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.

Pirate Radio

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. 


The Harlem Girls Choir

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.


American or Trinidadian

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.  

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Art and Vandalism

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.


Gay Rights

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?  


Trisomy 13

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.  


Runaways in NYC

Wednesday, November 10, 1999

Kourtney did the promotional spots for the Harlem Radio and Photography Project.