Episode 13

Stepping Into Life Through Radio

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Radio Rookies features nationally broadcasted youth reporters tackling drugs, crime, politics, and so much more.

>In this episode:

Marc is joined by Temitayo Fagbenle, an award-winning Rookie Reporter, and Kaari Pitkin, Senior Producer for WNYC. Radio Rookies is the product of veteran radio producers, Marianne McCune and Kaari Pitkin, who have shepherded hundreds of youth in NYC schools through their first experiences as young reporters and storytellers. Youth-led stories have garnered numerous prestigious journalism awards and accolades. Young reporters like Temi cover big and sometimes thorny topics–drugs, race, sexual abuse, immigration–that emerge from the center of their own lives. Learn about the impacts of this experience from Temi firsthand, and peak under the hood of this unique production-centered learning experience to understand how stories get made.

Notes from this episode:

WNYC’s Radio Rookies
Marianne McCune
Ghetto Life Series
Teen Radio Diaries
Youth Radio, CA
Vanguard High School, NYC
The Effects of Stop and Frisk in the South Bronx,as reported on WNYC by Temitayo Fagbenle
Vertical Patrols, as reported on WNYC by Temitayo Fagbenle
The Maryjane Mindset, as reported on WNYC by Temitayo Fagbenle
Teens Talk About Sexual Cyberbullying, as reported on WNYC by Temitayo Fagbenle
Sony Digital Voice Recorders
Trap Music

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