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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.  Learn more about our partnerships and funders.

Above the Noise

Should Private Jets Be Banned?

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Above the Noise

How Can the Social Model of Disability Change How Society Views Autism?

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Above the Noise

What Can Beavers and Their Habitats Teach Us About Fighting Climate Change?

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Above the Noise

What Kind of Influence Do Lobbyists Have, and Do You Think It’s Fair?

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Above the Noise

How Should Schools Educate Teens About Drugs?

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Above the Noise

Coping With Stress In School and Life

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Above the Noise

Why Do We Still Work 40 Hours a Week?

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Above the Noise

Inflation Hurts. What Are Potential Solutions?

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Above the Noise

What Is Inflation and What Causes It?

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