrates Book Release. September 19, 2010

KQED Radio: Youth Radio’s Elisabeth Soep and Belia Mayeno Saavedra Interviewed on Forum with Michael Krasny. September 16, 2010

East Bay Express: Youth Radio Beyond the Airwaves. September 15, 2010

Generation PRX: Spotlight On: Youth Radio’s Lissa Soep, Co-Author of Drop That Knowledge. September 9, 2010

My Wonderful World Blog: Drop That Knowledge: Teaching and Learning from a Youth-Driven Newsroom. August 25, 2010

Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investment Overview. August 23, 2010

Michael Eric Dyson Show: Youth Radio’s Dr. Elisabeth Soep Interviewed. August 11, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle: Dr. Elisabeth Soep’s new book Drop That Knowledge Released: Ben Fong-Torres Has the Story. July 25, 2010

Edutopia: Learning Inside an Out-of-School Newsroom. July 19, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle: Youth Radio’s Leon Sykes Article Published: “Awaiting Justice in Mehserle Sentence”. July 12, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle: Youth Radio in Ben Fong-Torres Article “Surprise: Kids Still Listening to the Radio”. July 11, 2010

Radio Survivor: Youth Radio Coverage of Oscar Grant Trial: “Oscar Grant Radio on the Streets of Oakland”. July 9, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle: Youth Radio’s King Anyi Howell Article Published: “Public Needs to Pay Attention to Mehserle Trial”. June 15, 2010

Oakland Tribune: Youth Radio Honored: “Youth Radio Receives Award for Investigative Journalism”. June 14, 2010

Investigative Reporting Workshop: “A New Model Catapults Youth Radio Into New Quarters”. May 21, 2010

BoingBoing: Digital Literacy’s New Moves: The View from a Youth Newsroom. April 23, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle: Profile of Youth Radio: “Off the Streets, Onto the Air”. February 21, 2010

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