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Eyes Off the Goal: When Sports Rule and School Suffers

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WNYC
Fresh grass. Freedom. Success. That was the sensation Edward Munoz experienced every time he walked onto a soccer field. But in school, he felt like he wasn’t meant to be there.

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Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

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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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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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Hip Hop Dedication

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jimmy Musa dreams of making it in the hip hop world.  And he thinks he's found a way to get an edge over everyone else.

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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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The Potential Diplomat

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Aired September, 2010. Rookie Reporter Melissa Best has always dreamed of becoming a US diplomat — living abroad and helping people; but then she found out how much work it is to become one. Melissa wonders if she can really live up to her high–achiever persona.

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Gamun-Pyul

Monday, October 04, 2010

Though 18 year old Rayon Wright grew up surrounded with Jamaican culture and music, he wants more than anything to become a producer of Korean music and entertainment.

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The Potential Diplomat

Monday, September 20, 2010

Melissa Best always dreamed of becoming a US diplomat, but then she found out how much work it is to become one. She’s not sure she can really live up to her high–achiever persona.

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Vocation

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Aired January, 2001. David Ford has been working on car since he was a little boy. Now he attends the Automotive High School and hopes to go into the automotive trade.

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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 High School Crush

Saturday, February 14, 2009

In many ways Valentine's Day is just as significant for people who are pining for love, as for those who have it. So, in honor of unrequited love, Radio Rookie Keith Harris shares a story about an all-consuming, exhilarating, and over-the-top high school crush. 

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Growing Up in The System

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shirley Diaz’s life has been shaped by the tragedy of her mother’s murder and the difficulty of growing up in six different foster homes.

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Legal Emancipation

Monday, February 25, 2008

Two years ago, at 15, Jordan Teklay became legally emancipated from his parents and moved on his own from California to New York City. 

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What about Me, Uncle Sam?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Christian is 15 years-old and grew up in New York City. But he is an undocumented Meixcan immigrant. 

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Lucid Dreaming

Monday, February 20, 2006

Neil had a dream like that so powerful and intense that it set him on a months-long journey to perfect the art of lucid dreaming.

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Legal Status?

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Veralyn has spent almost her whole life in the United States. However, is confused about her legal status. 

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Questions

Monday, October 27, 2003

Seventeen-year old Munir, a Pakistani immigrant who was raised and lives in Midwood, Brooklyn, is very different from his religious Muslim parents.

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Anchor Dream

Sunday, February 24, 2002

Linda Lee dreams of being the next Kaity Tong, the WB11's nightly news co-anchor. But Linda worries her Korean roots will get in her way.

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