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Teen Talk is a weekly web-based radio show by, for, and about teens. Teens discuss their challenges and choices concerning relationships, school, alcohol and drugs, sex, family life, media and much more. Teen Talk is hosted by Central New York teens with support from mental health and media professionals.
 
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Marijuana 2015
February 25, 2015: PSA Public Service Announcements

PSA: Marijuana 2015 (mp3). Is marijuana a good idea for you?


Does Racial Inequality Still Exist in America?
February 12, 2015: Diversity

Does Racial Inequality Still Exist in America? (mp3). Prompted by recent issues in the news involving race and violence, Teen Talk explores the state of racial inequality in the United States. Hosts Dana, Domy, Kyla, and Yanira discuss this along with how the public thinks about racial issues and how to respectfully disagree with someone whose views oppose your own. Our guest is retired Syracuse City Judge Langston McKinney.

* The views and opinions expressed in this program belong solely to the hosts and guest. They do not reflect the views and opinions of the Teen Talk program or Contact Community Services.


Teen Cancer
January 22, 2015: Health and Body

Teen Cancer (mp3). In this episode of Teen Talk, teen hosts Jess, Cady, and Dylan discuss how to be a support to someone with cancer, preventing cancer and the dangers of online diagnosis, and how to get help for yourself and loved ones. Our guest is Leah Noonan, Program Coordinator at Teens Living with Cancer.


Strange and Interesting Hobbies
January 15, 2015: Self-Awareness

Strange and Interesting Hobbies (mp3). Are you passionate about air guitar? How about LARPing? In this episode, teen hosts Suzy, Brianna, Dylan, and Sydney discuss some of the strange and interesting hobbies they've come across, as well as some pastimes and collections of their own.


Is Feminism Dead, Misunderstood, or Simply Ignored?
December 18, 2014: LGBTQ and Gender

Is Feminism Dead, Misunderstood, or Simply Ignored? (mp3). In this episode, teen hosts Sam, Dana, Domy, Dylan, Sarah Ann, Sarah B, and Suzy discuss the issue of feminism including its history, the issues surrounding it today, and what young people can do to help further the cause. Our guest is Brianna Suslovic, co-director of the International Women’s Rights Collective at Harvard.


Seniors Speak – November/December
December 12, 2014: Seniors Speak

Seniors Speak – November/December (mp3). In this Seniors Speak episode, teen hosts Robert, Amelia and Domy discuss winter activities, the holidays, and preparing for college.


Wellness through Spirituality
December 4, 2014: Self-Awareness

Wellness through Spirituality (mp3). To continue our series on wellness, teen hosts Sara, Cady, Dylan, and Sarah discuss the importance spirtuality plays in our overall well-being. Our guest is Colby Sutter, founder of Seven Miles.


PSAs: Myths associated with Alcohol
December 5, 2014: Public Service Announcements


Wellness through Gratitude
November 26, 2014: Gratitude, Giving, and Volunteering

Wellness through Gratitude (mp3). To celebrate Thanksgiving, teen hosts Suzy and Dana sit down to discuss what they're grateful for. They also share how reflecting on our gratitude can make us happier and improve our well-being. Visit YouTube to watch the video discussed in this episode.


Can We be the First Tobacco-Free Generation?
November 20, 2014: Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

Can We be the First Tobacco-Free Generation? (mp3). Teen hosts Sydney, Dylan, and Kaitlyn discuss reasons that tobacco smoking is still an issue, how tobacco companies market to young people, and ways to quit smoking or help a loved one quit.

Teen Talk supports the Great American Smokeout, which occurs on the third Thursday of November and encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. For more information on how you can quit, visit nysmokefree.com or call 1-866-697-8487.


How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part II
November 17, 2014: Health and Body

How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part II (mp3). In part two of our episode on teen wellness and body image, teen hosts Amelia, Yanira, Sarah, Kyla, Jess, Kaitlyn, Dana, Domy, and Nate discuss what affects our perception of our bodies and how we can achieve holistic wellness through exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep. In part one, our guest is Jill Catherine, founder of 44 Hearts and spokesperson for Ophelia’s Place. This episode was recorded at Cafe at 407, a cafe in Liverpool, NY, that funds Ophelia’s Place and promotes a community creating change. If you think that you or someone you know may have an eating disorder, please contact the Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service for help and more information.


How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part I
October 31, 2014: Health and Body

How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part I (mp3). In this two-part episode on teen wellness and body image, teen hosts Amelia, Yanira, Sarah, Kyla, Jess, Kaitlyn, Dana, Domy, and Nate discuss what affects our perception of our bodies and how we can achieve holistic wellness through exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep. In part I, our guest is Jill Catherine, founder of 44 Hearts and spokesperson for Ophelia’s Place. This episode was recorded at Cafe at 407, a cafe in Liverpool, NY, that funds Ophelia’s Place and promotes a community creating change. If you think that you or someone you know may have an eating disorder, please contact the Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service for help and more information.


Top Trends in Youth Substance Abuse
October 16, 2014: Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

Top Trends in Youth Substance Abuse (mp3). Although the majority of young people do not use alcohol or other drugs, it continues to be an important issue with today’s youth. In this episode, teen hosts Dylan, Cady, and Sarah discuss the latest trends in youth substance abuse, including e-cigarettes, prescription drugs, and marijuana. Our guest is Bob Turner, Choices Director at Central New York Services.

For more information on Central New York Services and the Choices program, visit their website http://www.cnyservices.org/onondaga/clinical-programs/.


Seniors Speak September/October 2014
October 2, 2014: Seniors Speak

Seniors Speak September/October 2014 (mp3). Seniors Speak is a regular Teen Talk feature that gives our senior hosts the opportunity to talk about anything on their minds. In this episode, Robert, Jess, and Sara discuss the college application process, SATs and ACTs, school plays and musicals, and early preparation for prom season.


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