Ambridge High School Students Discuss Texting & Driving, Social Media, More
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Normally, KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek listens and responds to the comments of his callers. But now he has a chance to introduce a new generation to the world of talk radio.
He spent three hours on the air interacting with high school-aged students from Ambridge High School about their most talked about concerns. Pintek touched on subjects like texting and driving, Facebook posts, illegal immigration and even the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” accident.
Mike presented the statistics of accidents that occur while texting and driving. The students weren’t surprised by the results, but they surprised him when they responded that even with the new laws in place, people still do it.
One girl explained that she even takes the phone away from her mother while she is driving, so she can be her “designated texter.”
The students again surprised Mike with their hasty responses to understanding that everything they post on to the Internet has the chance to come back and haunt them. Many students told stories of attending college interviews and the recruiter had already searched them on their Facebook page. One such recruiter told a student she was happy to see nothing bad posted on the page.
In high school, many students don’t concern themselves with illegal aliens or even what they are doing to the economy. So Mike asked them, “should we just open up our boarders and let everyone come in?” In a surprising response, the students agreed that the United States was a place of sanctuary for many people, but they should enter the country legally.
Just a few weeks ago, Ambridge High School went into a lock down as police searched for a student whom they believed was threatening to “shoot students outside of the school.” This turned out to be a mistake of a ring-back tone set to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song. The song is actually saying, “shooting some b-ball outside of the school,” not shooting some people.
Mike Pintek had previously been to Ambridge High School on his high school tours, more than 10 years ago. He was glad to be back, but to their new building and meet with many new faces.
Mike Pintek is live weekdays noon to 3 p.m. only on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!