Eight news-length feature stories produced by the participants of the 2007 KFAI Youth News Initiative will be aired every Tuesday during the KFAI Evening News at 6:00 p.m. Eight news-length feature stories produced by the participants of the 2007 KFAI Youth News Initiative will be aired every Tuesday during the KFAI Evening News at 6:00 p.m. The program's theme, "Girls of Color Voicing their Choice," defines the focus of the program as girls of color, ages thirteen through eighteen, are guided through the process of composing their own audio stories about issues that matter to them most.
This year's participants explored various topics, from "Issues of School Choice" to "Stereotypes of African-American Women." Other topics include "What Does it Take to Become a Hip-Hip Artist" and "Alcoholism in the Somali Community." These stories project the authentic voices of young females who declare, with their stories, that they too are part of our community.
The schedule will run as follows:
September 25th – "Homeless at Home: The Story of My Family's House Fire," by Nia Gilbert
October 2nd – "Responding to HIV/AIDS Infection in the Ethiopian Community," by Wudase "Pomi" Tefera
October 9th – "Alcoholism in the Somali Community," by Zahra Farah
October 16th – "What Does it Take to Become a Hip-Hop Artist?" by Nahjea Lee
October 23rd – "HIV/AIDS Infection in the African-American Community," by MyChoice Daniel
October 30th – "Living in the Inner City, Going to School in the Suburbs," by Nissan Brown
November 6th – "Why Do African-American Parents Separate or Divorce?" by Rhaven Gant