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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. 

Funding for KQED’s education services is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Koret Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the AT&T Foundation, the Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, the Silver Giving Foundation, Campaign 21 donors and members of KQED.

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What Can Billionaires In Space Do For The Rest Of Us?

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The Lasting Impact of Native American Residential Schools

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Can #MeToo Activism Change the Culture In High Schools?

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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?