Over a decade ago, I was a Radio Rookie myself. A lot has happened since then -- high school, college, and various jobs -- but I recently found myself drawn back to radio as an intern. Throughout the last few months, I have had the opportunity to help lead the Short Wave multimedia workshop, an after school program held in two high schools in lower Manhattan.
Having been a Rookie before, I had a general sense of what the program would be like, but in the years since my experience, I'd forgotten the details and also how it felt to go through the process. As I watched the students progress through the different stages of the program, I wanted to get a better sense of the challenges and rewards of the programs from the Rookies themselves, so I set out to conduct some interviews of my own.