Hosted by Lesedi Mogoatlhe, the Radio Workshop is a podcast of the Children’s Radio Foundation. We collaborate with youth reporters and radio stations across Africa to tell stories from places that are often overlooked, in ways that reflect how young people see the continent.
Working with our youth reporters and partner radio stations, we bring you intimate and layered stories from across Africa – showcasing at a local and global level the depth and diversity of what it means to be African, as told by Africans. Whether that means digging into unemployment in South Africa, profiling LGBTQIA+ activists on the frontlines in Zimbabwe, or tracking the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, each episode of the Radio Workshop brings you new voices and perspectives on African issues of the day. We also produce short series that allow us to dig a bit deeper into any given topic.
In the third and final episode, Mary-Ann goes in search of “new songs” about her home. A chorus of young voices helps her to explore the contradictions of life in Alexandra. There are no easy answers, and not everyone will make it out of Alex, but there is something infectious about the energy and persistence of young Alexandrians - a spirit Mary-Ann embodies and hopes will take her out of Alex. Some day.
Dans le premier épisode de cette série en quatre parties, Bob Yala, notre correspondant en République Démocratique du Congo commence son enquête sur le manque d’accès à l’électricité en RDC en revisitant le drame de Matadi Kibala durant lequel 26 personnes sont mortes électrocutées - un événement qui a choqué les consciences et a inspiré une nouvelle vague d'activisme.
In episode two of three, Mary-Ann steps out of her comfort zone to explore parts of Alex she's been warned about her whole life. Her search for answers leads her to places where past and present overlap. How will she find her way out of Alex when the legacy of apartheid lingers, practically in the air she breathes? Meanwhile, things in Mary-Ann’s personal life take a turn for the worse.
Feel free to get in touch! We’re open to collaborations and story pitches.