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Portals to Other Worlds

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Art can bring people together. That’s the goal of Shared Studios’ “Portals” project, which uses audio-visual hookups in old shipping containers in New York to connect people around the world.

During “The Museum Imagined” show curated by Lily Wei, participants got the chance to enter the portal in Chelsea’s Danese/Corey gallery and communicate with folks in Afghanistan, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Honduras and Mexico.


A Push For Pedestrian Safety

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Since Halloween, 12 New Yorkers have lost their lives in deadly traffic accidents across the city, adding additional poignancy and urgency to local commemorations of the Nov. 15 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Meanwhile, some Queens residents and officials are pressing the city’s Department of Transportation to improve street safety in their neighborhood as part of the Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan which seeks to end traffic fatalities. citywide. State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) led a call for improvements at the dangerous intersection of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.


Doctors Diagnose Pact Problems

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal recently struck by President Obama has spurred contention on multiple fronts – including within the prescription drug market.

The treaty would extend patent protections on certain prescription medications – spurring fears that prices will rise, making them less affordable, especially for the poor.

Doctors, medical students and activists convened outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s Manhattan headquarters to voice opposition to the dozen-nation trade pact, which is subject to the approval of Congress.



AudioFiles: Apolitical America

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Voting statistics suggest millennials are apathetic when it comes to politics. The latest AudioFiles explores how some millennials are bucking the numbers by participating in the issues of our time. We visit a bacon festival (and animal rights rally!) in Williamsburg and a 20- and 30-somethings “watch party” of the second GOP debate. Our special guest is journalist Jere Van Dyke, and Brooklyn’s Workman Song joins us in the studio for a live set.

Hosted by: Gabriela Sierra Alonso
Stories by: Jack D’Isidoro, Emrys Eller and Lilly Knoepp
Produced by: Gabriela Sierra Alonso, Joseph Altobelli and Lilly Knoepp
For more information about AudioFiles:

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