Youth Voices

Cook County ISD 166

Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS counselor Brian Hackbarth

Brian Hackbarth is the guidance counselor at Cook County Schools, and there's a lot that goes into his job.


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Youth Show May 2

This week on the show, we speak with CCHS guidance counselor Brian Hackbarth about what goes into school counseling and what students can get out of it.


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


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Youth Show April 25

This week on the Youth Show, we bring you an interview with CCHS Band Director Kerri Bilben, along with student Bjorn Johnson about the upcoming CCHS Band concert.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: April 25

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


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


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Youth Show April 18

This week on the show, we speak with Grand Marais Playhouse director and cast member Sarah Larsen about the upcoming Spring play "First Baptist of Ivy Gap." We also speak with members of the


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.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: April 11

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


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Youth Show April 11

This week on the Youth Show, we bring you more This I Believe essays, an interview with Cook County dancers about their upcoming spring recital, new editions of School News, great music and much more!


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Youth Show April 4

This week on the show, we bring you two new "This I Believe" essays from students Maya McHugh and Meredith Sutton.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: April 4

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


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

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.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: March 21

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


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.


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Youth Show March 21

So much great stuff on the March 21st edition of the Youth Show!


Czarina Crow

Youth Radio Project: Untitled Poem #8

Czarina is a Youth Radio Project producer and poet. Each week, she shares an original poem on the Youth Show.


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

Youth Radio Project: Untitled Poem #7

Czarina is a Youth Radio Project producer and poet. Each week, she shares an original poem on the Youth Show.


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Youth Show March 7

This week on the show, we bring you a new edition of Cook County Middle School News, a fun interview with Cook County High School Track Team, and members from the CCHS Boys Basketball Team share their


YRPers interview CCHS Track members about their upcoming season (Sean Venn/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS Track about upcoming season

The CCHS Track Team has just started their season. They joined youth producer Mara MacDonell on the Youth Show this week to share their thoughts about practice and why they run.


YPRers interview the CCHS Boys Basketball Team this week (Rob Wright/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS Boys Basketball on playoffs

The Cook County High School Boys Basketball Team will go up against Fond du Lac Ojibwe in the first round of the playoffs on March 7.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: March 7

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Czarina Crow

Youth Radio Project: Another Without

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 a poem titled "Another Without."


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: February 28

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


Robotics Club mentor TIm Johnson (right), works with freshman Jana Sanders and sophomore David Hansen

Youth Radio Project interviews CCHS Robotics Team on upcoming competition

The members of the Cook County High School Robotics Team, Jana Sanders and Nate Carlson, joined us in the studio again this week to talk about their progress on their robot so far and the upcoming com