It’s common enough to learn about youth culture through the observations of experts and adults, but so much more intriguing to hear it straight from the hearts and minds of the teenagers navigating through their own worlds.
Listen in as young producers offer a variety of fresh perspectives with the help of their microphones and recording devices.
Gen Next (part two) is moderated by Cindy Carpien, and features producers from the Blunt Youth Radio Project (MA), Radio Arte (IL), Youth Radio (CA), and Youthtopia (CA).
Cindy Carpien started with NPR's Morning Edition in December 1979 - less than two months after it went on the air - when she was barely out of college. She was the director of Weekend Edition Saturday when the program debuted and worked on the show for 11 years. In 1996 she moved to Arizona and worked part time as producer-in-residence for KNAU in Flagstaff, helping local producers make stories for national air. She also worked part time for Morning Edition and is still doing so these days in Palo Alto, CA.
Hear part one of Gen Next, also moderated by Cindy Carpien and featuring youth producers from the KBOO Youth Collective (OR), Uniquely Spoken (MD), and WNYC's Radio Rookies (NY).