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A City Reimagined 2011

Sickle and Me

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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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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No Roadmap for Recovery

Friday, September 09, 2011

Eric Leinung's big brother went into work in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, and didn't make it out. Eric reports on how he found his way through his family's loss. 

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Eric, The 9/11 Brother

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Eric was 12 years old when his older brother, Paul, went into work at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Paul didn't make it out. And things at home turned ugly.

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Daughter of a Survivor

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

When the first tower fell on September 11th, Erin Reeg's father was hit by falling debris and all the coping strategies Erin learned from her parents kicked in. 

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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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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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My Mother's Disease

Friday, October 09, 2009

At 17-years-old, Vikky Cruz struggles to cope with her mother's illness, a rare gentetic disease called neuroacanthytosis, and the ways it's taken over the mother she once knew.

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The Chernobyl Disaster

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Irina was born in Belarus, which bore the brunt of the radiation fallout from the Chernobyl disaster. Irina and her family attribute many of their health problems to the radiation.

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How To Survive Teasing

Thursday, July 09, 2009

As a little kid, Samr "Rocky" Tayeh was the adorable, chubby boy at home; but at school classmates called him "Barney", the big purple dinosaur. Rocky didn't hide in a corner and wait for the bullying to stop, he learned how to use his sharp tongue to shut other kids down, but sometimes he takes it too far. Rocky heads out to a park in Brooklyn to talk with kids about how they survive teasing.

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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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I'm Not Emo

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

When Josetta slipped into a depression, she started to listen to rock music that matched her mood. Her family and her community quickly labeled her as different. 

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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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Saying Good Bye To Food

Friday, March 30, 2007

By the time Samr “Rocky” Tayeh was a senior in high school, he weighed more than 500 pounds. He needed special desks in all his classrooms and an elevator pass to get up a few flights of stairs. His family continually pressured him to lose weight – something he felt utterly incapable of doing -- and he felt like a “monster.” So, two months before his high school graduation, Rocky made a decision to have weight loss surgery and to – as he saw it -- “save his life.”

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My Family Remembers

Friday, February 24, 2006

Just three out of every million Americans are diagnosed each year with a potentially fatal blood disease called Aplastic Anemia. Edward was one of them.

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Aggression

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Fourteen-year-old Derrick can be pretty aggressive. A big part of why Derrick loves football is that he can hit people -- without getting in trouble.

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My Struggle with Obesity

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Rocky's story is about his emotional struggle with obesity. Three times the size of his twin sister, Rocky is the target of many of his siblings' jokes and insults.  

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Teasing

Monday, January 20, 2003

Being called "burger" has made fourteen year old Brittany mad and sad.

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Disability

Friday, April 19, 2002

Christy reports on what happened to her family after her dad got hit by a car and became permanently disabled.

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Timmy

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Jonathan looks at the challenges of being an older brother to someone with Down Syndrome, and just being an older brother in general

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