Joi Smith

Pepper Sprayed In Youth Jail

It’s rare for guards to use pepper spray to control youth held inside most juvenile halls across the country. Youth Radio investigates practices in juvenile hall in Alameda County, California.

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Do Teens Care About the Oscars?

The Oscars have never been a big deal to me. The few times I’ve caught the show on TV, it seems like a small group of people celebrating themselves. Of course, they’re famous, wealthy, and mostly white. As a teenager and a person of color, it’s never felt relevant.

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