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The Next Generation Radio Fellowship is a week-long digital journalism training project designed to give competitively selected participants, who are interested in radio and journalism, the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia story. This project for university students was produced at KJZZ-FM in Tempe, Arizona, in January 2017.

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“Finding Nemo” revitalizes Navajo language for next generation

Growing up on the reservation in the heart of Navajo Nation, Wheeler was surrounded by his people’s culture and language. Despite having parents who spoke Navajo fluently, he was never able to speak as well as he could comprehend.

Author: Katherine Ellis

by Katherine Ellis

Keeping curiosity alive

Mason Conway shares the beauty of science and nature through bones, taxidermy, and jarred creatures at his uptown Phoenix niche boutique, Curious Nature.

Author: Jonathon House

by Jonathon House

A Phoenix Latino neighborhood and law enforcement fight crime together

For the last six years, Rosa Pastrana has been the leader of the Osborn Block Watch in the Maryvale neighborhood, and this video feed is just another way she’s working to keep her 832 members on Facebook connected with local law enforcement.

Author: LOREM IPSUM

by Kristin Torres

How a former addict found redemption among forgotten veterans

A former drug addict and dealer with a rap sheet reaching back to childhood, Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer had retired from most of his vices with the birth of his daughter, and instead poured his energy into activism surrounding veteran suicide awareness.

Author: Liz Tung

by Liz Tung

From being a refugee to helping refugees: one Arizona man’s journey

What was supposed to be a vacation turned into a four year stay for Mustafa Alalusi.

Author: Alexandra Watts

by Alexandra Watts

One week, multiple memories

Even though this part of the journey is over, I leave this week feeling good. I’ve been a public radio fan, intern and fellow. Each experience has made me love this medium more.

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