Express Yourself!

VoiceAmerica

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

Location:

Moraga, CA

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

Twitter:

@EYTeenRadio

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 422 Moraga, CA 94556 925-377-7827


Episodes

Starting a Small Business

1/29/2023
Keerthi and Ruhani host a program on how to start and grow a small business. Milan suggests that youth can start a small business by using YouTube, Ebay, and other social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok. Even a garage sale or a lemonade stand is a business. In a discussion, Ruhani and Keerthi both agree that they enjoy the “coziness” and “personalization” of small businesses because small businesses get to know their customers wishes and desires more than a large...

Duration:01:00:00

Women's Advocacy

1/22/2023
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estee Lauder Advocacy: any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. It’s encouraging when a man starts the conversation advocating for the rights and freedoms of women. Hosts Rose and Hannah, both female empowerment activists, interview Nihal who firmly believes that women should have equal rights to men in all areas of private and public life, including education,...

Duration:01:00:00

Classic Literature with Keerthi

1/15/2023
Keerthi, our Nerd Extraordinaire, hosts and entertains this entire program focused on classic literature, favorite books, and debate. British Keerthi starts off the show with her regular humor and wacky ideas. She discusses George Orwell’s, Animal Farm, the story of the Russian Revolution, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey., and her favorite book of all-time, Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. In segment two, Keerthi analyzes, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, To Kill A Mockingbird by...

Duration:00:46:41

The Importance of Family

1/8/2023
“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.” – Michael J. Fox. Three family members, Nihal, Kirpa, and Milan come together to discuss the connection that family has with one another. Nihal hosts the program encouraging his sister and his cousin to share tidbits of fun and funny times. Milan lives in Chicago while Kirpa and Nihal are in California. They discuss their holidays, games, and movies they’ve enjoyed and the importance of supporting one another. We are also reminded that...

Duration:00:37:10

NFTS and the NEW YEAR!

1/1/2023
As we begin a New Year, host British Keerthi provides a breakdown on the different types of debate styles. She then turns into American Keerthi to interview Ally and Emma Chen about NFTS. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, prove to be a more eccentric innovation than controversial Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Famous for its multimillion dollar sales in 2021, NFTs arose as the world shifted to virtual life, work, and school. Although simply a jpeg of digital art with so-called “copyrights” for...

Duration:00:56:19

Christmas

12/25/2022
“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart” — Washington Irving Merry, merry Christmas! Hosts Keerthi and Hannah celebrate large with an entire hour of history, festivity, humor, and fun. Santa, Sinterklaus, Father Christmas, Tomte, Saint Nicholas, the big jolly man in the red suit. Hannah discusses the different cultural celebrations and traditions from around the world, while Keerthi reminisces about Santa Day at 5A...

Duration:00:53:21

Climate Change

12/18/2022
What is climate change and how is it affecting our world? Host Sharanya dives into the topic with reporters Kirpa, Kevin, and Milan. First, Sharanya discusses how teens are making a difference in the global conversation and how she is writing about climate change in her memoir. Kirpa talks about the causes and effects as well as devastation to our oceans. Kevin delves into how A.I. can help solve climate change and mitigate its side effects, especially how A.I. is able to predict certain...

Duration:00:46:48

The Power of Positive Thinking

12/11/2022
Social media posts have made it “cool” to be negative and self-deprecating. But there is power in thinking and being positive. Teen hosts, Ruhani and Keethi interview author, publisher, producer, and literary agent, William Gladstone about the The Power of Positive Thinking – Interfaith 21st Century by Hasan Abdullah Ismaik for which Mr gladstone wrote the foreword. The book weaves spiritual wisdom from three different religions, bridging cultural beliefs and offering practical techniques to...

Duration:00:53:08

Intellectual Disabilities and Women's Health Empowerment

12/4/2022
Host Keerthi launches the program with a description of intellectual disabilities. “According to the American Psychiatric Association, intellectual disabilities affect intellectual and adaptive functioning, which means that individuals with intellectual disabilities generally struggle with critical thinking and learning (the intellectual part) and living daily life as an independent human being (the adaptive part). Approximately 1% of the population is affected.” Down Syndrome is one of many...

Duration:00:54:17

Thanksgiving Gratitude

11/20/2022
No matter what the situation is...close your eyes and think of all the things in your life you could be grateful for right now. — Deepak Chopra Is there any holiday better than Thanksgiving? Not only is it a time to eat all our favorite foods, but it is also a time to express our gratitude for living. Keerthi hosts this holiday favorite and surprisingly she is not a fan of Thanksgiving food because she is a vegetarian. But she is a believer in appreciation and thankfulness and offers several...

