Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

Tomorrow is your last chance to apply for RadioActive’s spring workshop!

radioactiveApplications are due tomorrow for RadioActive’s 2015 spring workshop in radio journalism! If you (or young people you know) would be excited about this PAID OPPORTUNITY to tell stories and learn how to make radio, please remind them to get their applications turned in!

More information about the 2015 spring workshop and the RadioActive youth media program is below. Workshop applications are due tomorrow, January 21, by 11:59 p.m.

The RadioActive 2015 Spring Workshop

In this fun, rigorous and hands-on workshop, youth ages 16-18 learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, writing for broadcast, and speaking on the air. During the workshop, the six participants will work collaboratively to create feature radio stories on topics of their choice that will be published on KUOW.org and shared at a public listening party! Best of all, RadioActive participants have the chance to amplify their voices by telling true stories about their communities, and the topics that are important to them.

RadioActive’s 2015 Spring Workshop starts on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 and ends on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Workshop meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm at KUOW’s studios at 4518 University Way NE in Seattle’s University District. We also have all-day workshops on Saturday February 14th, Tuesday February 17th, and Saturday April 18th.

For completing the program, students will receive a $375 stipend. RadioActive provides snacks for students during the workshop, and bus tickets as needed. Youth who complete the program receive a 1-year subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud software suite, and are eligible to apply for a four-year college scholarship provided by the Adobe Foundation. Graduates of this workshop have the opportunity to stay involved as a RadioActive Advanced Youth Producer. Continue reading

Sugar Sugar Rune: Two witches get mixed up in ancient racial politics.

sugarsugarrunecoverTitle:  Sugar Sugar Rune

Author:  Moyoco Anno

Summary: Two witches compete for the title of queen by seducing boys but get mixed up in ancient racial politics.

Gut reaction: Cutesy, magical girl, handled really well, pretty original.

Why: The characters are deep, the back-stories cliché and the story only semi-predicable.  There are definitely some unexpected turns and I do think I know how it’ll end, but I won’t spoil it for you guys since it went to the effort of being so well-developed.  The character development is superb, the setting in half-unexplored in the best of ways, and the system of magic is really detailed and thought out.  What at first glance seems to be a cutesy styled shoujo turns into a darker coming-of-age story about emotion and acceptance.

Who would like this book: Shoujo fans, maybe Chocomimi fans because the art is also stylized, maybe more mature fans as well.  It’s hard for me to read because of the immense styling, but once I pick it up I can breeze through it, so I’ll read it through.

–Lexie, 15, West Seattle, Teen Blogger