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How Teens See The 2016 Election

In this radio segment from Youth Radio, NPR’s David Greene talks with Youth Radio journalists Desmond Meagley, Billy Cruz, and Kensha Secrease about how young people approach politics, first time voting, and the issues they care about from college debt to growing up in an age of terror and economic inequality.

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Peabody Award-winning Youth Radio is an Oakland-based, youth-driven production company that serves as NPR’s Youth Desk. Our newsroom is known for its features, commentaries, apps, interactives, and investigative series by youth about youth, which run on national and local radio outlets as well as sites that include National Geographic, Medium, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic. Since the early nineties, Youth Radio has produced on-the-ground elections reporting highlighting first-time voters and youth points of view. The organization takes an expansive approach to covering politics, both empowering teens as full-blown agents in civic life, and producing stories about the many ways that young people are connecting, advancing public understanding, and shaping the dialogue about the social issues and policies that matter most.

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