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Radio Rookies

WNYC

Real stories by New York City teenagers take listeners inside their lives and their communities in this Peabody Award-winning youth journalism initiative. For teens, by teens and about the challenges of teen life, Radio Rookies gives students the tools and the training to share their own stories through the medium of audio. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

Real stories by New York City teenagers take listeners inside their lives and their communities in this Peabody Award-winning youth journalism initiative. For teens, by teens and about the challenges of teen life, Radio Rookies gives students the tools and the training to share their own stories through the medium of audio. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

WNYC

Description:

Real stories by New York City teenagers take listeners inside their lives and their communities in this Peabody Award-winning youth journalism initiative. For teens, by teens and about the challenges of teen life, Radio Rookies gives students the tools and the training to share their own stories through the medium of audio. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

Language:

English

Contact:

Radio Rookies 160 Varick Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10013 646-829-4000


Episodes

The Mary Jane Mindset: Rookies report on Marijuana

3/5/2016
Temitayo and Gemma spoke with nearly three dozen high school students who smoke weed to learn more about what they call "the Mary Jane mindset".

Duration:00:10:19

Father's Day from Radio Rookies: Trying to Do it Right and Not Repeat a Father's Mistakes

2/20/2016
When people think about teen parents, they usually picture a young mom. But what about the dads?

Duration:00:12:13

Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

2/6/2016
Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

Duration:00:08:20

Sickle and Me

12/12/2015
Nearly 100,000 Americans suffer from a disorder called Sickle Cell Anemia. Radio Rookie Bree Person hates talking about Sickle cells – but she put together this report nevertheless.

Duration:00:09:01

American Dream - Minus My Mom

12/9/2015
At 17-years-old Tangeneka Taylor moved to the U.S from Guyana with her dad and sister. Along with having to adjust to a new country, she’s had to adjust to life without her mom.

Duration:00:08:25

Eyes Off the Goal: When Sports Rule and School Suffers

11/28/2015
Fresh grass. Freedom. Success. That was the sensation Edward Munoz experienced every time he walked onto a soccer field. But in school, he felt like he wasn’t meant to be there.

Duration:00:09:29

My Education, Uninterrupted

11/14/2015
In New York City the high school graduation rate for black males was 28 percent in 2010. Radio Rookie Mike Brown is a young black man living in Harlem and being raised by a single mom.

Duration:00:08:22

Not the 'Right' Kind of Gay

10/31/2015
In some ways, being feminine made life harder for Dakota than his sexuality.

Duration:00:08:26

We Just Don't Talk: One Family's Silence about Dating Abuse

10/17/2015
When 18-year-old Radio Rookie Mari Santos recognized that her older sister Alison was in abusive relationship, the hardest part was figuring out how to talk to her about it.

Duration:00:09:05

Seeking an End to Cycles of Abuse

10/3/2015
Destiny Mabry had a lot in common with her older sister: a love of dance, a bright smile, and excellent jump rope skills. They also both had experience with abusive relationships.

Duration:00:10:21

Why Do I Stay?

9/19/2015
Rainy wanted to understand why she stayed with an older boyfriend who humiliated and physically abused her. So she spent two years reporting from inside the relationship.

Duration:00:29:27

Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

9/5/2015
Many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is "slut-shaming"

Duration:00:10:29

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

8/22/2015
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

Duration:00:09:51

American Heaven

8/8/2015
Aired December, 2012. Danielle was 13 when she left her home and her mother in the Congo. She came to New York to pursue the American dream, but she wound up living in a homeless shelter.

Duration:00:09:48

TEEN TALK on Improving NYC Schools

6/1/2013
Radio Rookies and the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) host a teen talk for young people on June 4 to discuss creative solutions to improve NYC schools. Listen to Macho Lopez's 2001 story about what led to him to drop out. How much has changed in a decade?

Duration:00:08:12

The Mary Jane Mindset: Rookies report on Marijuana

5/9/2013
Radio Rookies Temitayo Fagbenle and Gemma Weiner spent the past several months talking to dozens of teenagers who smoke weed about where they buy it, how much they spend on it, and how they think about risk.

Duration:00:08:33

Op-Ed: My Own Path to Citizenship

2/14/2013
Recently Veralyn Williams was able to apply for citizenship and has this report on what it means to her to finally become an American.

Duration:00:06:28

American Dream - Minus My Mom

12/13/2012
18 months ago Radio Rookie Tangeneka Taylor's family went to pick up immigration paperwork. The clerk told them that her mom's name wasn't on the papers. Hear how Tangeneka had to adjust to her new life without her mom.

Duration:00:07:00

American Heaven

12/12/2012
18-year-old Radio Rookie Reporter, Danielle came from the Congo when she was 13. She remembers people calling this country "heaven." Now she says she's helping to perpetuate the myth to give her family, especially her mother, hope.

Duration:00:07:27

Sickle and Me

12/11/2012
Nearly 100,000 Americans suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle cells aren't round ? they?re shaped like a crescent moon and Radio Rookie Bree Person hates looking at them. Sometimes she hates talking about them, too.

Duration:00:07:11