Dec 23, 2021
Monaea, a 2020 Diary (ReAir)
This week we’re re-airing our award-winning episode, Monaea, a 2020 Diary.
2020 was a YEAR. To try and make sense of it, we handed over the mic to Monaea Upton in North Minneapolis. At the time, she was 17 years old, and she kept audio diary of her senior year of high school -- during online learning, the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, and a spike in neighborhood gun violence. We take you inside her world.
Reporting from Monaea Upton. Produced by Jen Kinney.
VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock.
Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager f…