AudioFiles: Arts Meet Sciences

Friday, December 28th, 2012

AudioFiles presents stories of people using their skill and intellect to create and explore. Our reporters look at science getting a sense of humor and artists making the best of some of the worst land possible. Storyteller Jeff Simmermon talks about his craft. And check out the latest installment in our ongoing series about folk music from around the world. Plus, the band Slack Tide joins us live in the studio.


Producer: Daisy Rosario

Host: Adam Warner

Stories by: Eli Chen, Tom DiChristopher, Jorteh Senah and Ajai Raj

(Check out the AudioFiles website here)


AudioFiles: Agreeing to Disagree

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Conflicts, differences of opinion, diverging interpretations. While there is much that pulls us together, we’re often just as defined by the ways we’re pulled apart.

Our latest podcast examines the ways disagreements make our lives more complicated – and richer. We’ll hear voices from a religious minority in China – and hear both sides in a dispute over education policy changes in New York. We’ll also explore how disagreements seep into our daily lives, whether it’s family arguments over the holidays or trying to please the most picky of eaters. We’ll also hear from Adam Moss, a violinist who teaches the art of the fiddle, and Larry “Lak” Henderson, a New Jersey native who turns hip-hop music into history lessons.


Producer: Justin Mitchell

Host: Mary Shell

Stories by: Willis Arnold, Althea Chang, Rachel Sapin, Jorteh Senah and Christine Streich

(Check out the AudioFiles website here)

AudioFiles: Scenes of the City

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Do we even have to say it? There’s no place in the world like New York. This edition of AudioFiles looks at some of the city’s subcultures and the people who define them.

We explore the evolving world of hip-hop and travel back in time to when the East Village was defined by punk. We also hear from young Brooklyn skateboarders and learn how city parents are taking over

There’s plenty more – including a performance by the Latin jazz band Los Hacheros.


Producer: Christine Streich

Host: Ajai Raj

Stories by: Wilis Arnold, Eli Chen, Tom DiChristopher, Daisy Rosario, Jorteh Seneh and Adam Warner

(Check out the AudioFiles websitehere)

Going 3-D on Mulberry Street

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

In recent years, 3-D printing has changed professional designing: Prototypes can be “printed” in plastic or other materials before going into mass production. Now, 3-D printing could be headed for the home.

MakerBot operates a storefront on Mulberry Street, where it sells 3-D printers designed for the professional and personal markets.

The company’s efforts follow the work of Hid Lipson, a robotics researcher at Cornell University, who has experimented with 3-D printers in 1999. He’s already “printed” such diverse items as batteries and cookies. His goal: to print a robot.


The State of Flood Insurance

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Anchored by Hope to Breezy Point

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Staying Put on Staten Island

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Day Laborers Aid Rebuilding

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Navy Yard Weathers the Storm

Friday, December 14th, 2012