Radio Rookies

June 2011

Nothing's Ever Permanent in Foster Care

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Nothing's ever permanent in foster care" is how Rookie Reporter Michael Jacobson describes his life in the system. Michael has lived in seven different homes in just four years. 

Hip Hop Dedication

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jimmy Musa dreams of making it in the hip hop world.  And he thinks he's found a way to get an edge over everyone else.

Mental Illness

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tim has been diagnosed with everything from ADD, ADHD, PTSD, depression, to bipolar disorder.  But he doesn't think any of those labels fit him. 

Coming Out in The Age of Lady Gaga

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bebe tells her uncle that she's bisexual, but he suspects Bebe is just trying to be cool and doesn't understand the weight of her words. 

Facebook Drama

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Brianna loves spending time on Facebook and she loves the drama that is constantly unfolding there. Brianna's mother helps her navigate growing up with social media

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Half My Family Is Illegal

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Only half of Alicia Martinez's family members are U.S. citizens. Alicia struggles to meet her parents' expectations and overcome the guilt she feels that her sister’s life is limited.  

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