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World AIDS Day

Monday, December 03, 2001

13-year-old Desmond was born with AIDS in Botswana. He lost both his parents to the disease and is being raised by his Aunt and Uncle. One of WNYC's Radio Rookies, 15-year-old Antoine Bazilio recorded this interview with Desmond during the UN AIDS conference in New York.

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Radio Rookies Look at September 11th

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

The Rookies share their thoughts about the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11th.

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Lamecca Thomas

Friday, October 12, 2001

Hey, I'm Lamecca. I'm 17 years old.

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Poetry

Saturday, May 26, 2001

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.

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Superstar

Friday, May 25, 2001

Becoming the President used to rank high among career goals for young people. Now they want to be pop-stars.

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Mom

Thursday, May 24, 2001

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.

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Virginity

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

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?

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Heroin

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

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.

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George W. Bush

Monday, May 21, 2001

Jiovan goes on a quest to better understand what kind of impact the Bush administration will have on his friends and family.

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Dropping Out

Saturday, February 03, 2001

A year and a half ago, I dropped out of school. The teachers didn't have enough books to give us, there were too many kids in classes, and some teachers gave me a hard time.

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Depression

Friday, February 02, 2001

My story is on something that happened to me when I was 14 years old: I tried to commit suicide and I landed in a mental institution.

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English

Thursday, February 01, 2001

My story is about my adventures as a Spanish speaker in New York. I interview my principal, my English teacher, my friends and my mom.

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Bushwick

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

My story is about how there are not enough free things for kids in my neighborhood to do after school.

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Guns

Tuesday, January 30, 2001

My story is about how easy it is for kids in Bushwick to get guns. I interview gun dealers, my principal and crime fighters.

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Vocation

Monday, January 29, 2001

In my story, I talk to my mom, my principal, my teacher and others, and I look back on how my love of cars started by working with my dad on his car when I was little.

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American or Trinidadian

Monday, November 08, 1999

Janelle Lewis is 19-years-old and her report tracks her lifelong quest: figuring out whether she's American or Trini, or both - and why.

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Art and Vandalism

Friday, November 05, 1999

Jimmy says traveling the streets of New York City is like visiting a museum. In his story, Jimmy asks listeners to look more closely at graffiti and think about where to draw the line between art and vandalism.

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Gay Rights

Thursday, November 04, 1999

Kady Bulnes, 14-years-old, took on an important and under-reported topic for her story: What is it like to be a gay or lesbian teenager in a neighborhood like Harlem?

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Trisomy 13

Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Marc Delgado is 14 and in the 10th grade at a small public school in Harlem. Marc didn't have to go far to report his story -- it takes place at his own home.

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The Harlem Girls Choir

Tuesday, November 02, 1999

Danielle Beckom is in the 11th grade, but she's 15-years-old and the youngest in her class. Her brother is a member of the world-renowned Harlem Boys Choir, and that inspired her to report on a lesser-known choir: The Harlem Girls Choir.

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