Detroit Public Schools is launching a new student-produced teen talk show titled “Can U Relate?” to air the third Wednesday of each month.
The first segment highlighting Teen Obesity will premier today-Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7 p.m. on 90.9 WRCJ.
Detroit School of Arts students Ania McKoy and Desare Merritt will share their struggles with weight and diabetes.
DSA senior Kristin Rice will host the program, which includes interviews with fitness expert Lazet Michaels-Boatmon and DMC Sinai-Grace President Dr. Reginald Edie.
The program, produced by students for students, discusses topics that many students face and can easily relate to.
Future show topics will include: Bullying; Teens and Homophobia; Being Muslim; African American Hair: Twists, Dreads, Weaves; and more.
Each show will feature a different student host/hostess and student producers.
Students solicit and schedule professionals to comment on show topics to offer positive solutions to the challenges and issues faced by students.
Executive and technical producers for the show are Beverly Morrison-Green, Detroit School of Arts Radio and Television Instructor, and Donald Walker, Program Supervisor for the Detroit Public Schools Office of Communications and 90.9 FM WRCJ.
“Can U Relate?” is part of a Wednesday line-up of DPS programming which includes:
- “DPS Radio” airing the first Wednesday of each month to profile DPS programs, students, schools and staff
- “DPS Backstage” airing the second Wednesday of each month to showcase the fine and performing arts programs and talents of DPS students
- The upcoming “Positive Parenting,” a program designed to engage and empower DPS parents
- ALSO: “Inside DPS” airs at 7 p.m. every other Sunday to keep listeners up-to-date with DPS news and newsmakers