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.

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Youth Reporters Cover ComplexCon 2019

Nov. 5, 2019 / By and
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Our friends at the Long Beach Post invited our very own M. Smith and Carlos Villicana to cover the annual, star-studded ComplexCon in Long Beach, a two-day event centering around hip hop fashion and music.

The Road to Youth Justice

Jul. 15, 2019 / By , , , , , and
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A former gang member, a youth's strange run-in with the law, a student with A.D.D. kicked out of Wilson, and a public health expert. What can Long Beach learn from its own residents and youth about the road to true youth justice?

Jackpot! Long Beach Lyricist Hits the Lottery with Gambling PSA

Jun. 25, 2019 / By and
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Youth Reporter M. Smith set aside their reporter's notebook and picked up the mic to collaborate with Betting on Our Future (BOOF) to create a PSA on problem gambling. Leave a fire emoji if you think "M" did a good job on production and lyricism.

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

Apr. 25, 2019 / By and

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. 

Dang! — People’s State of the City Took On Long Beach’s Housing, Police, Racial Inequality

Apr. 16, 2019 / By , , and
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Here's our Recap Video, Social Media Story & Podcast covering the event. (We really went out all out on covering this thing.) The annual event brings underrepresented folks together to define the issues.

Long Beach’s Biggest Activist Space of the Year! (Wavegang Podcast Special Preview!)

Apr. 9, 2019 / By
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It happens every year and every damn year it seems to get bigger. What is it about the annual People's State of the City event that keeps attracting hundreds of Long Beach activists? Listen for a preview for this year's event!

PODCAST: Wavegang Talks Junior College Transfers with A Counselor

Sep. 15, 2018 / By , , and
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Community college makes things happen. Let's debunk myths about the transfer process with an LBCC counselor.

If Elected, What Will They Do for Children? California Gubernatorial Candidates Explain.

May. 25, 2018 / By , , and
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VoiceWaves reporters interviewed gubernatorial candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa.

LONG BEACH YOUTH PODCAST: Where are you from?

Apr. 30, 2018 / By , , and
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You'll be surprised to hear from how far and wide our Youth Reporters come! Hosted by Lead Podcast Producer M. Smith and featuring special guests.

Long Beach People’s State of the City 2018

Mar. 8, 2018 / By and
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Activists highlighted the need for hotel workers protections, cleaner air quality, immigration policy and affordable housing, to mention a few.

PREVIEW: Annual Activist Gathering Comes at Critical Moment for Long Beach Renters & Immigrants

Feb. 20, 2018 / By
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The People's State of the City, which annually gathers a multitude of activist coalitions, is coming at a critical moment for Long Beach's diverse communities.