PODCAST: Keeping Long Beach Youth Out of the Prison System (Wavegang Podcast – My Brother’s Keeper)

Apr. 25, 2019 / By and

Podcast hosted & produced by M. Smith. Edited by Michael Lozano and M. Smith.


Youth podcasts now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!!!

Our youth team is joined by community experts and Black Lives Matter for a personal and smart chat about preventing youth from getting stuck in the criminal justice pipeline. For more information about our My Brother’s Keeper project, go here: yli.org/program/my-brothers-keeper/

Take our MBK youth survey on violence prevention here: tinyurl.com/mbklb2019

Music: Unwritten Stories, “One Day” via Soundcloud.

M. Smith

M. Smith

You may see Multimedia reporter M. Smith taking a stroll around the community of Long Beach but what may look like a trip to the corner store or local barber, M never stops looking for a new compelling story. Smith mostly publishes as a video journalist, but also writes, photographs, as well. M strives to get the best camera shots and offer readers and viewers a full experience by submitting a package deal of photos, a story, and a video to complement each article. Smith wears many hats including producing the Wavegang podcast as a team manager.
Michael Lozano

Michael Lozano

Michael is an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. For the past 6 years, his mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online, on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was recently a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor.