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Obama Inspires Young Poets To Get Political

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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.

This program aired on January 22, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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