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ICE BUCKET: Youth News for 40.0

News Anchors Bernard Rodgers and Destiney Williams report and discuss the news for the month including Mike Brown, VMA, and the Ice Bucket Challenge.  JOIN THE DISCUSSION by commenting on ...

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First half of Forum for 38.0 featuring our staff roundtable with alumni who have just finished their Freshman Year at various colleges. Hosted by Bernard Rodgers, fresh from his Freshman ...

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The Problem with Work: Struggling to Come up For Air

The Rochester City School District has struggled with an embarrassingly low graduation rate for years. Less than half of students who start high school graduate with the state-mandated Regents diploma ...


The Iconic “I Have a Dream Speech”

The Iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” This speech is a must-hear! ...
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First Annual Writing Contest

Happy New Year! Here at Talkback4teens, we never stop thinking of new ...

In the Belly of the Western Whale: Anniversary Message

“They say at the end of the world, some dang fool’s gonna ...

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Summer Stem & P-Tech Youth News 39.0

Anchor Jordanaé Smith reports the top stories for Youth News 39.0, from LeBron James to Summer Stem and P-Tech.  What do YOU say?  Join the discussion by commenting on the blog.

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Second Half of Forum 38.0 Host Bernard Rodgers hosts alumni roundtable on Freshman Year College with Jordanae’ Smith, Veronica Arnone and Tatiana Lovejoy.  All four have just finished their freshman year at various colleges.  They talk about their experiences with academics, roommates, social life, etc. and offer advice for new upcoming freshmen.  Join the discussion […]

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JAZZ Youth News for 38.0

Anchors Bernard Rodgers and Jordanae’ Smith report and discuss the top stories of the month for Youth News 38.0: Local Shootings and the local Jazz Festival. What do you think about it? Join the Discussion by commenting on the blog.

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Part Two of MOCHA RIT Hosts Bernard Rodgers and Olivia Harrison continue the discussion with the men from MOCHA Parris and Carlos, and with Director Kevin McDonald. What it means to be Men of Color, Honor and Ambition. Join the discussion by commenting on the blog, tweet us, check out our Instagram and Facebook.

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Forum for 37.0 part one Hosts Bernard Rodgers and Olivia Harrison welcome men from MOCHA at RIT including Director/Founder Kevin McDonald and MOCHA members Carlos Castillo and Parris Bryant II. Learn what they do and what it means to be Men Of Color, Honor and Ambition. JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON THE BLOG, START A THREAD […]

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