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Youth reporters take on community issues in East LA




Brizette Castellanos and Dulce Morales are youth reporters with the Boyle Heights Beat in East Los Angeles.
Brizette Castellanos and Dulce Morales are youth reporters with the Boyle Heights Beat in East Los Angeles.
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The Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual newspaper and website based in East LA that trains youth to report on important issues in their community.

Their latest summer edition features stories on public health, discipline in local schools, and the mixed reaction to a new Starbucks in the neighborhood. For more, we're joined in studio by two of the young reporters, Brizette Castellanos and Dulce Morales.