Youth

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date April 15, 2019); no calls will be taken.

The latest Kids Count Data Book reports that Maine children have the highest rate of diagnosed anxiety in the country, as well as high rates of depression and suicide. We learn what causes, signs and treatments are for anxiety in young people, as well as resources available to children and families.

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Maine's agricultural future depends on the interest and involvement of young people. We'll learn about the programs and educational efforts aimed at fostering the farmers of tomorrow—and why some see these young people as essential to the economic success and culture of our state.


Katie Han

On Earth Day, we talk with youth leaders from Maine about how they are part of the global youth movement that is pushing for urgent action on climate change.

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Homelessness among young people is on the rise in Maine. In conjunction with the series that Maine Public reporter Robbie Feinberg is doing on this issue, we examine the issue of youth homelessness in Maine, how big of a problem it is, and what’s being done to address it.


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The latest Kids Count Data Book reports that Maine children have the highest rate of diagnosed anxiety in the country, as well as high rates of depression and suicide. We learn what causes, signs and treatments are for anxiety in young people, as well as resources available to children and families.

The Portland-based writing center, the Telling Room, is being recognized by the White House next week. The center will receive a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its work with refugee and immigrant high school students. The program helps students write and publish stories to increase literacy and to connect them with their communities and themselves.

Eighteen-year old Nila Seddiqi has done plenty of writing in school - and she's developed some pretty strong feelings about it. "I hate writing," she says. "I mean I hate it."