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Liberty student, Soraya Marashi, Chosen to Write Radio Segment for KUOW’s Radioactive Program

Liberty student, Soraya Marashi, Chosen to Write Radio Segment for KUOW’s Radioactive Program

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 27 January, 2017

Liberty High School’s own Soraya Marashi was recently accepted into RadioActive’s 2017 after school Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop. She was chosen out of many strong applicants for one of twelve slots in the program. 

The RadioActive workshop is a fun and challenging 14-week program. Participants meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7pm at New Holly in southeast Seattle. Optional lab time from 4-5pm is available each day so students can drop in if they need additional help completing workshop assignments. There are also a few Saturday workshop meetings, and students in the program will spend mid-winter break taking part in a podcast production intensive at KUOW’s studios in the University District. 

During the workshop, participants will learn technical, storytelling, and journalism skills through hands-on lessons. They’ll work collaboratively to produce podcasts on topics important to them (you can subscribe to the RadioActive podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts). Each participant will also choose a feature radio story to create in the second half of the workshop. They will have an assigned mentor, KUOW newsroom editor, and peer partner to support them in this process. Completed stories and podcasts will be posted on kuow.org, and some also air on KUOW 94.9. In celebration of the accomplishments of workshop participants there will be a community listening party on Saturday, May 6 at New Holly (time TBD) to hear their finished work.