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Mind the Gap in Crown Heights

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Four Radio Rookies, who are all very recent immigrants from the Caribbean, now attend high school in the heart of what was the epicenter of the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago.  But, as newcomers, the Rookies know nothing about the neighborhood’s fraught history. 

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The ABCs of Chinese Americans

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Aired October, 2010. Radio Rookie Helen Peng lives in Flushing, Queens and calls herself an ABC, or American-born Chinese. But a lot of FOBs, or Fresh-off-the-boat Chinese people, also live in her neighborhood. Helen identifies with both the ABC and the FOB cultures and struggles with how to identify herself.

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Who's Going to Protect Me?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Edwin Llanos has grown up in neighborhoods where police officers stop and search kids all the time. When Edwin got into a tough situation, he wasn't sure who to turn to.

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Schools On: Will Tensions Persist on Staten Island?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Aired September, 2010. The Staten Island Radio Rookies look into what motivates the bias attacks in their community. They wonder whether the beginning of school year will impact the tension in their neighborhood.

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Chicken

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Web exclusive. Amana Kashakzi loves chicken, but with all the fried chicken restaurants in her neighborhood, she starts to wonder if there is a conspiracy to entice black people to eat chicken.

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Graffiti Hall of Fame

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Aired March, 2000. 15-year-old Jimmy Belfon Jr. reports on the Graffiti Hall of Fame, which covers the walls of his school playground. Jimmy says traveling the streets of New York City is like visiting a museum.

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Pirate Radio

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Aired November, 1999. 12-year-old Antoine Bazilio is a DJ at a local community radio station and did his report on the show he hosts: The Literature Show. "I think a show like mine is important because I am trying to bring our literacy rate up in the Projects."

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Bashir

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Aired October, 2003. 17-year-old Rizwan Aslam always sees Bashir -- a homeless man who walks with a cane and moves between nearby restaurants and shops. Rizwan's interest in Bashir set him on a mission to learn more about him.

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Steam Buns ‘R’ Us

Saturday, November 07, 2009

If you're having trouble viewing this video from YouTube, try TeacherTube.

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Money Stress

Monday, October 05, 2009

Erikka Diaz, like many of her neighbors in South Bronx, has lived in poverty her whole life. Her family knows the anxiety that comes with constantly having to scrape money together.

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Let Me Just Breathe

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

For Jesus, it’s one of those nights when you’re young that almost sends your life in an entirely different direction. This is a story about the most basic kind of survival.

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My School is Known for All the Wrong Reasons

Friday, June 30, 2006

Ten years ago my high school was rated one of the twelve most dangerous in New York City. Back when I was in junior high I heard it was still like that, that people got stabbed, jumped, even killed. It sounded more like I was going to jail instead of a school. Now that I graduated I see the school as a safer place. But I wasn’t sure if the school actually was safer or because I’m older now I know how to defend myself.

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We Have Stories to Tell!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Amina isn't proud of it, but she readily admits that she gossips a lot.

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Subways

Sunday, October 24, 2004

The New York City subway system is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Midwood Graduate Rookie Samr "Rocky" Tayeh reports on what subways mean to teenagers in the city.

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Bashir

Friday, October 31, 2003

When Rizwan hangs out around Coney Island Avenue, he always sees Bashir -- a homeless man who walks with a cane and moves between nearby restaurants and shops.

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Being Black

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Allison spends her time in two Brooklyn neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights where she goes to school, and Bed-Stuy where she lives with her family and gets teased for "talking white."

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Dominican Republic

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Many Dominicans, like Angely's father and grandfather, immigrate to New York for a "better life." Angely's not sure they're making the right choice.

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Activism

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Marisa, leftist teen activist, tries to start a youth activism group on Staten Island and learns a few things about what does and doesn't sway the conservative masses.

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Segregation

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Mary Fory lives among immigrants from many different countries, but she's noticed that even those who speak Spanish tend not to hang out with each other.

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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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