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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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Jun 20, 2018

Sam Kirk creates artwork to celebrate people and to inspire pride and recognition for underrepresented communities. Her work walks the viewer through various moments, focusing on a celebration of culture, discovery of identity, and the politics that we have been fighting for generations. She grew up in Chicago.

Jenny Q...

Jun 13, 2018

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on gun violence in Chicago, in schools and in our culture. We talk with Dion McGill, Program Manager at the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

This episode was produced by Keenan and Miguel.


Jun 11, 2018

We attended a farewell celebration at Paul Robeson High School in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, one of the sites for After School Matters. Robeson is being closed down and the student body is being split up. We interview students from the ASM program Coding the Fun Way about their thoughts and feelings about...

Jun 11, 2018

In our Season 3 opener, Mark and Nate interview musician and trumpet player Sam "Trump" Harris. Based in Chicago, Sam is originally from Houston. His music has been described as "sophisticated soul" and he believes in spreading a positive message through his music and educating young people to help them follow their...