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Your Call

A wide ranging conversation with Bay Area high school students

Gage Skidmore
Teens attend VidCon, the largest annual social media conference.

On this edition of Your Call, Bay Area high school students join us to discuss issues they care about, including education, social media, politics, and more.

According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of teens say anxiety and depression are a major problem among their peers. What's it like being a teen in the Bay Area today and how have they been affected by the rise of social media?


Hannah Ni, incoming senior at Presentation High School in San Jose

Chosang Tenzin, incoming junior at Oakland Technical High School

Matthew Policarpio, incoming senior at Abraham Lincoln high school

Web Resources:

Pew Research Center: Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers

The New York Times: Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World.

Hechinger Report: How colleges can help their students out-compete robots

Medium: How Juul Exploited Teens’ Brains to Hook Them on Nicotine


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.