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1st Day of School Rally at Benjamin Franklin High School
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September 09, 2014 02:20 PM PDT
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On Blast youth radio producer, Mahala Papadopoulos, reports live from Benjamin Franklin High School on the first day of school. PCAPS held a rally and Mahala spoke to some of the participants about why they chose to attend.

The Big Listen at Benjamin Franklin High School
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March 27, 2014 01:38 PM PDT
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The Benjamin Franklin High School Chapter of the Philadelphia Student Union has been working hard on organizing a Big Listen at their school. Want to know what a Big Listen is? Listen to Shane and Minh's radio piece about it!

Stop the War on Youth of Color
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March 07, 2014 09:00 AM PST
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February 26th, 2014 was the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin's murder. On Blast radio team members, Jaylena Campbell and Brittany Clancy, attended a vigil for Trayvon and the many victims of racial violence.

Bullying in Schools
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January 29, 2014 01:31 PM PST
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Jaylena Campbell discusses the topic of bullying in Philadelphia schools. Now that we have fewer counselors in schools, this problem is much worse and impacts the learning of everyone.

Teacher Layoffs
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January 28, 2014 11:55 AM PST
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Before the beginning of the 2013-24 school year, nearly 4,000 staff were laid off by the School District of Philadelphia. In this segment, Devonne Fisher, a senior at South Philadelphia High School, shares his thoughts on the recent wave of teacher layoffs. He interviews a fellow student to get more perspective on the topic.

#PhillyFast
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June 20, 2013 12:26 PM PDT
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The fight over public education in Philadelphia escalated Monday, June 17th, when two local parents and two school district employees began to fast to protest the closure of 23 schools and firing of 3,783 education professionals.

On Blast member, Jeremy Olivieri, went on location to learn more about them and their demands.

Student-Teacher Relations
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May 14, 2013 02:08 PM PDT
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Abu Kanu is a radio producer for On Blast. In this segment, Abu explores the complicated nature of student-teacher relationships. At the Philadelphia Student Union, we support students AND teachers.

Student want nurses at BFHS!
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May 14, 2013 02:03 PM PDT
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On Blast Radio Producer, Jeremy Olivieri, created a radio piece about the lack of nurses at Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia. With more budget cuts looming, schools in Philadelphia stand to lose even more nurses. Students want nurses and students want nurses to keep their jobs. The Philadelphia Student Union chapter members at BFHS are organizing a campaign to keep nurses in their school.

What is Young People's Oppression?
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April 04, 2013 01:17 PM PDT
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Young People's Oppression might not be something that you have heard of. But for members of the Philadelphia Student Union, it is a part of daily life. When young people are stereotyped as unruly and violent it keeps us all down. In this piece, Tiana shared her experiences of young people's oppression and lays down the basics of the steps in the cycle of oppression.

A Student Analysis of the School to Prison Pipeline
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March 12, 2013 12:26 PM PDT
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The School-to-Prison Pipeline is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Members of the Philadelphia Student Union created the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools (CNS) to work towards improving school climates and ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

On Blast youth radio producer, Julian Roessler, explains a youth perspective on the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Julian interviews Josh Glenn, an organizer with YASP (Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project) and Decarcerate PA. Josh is also a member of CNS. Together, they explore the deeper roots of the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

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