Radio 101

Radio 101 is WFDD's education program for high school students. It teaches interested students about journalism, technology, personal reflection and storytelling.

The program has been held at Carver High School in Winston-Salem and The Middle College at Guilford Technical Community College in High Point.

Radio 101 is currently held at Dudley High School in Greensboro and Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem.

The Spring 2013 edition of Radio 101 was produced in partnership with Dudley High School with funding from Arts Greensboro. Radio 101 is taught by Lopa Shah. Stories are produced by students with assistance from Kathryn Mobley.

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Radio 101
8:10 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Two Foundations Accomplish One Goal

Nigel Vincent says attending two high schools gave him skills so he can succeed in diverse environments.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / WFDD

Nigel Vincent is a typical 18 year old. He loves music, plays the bass and wants to be a graphic artist. Now the freshman is majoring in art at North Carolina A&T State University. But the roads that helped Nigel get to college are anything but typical.

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Commentary
12:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

GSO Teen Discovers Link with Teen Sleuths

Natasha McMasters is a veteran member of WFDD's Radio 101 program at James Dudley High School. Her second report involves an award-winning author of youth novels.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / WFDD


Around the globe, almost 4,000 species of animals are critically endangered. Natasha McMasters learns about two of them during her WFDD Radio 101 interview.

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Radio 101
2:07 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Meeting Dad

In many societies, the traditional family is a father, a mother and children. But there’s a generation of children who don’t really know their fathers. This is the experience of guest commentator Denita Wade. She shared it while participating in WFDD’s Radio 101 program.

Denita created this essay while a sophomore at Carver High School in Winston-Salem. On WFDD’s Real People, Real Stories, she describes how the man who she barely knew filled her emptiness with unexpected treasures.

Radio 101
10:31 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Catch The Korean Wave

Channell Jordan-Grier is a fan of Korean pop-culture, especially the music.
Credit Lopa Shah / WFDD

Channell Jordan-Grier is fascinated with South Korean culture. She delved more into it while participating in WFDD's Radio 101 education program. Radio 101 teaches high school students journalism skills that they use to explore issues important to them.



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Radio 101
2:59 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

All Things Digital Are Not Equal

Na'Qwon McGirt doesn't take his 24/7 internet access for granted anymore. Find out why.
Credit Lopa Shah / WFDD

Na'Qwon McGirt is a proud member of the digital generation. He says electronic tentacles keep him connected to things happening in his home city of Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as to the latest global trends.

The National Retail Federation reports more than half of 2012 holiday shoppers purchased gifts online.
According to this group, this was an all time high. But imagine life for consumers who don’t have access to the internet.

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