Next Generation Radio

We are finding, coaching and training public media's next generation. Six talented student journalists are participating in this state-of-the-art training week at the University of Houston. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with Houston Public Media and the University of Houston.

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Great Debater Loses to Hurricane Harvey

BY ANTRÉCHELLE DORSEY

Around Houston, 98-year-old Dr. Thomas F. Freeman is known as the international award-winning coach of the Texas Southern University debate team. He spent 69 years teaching students never to underestimate an opponent—a mistake he made during Hurricane Harvey.

Full plates, full hearts

A collective of homeschool mothers reach out to help local Hurricane Harvey victims
BY ALIAH EDWARDS

What happens to those people who fall between the cracks after a catastrophe? Vickie McNamee and Fabi Richards know the answer far too well.These women of HEART homeschoolers are still going above and beyond for their community after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas just five months ago.

‘Gimme Shelter’

How a Salvation Army Worker is Helping Displaced LGBTQ Youths

Jermaine Harmon works with the Salvation Army to make the lives of Houston’s LGBTQ homeless a little easier, one person at a time.
BY RAFA FARIHAH

‘Gimme Shelter’

How a Salvation Army Worker is Helping Displaced LGBTQ Youths

Jermaine Harmon works with the Salvation Army to make the lives of Houston’s LGBTQ homeless a little easier, one person at a time.
BY RAFA FARIHAH

Inspiration surprises artist on location

Street Artist and His Carrot-munching Best Friend Find Fulfillment In Organizing Change

BY LUKE WALTHER

Scott Tarbox finds fulfillment in housing Houston’s four-legged friends. When Harvey hit, he used his platform and artwork to organize change.

Hurricane Harvey Still Haunts Katoya Brocks

Houston Mother faces whirlwind year of flood, fire and cancer | BY ALEJANDRA MARTINEZ

Basketball Coach Loses Home Court, But Still In the Game

In the aftermath of Harvey, a Lone Star College coach keeps practice going for his players.
BY VANESSA ONYEKWERE

Humbled and Ready to Learn

Humbled and Ready to Learn

During my Next Generation Radio training, I’ve learned to trust myself and my preparation and see setbacks as a learning opportunity, not failures. 

My #NextGen Journey

My #NextGen Journey

NextGenRadio was exactly what I needed. And then some. If I told you I wasn’t nervous coming into this project, I’d be lying. However, after a casual dinner, everyone there had a great mixture of personalities and I figured, ‘Hey, maybe I...

A Wild Burn into Experiential Education

A Wild Burn into Experiential Education

I had the application deadline for this program on my calendar for a solid month. But two days before the application was due, I had writer’s block, and couldn’t force myself to write the application. Eventually, two hours before the deadline, I said I might as well...

No fixed feelings

No fixed feelings

This week has been such a memorable and eye opening experience.  I've learned so many things that I will carry with me throughout my career, but a few of my favorites are the importance of project management, working together and, my favorite, subjectivity. I was...

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