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The Five Percent


44:32 minutes (50.97 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 31 May 2012

An interview with Peter Coleman, professor of psychology and education here at Columbia University and director of both the Center for International Conflict Resolution and the Earth Institute's Advanced Consortium on Conflict, Cooperation, and Complexity.

Marc Levy, Haiti Earthquake


27:20 minutes (31.29 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 19 Jun 2012

For this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Peter Coleman sits down with Professor Marc Levy.  The two discuss Professor Levy's work in Haiti, leading up to and following the devastating 2010 earthquake.  Professor Levy is Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network.

Shahar Sadeh, Middle East Nature Parks


15:07 minutes (34.6 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 7 Aug 2012

In this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), conversation between Professor Peter Coleman and Shahar Sadeh, a visiting Israeli scholar, in collaboration with the Advanced Consortium on Conflict, Cooperation, and Complexity at the Earth Institute. Sadeh spoke of her work with nature parks in the Middle East as a path towards peace, mostly between Israel and Jordan.

Stop & Frisk


23:59 minutes (27.46 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 9 Aug 2012

An interview with Joseph "Jazz" Hayden, a community organizer in Harlem who says his weapon charges were bogus and in retaliation for his coverage of NYPD's Stop and Frisk program. The weapon charges have since been reduced.

Fair Observer


31:12 minutes (35.71 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 21 Feb 2013

Late City Edition Producer Erica Getto sat down with Atul Singh, founder of up-and-coming news analysis website Fair Observer to discuss his personal and professional journey, his goals in launching Fair Observer, and shifting media models.

University Divestment


30:17 minutes (27.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 27 May 2013

Late City Edition Producer Frances Mayo sits down with climate activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben and Barnard student Alex Hastings to discuss university divestment.

SWS Organizers


23:05 minutes (26.42 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 7 Mar 2013

This show kicked off Late City Edition's coverage of on-campus group Student-Worker Solidarity’s advocating for Columbia University Faculty House workers. Producer Erica Getto brought two of the group’s student organizers – Jane and George – to the studios to discuss the group’s previous work in the community, its current role in the Faculty House workers’ contract negotiations, and whether their work marks the return of Columbia’s historic student activism.

Premilla Nadasem


16:08 minutes (18.47 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 21 May 2013

Late City Edition Producer Frances Mayo interviews Premilla Nadasem in this follow-up to the Columbia University Faculty House negotiations.

SWS Workers


26:11 minutes (29.97 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 12 Mar 2013

As part of Late City Edition's ongoing Student-Worker Solidarity series, producer Erica Getto interviewed two Faculty House workers to discuss what’s at stake in their contract negotiations and how they have been working with students to finally advocate for themselves after over 20 years of employment at Columbia.

Astrophysics


24:13 minutes (55.45 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 20 Nov 2012

Late City Edition Producer Eli Ben-Michael sat down with theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin '88 BC - an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College - to discuss astrophysics and space exploration, including how and why we reach beyond the earth and what are we learning.

El Diario/La Prensa Collection


16:30 minutes (15.11 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 17 Jun 2013

Producer Erica Getto sat down with Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner to discuss Columbia University’s recent acquisition of 5000 El Diario/La Prensa photographs spanning 40 years. Negrón-Muntaner, who directs Columbia’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, curated the collection from New York’s oldest Spanish-speaking newspaper. Tune in to hear about the curation process, the photographs’ content, and their cultural and historical implications.

High Price


22:35 minutes (25.84 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 18 Jun 2013

Late City Edition Producer Erica Getto sat down with Dr. Carl Hart discuss his recent book High Price. A memoir that features science and sociology research, High Price offers a groundbreaking critique of drug policy in America. Hear Dr. Hart discuss his background, his research, and his findings’ social and political implications.

Feminism / Lauren Herold


32:29 minutes (37.17 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 16 Feb 2012

Late City Edition producer Brenda Salinas takes a trip down Columbia University's College Walk with undergraduate Lauren Herold, a feminist and women's rights advocate.

Barnard Tenure


31:53 minutes (29.19 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 15 Apr 2013

Late City Edition producer Erica Getto sat down with Blue & White contributors Naomi Cohen and Claire Heyison to discuss the Barnard College tenure process and why Bashir Abu-Manneh left hist professorial post at Barnard.

Minutemen Protests


9:40 minutes (11.06 MB)

The News Department sits down with Students for Environmental and Economic Justice's Jesse Leiken to discuss Columbia's Minutemen protests.

Bronx Redistricting


29:53 minutes (34.21 MB)

An interview with Late City Edition producer Petal Larky and Bronx superintendent Althea Serrant.

All The Art That’s Fit To Print


28:13 minutes (32.3 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 15 Nov 2012

Late City Edition Producer Erica Getto conducted a live interview with former New York Times Op-Ed Art Director Jerelle Kraus about her book All The Art That’s Fit To Print (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page. The book explores the history of the revolutionary op-ed page and its accompanying art; in addition to discussing the book, we also discussed the impact and future of political artwork in print and online.

