Monday, December 03, 2001
13-year-old Desmond was born with AIDS in Botswana. He lost both his parents to the disease and is being raised by his Aunt and Uncle. One of WNYC's Radio Rookies, 15-year-old Antoine Bazilio recorded this interview with Desmond during the UN AIDS conference in New York.
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
The Rookies share their thoughts about the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11th.
Saturday, May 26, 2001
Since she moved to the Bronx from Suriname at age 12, Judith hasn't felt she fits in with any group. Dutch is her first language. She wants to be an opera singer. She's black.
Friday, May 25, 2001
Becoming the President used to rank high among career goals for young people. Now they want to be pop-stars.
Thursday, May 24, 2001
Eric is one of thousands of children growing up without his birth parents. His father was murdered when he was 3 years old. His mother was addicted to drugs. Eric has lived with his grandmother all his life. She takes good care of him, but he still feels something is missing.
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Carmen wants to stay a virgin until she gets married. But TV, music and peer pressure all seem to be conspiring against her. Is virginity losing its value in our culture?
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Janesse says she and her mother have one thing in common -- they were both betrayed by Janesse's father. He left them for Heroin when she was in elementary school.
Monday, May 21, 2001
Jiovan goes on a quest to better understand what kind of impact the Bush administration will have on his friends and family.
Saturday, February 03, 2001
A year and a half ago, I dropped out of school. The teachers didn't have enough books to give us, there were too many kids in classes, and some teachers gave me a hard time. Sometimes we'd come out fighting, so to avoid that situation, I left school.
Friday, February 02, 2001
My story is on something that happened to me when I was 14 years old: I tried to commit suicide and I landed in a mental institution.
Thursday, February 01, 2001
My story is about my adventures as a Spanish speaker in New York. I interview my principal, my English teacher, my friends and my mom.
Wednesday, January 31, 2001
My story is about how there are not enough free things for kids in my neighborhood to do after school.
Tuesday, January 30, 2001
My story is about how easy it is for kids in Bushwick to get guns. I interview gun dealers, my principal and crime fighters.
Monday, January 29, 2001
In my story, I talk to my mom, my principal, my teacher and others, and I look back on how my love of cars started by working with my dad on his car when I was little.
Monday, November 08, 1999
Janelle Lewis is 19-years-old and her report tracks her lifelong quest: figuring out whether she's American or Trini, or both - and why.
Friday, November 05, 1999
Jimmy says traveling the streets of New York City is like visiting a museum. In his story, Jimmy asks listeners to look more closely at graffiti and think about where to draw the line between art and vandalism.