youth http://wrvo.org en Modernized "Music Man" production gives Syracuse student actors new experience http://wrvo.org/post/modernized-music-man-production-gives-syracuse-student-actors-new-experience <p></p><p>Students in the Syracuse City School District are among the stars in the Redhouse Arts Center production of "The Music Man." The idea was to turn River City, Iowa into a multicultural melting pot by doing colorblind casting, and at the same time give the students real-world experience working with professional actors.</p><p>Over the past year, life has been a struggle for 16-year-old, Tajanae Lane. She has had to move from Syracuse to New Jersey then back to Syracuse after her father was arrested for robbing a bank.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 48543 at http://wrvo.org Modernized "Music Man" production gives Syracuse student actors new experience Advocates urge Cuomo to raise age for youth offenders http://wrvo.org/post/advocates-urge-cuomo-raise-age-youth-offenders-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>New York is one of only two states in the country where all children 16 and older are treated as adults in the criminal justice system. This month the <a href="http://raisetheageny.com/" target="_blank">Raise the Age </a>initiative kicked off a statewide campaign in upstate New York, renewing their effort to keep kids under 18 out of adult prisons.</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:05:18 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47833 at http://wrvo.org Advocates urge Cuomo to raise age for youth offenders The changing culture of youth sports http://wrvo.org/post/changing-culture-youth-sports <p></p><p><em>With children starting to play sports at younger ages and playing their sports year-round, the chance they are going to get injured is on the rise. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," recently spoke with Dr. Pietro Tonino, the chief of sports medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, about why these injuries are occurring and how to prevent them.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: How has youth sports changed over the years?</em></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:45:29 +0000 WRVO News 44359 at http://wrvo.org Dealing with youth mental illness http://wrvo.org/post/dealing-youth-mental-illness <p>More education on mental illness in youth is needed throughout American society. That’s the conclusion of two guests this week on “Take Care.” Michael Fitzpatrick, the executive director of <a href="http://nami.org">NAMI</a> (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Karen Winters Schwartz, who has two children who dealt with mental health issues, both agree education is key to helping young people and their families cope with mental illness. Winters Schwartz wrote a book "Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Family's Journey Through Bipolar Disorder," a fictionalized account based on her experience with one of her children; she also is a board member of NAMI.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Michael Fitzpatrick and Karen Winters Schwartz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 40357 at http://wrvo.org Dealing with youth mental illness Participants in gun violence discussion say families are key to prevention http://wrvo.org/post/participants-gun-violence-discussion-say-families-are-key-prevention <p>There are no simple answers to ways to end the gun violence that plagues the city of Syracuse.&nbsp; But a discussion called, "Stop the Violence" at the Landmark Theatre last night, looked at the root causes of violent behavior among youth, and how that can lead to answers. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:17:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35139 at http://wrvo.org Participants in gun violence discussion say families are key to prevention Unemployment figures worse for under-30s http://wrvo.org/post/unemployment-figures-worse-under-30s <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The national unemployment level remained unchanged at 7.8 percent for December, according to Bureau of Labor Statistic figures released today. This is the 49th consecutive month unemployment has been above 7 percent but according to analysis from an interest group, those numbers don’t reflect the reality for young adults. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:34:29 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31453 at http://wrvo.org