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Questions

Monday, October 27, 2003

Seventeen-year old Munir, a Pakistani immigrant who was raised and lives in Midwood, Brooklyn, is very different from his religious Muslim parents. While they pray five times a day, Munir watches television, plays videogames, and wonders about nearly everything.

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Young and Old Look Back On World Series

Friday, October 24, 2003

An avid sports fan, Wally Linder told Kady Bulnes, about his first trip to see the Yankees.

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Teen Rights

Friday, January 24, 2003

Alena's parents let her make a lot of her own decisions, but when Alena leaves her apartment she feels less free. She feels discriminated against because of her age. Alena is fourteen and frustrated by laws that say she can't vote, drink or drive.

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Fashion Obsession

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Since she was little, Shakima has been dressing in style. She is proud of her fashion sense, but finds that as her family's finances have changed, it's been harder to keep up with the name brands she adores.

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Dominican Republic

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Angely has family in the Dominican Republic, and she goes there every year for vacation. She adores the DR and often wishes she lived there, instead of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. But many Dominicans, like Angely's father and grandfather, immigrate to New York for a "better life." Angely's not sure they're making the right choice.

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Teacher

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Anthony's sixth grade teacher made an extraordinary impact on his life. Ms. Figueroa pushed Anthony in class and showed him that she truly cared. In the summer after his sixth grade year, she died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. More than two years later, Anthony is still dealing with his grief over her loss.

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Teasing

Monday, January 20, 2003

Being called "burger" has made fourteen year old Brittany mad and sad. Even though she knows how bad teasing makes her feel, Brittany admits she does it too. Everyone seems to tease. In her story, Brittany's classmates talk about teasing in their school, and adults give her advice - she even gets some counsel from talk show host Ricki Lake!

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Advice to the Mayor

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

With just weeks until the new school year starts, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and schools chancellor Joel Klein are working on plans to improve the beleaguered New York City public school system. Radio Rookie Jesus Gonzalez spoke to young people around the city about what they want to see changed.

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Angeliz "Angel" Valle

Thursday, June 13, 2002

What up!! My name is Angeliz (but my friends call me Angel.) I am fourteen years old. I am ninety percent Puerto Rican because I was born in New York. I am doing Radio Rookies because it makes me feel better, because I can let go of all my secrets. My favorite colors are red and black.

Interesting Fact: I got my tongue pierced, and it's still swollen.

Angeliz was mentored by Adrienne Urbina.

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War Torn Rookies

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

The United Nations General Assembly recently concluded its first special summit on Children. In an 11th hour agreement, delegates from more than 180 countries agreed on a list of world-wide goals for children's health, education, and safety. In the days before the General Assembly meeting, 400 young people met to talk about the difficulties children face in their countries. A group of WNYC's Radio Rookies sat down to talk with three teenagers, who were in town for the summit, about their experiences coming from countries wounded by war.

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My First Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2002

On May 12, 2002, Janelle Lewis' commentary about giving birth to her first daughter Jandora aired as part of a Mother's Day Special on WNYC’s Radiolab. Right after Janelle gives birth, she calls out to her mom for the tape-recorder. 

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Disability

Friday, April 19, 2002

Christy reports on what happened to her family after her dad got hit by a car and became permanently disabled.

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Timmy

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Jonathan looks at the challenges of being an older brother to someone with Down Syndrome, and just being an older brother in general.

Jonathan was mentored by Katya Rogers.

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Activism

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

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Tracking

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

When Jaimita got bumped up into a more advanced high school program, all the books were brand new and the students listened politely to each other. Then, because of overcrowding, she got dropped back into the relative chaos of mainstream classes. In the course of reporting on it, Jaimita surprises herself and her principal.

Jamita was mentored by Will Morton.

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Stress After 9/11

Monday, April 15, 2002

Since September 11th, Jacky has noticed that confusion and anxiety has seeped into the everyday lives of Staten Island teens -- including her own. But in her search for ways to 'deal,' she finds adults 'missing in action' and some friends less ready to help than she expected.

Jacky was mentored by Andrea Bernstein.

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Religion and Family

Monday, February 25, 2002

Religion brings some families together, but Heather Oplinger says it pushes others apart. She and her mother are among many who argue over where and how to worship.

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Anchor Dream

Sunday, February 24, 2002

Linda Lee dreams of being the next Kaity Tong, the WB11's nightly news co-anchor. But Linda worries her Korean roots will get in her way.

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Growing Up Alone

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Sunnie Hwang moved to the US from Korea, hoping she would find the happiness she had as a child -- when her parents were still alive.

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In Your Face Parents

Friday, February 22, 2002

Heidi Choe's parents pay attention to her -- A LOT of attention. She thinks in-your-face parenting can be overdone.

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