This first episode of AudioFiles season 11 brings looks at marijuana legalization, a significant revival on Broadway, jazz on the streets and the rights of gig workers—stories that show how tradition lives alongside all that is new in New York.

You’ll also hear how mutual-aid volunteers are helping migrants from Texas.

In addition, host Leonardo Lopez Carreno speaks with Linda Villarosa, the New York Times Magazine contributing writer and Newmark J-School professor whose latest book documents how racism creates the widespread health disparities that plague the U.S.

Host Leonardo Lopez Carreno

Managing Producer Amanda Rozon

Show Producer Elizabeth Short

Associate Producer Thomas Hughes

Reporters Trina Mannino, Paige Perez, Yvonne Marquez, Laura Bratton, Tasha Sandoval and Molly Boigon

Music Jason Shaw, First Act, chilledmusic, David Amram and Bobby Sanabria’s Masters of the Multiverse

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