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AudioFiles: Pastures of Plenty

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Woody Guthrie’s “Pastures of Plenty,” describes a land full of promise through the eyes of someone who never gets a fair shake. The song serves as an inspiration for the latest AudioFiles, as we look at some modern-day parallels to Guthrie’s 1941 ballad.
We hear from urban fishermen casting their lines into the waters of the East River. Our City in Demand series looks at veterans jockeying for the best vending spots in New York, and we check in on local fundraising efforts for the Philippines after the devastating typhoon.
Eastbound Jesus joins us for a live set in the studio,and Joe and Lauren Grimm of Grimm Ales drop by for a live Q+A.
Stories by: Alex Eidman, Jillian Eugenios, Topher Forhecz and Mikhael Simmonds

Tell us What #PovertyIs

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Contributors to #PovertyIs include Natalie Abruzzo, Anugya Chitransh, Erica Edwards, Denisse Moreno, Sarah Mortimer, Hakeem Muhammad, Jacob Passy and Roxanne Scott.

NYCity Snapshot: How Can the New Mayor Help You?

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Shedding Lights on Capitalism

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Just two days after Wall Street marked record-high closings, a massive neon scoreboard in Times Square beamed one word: “Capitalism.”

Passersby got to vote “true” or “false” when presented the phrase,”Capitalism Works for Me!” as part on interactive installation by artist Steve Lambert.

New York is the 10th city on the art project’s two-year run. Lambert’s work is being presented as a part of the French Institute Alliance Française’s 2013 Crossing the Line festival.

Veterans Dress for Success

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Lining Up For a Job Lift

Monday, May 20th, 2013

McD’s Squeezes Ketchup Fans

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Wage Hike Equals Zero For Some

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Head Start Falls Behind

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013