Radio 101

  • Sam and his mom
    Samuel Woo
    7:46pm Feb 21, 2020
    Human Interest Human Interest

    A New Me

    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, 2020
    Race Race Youth Education

    School, Interrupted Part 4: What It's Like For Us Every Day

    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, 2020
    Youth Youth Education Gender

    School, Interrupted Part 3: 'Til It Happens To You

    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, 2020
    Education Education

    School, Interrupted Part 2: The Last Classroom On The Left

    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, 2020
    Education Education

    School, Interrupted Part 1: Duck and Cover

    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.

  • AP Photo/Alan Diaz
    6:07am May 28, 2019
    Student Journalists Student Journalists

    E-Sports: More Than Just A Game

    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.

  • Zach, Jim and Wes
    Zach Dunn
    10:32pm May 12, 2019
    Student Journalists Student Journalists

    Everything Was Different But He Was The Same

    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.

  • 4:31pm Apr 26, 2019
    Student Journalists Student Journalists

    A Very Real Life Market For Fictional Items

    You'd probably be pretty upset if you get your credit card statement and realize that your child has spent hundreds of dollars on clothing without your knowledge...

    Now, what if I told you that those clothes and accessories aren't even for them but instead they're for fictional characters from video games? Yeah, that's happening. To find out more we went to the source - Radio 101 student Mack Hanna talked with middle schoolers about their in-game spending habits.

  • Samiya Arrington
    1:58pm Mar 15, 2019
    Student Journalists Student Journalists

    A Fatherless Void

    According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, one in four children under the age of 18 are being raised by single mothers.

    For younger kids, understanding why their family structure is different than their classmates or friends can be particularly challenging.

    Radio 101 student Samiya Arrington shares her experience growing up without her father.