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The Mary Jane Mindset: Rookies report on Marijuana

The Weed Next Door

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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As 17-year-old Temityao Fagbenle puts it, "Once you reach high school, weed is a part of your life." Even if you don't smoke, marijuana is at parties, the corners and parks near schools, and sometimes in school stairwells.  Radio Rookies Temitayo Fagbenle and Gemma Weiner spent the past several months talking to dozens of teenagers who smoke weed about where they buy it, how much they spend on it, and how they think about risk.  Their story airs May 9th, listen here

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Pablo Alto from Manhattan

I like Radio Rookies a great deal. That said, I found this story about marijuana use among teens to be ill-constructed and not up to the usual standards set by this initiative. It touches on some very important issues, but I believe that the staff producer allowed this piece to air "half-baked", pun fully intended but not in a good way.

Race and socioeconomic factors are touched on, but the arc of the narrative left me more confused than informed. Given that WNYC is focusing on this issue this week, more effort should have been put into tightening the focus so that listeners could get a more clear understanding of the subject.

May. 09 2013 09:32 AM

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