Oakland Youth Radio to Receive White House Awards

Oakland Youth Radio to win top White House award.

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    An Oakland-based after-school program called Youth Radio will receive a top award from First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday.
    The First Lady will award to Oakland high school senior Shyra Gums and Youth Radio senior producer Nishat Kurwa the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the White House announced.

    Youth Radio is one of 12 after-school programs in the country to win the award, which is the highest honor such programs can win in the United States.
    Youth Radio helps youth learn life skills by engaging them in arts and humanities.