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Read a Book

Monday, December 01, 2008

Keith Harris had a secret when he started school in the U.S. for the first time: he didn't know how to read and write. 

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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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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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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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One Atheist, 14 Catholics

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sonia is the only atheist among her parent’s 13 children—a fact that often leaves her feeling misunderstood and tired of explaining.

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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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The Internet Bug

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Like a lot of teenagers, Yesica has spent hours and hours online, mostly chatting to her friends, some of whom lived only blocks away.

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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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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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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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Parenting Pointers

Friday, June 17, 2005

Chico loves his parents, but thinks they can learn a few things about parenting - from him. 

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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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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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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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Me and Junior

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Michael Lewis, seventeen, is a second generation Trinidadian American who lives in Brooklyn with his parents, siblings, and niece.

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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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Teen Rights

Friday, January 24, 2003

Alena's parents let her make a lot of her own decisions, but when Alena leaves her apartment she feels less free.

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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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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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