Duration:00:49:58

Farming and Food

11/13/2022
My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer. - Brenda Schoepp As humans we need to eat. What we eat can sustain us and provide ultimate enjoyment. Keerthi and Rose host this delicious program showcasing produce, farming, and food. Two foodie friends, Rose and Alix describe their tasting menu experience at Eleven Madison Park, a three Michelin star restaurant in Manhattan, that...

Duration:00:56:46

Misogyny Online and Debate

11/6/2022
“We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.” — Ursula K. LeGuin The increase in technology and social media, has led to the rise of misogyny online - a dangerous, vile problem that has infiltrated almost every corner of the internet. Hannah and Keerthi host this program about equality for women. Hannah discusses a major problem that has infiltrated almost every corner of the internet…misogyny. She discusses the...

Duration:01:00:00

Halloween and Great l.A. Restaurants

10/30/2022
It’s that time of year where children everywhere dress up in costumes and go door-to-door trick or treating in search of candy. Host Sharanya talks about her Halloween plans and shares one of her original poems. She then offers listeners a real treat when she introduces our newest reporter, Alix Erlij, who is a true teen foodie. Her new segment is called Diner’s on Board, where she will discuss restaurants and food from around the globe. Halloween was the beginning of Alix’s food journey and...

Duration:01:00:00

VOTE…VOTE…VOTE

10/23/2022
The midterm elections are approaching and our Express Yourself!™ teens, hosts Ruhani and Keerthi and reporter Kevin have important thoughts to be considered. Keerthi starts the segment in her usual humorous monologue talks about democracy and voting through the debate lens. Ruhani focuses on the 19th amendment and our rights to vote, giving us a history lesson worth listening to. Our A.I. afficionado, Kevin, discusses how A. I. plays a role in the voting process and candidates who have used...

Duration:01:00:00

College Apps: What Admissions Officers Seek in Applications

10/16/2022
If you are working on college admissions or are interested in knowing what admissions officers at universities are seeking in a prospective student, this episode of Express Yourself!™ is a must listen. Ruhani, a high school senior, and Keerthi, an eighth grader, interview the eternally knowledgeable and down-to-earth Dr. Don Martin, former Dean of Admissions/Financial Aid, and Dean of Students at Columbia University, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Wheaton College....

Duration:01:00:00

Encouraging the Arts with Illustrator, Jensen Russell

10/9/2022
Maggie hosts an hour of celebrating the arts with special guest artist and illustrator, Jensen Russell. Jensen illustrated the new children’s picture book authored by Cynthia Brian, No Barnyard Bullies and will be illustrating forthcoming books in the series, Stella Bella’s Barnyard Adventures. (https://www.StarStyleStore.net) She says she has always been an artist beginning as a little girl doodling and encourages teens to pursue creative endeavors. After high school she took a gap year...

Duration:01:00:00

Femicide and Publishing

10/2/2022
In today’s episode of Express Yourself!, hosts Hannah and Ruhani delve into serious topics such as feminism and misogyny. Hannah explains the rise of femicide and how sexist media has contributed to these rates. In the next segment, Ruhani goes into detail about the merger of publishing houses and how it can lead to limiting diverse voices in literature. Our hosts ran out of time before they can go more in depth about the rise of dangerous misogynistic podcasters, so stay tuned! • Follow us:...

Duration:00:53:11

Corporate Exploitation and Gentrification

9/25/2022
Why are the policies and ethics of business so important? What exactly goes into the products we are buying? Hannah Sahota, the 17-year-old founder of the charitable organization Hannah’s Project, passionate tutor and activist, and today’s host of Express Yourself! Teen Radio tackles the topic of corporate policy, promises, and their effects on our society. Unethical business practices have recently skyrocketed in the makeup, wig, and clothing industry, perpetuating child and slave labor...

Duration:00:54:33

World of Drought: The Importance of Water

9/18/2022
Why is water so important? About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers, and in humans and animals. Hosts Rose and Hannah talk with reporters Sharanya, Kirpa, and Nihal about the meaning of H2O. Sharanya reads an original poem, Kirpa discusses public health, Nihal reports on droughts...

Duration:00:55:50

Terrorist Attacks, The Horror of 9/11, and Finding Peace

9/11/2022
Sharanya sits in the host chair to discuss the shock and sadness of terrorist attacks, especially that of 9/11/01. She wasn’t even born when it happened, but the aftereffects of that horrific day linger in the hearts and minds of Americans. The aftermath affected not only the survivors and the families of the fallen, but ordinary, law-abiding citizens whose skin color, religion, heritage, and customs were similar to that of the perpetrators. Immigrants became targets of hate crimes....

Duration:00:27:27