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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.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. We hope you learn something new by listening. Peace.

Jan 23, 2022

What if you could create a whole new world from your imagination... and invite your friends? You can!

Molly Southgate, writer, actor, LARPer, podcaster, tells us how in this conversation recorded at the end of 2019 pre-pandemic. We even have a 2022 update from Molly!

Check out Molly's podcast Read Between the Lines....


Jan 21, 2022

What's it like to run your own comic book store?

Are comics growing or dying in popularity?

How can you get into comic books as a new hobby?

Justus, Rashaad and Aliyah bring you the answers from James Nurss, owner of First Aid Comics in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Originally recorded in 2019... this is a...


Dec 1, 2021

A few thoughts about how hobbies can save you from burnout. Plus Aliyah's favorite hobby!


Season 7 theme is "Hobbies & Life Hacks."

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Sep 22, 2021

How do you know which dream to follow in your life? How do you start a business? And how do you make a vegan cookie actually taste good?

All this and more from our 2019 conversation with Jimmy Prude, founder of Jimmy's Vegan Cookies.


For season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 

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Jul 3, 2021

Sometimes you win and sometimes you don't. But it feels good when someone notices what you're creating.

Hear this story about what happened when we applied to the Google Podcasts Creator Program with PRX.

We applied in 2019 and this update is provided by our program director and mentor, Ms. Andrea Klunder.


For...