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.
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
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.
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.