Youth Radio To Air Specials Sept. 21 On KWBU 103.3 FM

Sept. 20, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

“Voices from a Nation in Mourning,” two half-hour specials on the attack on America from the perspective of young people, will air Friday, Sept. 21, on Waco’s National Public Radio affiliate KWBU 103.3 FM. The specials will be broadcast at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The programs are produced by Youth Radio, an award-winning organization that since 1992 has trained more than 2,000 teenagers in broadcast journalism, production, engineering and media advocacy. Youth Radio’s national network of reporters are heard regularly on NPR.

The first episode, which begins at 3 p.m., focuses on the events of Sept. 11, which are likely to define the political landscape for America’s younger generation for years to come. The Youth Radio special allows audience members to listen in to the reactions of college students, liberal to conservative, with a special focus on Arab and Muslim-American youth.

At 6:30 p.m., a diverse group of high school and college students from New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Maine and San Francisco, tackle the tough questions: What does it mean to be patriotic at this difficult time? What’s next for the younger generation - the draft, a peace movement?

For more information, contact Brodie Bashaw, KWBU-FM station manager, at (254) 710-3695.

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