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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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Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

Friday, December 28, 2012

Many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is "slut-shaming" 

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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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Level Up

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Aired September, 2010. Although 40% of all game players are female, players of hardcore games like Grand Theft Auto are mostly male. That means the games are designed with boys and men in mind. Rookie Reporter Jessica Cernadas finds that very frustrating.

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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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Level Up

Monday, September 27, 2010

Video games are designed primarily with boys and men in mind -- and 17-year-old Radio Rookie Jessica Cernadas finds that very frustrating.

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Harlem Girls Choir

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Aired March, 2000. Danielle Beckom's 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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Steam Buns ‘R’ Us

Saturday, November 07, 2009

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My Mother vs. The Streets

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In the past, hanging out with boys has gotten Jacuyra into trouble.

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Group Home

Friday, February 29, 2008

14-year-old Krystle has been living in a group home in Manhattan. In her radio story, Krystle documents what life is like in the group home.

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Feeling Ugly Inside

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

When Marie resolved to lose 40 pounds last summer, she thought that would be the end of her struggles with self-esteem.

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The Second Mom

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sara Martinez assumes a lot of responsibility in her family. 

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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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Romantic Obsession

Thursday, June 16, 2005

When Cat finds herself obsessing over people she hardly knows but is smitten with (like celebrities), she realizes it takes over her life.

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Fashion Obsession

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Shakima is proud of her fashion sense, but finds that as her family's finances have changed, it's been harder to keep up with the name brands she adores.

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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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