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Energy Convertors Student Voice Podcast

Energy Convertors Student Voice Podcast

By Energy Convertors
Where students combine their research and life experiences to help improve education.
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Humanizing Oakland Charter Students: Come See Us Before You Come For Us
In this episode, we speak with youth organizers (all charter alumni) and charter students that have felt attacked recently and they wanted their voices heard. The message was simple, they weren't billionaires, they love Oakland, and they felt folks that have never met them shouldn't cast aspersions on their families, schools, or communities.  Listen for yourself. 
August 18, 2019
Students Discuss the Benefits of Charter Schools in Oakland
Val and Clarissa discuss life as charter school students and the benefits they have received from them. The students directly address adults that want to see charters go away and attack students that attend them. 
June 28, 2019
Ep. 7: Discussing Blackness with Black Women in Bay Area High Schools (Guest Host: Jonathan Piper II)
In this episode, we give the reigns to Jonathan Piper II, a recent graduate from Skyline High in Oakland. He produced and wrote this show. In it, he dove deeper into Blackness through the lens of two Black women currently navigating education in the Bay Area. You don't want to miss it. 
June 02, 2019
Ep 6: Quality in Post-Strike Oakland Education
In this episode, Jonathan, Cheyenne, and Kweko discuss the impact of the strike and define what quality is to them as Oakland students. The team goes in-depth about their experiences in Oakland education and act as critical colleagues as they offer ways for Oakland to snap its streak of not being able to educate students of color at scale.  These young people offer some of the sharpest commentary around Oakland education yet, EXCLUDING NOBODY (shout out to Jay-Z).
April 29, 2019
Ep. 5: Wisdom from High School Seniors: Quality Control & Agency
In this episode, we have 2 special guests graduating this year and will be attending college in the fall. They delve deep into their experiences and offer their expertise and advice for students still on the high school grind. They also offer advice to parents and teachers about how to help students build better agency. On-Air Talent: Jack Crandall & Nessa Watts Producers: Bryce Blake & Jayden Cummings
April 17, 2019
Ep. 4: RIP NIP (EOYDC Crew)
In this episode, the EOYDC fellows process their feelings about the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle. This podcast episode was put together by 6 fellows, 3 as on-air talent, and 3 producing the show. Please rate, review, and share.  To read our online magazine, go to: 
April 05, 2019
Ep 3: Working in Tandem with School Site Leadership & The Failings of Sex Ed (Emery Crew)
So this episode went a lot of places! Listen as Jayden, Talia, and Nessa, better known as the Emery Crew, reflect on their principal responding to episode 1 and working with them to instantly add their suggestions (Kudos Principal Goode)! The students wrestle with knowing they can actually change things in their school by speaking up and working together.  Also, Nessa, completely out of left field, shifts the conversation to the need to improve Sex Education in schools. Something that deeply impacts her and her friends inspired her to tackle a very complicated issue. All in all, it was an amazing episode so please listen, comment, and share.  To check out our online magazine, click here.
April 01, 2019
Ep 2: Race in Schools (EOYDC Crew)
In this episode, we speak to two Black students that attend schools where they are in the minority and they discuss what it is like for them attending those schools.  Also, a huge shoutout to our student engineers that you did not hear from learning how to work the boards, the levels, the music, and sound effects. Don't forget to comment and share.  You can read from our online magazine by clicking here. 
April 01, 2019
Ep 1: Student Mental Health in Schools [The Emery Crew]
Listen to our Emery High crew discuss student mental health in their schools and how it is affecting them. They offer some solutions that you might find interesting.  To show your support, please share and continue to engage. 
March 18, 2019