Hunts Point 2001
A Radio Rookies workshop was held at The Point Community Development Center in the Hunts Point area of the South Bronx in 2001. The Point CDC is dedicated to youth development and to the cultural and economic revitalization of Hunts Point. They work with their neighbors, especially their young people, to celebrate the life and culture of the South Bronx. The Radio Rookies workshop was held at the low power radio station at the Point where some of the Hunts Point Rookies host their own radio shows. Rookies Janesse and Carmen came to the workshop from the Rosedale Achievement Center which helps young people achieve their academic and personal goals.
These stories won a Golden Reel Award, a Hispanic Heritage Youth Award and a silver medal in the Third Coast International Audio Festival.
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.
Becoming the President used to rank high among career goals for young people. Now they want to be pop-stars.
Jiovan goes on a quest to better understand what kind of impact the Bush administration will have on his friends and family.
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.
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.
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?