WNYC and Columbia University offered a six-week radio workshop to a group of Harlem-based teenagers in the summer of 1999. Students aged 12 to 19 learned to report, write and produce radio stories and also how to compose and take pictures at the Photographic Center of Harlem. "The Harlem Radio and Photography Project" was partially funded by the Open Society Institute. Its young participants were given the tools to find and tell the stories most important to them. These stories were awarded both a NY State AP Broadcasters Association and a New York Press Club Award.
Monday, November 01, 1999
12-year-old Antoine Bazilio is a DJ at a local community radio station and did his report on the show he hosts: The Literature Show.
Tuesday, November 02, 1999
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.
Monday, November 08, 1999
Janelle Lewis is 19-years-old and her report tracks her lifelong quest: figuring out whether she's American or Trini, or both - and why.
Friday, November 05, 1999
Jimmy says traveling the streets of NYC is like visiting a museum. He asks listeners to look more closely at graffiti and think about where to draw the line between art and vandalism.
Thursday, November 04, 1999
Kady Bulnes, 14-years-old, took on an important and under-reported topic for her story: What is it like to be a gay or lesbian teenager in a neighborhood like Harlem?
Wednesday, November 03, 1999
Marc Delgado is 14 and in the 10th grade at a small public school in Harlem. Marc didn't have to go far to report his story -- it takes place at his own home.
Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Kourtney did the promotional spots for the Harlem Radio and Photography Project.