Democracy & Z is a student podcast, developed in collaboration with our friends at Elementz.
The podcast features young people from communities across our listening area, sharing their unique Gen-Z perspective on issues like immigration, racial justice, educational inequality, and the environment, with occasional takes on pop culture.
- Episode 37: GenWars! Where Do We Stand in the Culture Clash?With every new generation in America, it seems, there comes another generation gap: typically, idealistic young people push for social and political change, while more [...] Read more »
- Episode 35: Can We Heal the Planet from Environmental Racism?Heading into Earth Day (officially, April 22), we’re digging into our own backyard, talking about how the various ecologies of Cincinnati affect everyone’s health, for [...] Read more »
- Episode 33: HERstory: Celebrating Women, Known and UnknownIt’s March, a.k.a. Women’s History Month, so… we have thoughts. As much as we revere the mostly unsung sheroes of the past (like the ones [...] Read more »
Democracy & Z
- A student podcast project of 91.7 WVXU and Cincinnati Public Radio, developed in collaboration with Elementz
- Sponsored by the Charles H. Dater Foundation
- Theme music by Noah Hawes, of Elementz
- Logo design by Yoni Lee, of Elementz
- Produced by Julie Coppens
- Sound engineering by Josh Elstro
What does it mean to be an American–and where do I fit in?
What are my rights, my duties, my dreams? As another generation comes of age and (soon) heads to the ballot box, all the tough, eternal questions are getting surprising new answers. Listen in on some real talk between members of Cincinnati’s own Generation Z: smart teens and young adults who are already stepping up in their communities and defining citizenship for themselves.
Got something to say about this podcast? We’d love to hear from you.
Join our podcast team
Students who wish to participate in Democracy & Z, either on-air or behind the scenes, should send a brief statement of interest and availability (list any after-school conflicts) to Julie Coppens: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your full name, age, school, phone number, and contact info for a parent or guardian who can give permission for you to take part.