Youth Voices Stories

CCHS Band Director Kerri Bilben & student Bjorn Johnson discuss upcoming concert (Conrad Kuiper/Flickr)

CCHS Band Director Kerri Bilben & student Bjorn Johnson on Spring Band Concert

Cook County High School Band Director Kerri Bilben, along with student Bjorn Johnson, joined us in the studio this week to discuss the upcoming Spring Band Concert. Check it out!


YRPers speak with Jim Wiinanen about youth & emergency management in this interview (lincolnblues/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews Jim Wiinanen on youth & emergency management

County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Wiinanen joined us in the studio the week to talk about the role that youth play in the county emergency management, as well as volunteer opportunities at t


The Playhouse presents "First Baptist of Ivy Gap" April 25, 26 & 28 and May 2-5

Playhouse Director Sue Hennessy & castmember Sarah Larsen on "First Baptist of Ivy Gap"

In this Youth Radio Project interview, host Sterling Anderson talks with director Sue Hennessy and cast member Sarah Larsen about the Grand Marais Playhouse’s upcoming Spring play, “First


Students share their "This I Believe" essays with the YRP this week (Tony Hall/Flickr)

"This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 6

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her exploratory class.


Youth Radio speaks with CCHS Baseball in this interview (Karen Kleis/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS Baseball Team

This week on the show, we were joined in the studio by CCHS Baseball Team Coach Jorgenson, along with team members Colin Everson, Joe Borud, and Thomas Anderson.


Students share their "This I Believe" essays with the YRP this week (Lew Holzman/Flickr)

"This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 5

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her exploratory class.


Czarina shares another original poem with us in this feature (TempusVolat/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Untitled Poem #9

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Czarina is a Youth Radio Project producer and poet. Each week, she shares an original poem on the Youth Show. In this week's poem, she shares the story of a prisoner being freed.


Ty Backlund talks about his time in Afghanistan in the interview (401st_AFSB/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews 2009 CCHS graduate & Afghan War veteran Ty Backlund

2009 Cook County High School graduate and Afghan War Veteran Ty Backlund joined us in the studio this week.


Members of the CCHS Knowledge Bowl Team talk about their win at regions in this interview (Marc Wathieu/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS Knowledge Bowl Team

The CCHS Knowledge Bowl Team just placed first at regions, and they are headed to the state competition next month.


Theater Sports participants give us the lowdown on their competition/performance (TheAdmiral/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews Theater Sports participants

The CCHS College in the Schools Literature class just wrapped up their Theater Sports competition on Wednesday, March 20.