Radio Rootz

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Radio Rootz is a youth radio program in New York City. Rootz teaches classes in radio production and media literacy in New York City's public high schools and middle schools. Rootz students make hilarious, serious, thoughtful and creative pieces on subjects from Reggaeton to immigration to the Catholic church. We contribute to Free Speech Radio News, and our work airs regularly on Wakeup Call, the morning news show at WBAI 99.5 FM in New York. Radio Rootz is a project of People's Production House, New York's comprehensive media justice organization.

Series

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Have you voted yet? Well, this group of Radio Rootz freshmen reporters at Vanguard High School in Manhattan are too young to vote, but that's not stopping them from hoping that you will. Radio Rootz is a youth media program, that empowers youth by giving them a voice. If you are still wavering on whether you should vote or what to vote for, take a listen and maybe you'll change your mind.


Pieces

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Radio Rootz Reporter explores the role schools play when dealing with cyber bullying.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 22, 2011
  • Length: 05:49
  • Purchases: 2
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Public Service Announcement

  • Added: Jan 22, 2011
  • Length: :41
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Listen to the short Christmas parody here and find out what happened to Santa.

Bought by KMXT, KGNU, WCBE, KZYX, WGXC and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2010
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 6
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How might Restorative Justice work in the school system.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2010
  • Length: 13:57
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Racial profiling is defined as a fine line between national security and a violation of human rights. Listen as Radio Rootz focuses on the South As...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Length: 11:08
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6 short op-eds produced by our Radio Rootz 9th grade class at Vanguard High school.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
  • Length: 04:42
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What's up with banning the "n" word?

  • Added: May 15, 2008
  • Length: 07:05
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Every single one of the over 2000 students have to pass through metal detectors each morning.

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Feb 21, 2008
  • Length: 11:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Imagine the difficulties you'd face if you couldn't understand a word being spoken around you...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2008
  • Length: 12:20
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Does Love Make You Crazy?

Bought by YouthCast and Littleglobe


  • Added: Jan 28, 2008
  • Length: 08:55
  • Purchases: 2