Teen Talk

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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 34 – Navigating Politics as a Teenager

Teens are struggling navigate how they should view politics with everything they hear/see in the media. When asked what would they would like to see when they are 50 years old, they told KOSI 101.1’s Murphy Huston, “Being able to live a sustainable, thriving and flourishing life.”  
12 days ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 33 – Kindness Matters

104.3 The Fan’s Mike Evans talked with teens about how it is difficult being a teen today.  “You realize what you missed and how much the pandemic impacted you.”  Maddie, Logan and Saya are competing in a basketball tournament at the end of November for Hustle and Heart 33.  The message from the organization is […]
25 days ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 30 – Fear and Anxiety of Returning to School

As summer wraps up and the kids head back to school, local teens have a candid conversation with KYGO’s Fizz about the fear of catching COVID during the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you to Mountain High Appliance for your continued support of Teen Talk.
3 months ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 29 – The Importance of Personal Connections

 “We learn the most about ourselves in the most uncomfortable moments.”-unknown.   Morning Show Host Jenny D from our Sister-Station, KOSI 101.1 talks with local teens this week on Teen Talk about the importance of personal connections.  Throughout the pandemic, many teens have almost forgotten what it is like to be in a group setting.  […]
5 months ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 28 – Becoming Detached During Coronavirus and Staying Healthy

 Mountain High Appliance is the proud sponsor of Teen Talk. This episode showcases host DMac from 104.3 The Fan and two local teenagers talking about how teens stayed healthy during quarantine. “60 minutes of physical activity helped with my mental health.” Listen to the full episode here and Thanks to Mountain High Appliance!
5 months ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
8 months ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
9 months ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
9 months ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
10 months ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
10 months ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
1 year ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
1 year ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
1 year ago
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JJ Pellini

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 […]
1 year ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 18 – Courage to Speak Up

 Do you have the courage to speak up?  Local teenagers talk candidly about how to stand up for yourself when discussing racism.  Teen Talk episode #18 is a real conversation about how to be active in the community.  Teen Talk is sponsored by Mountain High Appliance.
1 year ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 17 – Be Kind to One Another

Kindness…How do you make people feel happy?  In episode #17 of Teen Talk, local teenagers talk about their pandemic frustrations, finding connections and remind us all to be kind to one another!  Proudly sponsored by Mountain High Appliance.
1 year ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 16 – High School Students , Coronavirus Part 2

With summer well under way and teenagers continuing to adjust to “this new normal,” we connected with a some teens to continue the discussion about the Coronavirus Pandemic, what it feels like, and how families are coping.  Get connected.  Find your tribe!  Sponsored by Mountain High Appliance. 
1 year ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 15 – High School Seniors Talk Coronavirus

A parents perspective on what their High School Seniors are going through, how to navigate stress, and how the younger generation compares to their parents high school experience.Get connected.  Find your tribe!  Sponsored by Mountain High Appliance.
2 years ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 14 – High School Seniors’ Parents

A parents perspective on what their High School Seniors are going through, how to navigate stress, and how the younger generation compares to their parents high school experience.Get connected.  Find your tribe!  Sponsored by Mountain High Appliance. 
2 years ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 13 – High School Senior Pressure

In Episode 13 of Teen Talk, we hear from local  High School Seniors and the pressures they face with all that comes with college applications, admissions process, and the unknowns of what their next chapter looks like.Get connected.  Find your tribe!  Sponsored by Mountain High Appliance.
2 years ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 12 – Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson, Part 3

Sibling dynamic and family relationships. Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson discusses sibling relationships and the dynamics among families. Get connected. Find your tribe! Sponsored by Mountain High Appliance.
2 years ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 11 – Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson, Part 2

What are some lessons to take away when things don’t sometimes go our way? In this episode of Teen Talk, Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson shares her experience at the Miss America pageant where she was one of the top 7 finalists!
2 years ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 10 – Cherry Creek Part 2

In this episode of Teen Talk, we continue our conversation with a group of local High School Teens who talk about Life Struggles and Challenges, and what parents need to know about what their teens are dealing with in schools today.  Are kids learning how to self moderate social media platforms?   Is your social platform […]
2 years ago
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JJ Pellini

Teen Talk | Episode 9 – Cherry Creek Part 1

In this episode of Teen Talk, Jason Hopcus opens  a conversation with a group of Cherry Creek School District teens who created an extremely powerful video that has since received thousands of views.  The subject – Teen Suicide.   Tune in, talk to your kids, watch this powerful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V1HSmRGMAc.  
2 years ago