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In Manhattan and at West Brooklyn Community High School

During the fall of 2013, Radio Rookies held concurrent multi-media workshops for students at a high school in Manhattan and West Brooklyn Community High School. The Rookies dug deep into their communities and the issues most important to their lives, and came back with stories of teen pregnancy, high school dropouts, co-location, bullying, and the mention of Molly in hip-hop music.  The Neighborhood to Neighborhood project was done in collaboration with the education organization Facing History and Ourselves, with support from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust and the MacArthur Foundation.

Molly & Hip Hop

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Both Alex and Danny have chosen to stay away from the the psychedelic drug "Molly", but as aspiring hip-hop artists, they feel pressured to follow their peers and rap about Molly. 


Inside Co-Location

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Leslie and Kiala attend a co-located school which shares building space with five others. Sometimes there's tension between students from different schools once the bell rings.


Teenage Pregnancy

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Each of these Radio Rookies shares an experience with pregnancy and parenthood. This is the story about what it’s really like to face teen pregnancy, from teenagers themselves.


Education Motivation

Monday, January 27, 2014

Two students—Eddie Munoz and Jairo Gomez—tell the story of how they fell dangerously behind at their previous schools and got back on track at West Brooklyn Community high school.


Teen Talk Show: Street View

Friday, January 24, 2014

Welcome to Street View: Where We Get it Straight From the People—Radio Rookies first-ever teen talk show!