Radio Rookies: Flushing 2010

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The 2010 Radio Rookies Queens broadcast workshop was in partnership with the Flushing YMCA. The Queens Rookies reported stories about everything from gangs in schools, to what it’s like to have your dad deployed in Afghanistan, to online girl gamers.

The 2010 Radio Rookies Queens broadcast workshop was in partnership with the Flushing YMCA. The Queens Rookies reported stories about everything from gangs in schools, to what it’s like to have your dad deployed in Afghanistan, to online girl gamers.

About the neighborhood:

Flushing, Queens is considered the center of all things Asian, according to most of the Rookies in this workshop. There may be Korea town on 32nd street and Chinatown in downtown Manhattan, but once you step out of the last stop on the 7 train, you land on Main Street—home to multiple Asian ethnicities from Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese, to Chinese and Filipino. There are also people from European, Hispanic and African American descent residing in this multicultural neighborhood. With a population of over two million in Queens, half of whom are foreign born, Flushing helps Queens earn notoriety for being the most diverse borough in New York City.

What the Rookies have to say:

“I think that Radio Rookies is a great avenue for kids to express themselves and talk about issues that affect them and other teens. I think that Flushing is a great place to hang out and the cultures that live here are all diverse. It’s like living in Manhattan without the expensive prices.” — Melissa Best

“Flushing is a very calm, nice neighborhood. There’s never really any problems and it’s a really cool neighborhood to be in. I think Radio Rookies is a very interesting program and it’s nice to learn everything that is being taught.” — Edwin Llanos

“Flushing is awesome. I enjoy everything about it. I love Radio Rookies. I get to work with my passion, which is audio and with people and producers that are amazing and want the best for you.” —Rayon Wright Hide full description

The 2010 Radio Rookies Queens broadcast workshop was in partnership with the Flushing YMCA. The Queens Rookies reported stories about everything from gangs in schools, to what it’s like to have your dad deployed in Afghanistan, to online girl gamers. About the neighborhood: Flushing, Queens is considered the center of all things Asian, according to most of the Rookies in this workshop. There may be Korea town on 32nd street and Chinatown in downtown Manhattan, but once you step out of the last stop on the 7 train, you land on Main Street—home to multiple Asian ethnicities from Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese, to Chinese and Filipino. There are also people from European, Hispanic and African American descent residing in this multicultural neighborhood. With a population of over two... Show full description


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