Full Shows!

Hey Everybody!
Guess what?! We'll be posting FULL Radio Uprising shows right here on the blog! No more worrying if you miss a show, and you're old favorites will be available for your repeated listening pleasure!
We're going to start by uploading shows from back in 2011, but in no time we'll be current with our postings.

Have a listen to this show from October 27 about Names, Identity and Clothing:

This show is from November 3 and is all about Texting:

And this show is from November 17 and talks about Problems Facing Youth Today:

Check back soon for more shows from earlier this year!

12.15.11 Stereotypes and Coverage of the PHS Stabbing

On 12.15.11, Children's Media Project held an emergency lab session of Radio Uprising so that youth producers could use media and technology to process what had happened and what they were thinking.

Our theme for the day was supposed to be stereotyping, but in light of what had happened in PHS earlier that day, we weaved discussion of what that violent act says about Poughkeepsie, and what it means for Poughkeepsie, into our show.

In the first part of our show, we introduce our themes for the week, and hear a PSA made by the Turn It Up crew from the summer 2011 collaboration between CMP and Mill Street Loft.

Part 2 is a reaction podcast made by youth producer Nick during our emergency lab:
In the third part of our show, we react to Nick's podcast about the stabbing in PHS. We discuss some stereotypes of Poughkeepsie, and how those stereotypes end up reinforcing the problems Poughkeepsie deals with.

In the fourth part of our show, we hear "Stereotyping and the Racist KFC Commercial" by Khary, Kiana, and the Turn It Up crew of the summer 2011 Mill Street Loft / Children's Media Project collaboration. Radio Uprising loves Mill Street Loft -- check them out at www.millstreetloft.org! The in-studio youth DJs also discuss how stereotypes have affected their lives.

In the fifth part of our show, we discuss recent Census statistics about how 1 out of every 2 Americans qualifies as poor and/or low income. We talk about what stereotypes exist about poor people, and how the stereotype keeps people from realizing that so many of us as a nation are poor. We also hear the first part of a project on stereotyping that was recorded at CMP's Media Magic after-school program.

In the final part of our show, we hear the rest of the stereotyping project piece. In this piece, we wrote about our experiences in being stereotyped, mixed up our answers, and randomly drew them out of a hat and read them. Even though the topics made us uncomfortable, we all agreed it was an important experience!


On 12.22.11, Nick recorded some of his fellow PHS students' thinking on what the climate of the high school is like, one week after the stabbing. We're editing that video now -- stay tuned!

11.10.11. Gender

We talked about gender during this show! Before we dove in, though, we took some time to discuss Veteran's Day (11.11.11). We listened to Nick's piece about honoring Veterans (below), then talked about how we can honor Veterans in-studio. Everyone agreed that schools and communities should do more to remind students and citizens how important it is to remember and honor our Veterans. We also read these inspiring quotes, to remind ourselves and listeners to honor our Veterans:

"Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called."
- Bill Shuster

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. "
- Joseph Campbell

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
- Elmer Davis

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and
- Maya Angelou

“Freedom is never free.”

Then it was time to talk about gender. We listened to some great pieces about colors, weddings and a radio round table called "Girls Vs Boys."

Here's Cally's Piece about Colors:

And here's the radio round table:

We talked about a lot of different things in the studio. We took a lot of time to discuss stereotyping, specifically with gender, and how it affects people. We tried to discover if the stereotypes we're constantly hearing about (for example, pink is only for girls) is seen in real life, or if it usually seen in the movies. We also did a really interesting exercise where we named a bunch of movies we'd seen within the year. We then thought about each one, and decided if the relationships in the movie were ever homosexual. We found that every movie we initially named only featured heterosexual couples. It was an interesting way to consider the influence the media has on how we approach discussions on gender and sexuality. 

11.3.11. Texting

This show was all about texting! We started off the show with Remy's opinion piece about texting in class, listen to it here:

We then heard a radio round table from the Poughkeepsie Day School Radio and Podcasting class that discussed texting. (Listen!!)

