Arts & Culture

Aiming Art at Gun Violence

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Several New York City Council members and dozens of activists are seeking to raise awareness – and money – for a program to end gun violence through art.


AudioFiles: Labyrinth

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Your heart is racing. You’re lost. You feel trapped and you’re wondering which way to turn. You have to get out – from navigating complex institutions to struggling to stay alive when the system just isn’t on your side. This episode explores stories about labyrinths of all kinds. Puzzle and maze expert Christopher Berg discusses the history of and fascination with labyrinths. Plus, the band A Deer A Horse joins us in the studio for a live set.


Hosted by: Gabriella Sierra Alonso

Stories by: Joseph Altobelli, Jack D’Isidoro, Emrys Eller, Maggie Freleng and Karen Shakerdge

Produced by: Maggie Freleng

Assistant Producer: Lilly Knoepp

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Arthur Ave. Xmas Tree Lights Out

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

This year, it didn’t take a grinch to steal Christmas in The Bronx.

The Belmont Business Improvement District has had to forego its annual Christmas tree and tree lighting ceremony this year, after an influx in homeless panhandlers forced them to hire a full-time security guard, they said.


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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The North Pole in Red Hook

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

AudioFiles: The Ground Up

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Portals to Other Worlds

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

“League of Legends”-Con Booms

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Artists Ousted From Harlem

Monday, November 9th, 2015