8:31am Jan 16, 2021Arts & Music Arts & Music
During the Fall 2020 semester, students in the Music Production class at Weaver Academy in Greensboro were asked to compose an original song under the prompt "The Culture of Self." They then interv
11:15pm Dec 06, 2020Education Education
You wake up, grab some breakfast, get to that first-period class, onto the second period, then third, fourth, some after-school activities, homework, and then you rinse and repeat.
10:50pm Jun 05, 2020Youth Youth
“March 13th for me started as just another normal day of school...”
7:46pm Feb 21, 2020Human Interest Human Interest
The concept of mortality can be hard to grasp for children, especially young ones. On this Radio 101 story, student Samuel Woo explores how to move on with his life after a major loss rocks his world.
4:04pm Feb 07, 2020Race Race Youth Education
Our special Radio 101 series, "School, Interrupted," brings you stories about what gets in the way of a good learning environment. We finish the series addressing one of the biggest issues schools face everywhere: racial inequality.
7:16pm Jan 26, 2020Youth Youth Education Gender
Talking about sexual assault at schools is uncomfortable. It can be much more so for teenagers. However, not talking about it, doesn’t make it go away. Just in 2018, there were 70 incidents reported in North Carolina alone.
On the third episode of our Radio 101 series, School, Interrupted, youth reporters Leah Fisher, Ian Doss and Trey Shore look into the culture that allows acts of sexual misconduct to go unchecked in our schools.
3:20pm Jan 16, 2020Education Education
Every year when school starts, students are given a copy of the parent and student handbook. This is a set of rules and guidelines aimed at creating a positive learning environment. It includes things like: what happens if you are caught smoking on school property, or if you violate the dress code, or if you are disrespectful to a teacher. But school administrators have a lot of leeway interpreting those rules and deciding on the appropriate punishment for any given violation.
On this second installment of our Radio 101 series, School, Interrupted, we delve into one of the most common, and yet very obscure disciplinary actions used: in-school suspension. It started as a promising alternative to students missing class time. But as youth reporters Alana Eddleman and James Barnwell find out, it has quickly become an ineffective way to deal with behavioral issues.
5:24pm Jan 12, 2020Education Education
Schools are safer now than they’ve been at any point in the past decade. That’s according to the latest data from U.S. Department of Education.
Schools across the nation have tighter reins on who has access to the classroom. More security cameras, school resource officers, and active shooter drills are also ways to keep students safe. However, the question remains: Is it enough? To answer this we went to the source. During the next couple of weeks, we’ll bring you stories produced by our Radio 101 students about what gets in the way of a good learning environment.
1:23pm Jun 23, 2019Student Journalists Student Journalists
When Franz Schubert composed his Piano Sonata 19 in C Minor, he probably did
4:19pm Jun 09, 2019Student Journalists Student Journalists
Radio 101 student, Owen Clifford, has always seen his mom, Cary, as not only his mom b
6:07am May 28, 2019Student Journalists Student Journalists
There are a few different ways you could make a hundred thousand dollars in just a couple of hours: Most of them we don't recommend. Or you could get really lucky and win the lottery. Or, perhaps you could play a popular video game to earn that cash.
Playing video games at competitive levels has become increasingly popular all around the world. And for young kids, making a living doing so is extremely appealing. But how feasible is this really? Student Gabe Tappe looked into it for this edition of Radio 101.
10:32pm May 12, 2019Student Journalists Student Journalists
There are some universal truths when you are a kid: Horsing around is fun, you can stay up late with no consequences, and candy ... well, candy is king. But for kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the story is different. They need to pay attention to what they eat and what they do because the wrong choice could be fatal. Radio 101 student, Zach Dunn, looks into how this disease changed his relationship with his best friend.
We are a platform for young voices in our community to explore issues that they are passionate about. From personal reflections to topics of national relevance, Radio 101 provides high school students with the tools to turn their ideas into feature stories. Part of WFDD’s Hive, the Radio 101 program allows students to interact with professional journalists, experts from across the country (and the world), and collaborate with each other as they explore and learn about the world around them.
Every semester, a new cohort of students joins the Radio 101 class through our after-school program, and since 2017, Radio 101 has been offered at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, NC, as a for-credit Honors-level class. The stories the students produce air on Mondays during Morning Edition and All Things considered.
We’re always looking for students interested in joining our next Radio 101 class. If that sounds like someone you know, register here.