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The Youth Show

April 7, 2016

The Youth Show

Today’s show is about the youth- the post-millennials! We’ll go backstage with Bay Area teens who are connecting their activism with their art. We’ll find out what people think about a new California bill that lets teenagers get birth control without a prescription, and we’ll hear from local teenagers who spend their free time with Beethoven. All that and more on this week’s episode! Tune in!


PRODUCER: Lacy Roberts
ANCHORS: Sam Omar-Hall and Charlotte Jacquemart
REPORTERS: Charlotte Jacquemart, Larry Zhou, Lacy Roberts, Lakshmi Sarah, Katherine Rose
ENGINEER: Laura Klivans

MUSIC: "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John

"Symphony No. 5 in C Minor" by Ludwig van Beethoven,
Performed by the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra

"Electric Pow Wow Drum" by A Tribe Called Red


10-Year-Old Artist becomes Teacher

A 10-year-old Richmond artists hopes to build her community through art.

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Audio Postcard from the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by principal conductor Omid Zoufonoun, rehearses every Sunday at Laney College in downtown Oakland.

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Reimagining Black Lives Matter & Black Panther Icons

A special performance of Seed Language: A New Identity will be held on Saturday, Apr. 16 in collaboration with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Click here for more information. KQED Arts / Culture Cue

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The Chinese Closet: Youth and HIV

HIV is spreading to China’s gay youth. Xiaoxin lives in Nanchang, China. He tested HIV positive in 2015 when he was only 16. When Xiaoxin’s mom found out that he was HIV positive, her heart was broken.

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Easier Access to Birth Control for California Youth

Since the beginning of the year, Oregon women over the age of eighteen can get birth control pills in any pharmacy without a prescription. This month, California will implement a similar law – with no age-limit. We asked parents and teenager what they think about it. Charlotte Jacquemart has the…

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