A Tale of Two Conventions

Minneapolis-Saint Paul__Inside the Xcel Center’s main stage, 15-year-old Victoria Blackstone gets ready to recite the Pledge of Allegiance from

Outside, fellow teenagers Maret (mah-RAY) Banks, Angie Rausch, and Mark Lynch are busy with their own planning. They are gearing up for a series of protest events pledging opposition to the Republican Party and its policies.

You’ll hear a mix of voices from young people on the inside of this convention, and out… starting with the protesters.

Victoria Blackstone won the Stars and Stripes essay contest—and leading the pledge is her prize. The RNC protesters are helping to organize a high school walk-out on Thursday in St. Paul. That story was produced by Youth Radio.

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