After a few years of helping young people tell their own stories, Radio Rookies took on a new adventure: pairing Rookie Graduates with Senior Citizens for intergenerational exchange -- to share stories of both younger and older New Yorkers. Two Rookie-Senior pairs began meeting regularly to talk about life in New York City back when pushcarts still dotted Union Square and Joe Dimaggio was king.
Over the past two years, the first two Rookies-Senior teams got to know each other. The Seniors told the Rookie Graduates about their experiences in the past, and also talked about what matters to them today. Rookie Graduate Jose joined Stephen and his family on his 92nd birthday and recorded the festivities, and Rookie Graduate Kady taught Wally some of what she knew about radio, including how to hold a mic and use a recorder.