Crown Heights 2008

The 2008 Radio Rookies Brooklyn broadcast workshop was held in partnership with the High School for Global Citizenship (HSGC) in Crown Heights. The Rookies stories explore topics ranging from why parents work so much, to child abuse, to learning how to read in high school. These stories were honored with the inaugural America's Promise Alliance Journalism Award, an NABJ Award, the Casey Medal and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Someone to Tuck Me In

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Raymond Henderson and his sister live with the home health attendant who cared for their mother as she was dying. She has offered to adopt them, so Raymond must make a decision. 

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Kaddeem Wright enjoys reading philosophy and talking about history and politics. Yet like a lot of kids, especially young black males in New York City, he is not reaching his potential.

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Home Alone

Monday, December 08, 2008

Krystle Murray spent much of her childhood at school or in the care of babysitters, who watched her while her single mom worked full time at a law firm and went to college at NYU. 

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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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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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My Mother vs. The Streets

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In the past, hanging out with boys has gotten Jacuyra into trouble.