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Teen Voices for Good Choices

Teen Talk is a weekly web-based radio show by, for, and about teens. Teens discuss their challenges and choices concerning relationships, school, alcohol and drugs, sex, family life, media and much more. Teen Talk is hosted by Central New York teens with support from mental health and media professionals. Teen Talk is a program of Contact Community Services.
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Furthering Our Discussion on Racial Inequality
June 29, 2015: Diversity

Furthering Our Discussion on Racial Inequality (mp3). In this episode of Teen Talk, hosts Robert, Dana, and Kyla continue the discussion on racial inequality with retired Syracuse City Court Judge Langston McKinney. Topics include the recent viral video of excessive police force used on teens in McKinney, Texas, as well as what youth can do to counter racial injustices in our society.
"Evil prevails when good people do nothing. It’s a luxury to take the path of inactivity in the face of injustice."—Langston McKinney


What Teens Need to Know About Financial Aid
June 18, 2015: School and College

What Teens Need to Know About Financial Aid (mp3). Teen hosts Sam, Dylan, Nate, and Sarah talk about the process of applying for financial aid, types of aid that are available, and share their own tips for college-bound students. For more information on the financial aid process, visit https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid.


Discovering the Therapeutic Value of Pets
June 15, 2015: Gratitude, Giving, and Volunteering

Discovering the Therapeutic Value of Pets (mp3). Teen hosts Jess, Dylan, Nate, Sarah, and Yanira talk about the numerous benefits that pets can bring into our lives. We discuss how pets can improve your health and ways that pets can help young people avoid or recover from substance abuse. Our guest is Jessica Marabella from PAWS of CNY, Inc. http://pawsofcny.org. For more information on the services provided by PAWS of CNY or how to volunteer, visit their website, call 315-457-7622, visit them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.


Roommates 101
June 4, 2015: School and College

Roommates 101 (mp3). Chances are, at some point in our lives we will likely have at least one roommate. In this episode, teen hosts Jess, Dana, and Sydney discuss their future plans for roommates as well as their fears about living with someone they don’t really know. Our guest is former Teen Talk host Rachel Natoli, who shares her experience with a roommate during her freshman year of college. Teens also discuss how colleges make roommate choices as well as some basic rules for living with a roommate.


Time Management Tips for Teens
May 28, 2015: School and College

Time Management Tips for Teens (mp3). Teen hosts Dana and Kyla talk about the challenges of time management. They discuss the importance of sleep, how we’re affected by feeling overwhelmed, and the need to take quality breaks. They also share their personal time management problems as well as some tried-and-true time management techniques.


Healthy Options for Dealing with Depression
May 26, 2015: Depression, Suicide, and Mental Health

Healthy Options for Dealing with Depression (mp3). Teen hosts Sarah, Kaitlyn, Sarah, and Sydney talk about some of today’s healthy options for treating depression. The discussion includes personal experiences, dietary changes and supplements that might help, and how to create your own toolkit for depression.


Prom 2015
May 19, 2015: School and College

Prom 2015 (mp3). Teen hosts Cady, Dylan, Sarah, Sarah, and Jazzmone discuss trends for the 2015 prom season including "promposals," finding the right dress, safe after-prom activities, and what some schools and organizations are doing for those who can’t afford to go to their prom or have religious objections to these events.


Coping with Anxiety
May 5, 2015: Depression, Suicide, and Mental Health

Coping with Anxiety (mp3). Teen hosts Sam, Brianna, Dana, and Sarah discuss how to challenge negative thoughts, how we are affected by those around us, and tips for coping with anxiety. Our guest is Trina Luttinger, Student Assistance Counselor at Contact Community Services.


The Dangers of Steroids
April 22, 2015: Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

The Dangers of Steroids (mp3). Hosts Cady and Nate discuss the dangers of steroids including why its use in teens is a big deal, the use of steroids in athletes, and the negative side effects of steroid use. You can view the infographic discussed in this episode at http://positivemed.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/effects-of-steroids.jpg


The Semicolon Project
April 16, 2015: Depression, Suicide, and Mental Health

The Semicolon Project (mp3). To promote the Semicolon Project's awareness day on April 16th, teen hosts Sarah, Dylan, and Jess discuss suicide prevention and mental health. Our guest is Jamel, a young man who shares his story of suicidal thoughts and the support he received during that time in his life.

We encourage our listeners to support the Semicolon Project and use the hashtag #semicolonproject416 to help raise awareness. For more information on this program, visit their Facebook page.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or visit their website www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org to get more information or chat online with a trained counselor.


Teen Dating Violence
April 2, 2015: Violence and Crime

Teen Dating Violence (mp3). Teen hosts Jess and Sara discuss the warning signs of dating violence, the influence of the media, tips for safety and ways to get help. Our guest is Tiffany Brec from Vera House.


Kick Butts PSA 2015
March 27, 2015: PSA Public Service Announcements

Is it smoking really rebellious, or are you just falling into Big Tobacco’s trap?
View at YouTube
Kick Butts PSA 2015 (mp3).


Eating Disorders, Nutrition, and Body Positivity
March 13, 2015: Health and Body

Eating Disorders, Nutrition, and Body Positivity (mp3). Teen hosts Sam, Cady, Sarah and Jess discuss eating disorders and good nutrition including eating for health, body positivity, and ways to support someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. Cady shares her personal experience with eating disorders and provides valuable information on getting help and maintaining recovery.

To contact Centre Syracuse, the eating disorders treatment center mentioned in this episode, please call 315-671-2202 or visit their website at www.centresyracuse.com.


