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.
Radio Rookie Graduate Kady Bulnes and 75-year-old Wally Linder share a story about two of the more amazing women in their lives: Esther, who was Wally's first wife, and Kady's grandmother - her "Abuelita".
In honor of the New York City Marathon, Kady Bulnes and Wally Linder, shared this story.
Radio Rookie Graduate Jose Lopez received what he thought would be a tough assignment: interview life-long New Yorker Stephen Ucciardi, who still remembers when the Dodgers played in Brooklyn, and the Babe was unbeatable.
An avid sports fan, Wally Linder told Kady Bulnes, about his first trip to see the Yankees.