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  • Teen Talk | Episode 27 – Technology and Mental Health

    How has the increase of technology affected teens and their mental health?  One local teen has a very personal perspective of how screen time reminded her that connections have been critical this year.  Whether it be with school peers, long distance friendships or social media.  Is your teen resilient?  Thank you to Mountain High Appliance for your continued support […]
  • Teen Talk | Episode 26 – How Relationships Have Changed

    The pandemic has caused relationships to change across the board.  A group of local teens discuss how their friendships have adapted over the past year.  Family bonds are stronger, and friendships are more meaningful.  The narrative of “why we are alone has switched to why we need to be together.”  Teen Talk is proudly sponsored […]
  • Teen Talk | Episode 25 – One Year Later

    In this episode of Teen Talk, moderator Jason Hopcus asked the question, “In reflection, what have you noticed in your own life?”  “Have no expectations.”  “Take nothing for granted.”  “We were able to come together as a team”.  These are some of the answers given by a group of local teens.  Listen to episode 26 to hear the full conversation.  Thank […]
  • Teen Talk | Episode 24 – First Year of College

    Throughout the pandemic teen athletes have been faced with a series of ups, downs and adjustments.  A group of female soccer players discuss the appreciation of crowds in the stands, how they miss in person support; both in school and on the field and how a simple text can make a teammates day.  Teen Talk […]
  • Teen Talk | Episode 23 – Athletics in the Pandemic

    Throughout the pandemic teen athletes have been faced with a series of ups, downs and adjustments.  A group of female soccer players discuss the appreciation of crowds in the stands, how they miss in person support; both in school and on the field and how a simple text can make a teammates day.  Teen Talk […]
  • Teen Talk | Episode 22 – Mental Health and COVID

    “Our routines are off”.  “It’s all so confusing.” “Academic stress is at an all time high”.  Teen Talk episode 22 tackles a subject that is difficult to discuss, but is so necessary, Mental Health.  Local high schoolers talk candidly about their ups, downs, struggles and daily changes throughout COVID19.  It’s an important conversation that needs […]
  • Help Those Impacted by the Colorado Wildfires

    Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan is partnering with American Red Cross to support those impacted by the most recent disasters.  To donate, please choose the cause that matters the most to you from the drop-down menu, which offers you the choice of restricting your giving to support  your Local Red Cross Chapter, western wildfire relief […]
  • Teen Talk | Episode 21 – Serving the Community

    Teenagers today are experiencing an emotional shift like never before.  In episode 21 of Teen Talk, local teenagers discuss how they have taken that emotional shift and turned it into good by serving their community.  By connecting with Senior Citizens, neighbors or even moms that need help with home schooling, these kids have discovered that […]
  • Teen Talk | Episode 20 – COVID 19 Education

     “Relationship building happens at school.  On the playground, in class, with our teachers and with our peers.  We can’t do that now.”  Local High Schoolers discuss the impact that the shifting through COVID has had on them.  How are they connecting with friends?  How are they preparing for college now?  Should teenagers have to […]
  • Teen Talkl | Episode 19 – The Pandemic

    “Confusing and Uncertain.” These are two words that local teenagers used to describe the world they are living in right now.  In this episode of Teen Talk, these and other teens discuss how they have developed coping skills to deal with their current Mental Health.  It’s encouraging, promising and inspiring.  Are you regularly checking in […]