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Young and talking money, for the family

In many immigrant families, kids are the only ones with a strong enough grasp of English to interact with the teller at the bank. They act as translators and family budgeters. Mayra Jimenez shares her story.

'I am obsessed with the markets'

The recession has a lot of people thinking about the markets, whether to stay in or get out. For commentator Lauren Silverman, things are starting to get a little out of hand.

Older green workers fear trainee wave

The Labor Department is paying to train people to work in green industries. But some older workers worry the program could put them out of a job. Youth Radio's David Dominguez reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Cultural training for nurses

7 of the 10 fastest-growing jobs are in health care, but as demographics change, doctors and nurses will need new cultural skills to go along with their medical training. Alyssa Wagner has the story.
Posted In: Health

This trend doesn't come cheap

The new brand A Bathing Ape is the latest fashion craze for urban teens. Youth Radio's Ayesha Walker loves to shop, but she's not so hot on the high price for a hooded sweatshirt, and the fact that kids wearing them are targeted for theft.
Posted In: Retail

Candidates try to enter a younger space online

Many of the presidential hopefuls have created pages on the popular social networking website MySpace. Alana Germany of Youth Radio checked them out.

Paying for pomp's circumstances

In rural Kentucky where Deirdre Gibson grew up, many families struggle to make ends meet. But, as she reports, they're still willing to pay the big bills that go with high school prom, graduation and other rites of passage.

Off the streets, into Café Reconcile

An innovative non-profit in New Orleans is luring kids off the streets of one of the city's worst neighborhoods — and into the restaurant business. Patrick Johnson reports.

Students not the only ones leaving summer jobs

Youth Radio reporter Julie Civiello waits tables as her summer job — and discovers that one of her co-workers also happens to be one of her high school teachers.

The Ritalin Generation

Many of today's college students have grown up with a personal knowledge of ADD drugs. There's even a name for them: "The Ritalin Generation." Some students are abusing these medications, either for study aids or for a good time. Youth Radio's Michelle Jarboe reports from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she says there is a thriving black market for ADD drugs.
Posted In: Health

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