Harlem


24:24 minutes (27.93 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 18 Aug 2011

Late City Edition producer Daro Behroozi sits down with Jonathan Gill to discuss his book Harlem.

CUMC LGBT Health Initiative


15:20 minutes (17.55 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 20 Jun 2013

Tune in for a discussion on Columbia University Medical Center’s LGBT Health Initiative.  Late City Editon producer Erica Getto sat down with Dr. Walter Bockting, the initiative’s co-director, and Dr. Raymond Smith, Director of Communications at the university’s Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health to discuss the initiative’s recent launch, its current projects, and its take on prejudice and policy.

Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Israel Mediation


29:28 minutes (33.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 13 May 2013

In this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida joins Dr. Peter Coleman in the studios to discuss her conflict mediation work in Israel.

Los Tocayos Carlos


17:24 minutes (19.91 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 22 May 2012

Late City Edition producer Nico Esguerra interviews the student team behind Los Tocayos Carlos, a book-length monograph and comprehensive website published by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. The work uncovers evidence that Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence who was executed in Texas in 1989, was innocent.

The Obamas


31:29 minutes (36.03 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 25 Jun 2013

Late City Edition producer Erica Getto sat down with Jodi Kantor, New York Times correspondent and author of The Obamas. Tune in as we explore Kantor’s personal and professional journey, her take on changing media models, and her advice for today’s youth.

Illegal Ivory and Carbon Dating


19:14 minutes (22.02 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 2 Jul 2013

Kevin Uno, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, joins Late City Edition producer Erica Getto to discuss a new approach to detecting illegal ivory. Tune in to hear Uno share how radiocarbon dating offers clues about when an elephant died and, in turn, whether its tusks are being illegally trafficked.

reVilna


17:40 minutes (8.09 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 9 Jul 2013

Between 1941 and 1943, the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilnius was systematically constructed and then liquidated. Now, over 70 years later, writer and Fulbright fellow Menachem Kaiser is bringing the Vilnius community back to life with his interactive mapping project reVilna. Tune in to hear Late City Edition producer Erica Getto and Kaiser discuss the historic ghetto, reVilna's virtual maps, and how the project comports with other Holocaust museums and memorials.

Christianna Gozzi / Kyong Mazzaro, Conflict Mediation


28:11 minutes (12.91 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 8 Jul 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Prof. Beth Fisher-Yoshida discussed conflict mediation with The Earth Institute’s Kyong Mazzaro and Christiana Gozzi. Tune in for to hear about the Institute’s United Nations collaboration and mediation research.

Women In The Military (1)


26:45 minutes (30.61 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 15 Jul 2013

Late City Edition explores the dissonant reality that faces women enlisted in the armed services: that of increasing opportunity and pervasive misogyny. The series features Abigale Wyatt, Helen Schor, and Leslie Paisley - three female Columbia students who have served in the military. We also sat down with Helen Benedict, a professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism whose groundbreaking book "The Lonely Soldier" has been key in drawing attention to the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.

Women In The Military (2)


36:02 minutes (41.24 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 16 Jul 2013

Late City Edition explores the dissonant reality that faces women enlisted in the armed services: that of increasing opportunity and pervasive misogyny. The series features Abigale Wyatt, Helen Schor, and Leslie Paisley - three female Columbia students who have served in the military. We also sat down with Helen Benedict, a professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism whose groundbreaking book "The Lonely Soldier" has been key in drawing attention to the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.

Smoking Bans


13:57 minutes (6.39 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 18 Jul 2013

For Thursday’s Late City Edition, producer Erica Getto sat down with Kathleen Bachynski, a doctoral student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, to discuss smoking bans in public spaces. Bachynski was among the researchers behind the paper “Banning Smoking In Parks and on Beaches: Science, Policy, and the Politics of Denormalization,” published in the July issue of Health Affairs. Tune in as we explore smoking bans, their shifting reception, and their public health and political implications.

NYC 2040: Housing the Next One Million New Yorkers


20:10 minutes (9.23 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 22 Jul 2013

Late City Edition producer Erica Getto was joined in the studios by Jesse M. Keenan, who co-authored the report “NYC 2040: Housing the Next One Million New Yorkers.” The report explores approaches to accommodating NYC’s growing population, taking into consideration waterfront development, questions of equity, and precautions against natural disasters.

Twitter


16:18 minutes (7.46 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 23 Jul 2013

Late City Edition producer Erica Getto was joined by Columbia Business School professor Olivier Toubia for a discussion on Twitter. Toubia recently co-authored the report “Intrinsic vs. Image-Related Utility in Social Media: Why Do People Contribute Content to Twitter?” in the journal Marketing Science. Listen in to hear his findings on why we tweet, how often we tweet, and how Twitter may be trending towards more of a media consumption than contribution site.

