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Cooking Up Safer Stoves

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves drew Hillary Clinton and other notables who joined the push to bring stoves than use clean fuel to developing nations. More than four million people die annually from fumes produced by open flames and other unsafe cooking methods. The group hopes to put eco-friendly stoves in 100 million homes by 2020.

The two-day conference at the Conrad New York Hotel ended with pledges from the U.S., the U.K. and Norway to contribute a total $290 million to the effort.

AudioFiles: Trending

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Our latest podcast tackles leading, following and jumping on the bandwagon. We’ll look into the bizarre world of viral web videos and hear from a group of New Yorkers trying to change the tide on how we think about, well, changing tides. We’ll also challenge the long-held wisdom that young voters are always the “hopey-changey” crowd in politics.

Greg Young of the Bowery Boys podcast joins us in the studio to share some strange fads from New York City’s past. We’ll round out things with a live performance from Salieu Suso, whose traditional kora music appears likely to outlast even the biggest Beyonce single.


Producer: Kristen Clark

Host: Natalie Abruzzo

Stories by: Kristen Clark, Frank Green, Thad Komorowski, Daniel Lewis, Elijah Stewart and Max Willens

For more info on AudioFiles: www.audiofilespodcast.com

Wheels Turn on Climate Change

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A group of wheelchair users who call themselves “Crips for the Climate” gathered at the People’s Climate March to call attention to the issue of climate change and explain its specific importance to New York’s disabled community.

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Seeding the Deforestation Battle

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Just blocks from United Nations General Assembly climate summit, leaders of indigenous groups from around the world gathered for a forum on how to defeat deforestation.

Up to one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the destruction of forests, experts say. The Climate Week NYC event was hosted by the Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue.

Deserted NYC

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Pump Down the Volume

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

DenseCity

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Meet Queens’ ‘Qustodian’

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Electric Cab Trials Losing Steam

Monday, April 7th, 2014