ABOUT THE PROJECT ——>>>>
Radio Future Hour is a collaboration between social justice radio station KNSJ and UCSD’s Arts and Community Engagement Initiative (https://artsandhumanities.
For additional information on Radio Future Hour, contact project-lead Paul N Roth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 1 : Mass Incarceration ——>>>>
Shamseldin, Jibril, and Salah from UCSD’s Youth Advisory Council have a frank and moving discussion about mass incarceration and growing up young and black in the USA. They touch on community role models, the importance of empathy and second-chances, and hopes for reform for a system we all know is broken but infuriatingly continues to go un-fixed. For more information on the Youth Council, visit: https://ucsdcommunityhealth.
Episode 2 : Climate Justice ——>>>>
Leah, Alex, and Connor from San Diego’s Sunrise movement chapter explore the energized youth climate movement, bringing in the importance of thinking climate and racial justice together, notions of “people over polar bears,” local measures at work in our region (and how you can get involved!), and the importance of getting out and voting for progressive causes. For more info on them and their movement, visit: www.sunrise.org
Episode 3 : The Many Complications of Covid-19 ——>>>>
Aisha and Claire, also from UCSD’s Youth Advisory Council, have a refreshingly edifying, wide-ranging, and empathetic conversation on the many challenges and difficulties facing youth, but also all of us, as we continue to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information on the Youth Council, visit: https://
Episode 4 : Yes on Measure B ——>>>>
Members of City Height’s Mid City-CAN community organization youth council Diana and Liliana present the Measure B proposal up for vote this November 3rd. The initiative—in partnership with San Diegans For Justice—would create an independent community-led commission on police practices to oversee chronic and systemic abuses by law enforcement that particularly plague communities of color. For more information on Mid-City CAN, visit: https://www.midcitycan.org/
Episode 5 : New Americans ——>>>>
Maral and Wahida, two participants from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) El Cajon chapter’s “PeaceMakers” group, share their experiences transitioning to life in the US from Iraq and Afghanistan and articulate that, despite our tumultuous times of multiple national crises, the United States still represents a place of hope, security, and better futures for many. For more information on IRC, visit: https://www.rescue.org/
Episode 6 : Boredom of Quarantine ——>>>>
13 year-old Samuel, a freshman at Sage Creek High School and former participant in City Height’s innovative Media Arts Center, sits down for a Zoom chat with his school colleague Carli Rae about “The Boredom of Quarantine”—both the bad, and the good. For more information on Media Arts Center, visit: https://mediaartscenter.org/