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No One’s Source

After a lifetime in the system, Noel Anaya got unprecedented permission from family court to record the hearing where he’d age out of foster care--and worked with Youth Radio to, in his words, “blow it up on NPR.”

After a lifetime in the system, Noel Anaya got unprecedented permission from family court to record the hearing where he’d age out of foster care--and worked with Youth Radio to, in his words, “blow it up on NPR.”

Noel and two Youth Radio producers, Teresa Chin and Lissa Soep, go deep into the making of Youth Radio stories to share what they've learned about establishing the “rules” of collaboration from the beginning, bouncing back when best-laid plans fall through, navigating challenging moments like when you’re required to fact-check the lived experience of your creative partner, and managing the digital afterlife of a story once it’s aired.


Featuring

Noel Anaya

Noel Anaya is writer and producer with Youth Radio and student at Laney College.

Lissa Soep

Lissa Soep is senior editor at Youth Radio and founding director of its Innovation Lab, where young people make interactive news stories that combine reporting, design, and code.

Teresa Chin

Teresa Chin is senior digital producer at Youth Radio, where she experiments with new ways to take audio to visual and social platforms.