While many young people hope to become professional dancers, the cost of lessons, costumes and other equipment often keeps them from achieving their dreams. It is a hurdle one studio specializing in Latin American folk dance is trying to overcome. Natalie Lett reports for Student Reporting Labs.
One year after evacuating Afghanistan, teen refugee pursues musical dreams
This month marks one year since the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan, leading to the evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghan nationals since last August. Now, one teen refugee is pursuing her musical dreams thanks to a guitar donated through a youth-led organization in Phoenix. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs’ Alexis Schmidt reports.
National Edward R. Murrow Award 2022 National Honorees
We are so honored to receive a National Edward R. Murrow Award for our podcast on teen mental health, On Our Minds with Noah and Zion. Here’s a full list of winners.
Writer Baratunde Thurston discusses his new PBS series ‘America Outdoors’
We take a sneak peek at a new PBS program, “America Outdoors,” which is premiering on July 5. The six-part series is hosted by bestselling author and outdoor enthusiast Baratunde Thurston. Student Reporting Labs podcast host Zion Williams spoke with Thurston to learn more.
Ken Burns film explores youth mental health
Awareness of mental health across all spectrums of the population has been growing after years living in the COVID pandemic. But there are particular concerns about the youngest generations. Those topics are explored in Ken Burns’ film, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” which airs Monday night on PBS. Student Reporting Labs’ Matt Suescun and Faiza Ashar spoke to Burns to learn more.