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Kauaʻi student shares how teens are dealing with ongoing pandemic changes in new PBS special

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Kate Nakamura on PBS NewsHour's "Our New Normal: How Teens Are Redefining School Life" on Jan. 25, 2022.

A local high school student had the opportunity to be part of a PBS NewsHour online special called "Our New Normal: How Teens Are Redefining School Life." It showcased the next generation of journalists as they reported on hot-button issues affecting today's young people such mental health, free speech, transgender rights, and the pandemic’s impact on education.

The program was co-hosted by Kate Nakamura, an aspiring journalist and junior at Kauaʻi High School. The Conversation sat down with her to find out what the new normal looks like for local high school students.

For more information on engaging youth voices to create a national conversation, raise awareness, and address stigma and discrimination around youth mental health, click here.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 31, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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