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Obama Inspires Young Poets To Get Political

The election of Barack Obama has energized young Americans and heightened their interest in politics. In Boston recently, politics dominated a recent all-women poetry slam called “Poetically Speaking.”  Members of the group, “Teen Voices,” seized the opportunity to have their opinions heard on issues from Obama’s election to life in the city.  WBUR’s Christian Holland produced this audio portrait.

Teen Voices is an intensive journalism mentoring and leadership development program for teen girls in Boston.

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  • Diana Korzenik

    Fabulous story, just right.
    Love that photo of audience listening!
    we need to hear more such stories and see more such photos!!!!

  • http://election08.wbur.org/2009/01/obama-inspires-young-poets-to-get-political.html Isaiah Nichols

    That was truly inspiring and more people should stand up and do that

  • http://election08.wbur.org/2009/01/obama-inspires-young-poets-to-get-political.html Isaiah Nichols

    That was a good poem

  • http://election08.wbur.org/2009/01/obama-inspires-young-poets-to-get-political.html Isaiah Nichols

    Thats what im talking about!!!!!!!!!!!1

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