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Oakland Scenes: Snapshots of a Community

Youth Radio producers Ise Lyfe, Gerald Ward II, and Bianca Yarborough chronicle the tense summer of 2002 in Oakland, California, when an alarming number of youth homicides weighed heavily on the community.

Best Documentary: Bronze2003 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2003 / Youth Radio / NPR, USA

Youth Radio producers Ise Lyfe, Gerald Ward II, and Bianca Yarborough chronicle the tense summer of 2002 in Oakland, California, when an alarming number of youth homicides weighed heavily on the community.

Oakland Scenes uses as its centerpiece a poem by Lyfe -- a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Oakland Scenes won the Best Documentary: Bronze Award in the 2003 Third Coast Festival/Richard H. Driehaus Competition.


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Youth Radio

Youth Radio promotes young people's intellectual, creative, and professional growth through training and access to media. Youth Radio's media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities provide unique opportunities in social, professional, and leadership development for youth, ages 14-24.


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