NextGenRadio @ USC Annenberg
First Days in America is a set of non-narrated audio and digital stories that highlight the experiences of immigrants in a changing America.
by Jessica Flores
Natalia Pereira, a black Brazilian immigrant, opened her restaurant Wood Spoon to create a sense of home as she struggled to find her community in Los Angeles.
by Hafsa Fathima
Charles Igawa did not have an easy time during his early days in the U.S. — he was hired and fired at various jobs, struggled to learn English and faced obstacles in getting an education. It took a few friends and America’s favorite pastime for him to feel at home.
by Megan Manata
Hyun-Gyum Shin is a Korean-American DREAMer who — even after developing a ‘distinctly American worldview’ growing up in American schools — describes his search for a community in America that respects his blended background.
by Sandy Chávez
Ligiah Villalobos was torn away from one parent and then the other and moved from Mexico City to a small town in Utah. This is the story of how her turbulent childhood shaped her life and career in Hollywood, eventually gaining her international acclaim.
by Stephanie Aceves
Sayon Syprasoeuth, a Cambodian refugee, makes art to process experiences of war and trauma among his community and others.
by Son Ly
What is the cost of being separated from your parents as a young girl and then reunited with them four years later in order to have a better future? Ana Garcia reflects on how her life was forever changed because of Operación Pedro Pan (Operation Peter Pan).
For every project, we ask our students to share their thoughts on what they learned and how they grew. These are their reflections.
In the past few days, I’ve learned so much from the Next Generation Radio project.
From the moment of application to now, the final day of the week, it’s wild how fast everything happened.
During my time NextGenRadio, I had an intensive look into the world of audio journalism, a facet that I had not explored.
I wanted to write you a letter so in case you ever start to doubt yourself. You can remember how far you’ve come.
It’s been a long journey from the time I silently broke down in my first radio class to NPR’s Next Generation Radio, but I stuck it out.
It was a long, stressful but extremely fun week at Next Generation Radio. I didn’t know what to expect but my basic journalism skills helped me survive the week.