Teens http://nhpr.org en 4.8.14: Debunking A Painting's Origin Myth, Medieval Teens, & Loudon Wainwright http://nhpr.org/post/4814-debunking-paintings-origin-myth-medieval-teens-loudon-wainwright <p></p><p>From the Mona Lisa to the Sistine Chapel, sometimes the story of how a work of art was created is as important as the work itself. Today on Word of Mouth, breaking down the myth behind a breakthrough Jackson Pollock painting</p><p>Also today, <em>Game of Thrones</em> fans know that kids and teenagers play a prominent role in the series: think evil King Joffrey. We’ll tease out fact from fiction, with a look at what life was really like for young people in the Middle Ages.</p><p>Plus, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright approaches his own late middle age.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:56:07 +0000 Word of Mouth 46378 at http://nhpr.org 4.8.14: Debunking A Painting's Origin Myth, Medieval Teens, & Loudon Wainwright Marijuana Use Among N.H. Teens Above National Average http://nhpr.org/post/marijuana-use-among-nh-teens-above-national-average <p>New Hampshire teens use marijuana at one of the highest rates in the country,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">according to a new <a href="http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dcbcs/bdas/documents/issue-brief-marijuana-use.pdf" target="_blank">report </a>from the Department of Health and Human Services. </span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:28:23 +0000 Todd Bookman 42046 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Use Among N.H. Teens Above National Average NH Teen Institute Prepares Teens for Adulthood http://nhpr.org/post/nh-teen-institute-prepares-teens-adulthood <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Teen Institute is a non-profit organization that offers leadership and risk prevention training to teens, helping them understand and grow into their own strengths and potential. Susanna&nbsp;</span>Keilig<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;participated and volunteered in the Teen Institute’s “Leaders in Prevention” program and in the week-long summer program.</span></p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 19987 at http://nhpr.org NH Teen Institute Prepares Teens for Adulthood Why Dystopian Reads May Be Good For Teens http://nhpr.org/post/why-dystopian-reads-may-be-good-teens <P>Most of us read <EM>1984 </EM>and <EM>Lord of the Flies</EM> in high school, but the new dystopian novel has grown in popularity beyond the required reading list to include a new generation of young fans. &nbsp;<STRONG>David Sobel </STRONG>looks at the legion of apocryphal novels set in worlds devastated by wars and environmental collapse now aimed at teens as emblematic of a rising tide of hopelessness. He is a member of the senior faculty at Antioch New England, and his article “<A href="http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/7148">Feed the Hunger</A>” was published in the November-December issue of Orion magazine.</P> <P> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:45:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18850 at http://nhpr.org Why Dystopian Reads May Be Good For Teens NH Teen Institute http://nhpr.org/post/nh-teen-institute <p>The New Hampshire Teen Institute is a non-profit organization that offers leadership and risk prevention training to teens, helping them understand and grow into their own strengths and potential. Susanna Keilig participated and volunteered in the Teen Institute&rsquo;s &ldquo;Leaders in Prevention&rdquo; program and in the week-long summer program.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 8547 at http://nhpr.org NH Teen Institute New Hampshire Teen Mobilizing Peers for Global Good http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-teen-mobilizing-peers-global-good <p>A few weeks back the Huffington Post and the nonprofit group Youth Service America issued a list of the 25 most powerful and influential young people in the world.</p><p>And one of them is from Derry, New Hampshire. <strong>Dylan Mahalingam</strong> founded the volunteer organization <a href="http://lilmdgs.org/" target="_blank">Lil&rsquo; MDG&rsquo;s</a> in 2004, at age nine. Since then he&rsquo;s worked to encourage millions of youths to find ways to improve conditions for young people. He joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with more about what he does.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:54:45 +0000 Brady Carlson 5270 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Teen Mobilizing Peers for Global Good This 14-Year-Old Girl Just Bought A House In Florida http://nhpr.org/post/14-year-old-girl-just-bought-house-florida Meet Willow Tufano, age 14: Lady Gaga fan, animal lover, landlord.<p>In 2005, when Willow was 7, the housing market was booming. Home prices in some Florida neighborhoods nearly doubled from one month to the next. Her family moved into a big house; her mom became a real estate agent.<p>But as Willow moved from childhood to adolescence, the market turned, and the neighborhood emptied out. "Everyone is getting foreclosed on here," she says.<p>After the collapse, Willow's mom started working with investors who wanted to bid on cheap, foreclosed homes. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:11:00 +0000 2415 at http://nhpr.org This 14-Year-Old Girl Just Bought A House In Florida Health Centers At Schools Get A Funding Boost http://nhpr.org/post/health-centers-schools-get-funding-boost Under the federal health care law, money is going out around the country to help school campuses boost health services for their students.<p>At <a href="http://www.lincolnhs.org/">Abraham Lincoln High School</a> in Los Angeles students often visit a modest trailer at the back of the sprawling campus. It's in a neighborhood near downtown L.A. where houses are missing windows and have peeling paint.<p>The small building houses a full-fledged community health clinic with doctors and nurses called <a href="http://www.wellchild.org/overview.html">St. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:27:00 +0000 2356 at http://nhpr.org Health Centers At Schools Get A Funding Boost Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX http://nhpr.org/post/bullied-teen-stories-generation-prx <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:35:36 +0000 NHPR Staff 2212 at http://nhpr.org Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX To Get Kids To Class, L.A. Softens Its Hard Line http://nhpr.org/post/get-kids-class-la-softens-its-hard-line Los Angeles is easing its stance on truancy. For the past decade, a tough city ordinance slapped huge fines on students for even one instance of skipping school or being late, but the Los Angeles City Council is changing that law to focus on helping students get to class because it turns out those harsh fines were backfiring.<p>Two years ago, Nabil Romero, a young Angeleno with a thin black mustache, was running late to his first period at a public high school on LA's Westside.<p>"I live two bus rides away from my school," he says. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2219 at http://nhpr.org To Get Kids To Class, L.A. Softens Its Hard Line “If you tell me yours, I’ll tell you mine.” http://nhpr.org/post/%E2%80%9Cif-you-tell-me-yours-i%E2%80%99ll-tell-you-mine%E2%80%9D <p>The new token of love among teenagers is the sharing of online passwords. An expert warns about the risks associated with this latest token of adolescent affection.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:09:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1533 at http://nhpr.org “If you tell me yours, I’ll tell you mine.” Teen "Sexting" Not an Epidemic, UNH Research Finds http://nhpr.org/post/teen-sexting-not-epidemic-unh-research-finds <p>Here’s a story worth sharing on your smartphone: new research says there is NOT an epidemic of teen sexting.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:16:12 +0000 Brady Carlson 786 at http://nhpr.org Teen "Sexting" Not an Epidemic, UNH Research Finds