Marijuana 2015
February 25, 2015: PSA Public Service Announcements

PSA: Marijuana 2015 (mp3). Is marijuana a good idea for you?


Does Racial Inequality Still Exist in America?
February 12, 2015: Diversity

Does Racial Inequality Still Exist in America? (mp3). Prompted by recent issues in the news involving race and violence, Teen Talk explores the state of racial inequality in the United States. Hosts Dana, Domy, Kyla, and Yanira discuss this along with how the public thinks about racial issues and how to respectfully disagree with someone whose views oppose your own. Our guest is retired Syracuse City Judge Langston McKinney.

* The views and opinions expressed in this program belong solely to the hosts and guest. They do not reflect the views and opinions of the Teen Talk program or Contact Community Services.


Teen Cancer
January 22, 2015: Health and Body

Teen Cancer (mp3). In this episode of Teen Talk, teen hosts Jess, Cady, and Dylan discuss how to be a support to someone with cancer, preventing cancer and the dangers of online diagnosis, and how to get help for yourself and loved ones. Our guest is Leah Noonan, Program Coordinator at Teens Living with Cancer.


Strange and Interesting Hobbies
January 15, 2015: Self-Awareness

Strange and Interesting Hobbies (mp3). Are you passionate about air guitar? How about LARPing? In this episode, teen hosts Suzy, Brianna, Dylan, and Sydney discuss some of the strange and interesting hobbies they've come across, as well as some pastimes and collections of their own.


Is Feminism Dead, Misunderstood, or Simply Ignored?
December 18, 2014: LGBTQ and Gender

Is Feminism Dead, Misunderstood, or Simply Ignored? (mp3). In this episode, teen hosts Sam, Dana, Domy, Dylan, Sarah Ann, Sarah B, and Suzy discuss the issue of feminism including its history, the issues surrounding it today, and what young people can do to help further the cause. Our guest is Brianna Suslovic, co-director of the International Women’s Rights Collective at Harvard.


Seniors Speak – November/December
December 12, 2014: Seniors Speak

Seniors Speak – November/December (mp3). In this Seniors Speak episode, teen hosts Robert, Amelia and Domy discuss winter activities, the holidays, and preparing for college.


Wellness through Spirituality
December 4, 2014: Self-Awareness

Wellness through Spirituality (mp3). To continue our series on wellness, teen hosts Sara, Cady, Dylan, and Sarah discuss the importance spirtuality plays in our overall well-being. Our guest is Colby Sutter, founder of Seven Miles.


PSAs: Myths associated with Alcohol
December 5, 2014: Public Service Announcements


Wellness through Gratitude
November 26, 2014: Gratitude, Giving, and Volunteering

Wellness through Gratitude (mp3). To celebrate Thanksgiving, teen hosts Suzy and Dana sit down to discuss what they're grateful for. They also share how reflecting on our gratitude can make us happier and improve our well-being. Visit YouTube to watch the video discussed in this episode.


Can We be the First Tobacco-Free Generation?
November 20, 2014: Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

Can We be the First Tobacco-Free Generation? (mp3). Teen hosts Sydney, Dylan, and Kaitlyn discuss reasons that tobacco smoking is still an issue, how tobacco companies market to young people, and ways to quit smoking or help a loved one quit.

Teen Talk supports the Great American Smokeout, which occurs on the third Thursday of November and encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. For more information on how you can quit, visit nysmokefree.com or call 1-866-697-8487.


How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part II
November 17, 2014: Health and Body

How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part II (mp3). In part two of our episode on teen wellness and body image, teen hosts Amelia, Yanira, Sarah, Kyla, Jess, Kaitlyn, Dana, Domy, and Nate discuss what affects our perception of our bodies and how we can achieve holistic wellness through exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep. In part one, our guest is Jill Catherine, founder of 44 Hearts and spokesperson for Ophelia’s Place. This episode was recorded at Cafe at 407, a cafe in Liverpool, NY, that funds Ophelia’s Place and promotes a community creating change. If you think that you or someone you know may have an eating disorder, please contact the Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service for help and more information.


How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part I
October 31, 2014: Health and Body

How to Promote Wellness and Positive Body Image in Youth – Part I (mp3). In this two-part episode on teen wellness and body image, teen hosts Amelia, Yanira, Sarah, Kyla, Jess, Kaitlyn, Dana, Domy, and Nate discuss what affects our perception of our bodies and how we can achieve holistic wellness through exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep. In part I, our guest is Jill Catherine, founder of 44 Hearts and spokesperson for Ophelia’s Place. This episode was recorded at Cafe at 407, a cafe in Liverpool, NY, that funds Ophelia’s Place and promotes a community creating change. If you think that you or someone you know may have an eating disorder, please contact the Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service for help and more information.


Top Trends in Youth Substance Abuse
October 16, 2014: Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

Top Trends in Youth Substance Abuse (mp3). Although the majority of young people do not use alcohol or other drugs, it continues to be an important issue with today’s youth. In this episode, teen hosts Dylan, Cady, and Sarah discuss the latest trends in youth substance abuse, including e-cigarettes, prescription drugs, and marijuana. Our guest is Bob Turner, Choices Director at Central New York Services.

For more information on Central New York Services and the Choices program, visit their website http://www.cnyservices.org/onondaga/clinical-programs/.


Seniors Speak September/October 2014
October 2, 2014: Seniors Speak

Seniors Speak September/October 2014 (mp3). Seniors Speak is a regular Teen Talk feature that gives our senior hosts the opportunity to talk about anything on their minds. In this episode, Robert, Jess, and Sara discuss the college application process, SATs and ACTs, school plays and musicals, and early preparation for prom season.


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