AudioFiles: Rituals

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Rituals make up a big part of our lives. From religious services to how we get ready in the morning, we’ll take you through some of the daily practices that make New Yorkers tick. We’ll hear how a record store — in operation since 1968 — opens with its own ritual every morning in Brooklyn. We’ll also visit a Halloween party where bike clubs from all over the country come to show off – and celebrate their love for two-wheeled vehicles. Voodoo priest and musician Neg Mawon joins us to talk about the religious and cultural traditions that have been a part of his family for generations. And Sam Saffery of the band Bird Courage joins us in the studio for a live set.

Hosted by: Jack D’Isidoro
Stories by: Gabriela Sierra Alonso, Emrys Eller, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Ryan Wallerson

Produced by: Joseph Altobelli and Lilly Knoepp

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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
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Paper Victory in Wage Cases

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The New York State Department of Labor boasts that it has recovered $169.4 million in stolen wages since 2011 through settlements and judgments against employers.

But workers aren’t seeing all of that money.



AudioFiles: Water World

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

What do gourmet ice cubes, the human microbiome and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge have in common? Water.

On this edition of AudioFiles, we explore how co-operative businesses helped the Rockaways get back on its feet after Sandy. We look at how plastic bags and other trash from the Bronx River ends up in our food, and how rogue scientists and engineers are designing infrastructure that can protect cities from rising tides. We’ll also hear music from our in-studio guest, Selam.

Producer: Gwynne HoganAssistant Producer: Julia Alsop
Host: Reem Nasr
Stories by: Allegra Abramo, Natalie Abruzzo, Caroline Lewis, Danny Lewis, Roxanne Scott, Minda Smiley and Steve Trader

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