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Watching Talk Radio


Nationally syndicated talk show host Ben Ferguson at the XCel Center's Radio Row in St. Paul.

Nationally syndicated talk show host Ben Ferguson at the XCel Center

You can meet conservative talk radio host, Ben Ferguson, in audio form in our next post. But here you get to check him out in moving pictures. Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of conservative talk radio? That’s just what Youth Radio’s Ankitha Bharadwaj got–in a big way–during her visit to the RNC in St. Paul.

She tagged along with conservative talk radio personality, Ben Ferguson, who’s been broadcasting live all week from the RNC’s Radio Row. Ben got his start in radio before his 13th birthday. Now he’s nationally syndicated–and a force on and off the mic. Meeting Ben is shook some of Ankitha’s assumptions about a media landscape she’s been coming to know as an emerging young producer.

Youth Radio Runs Into Amy Goodman

Minneapolis-St. Paul — Youth Radio reporter Ankitha Bharadwaj has been hanging out at the “Radio Row” area of the Republican National Convention. Here she takes us on a tour of Radio Row:

And a little later…Ankitha ran into Democracy Now‘s Amy Goodman, who was about to be interviewed on Air American Radio. Amy was detained yesterday after she tried to gather information on the arrest of two of her colleagues at a protest at the RNC. Youth Radio’s Ankitha Bharadwaj went up to her and Amy gladly took our microphone (the black one she is holding) to give us the story as she talked to Air America. She even gave Youth Radio a shout out! Listen to it here!

And here is a good chunk of her interview with Air America, where Amy Goodman describes the circumstances of her arrest:

Youth Radio Videos on Current

In case you’ve missed it, our videos are being picked up by Current. Here are few of them:

RNC – PROTESTORS MARCH – Day 2, Part 2

RNC – ZOMBIES at the RNC – Day 2, Part 1

RNC – EVANGELICAL YOUTH – Day 1, Part 2

The Youth Radio RNC team on Labor Day

Minneapolis-St. Paul — The Youth Radio reporters labored on Labor Day during the first day of the Republican National Convention.  Watch the video here:

RNC Protest Video — Riot Police and Demonstrators

Minneapolis-Saint Paul– Youth Radio’s Nate Hadden captured footage of the Labor Day protests at the Republican National Convention.  Here’s the video of RNC riot police and demonstrators, edited with  Miguel Macias, from the steps of…yes, McDonalds.