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Immigrant neighborhoods

Whether you call it gentrification, a demographic shift, or an economic turn upwards or downwards, the transition of neighborhoods is a trend that New Yorkers have grown used to. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development commissioned a neighborhood transition study in 2008. One of its main findings was that gentrification is a double-edged […]

The Aerial View – On the Street

04 January 2010

In the first episode of The Aerial View, reporters Jessica Simeone, Rachel Senatore and Mark Morales took us through the streets of New York City.  Senatore rode with a Greenpoint moped gang and introduced us to a resurgence in the trend of mopeds.  Morales introduced us to an artist that looks at manhole covers as […]

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Audiophiles: Classical Music Edition

04 January 2010

Lincoln Center turns 50. AUDIOPHILES Nicole Turso reports on its historical journey and its new plans to attract and develop the next generation of classical music lovers. We also go to Park Slope to hear opera – in a bar. Making opera accessible to a wider audience is what the organization ‘Opera On Tap’ is […]

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The Aerial View: Up in the Air

30 December 2009

For this podcast, we looked to the skies of New York City. Window washing in your own home might not be a big deal. But what if you were 40 stories high? While hanging off the side of a building might sound terrifying, that’s how thousands of New Yorkers are making their living. The business […]

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The Aerial View: New York Underground

30 December 2009

    In our latest show, the Aerial View takes the microphones underground to report on the city life beneath our feet. After discovering one of the long forgotten original LIRR Subway Tunnels in 1982, Bob Diamond now takes interested transit buffs on a tour of the Atlantic Avenue tunnel. Originally constructed in 1860’s, Diamond […]

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Immigration and Religion

10 December 2008

Talking religion can sour dinner-table conversations just as quickly as talking about politics.  On this edition of Culture Shock we throw out these social conventions to take a closer look at the intersection of immigration and religion in New York City. Muslims, for example, pray five times a day and for an hour on Friday […]

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Health Food Trends: Kombucha & Alternative Sweetners

10 December 2008

Health food trends are on the rise, and the natural food industry couldn’t be happier. In this program of Healthpods, we take a look at two health food trends that are flourishing in the U.S. – kombucha tea and alternative sweeteners. Though both products make health claims, kombucha and alternative sweeteners like Stevia are not […]

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Green Housing

10 December 2008

Providing heat and power to buildings accounts for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. In the last several years, New York City has been stepping up its efforts to apply green standards to its buildings. The city passed Local Law 86 three years ago which required municipal construction projects costing […]

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Top Health Concerns in NYC

10 December 2008

Asthma and obestiy are the two top health concerns in New York City, and people who live in low-income parts of the city are at a greater risk of developing these conditions. East Harlem has the highest rate of ashtma in the country, with household mold being one of the leading causes. The rate of […]

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Fusion Music

03 December 2008

Fusion music is almost as old as music itself: the blend of two or more different genres of music. In this podcast, Erin O’Neill interviews Golem, a New York-based band that turns traditional klezmer on its head. And Amir El Saffar and Gaida Hinnawi join us in the studio to answer a few questions about […]

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Immigrant neighborhoods

03 December 2008

Whether you call it gentrification, a demographic shift, or an economic turn upwards or downwards, the transition of neighborhoods is a trend that New Yorkers have grown used to. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development commissioned a neighborhood transition study in 2008. One of its main findings was that gentrification is a double-edged […]

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