WUNC's American Graduate Project is part of a nationwide public media conversation about the dropout crisis. We'll explore the issue through news reports, call-in programs and a forum produced with UNC-TV. Also as a part of this project we've partnered with the Durham Nativity School and YO: Durham to found the WUNC Youth Radio Club. These reports are part of American Graduate-Let’s Make it Happen!- a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and these generous funders: Project Funders:GlaxoSmithKlineThe Goodnight Educational FoundationJoseph M. Bryan Foundation State FarmThe Grable FoundationFarrington FoundationMore education stories from WUNC
Listen: Teen DJ Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Chapel Hill, NC teenager Jennah Jones is also known as DJ Twice. She's part of a project in which teens listen to NPR news stories and and create alternate versions, with original hip hop soundtracks.
The project is called Remixing the News. It is produced by the Beat Making Lab and North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC. >>Read the project blog.
Teen: have time this summer and want to make your own beats? There is a Beat Making Lab in Chapel Hill at the Street Scene Teen Center, 179 East Franklin Street. You can drop in for free.