Our awesome in-studio DJs then discussed the following questions:
Could you live without texting?
Is it ever appropriate to text in class? For example, what if there was an emergency and your mom really needed to tell you something quickly, is it ok to text in class in this situation?

Our DJs believed that while texting was convenient, they do not need it in their lives! We also discussed texting in a more serious manner; we talked about texting and driving. Did you know that in 29 states there are laws that ban texting while driving for everyone. In 7 states, there are laws that ban texting behind the wheel for new drivers. That leaves 14 states that don’t have any laws about texting while driving!
We asked: 
Do you think that there should be a national law banning the act? 
What are your thoughts about texting while driving, in general?

Our DJs were definitely worried about texting while driving, and believed there should be a nationwide law against it.

Remember, Radio Uprising! airs on WVKR (91.3fm) on Thursdays from 4-5PM, or catch us online at WVKR.org

10.27.11. Names, Identity and Clothing

On October 27, we had a show about name, identity and clothing! Students from Poughkeepsie Day School’s Radio and Podcasting Class made short pieces explaining why they like their name, where it comes from, and any interesting stories about it! Some students had really awesome stories about their name, and almost everyone expressed that they liked their name for some reason. We listened to a Radio Round Table about identity and discussed the following questions:
What is identity?
How do you identify yourself?
What are some things that come to mind first when asked what your identity is? What influences your identity (media, upbringing, education, etc)?

We then listened to some pieces about clothing. We discussed clothing stereotypes and uniforms in schools. Our in-studio DJs had mixed feelings about uniforms—some thought it would be nice to never have to worry about what you’re going to wear to school, while others worried that uniforms stifle the expression of individuality through clothing. 

It was a great show! Make sure you tune in on Thursdays from 4-5 PM to hear it live!

9.29.11. Outsiders

Radio Uprising! had a busy Fall season! On September 29, 2011 we had an awesome show about Outsiders! We heard Alexis’ piece on Bullying and Teen Suicide, Alex’s piece on Tech Addiction and Alexis and Khary’s piece on Teen Pregnancy in Poughkeepsie. We also listened to Swany’s song called “Money Stuggles,” which he produced at CMP! Make sure you listen to Swany's song! 

7.8.10 Deconstructing Comedy (haha!)

Today, on Radio Uprising, we explored comedy in its various, brilliant forms!

Youth-produced Audio:

First, a homemade laugh track to set the tone:

Vox Pop

After that, we played another youth-produced vox pop, inquiring about what makes us laugh, whether there aren't certain issues that shouldn't be joked about, and whether humor is the most powerful political tool we have.

CMP Comedy RRT featuring Radio Uprising and DROP TV Producers

PSA 1:
Teens and Stress (Will Rogers Institute)

Pre-recorded Piece:
Raeva and TelevIsm: Breaking down offensive jokes

Raeva deconstructs the dynamics of controversial humor.

Pre-recorded Piece:
Jon and Raj researched and recorded a piece about the top grossing comedies from 2008 and 2009, trying to pinpoint exactly why these particular comedic narratives are funny, and what their popularity means for America.

PSA 2: Grace Smith House (produced by GSH and CMP students)

Call-in Joke Segment

Our lovely listeners called in and shared the following jokes with us:

What do you call a snowman in the desert?
A puddle.

Why was the Energizer bunny arrested?
He was charged with battery.

What cheese isn't yours?
Nacho cheese.

What color is a burp?

Why was 6 afraid of 7?
Because seven ate nine.

What do you get when you cross a car, a bird, and a dog?
A flying car-pet.

What did the big chimney say to the little chimney?
You're too young to smoke!

When Chuck Norris falls into water, he doesn't get wet. The water gets Chuck Norris.

A man is driving through the country, when he sees a farmer standing next to a puddle in the middle of the road. The man rolls down his window and asks the farmer, "is this puddle very deep?" The farmer assures the man it's not deep at all. The man proceeds to drive through the puddle, but sinks up to the car windows! Enraged, the man yells to the farmer, "I thought you said it wasn't deep!"
"Well," said the farmer, pointing to his chest, "it's only up to here on the ducks."

Thanks to our listeners for participating!