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Schoolbook

This Is a 12-Year-Old Brain on Peer Pressure

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Researchers say 12-year-olds were twice as likely to run a light if their friends were watching. Our Being 12 series looks at the science behind adolescents’ dubious decision-making. 
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Schoolbook

NBC: Young New Yorkers Open Up About Tweenage Years

Sunday, March 08, 2015

NBC New York tees up the Being 12 series with WNYC's Beth Fertig.
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Radio Rookies

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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Radio Rookies

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

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Radio Rookies

Stories From the Bronx: Radio Rookies Workshop at DreamYard

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WNYC
Radio Rookies led a three-week storytelling workshop at the DreamYard Art Center in the Bronx. 

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Radio Rookies

Father's Day from Radio Rookies: Trying to Do it Right and Not Repeat a Father's Mistakes

Friday, June 13, 2014

When people think about teen parents, they usually picture a young mom. But what about the dads?

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Radio Rookies

Why Is Staten Island NYC's OD Capital?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

WNYC

In New York City, prescription painkiller abuse rates aren't as high as the rest of the country — except on Staten Island, where their impact is wide and deep.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Re-Visiting the Radio Diaries

Monday, May 06, 2013

Radio Diaries is revisiting some of their original teenage diarists. Joe Richman, founder and executive producer of the show, discusses the project and plays some tape. Plus, two of the diarists discuss their pieces: Amanda Brand, who reported on coming out to her conservative Catholic parents; and Juan, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who now has a family and full-time job in Denver, CO.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where Did All the Teen Pregnancies Go?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Teen pregnancies in New York City have plummeted 27 percent in the past 10 years. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, explains why on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Radio Rookies: Sexual Cyberbullying

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Temitayo Fagbenle, Radio Rookie, talks about her piece on what she calls "slut shaming" -- how teens use the Internet to bully each other and share sexually explicit material.

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The Takeaway

New Book Takes on Teens and the Culture of Sex

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sociologist Amy Schalet was born in the United States, but she grew up in the Netherlands. When she returned to U.S. for college, she was surprised to learn that most of her American-reared peers had never discussed sex with their parents. Most of her Dutch friends had open, long-running discussions with their parents on the topic. This discovery shaped Professor Schalet's research through graduate school and beyond. She's published her findings in a new book, "Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex."  

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Radio Rookies

Nothing's Ever Permanent in Foster Care

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Nothing's ever permanent in foster care" is how Rookie Reporter Michael Jacobson describes his life in the system. Michael has lived in seven different homes in just four years. 

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Teen Birthrate Hits Record Low

Thursday, December 23, 2010

According to a new study by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, the teen birthrate fell to an all-time low in 2009. Last year, there were 39.1 births per thousand girls between the ages of 15 and 19.  Early data from the first six months of 2010 show that the downward trend continues. 

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Radio Rookies

Teasing

Monday, January 20, 2003

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

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