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Discussion: How Does Your Community View Depression?

Depression in teens can be difficult to recognize, particularly when you factor in cultural views of mental illness. This resource, developed by teachers and teens at Youth Radio, includes media and discussion questions for a classroom discussion.

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DIY Toolkit: How To Write A Commentary

YOUR VOICE. YOUR PERSPECTIVE. That’s what a radio commentary is all about! Commentaries are short, first-person stories that clearly express an individual’s opinion or world view and why it matters to the outside world.

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DIY Toolkit: How To Find Your Radio Voice

You’ve done the research, you’ve written your script… now it’s time to step up to the mic and read. But if you really want to breathe life into your story, you can’t just read it— you have to perform it. So what goes into a good vocal performance? How do you sound casual, and authoritative? How do you sound like you’re talking to a friend, when you know actually reading off a paper? Learn some of the tricks of the trade for effective voicing in this lesson.

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