Tuesday night I went to Busboys and Poets for the DC premier book launch of Drop That Knowledge: Youth Radio Stories.
The book written by Elisabeth Soep and Vivian Chavez chronicle the day to day public media and youth driven operations of Youth Radio, an 18-year-old youth development organization and independent media production company in Oakland, California. The book features the stories of the youth members that have gone through the audio production program to become news producers. It also explores how young people are changing the media landscape.
I met up with folks at the LAYC Art and Media House at the event. The LAYC is long time parner of Youth Radio, creating commentaries that are aired through Youth Radio’s collaboration with public media entities.
The event included a round table discussion featuring Youth radio graduates, Elisabeth Soep, and NPR news and show execs from All things Considered and WAMU.
Here is an excerpt from the Q & A (how will public media connect with the growing population of young latinos?)