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

Current.org: 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

ConnectedLearning.tv: 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

BoingBoing.net: 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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