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Above the Noise, a YouTube series for teens, cuts through the hype and dives deep into the research behind the issues affecting their daily lives. The series investigates controversial subject matter to help young viewers draw their own informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement.   FOR EDUCATORS: Join us on KQED Learn where you'll find free lesson plans and transcripts for each Above the Noise episode--and a safe space for students to practice civic discourse, arguing from evidence and media-media making. 

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Above the Noise

How To Argue Better Online: Civil Dialogue IS Possible

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Why Gen Z Is the Loneliest Generation…Ever?

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Is Thrifting Being Gentrified?

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Can Performative Activism Actually Make a Difference?

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When Should A School's Name Get Canceled?

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Who Gets Imposter Syndrome, And How Do You Deal With It?

Above the Noise host Myles Bess wears a yellow jacket and spins a basketball on his finger, against a pink colored background that has gender inclusive symbols, as well as a transgender flag and a soccer ball and football. Text in a blue box says, "Breaking down the spin on trans' girls and sports."
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Should Trans Girls Be Allowed To Play Girls' Sports?

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Are Unpaid Internships Worth It?

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How Can We Create Safety and Justice for the AAPI Community?

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