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Freedom Walk

Friday, September 02, 2011

Even though he had no personal connection to 9/11, Joey Rizzolo decided to initiate a Freedom Walk to help residents of his town, Paramus, NJ, remember and honor the victims of 9/11.

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I'll Heal In Time

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Jillian Suarez’s father, a New York City police officer, didn't come home on September 11th and for three months her mother held out hope he would be found alive.

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Till Next Year ... NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival

Monday, August 01, 2011

After months of preparation for the NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival, it finally arrived on Saturday July 30th - as it quickly came it also quickly passed. I miss the festival already. But maybe it was part of the appeal so we would hunger more for next year! Even as someone who planned this event I didn't feel like, "finally it's done now move on," (maybe a tiny bit), but I want more.

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NYC Digital Waves

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival

 

An inspiring day so far at the first ever NYC Digital Waves Festival.  Hands on workshops, amazing speakers, raffles, food (of course), information about career paths, and--upcoming-- NYC's first ever, cut throat, fast-paced, high stakes Audio Slam.  More blog posts coming soon with video from breakout sessions and panel discussions.  Stay tuned....

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Late Night Radio Rookies

Monday, July 25, 2011

WNYC

Radio Rookie Eric "Grayson" Leinung performs twice a week at the midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Some of Eric's fellow 9/11 Workshop Rookies and producers got to watch him perform in drag in honor of Pride.

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NYC Digital Waves Festival Highlights Jones Franzel and Generation PRX

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WNYC

1st Annual NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival highlights Jones Franzel and GenPRX.  Jones Franzel is the Project Director of Generation PRX. Jones will be presenting a hands on workshop "Critiquing Work Effectively" at the festival.   

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Audio Slam Coming to NYC Digital Waves Festival

Friday, July 01, 2011

Entries wanted for the Audio Slam Throwdown at the 2011 NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival. The Audio Slam brings the live action of a battle of the bands to the world of produced audio. The idea is to create a competition for audio producers that delivers the adrenaline rush of a live performance in the intense atmosphere of a poetry slam. 

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Coming Out in Age of The Lady Gaga

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WNYC

What does it mean for young people to come out in the age of Lady Gaga?  Bebe tells her uncle that she's bisexual, but as a gay man who struggled with harassment and bullying through his whole childhood, he suspects Bebe is just trying to be cool and doesn't understand the weight of her words.  Bebe decides to take a closer look. 

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Mental Illness

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tim has been diagnosed with everything from ADD, ADHD, PTSD, depression, to bipolar disorder.  But he doesn't think any of those labels fit him. 

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Coming Out in The Age of Lady Gaga

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bebe tells her uncle that she's bisexual, but he suspects Bebe is just trying to be cool and doesn't understand the weight of her words. 

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Facebook Drama

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Brianna loves spending time on Facebook and she loves the drama that is constantly unfolding there. Brianna's mother helps her navigate growing up with social media

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Half My Family Is Illegal

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Only half of Alicia Martinez's family members are U.S. citizens. Alicia struggles to meet her parents' expectations and overcome the guilt she feels that her sister’s life is limited.  

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New Rookies Series Launches Wednesday

Friday, June 10, 2011

WNYC

Coming on June 15th the first in our latest batch of Radio Rookies stories, which will air every Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of the month.  First up, we'll hear from Alicia, who comes from a mixed-status home, meaning that half of her family are U.S. citizens, the other half are not.  Some people consider her an "anchor baby", but Alicia just feels confused about the expectations her parents have of her, as a citizen, and the guilt she feels that her sister lives under the fear of deportation.  And on Thursday a story about Facebook drama....  

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Classroom Connections

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Radio BCAM is a project by Mr. Mendola’s class at Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School. Mr. Mendola's students worked with Adobe Youth Voices and Radio Rookies to create their own radio stories.

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Reactions To Osama's Death

Thursday, May 05, 2011

An article in Wednesday's New York Times, “9/11 Inspires Patriotism and Celebration” (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/us/04youth.html), talks about the generation that’s come of age in a post-September 11th world, in the shadow of two wars.   The piece quotes historian Neil Howe as saying that for young people today “this is a Harry Potter vignette, and Voldemort is dead.”  Is it that clear cut?

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9/11 Generation Workshop Starts

Monday, May 02, 2011

Radio Rookies started our workshop on Saturday for young people with stories tell and to report about the impact of September 11th in their lives.  We spent much of the day getting refreshers on how to use the equipment, learning about microphone placement, and going over interview techniques.  After a day focusing on the lighter side of reporting (interviews about first crushes and collecting the sounds of Soho), everyone shared a little about what brought them to participate in the workshop.  Even though it was two days before the news broke about Osama bin Laden's death, the dreadful legacy of September 11th was still very fresh for everyone in the room.  Coming soon: an introduction to the new Rookies.

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The Chernobyl Disaster

Thursday, April 28, 2011

To mark this week's 25th anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Radio Rookies is rebroadcasting Irina Sverzhanovskaya's story about the aftermath of the accident in her own life.

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What's Your 9/11 Story?

Friday, March 18, 2011

The 9/11 Generation Speaks: This spring and summer, WNYC’s Radio Rookies, is holding a workshop to help young people tell stories about growing up in the New York area since 9/11. We are looking for people for whom 9/11 was, in some way, a pivotal moment in their growth. Ideally, participants will range from kids who lost family members to those impacted less directly by 9/11 and its aftermath: maybe they lived near the World Trade Center; perhaps the attacks changed their lives because of their parents' line of work or their family's religion; maybe their own convictions have been challenged or led them to take some action. We know that 9/11 affected different people in many different ways, and we hope to be surprised by some of the stories young people have to tell.

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Broadcastr

Thursday, March 17, 2011

WNYC

WNYCs Radio Rookies has started working with a new social networking website called Broadcastr, a worldwide platform for location-based audio stories. Our pieces can now be found on the Broadcastr map scattered throughout the 5 boroughs.

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Bronx class learns the ropes of audio production

Saturday, March 05, 2011

With some help from the Radio Rookies staff, the ESL students of Millenium Art Academy have been learning the art of radio production. The students are very proud to present a montage of some of the work they have completed over the course of the semester on the topics of immigration and education.  

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