Media Lab Podcast

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Media Lab podcast is the work of young journalists from New England Public Radio -- experience a snapshot of their world. NEPR's Media Lab is youth initiative that provides training to high school age students to learn all facets of audio journalism.  #whatstoryareyoutelling

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Welcome back to Media Lab! On this episode, "What Makes Us Stronger," Media Lab alums share personal stories and commentaries about firsthand experiences with racism in college, joining the army, and the challenges of being in first-time relationships.  Listen to stories by Diamond Jimenez, Devyn Moreno, Salma Layfield and Aliza Gonzales.  

Music credit: Vesuvio Beats Title: Caliente

The 10th podcast is milestone for NEPR's Media Lab.  In this episode we celebrate the work of students from the Springfield, MA cohort and The Care Center in Holyoke, MA.  

The podcast begins with a few words of gratitude to the students about the work they have produced and includes commentaries about homelessness, foster care, anxiety and suicide and what it means to be a young mother.

Join us for our next podcast where we'll hear stories from Gardening The Community, an urban garden program in Springfield, MA and more. 

This episode of the Media Lab podcast begins with a name sharing exercise with students from The Care Center of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Allyson of Media Lab interviews Saymarie who shares her commentary about the world of cutting and why one might decide to put a blade on their own skin. Milton Sagardia gives us a quick snapshot of students at Putnam Vocational High School, Springfield, Massachusetts through his lighthearted vox pop. We conclude this episode with Daniel Smith who brings it home with his feature on a local open mic.

Devyn Moreno starts this podcast off with his piece about the video game, Call of Duty. Diamond Jimenez shares her commentary "Glasses", and finishing with a piece by Wesley Days who interviews his grandmother about growing up in the south during the Jim Crow era.

In this episode, Media Lab Podcast explores a world of uncertainty and discord with stories of  immigration and deportation. 

Be inspired and stay strong with these Media Lab stories that explore hope by overcoming challenges. 

On the fifth episode of the Media Lab Podcast, Elder Martinez shares his experiences about the wild world of the internet and asks us to consider the role technology plays in our lives. In another story, Xuan Truong offers a compelling commentary about her mother and sister as they experience a negative encounter at a local grocery store. Lastly, learn more about the Springfield Sting, a Springfield, Massachusetts Basketball team, in a feature by George Anderson. #whatstoryareyoutelling

Music Credit: Truck Julius of EARDRUGZ

In this fourth episode of the NEPR Media Lab podcast, Daniel Smith shares a personal testimony about his home life. Diamond Jimenez dedicates her feature piece "Blindness in Animation" to her sister Crystal who battles an eye disease that impairs her vision. We also invite you to meet a handful of our media lab students who share the origins of their names.

Music Credits:
Truck Julius of EARDRUGZ
Orlando Leach, OTCBeats

In this episode, Allyson Morin speaks with NEPR Media Lab and Community Journalism students Kimberly Cruz and Milton Sagardia. Allyson and Milton discuss Milton's fear that budget cuts will end the Gear Up Program while Allyson and Kim explore how language barriers erode the mother-daughter relationship.

In this episode, Brian Anthony Bevilacqua talks with NEPR Media Lab student Jay Capeles. Brian and Jay discuss how Media Lab gave a platform for Jay to speak about his transgender journey.

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