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Radio Rookies Hosts Live Chat For Teens on Sexual Cyberbullying

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WNYC

Radio Rookies hosted an in-class live chat to coincide with a new story about sexual cyberbullying. Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle hosted a facilitated online conversation for high school students to discuss the issues her story brings to light.

 

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American Dream - Minus My Mom

Thursday, December 13, 2012

At 17-years-old Tangeneka Taylor moved to the U.S from Guyana with her dad and sister. Along with having to adjust to a new country, she’s had to adjust to life without her mom.

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American Heaven

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WNYC
Danielle was 13 when she left her home and her mother in the Congo.  She came to New York to pursue the American dream, but she wound up living in a homeless shelter.  

A City Reimagined 2011

Sickle and Me

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WNYC
Nearly 100,000 Americans suffer from a disorder called Sickle Cell Anemia. Radio Rookie Bree Person hates talking about Sickle cells – but she put together this report nevertheless.

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My Education, Uninterrupted

Monday, December 10, 2012

In New York City the high school graduation rate for black males was 28 percent in 2010. Radio Rookie Mike Brown is a young black man living in Harlem and being raised by a single mom.

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Radio Rookies at MozFest

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In November, Radio Rookies took part in the Mozilla Festival -- in London! The festival is all about teaching everyone to be a webmaker. Presenters come to show off their own hard work but are also there to teach young people and educators their skills.  People have the chance to actually use the tools they learn to make things there at Moz Fest. 

 

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Sandy in The Rockaways: When the Ocean Met the Bay

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jessica Klein grew up in The Rockaways, and Rookie Grad turned Rookie Producer, Veralyn Williams followed her as she made her way to her parents' house after the storm.

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Remaining in the Flood Zone, Despite the Warnings

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Staten Island was one of the areas hit hard by massive flooding from Sandy. Among the people that stayed, was the family of 17-year-old Tasina Berkey, a current Radio Rookie. Her family, like many of their neighbors, never experienced flooding like this before.

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The Ripple Effects of Digital Waves

Friday, October 26, 2012

Three cheers for another successful year! Bravo to our youth organizers who did an incredible job of creating what is a now a great tradition of bringing together youth, youth media enthusiasts and media professionals! 

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Remembering Uncle Jhonnie this Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Monday, September 10, 2012

WNYC

I've had Sickle Cell Anemia since the day I was born—17 years ago. Despite what some of my friends think, Sickle Cell is not a disease you can get rid of! September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and I thought I’d take the time to remember my Uncle Jhonnie.

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Kelly Talks NYPD’s Relationship with High Crime Neighborhoods

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Two Radio Rookie reporters got a chance to sit down with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to discuss the tactics of his police force and its impact in the community.

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The Effect of Stop-and-Frisk in the Bronx

Friday, August 31, 2012

WNYC

Five Radio Rookies walked the streets of the Bronx recently to learn more about how residents of the borough, which is 90 percent black and Latino, interact with the police. They then sat down the the city's police commissioner to ask him about community relations.

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2012 NYC Digital Waves Media Slam

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The game is on! You can now enter to win cash prizes and bragging rights as this year's festival slam competition is now accepting entries.   

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Sex, Harassment & Video Games

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Recently a New York Times article delved into the issue of online gaming and sexual harassment. “Sexism, racism, homophobia and general name-calling are longstanding facts of life in certain corners of online video games.” But when do we draw the line?

When online gaming becomes a type of misogynistic and bigoted-bullying that goes beyond the world of avatars.

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Radio Rookies: Through the Eyes of a Teen, A Look at Vertical Patrols in Public Housing

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Growing up, my parents used to tell me to stay away from the projects. They said they were dangerous, and they’re right: about 20 percent of violent crime happens in public housing.

Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.

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"Bully" Movie Screening

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WNYC

Radio Rookies attend "Bully" Movie Screening at the Village Cinema, hosted by Hive Learning Network.  

Alex, "Bully" Movie

Scene, "Bully" Movie

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Rookies Trip To The Catskills

Monday, July 09, 2012

Radio Rookies took a trip to the Catskills -- tasting a bit of fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoyed the star filled night skies.  The trip was a tremendous success (we didn't get eaten by any bears!).

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One Phone At A Time

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

New York City Council members are calling for an end to the ban on cell phones in schools.  There's been no response yet from Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, who has the power to change the policy, but both he and Mayor Bloomberg have defended it in the past.  A group of Radio Rookies reported on the issue earlier this year.  Check out their video here:

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People Beat

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

High school sophomore Samantha O'Connell has just won a math award, and Gary Vosot is on the story. Performed by India Kotis, Matt Evans, Melanie Hoopes, Carmen Berkeley, Matt J. Weir, Bryn Magnus, Christian Paluck, Ed Herbstman, and Amy Warren....

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