Our partners from KUOW RadioActive wrapped up their After-School Internship at South Park last week. Six interns, from all over Seattle, finished up their interviews, offered peer reviews, and prepared short presentations on their pieces. They learned about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, writing for broadcast, and speaking on the air.
The Fall 2012 class presented their pieces on Saturday, November 17 at the South Park Community Center from 4:30-6 pm. About forty community members around Seattle, supporters, family and friends attended the event. The audience raptly listened to each story, some of which covered sensitive and difficult subjects, and offered questions and feedback afterwards.
Antonia interviewed her long-time friend who was diagnosed with leukemia at a young age. In the interview, her friend talked about living with leukemia and how she helps others with cancer by volunteering her time at Seattle Children’s. At the end of Antonia’s presentation, she invited her friend up to the stage to be recognized as well. It was a very touching and inspiring moment.
Other stories covered woes over colleges/SATs, family issues, debunking stereotypes, and finding inspiration from a mentor. All interns presented their projects with great professionalism, reflection, some humor, and grace.
To listen to all their stories, to learn more about the Interns or how to apply for the KUOW internship, please visit KUOW RadioActive at http://www.kuow.org/radioactive.
This year’s KUOW RadioActive Fall 2012 Interns (from the left): Trey Tuito’Elau, Kaidan Vanloo, Keilon Anderson, Evan Adams, Dulce Saucedo, Antonia Dorn