Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

Episodes

May 22, 2022 47 min
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela Why is education critical to success? The Express Yourself!™ teens have a lively discussion on various aspects of learning. In segment one, host Ruhani and reporter Maggie chat about ways to make a classroom more accessible for neurodivergent students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)makes available a free appropriate...
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Other than indigenous people, everyone in the US has immigrant blood. Yet immigration policy has been a heated political issue for decades. Hosts rose and Ruhani investigate the various aspects of immigration. Rose discusses how immigrants have limited access to healthy produce and how immigration has influenced the production of healthy foods. Ruhani shares the history of immigration in the United States. Immigrants come to the Un...
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Host Rose Sarner is back with her segment bite share where she discusses urban food policy, the importance of food access, and nutrition in general. Enriching local communities is critical. Strengthening social connectedness develops one's sense of belonging in their community, positively impacting health and well-being. Enriching Communities establishes Social Innovation by creating moments of connection outside of individuals...
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May 1, 2022 48 min
What is public health? Public health is the science of and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized effort and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals. Public health protects and improves neighborhoods and communities by preventing epidemics and spreading illnesses and diseases. Public health encourages healthy lifestyles for children ...
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April 17, 2022 51 min
The Earth. Our habitat. A place we cherish. The world honors Mother Earth on Friday, April 22, 2022 and we are celebrating by participating in the Earth Gratitude e-Festival. Be the Star You Are!® Founder/Executive Director, Cynthia Brian, and two Be the Star You Are!® volunteers and Express Yourself! Teen Radio reporters, Ruhani and Sharanya have featured videos and poetry. The Earth Gratitude Project showcases sustainability tip...
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April 10, 2022 51 min
Are teenagers driving? What is their perspective about getting their driver’s license. Ruhani hosts this show about mobility for young people. In the first segment, Kevin Choo brings us a fascinating segment of A.I. and IS discussing how A.I. is a part of why Gen Z won’t get driver’s licenses and how they plan to get around instead. The current, most prominent generation, also called Gen Z, was born when the Internet and technolog...
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“If we change the criteria for purchasing all foods in public schools, and buy directly from the farmers and ranchers that are caring for the land regeneratively, we will address climate change and teach the next generation the values of nourishment, stewardship, and community.”- Alice Waters Rose and Ruhani host a program about limiting your food waste while learning how to use nutritious foods in new ways. Maggie reiterates th...
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“Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here.” —Kailash Satyarthi The internet is a powerful tool and an integral part of modern society. Living in a fast-paced digital world, individuals can contact others worldwide at the simple click of a button. Applications like social media and Google have created many benefits, such as staying up to date with important events and global news, increased interac...
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March 20, 2022 56 min
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou Do you volunteer to help others? If not, why not? The paradigm of life is the more you help others, the more you help yourself. Hosts Rose and Ruhani share their experiences with being a volunteer. Rose talks about being a counselor at Camp Harmony where she was able to bui...
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela. As spring begins, colleges send letters of rejection or acceptance to teenagers across the world. Hosts Sidney and Ruhani discuss the process in-depth on today’s show. They are joined by Dr. Don Martin, a successful college admissions coach with 28 years of experience. As he was a dean at many well-known schools across the nation and is ...
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Would you like to be an entrepreneur or a leader? Host Diya Hituvalli brings her segment of Silver Lining talking about an social entrepreneurship initiative she developed called KeepMeSafe, a voice recognition technology to help the user in times of need. She discusses why and how she developed the KeepMeSafe app which is downloadable for FREE on the iOS App Store. (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/keepmesafe/id1510283747) Diya inter...
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February 27, 2022 52 min
Nonprofit organizations operate with the primary objective of benefiting society. Nonprofit organizations play a growing role in the social and economic well-being of the United States. They provide services, goods, and resources to meet community needs. Host Nihal Gill provides an overview of the important work that nonprofit organizations provide to the public. As a teen, Nihal started a non-profit to provide teens around the wor...
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February 20, 2022 55 min
Hosts Rose and Ruhani interview astrologer/numerologist Jesse Kalsi, author of All About Numbers. No doubt you’ve heard about numerology, the study of the influence of numbers on your life and destiny. But chances are you’ve never heard about ASTRONUMEROLOGY! That is because it’s the discovery of Jesse Kalsi, a world-renowned counselor sought out by Hollywood and Bollywood stars, Silicon Valley billionaires, real estate moguls, ent...
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February 13, 2022 55 min
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is our Valentine’s Day Special. Our hosts Rose and Ruhani wrap this festive holiday with information on creative recipes and love movies and books. Rose gives great ideas on healthy eats to share with friends on Valentine’s Day. Ruhani follows up with fun films to watch with your yummy treats including For All the Boys I Loved Before, The Notebook, and maybe even Titanic. If you are looking for a good bo...
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February 6, 2022 54 min
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Albert Einstein Sidney and Rose take a deep dive into technology, the history and the future. In her segment, Breaking Boundaries, Sidney talks about how tech platforms are fueling political polarization. With the creation of technology and the rise of the digital age, a significant decline in investigative journalism has occurred as people turn to...
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The New York Times announced that host of Express Yourself!, Ruhani Chhabra, was one of eight teens out of 11,000 worldwide submissions to win for her essay, T.S.A. and Cinnamon Buns, in the their 3rd Annual Personal Narrative Essay Contest. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/learning/the-winners-of-our-3rd-annual-personal-narrative-essay-contest-for-students.html Congratulations to our New York Times winner! Ruhani talks about th...
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January 23, 2022 53 min
“The media is the most powerful entity on Earth. THey have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power.” — Malcolm X 3.8 billion people are absorbing information daily through the media. Whether the media is television, radio, social media, newspapers, magazines, or online sites, the power to disseminate truth or falsehoods is immense. Hosts Ruhani and Rose dissect the various segments o...
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Everyone has read about the adventures and exploits of climbing the highest peak in the world above sea level, Mount Everest. Did you know that it takes approximately 40 days to summit Everest and that doesn’t count the time it takes to get to base camp? What most people don’t know is how the Sherpas, who do the most dangerous and heavy work are grossly underpaid and underappreciated. Ruhani gives the background of climbing Everest...
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Happy New Year from Everyone at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio! Have you written goals and resolutions to give you a roadmap for 2022? Hosts Maggie and Nihal provide their insights on how to set goals, be accountable, and accomplish them, step by step. Inspiration for a peaceful yet productive year is provided by world champion athlete, coach, professor, and guest bestselling author, Dan Millman with his newest book, Peaceful Hear...
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Happy Holidays and 600 Radio Broadcasts from Express Yourself! This special holiday program is the 600th broadcast of Express Yourself!® Teen Radio and host Ruhani ushers in the celebration with grace and truths. She starts off the segment recapping her year of 2021, both the tragedies and the triumphs. In segment two, she brings on producer of Express Yourself!® and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!®, Cynthia Brian, for a...
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