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This is Power Your Story, a podcast made for students by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. Representing diverse voices, we tell real life stories through the power of podcasting technology, interviews, and round table discussions..

Production support from After School Matters and Andrea Klunder from The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

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May 7, 2021

How do you get started on the path of being a professional artist and musician?

What do you do if your work isn't as good as you want it to be?

What does it take to be successful?

Sandra Antongiorgi is a Chicago-based artist with two creative passions as both a visual artist and a vocalist and musician.

She talks with...


May 4, 2021

How do you perceive people with disabilities?

How does your disability impact your life?

How do you deal with the stress of every day living?

In 2019, we created this story for the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. We didn't win, but we think it's pretty awesome anyway!

This episode features stories from Brandon,...


Apr 27, 2021

Ian Chadwick joined us online all the way from California, where he works as a ranger in Joshua Tree National Park. 

Before that Ian lived in Chicago and worked as nature educator in different places.

He shares his own story of why he grew to love nature, why he thinks it's important to connect with it even if you live...


Mar 22, 2021

We talked with Sarah Buino, licensed clinical social worker and founder of Head/Heart Therapy in Chicago, about addiction, and our experiences with stress, anxiety, OCD, and bottled up emotions. 

Sarah shared tips about using the things you love to do to help when you have these kinds of experiences -- like listening...


Mar 18, 2021

This story is about Junae Bennett from Black Girl Gamers and how she experiences playing video games from the time she was a little kid to now as an EA sports journalist. 

Check out Junae's website and if you're thinking of a career in gaming, you can buy her ebook How to Become a Successful Video Games Journalist.

This...