Who's On The Ballot


20:29 minutes (9.38 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 1 Aug 2013

Late City Edition producer Erica Getto talked New York City politics with the team behind the website Who’s On the Ballot. The not-for-profit project offers New York City residents a comprehensive guide to election season, including registration deadlines, upcoming debate information, and resources for getting to know candidates . Listen in to hear Who’s On the Ballot representative Chris Santulli discuss the voter education project and how you can stay informed and active this election season.

Hip Hop Public Health


23:25 minutes (26.81 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 8 Aug 2013

As part of WKCR’s early hip hop celebration, Late City Edition Producer Sophia Lian sat down with Dr. Olajide Williams, known in the recording studio as The Hip Hop Doc. Williams, who is also Chief of Staff of Neurology and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, heads up the Hip Hop Public Health program. The program employs hip hop and rap to educate elementary-age students about stroke prevention. Listen to hear Dr. Williams discuss the project, public health innovation, and the importance of arts in education.

Fortune Society, Criminal Justice


18:33 minutes (21.23 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 8 Apr 2013

A discussion with Dr. Fisher-Yoshida, Claudia Cohen, Rebecca Neshkes and Stanley Richards from Fortune Society, a not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to educating the public about prisons and criminal justice and staffed primarily by ex-offenders.

Volcano Eruption Forecasting


14:47 minutes (6.77 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 20 Aug 2013

For this Late City Edition segment, producer Sophia Lian sat down with Philipp Ruprecht, a volcanologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Ruprecht recently co-authored a study concerning eruption forecasting with Terry Plank, a geochemist at Lamont-Doherty.

Robert Ferguson, Conflict Intelligence


29:06 minutes (33.3 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 12 Aug 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Prof. Beth Fisher-Yoshida discussed power and conflict with Doctor Robert Ferguson. Ferguson is a professional therapist, coach, consultant and instructor at Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).

Fundamentals of Radio Journalism (1)


27:45 minutes (31.76 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 3 Sep 2013

For this Late City Edition collaboration, we aired a two-part series of radio shorts from the Columbia University undergraduates enrolled in this summer’s Fundamentals of Radio Journalism course. Led by Professor Kate Fink, students explored radio reporting and editing, taking to the streets of New York City and to WKCR’s studios. Check out these radio shorts on topics including Indian holy site Bodh Gaya, Italian artists’ American migration, New York City’s Museum of Mathematics, and the return of the New York City marathon.  (Part 1)

Fundamentals of Radio Journalism (2)


24:50 minutes (28.42 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 5 Sep 2013

For this Late City Edition collaboration, we aired a two-part series of radio shorts from the Columbia University undergraduates enrolled in this summer’s Fundamentals of Radio Journalism course. Led by Professor Kate Fink, students explored radio reporting and editing, taking to the streets of New York City and to WKCR’s studios. Check out these radio shorts on topics including Indian holy site Bodh Gaya, Italian artists’ American migration, New York City’s Museum of Mathematics, and the return of the New York City marathon.  (Part 2)

Jeff Thompson, Body Language and Mediation


31:13 minutes (35.74 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 9 Sep 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Beth Fisher-Yoshida sat down with Jeff Thompson, a Conflict Specialist and Detective in the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Community Affairs Bureau. Tune in to hear Fisher-Yoshida and Thompson discuss how body language, gestures, and appearance factor into mediation.

Groundwater Pollution


14:20 minutes (6.57 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 16 Sep 2013

Alexander van Geen, a geochemist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, joins Late City Edition producer Erica Getto to explore how naturally occurring arsenic pollutes wells worldwide.

Nick Redding, Conflict Resolution


35:45 minutes (40.93 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 14 Oct 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Peter Coleman sat down with Nick Redding Project Coordinator at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and a PhD candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University studying the social psychology of conflict, sustainable peace, and online interaction and collaboration.  Tune in to hear Coleman and Redding discuss conflict-resolution and AC4's current initiatives.

Urban Monk


20:42 minutes (23.69 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 15 Oct 2013

Late City Edition producer Erica Getto sat down with Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, a Hindu monk and author of the recent book Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine. Tune in to hear Pandit discuss his personal journey, his experiences living as a Hindu monk in New York City, and his philosophies on spirituality, religion, and wellness.

Joshua Fisher and Kyong Mazzaro, Millenium Development


26:32 minutes (12.15 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 11 Nov 2013

For this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Peter Coleman sat down with colleagues Dr. Joshua Fisher and Kyong Mazzaro. Tune in to hear the trio discuss the peace side of peace and conflict and the United Nation's work towards achieving its Millenium Development Goals.

Code Liberation Foundation


31:46 minutes (36.35 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 19 Nov 2013

Late City Edition prodcuer Ethan Edwards sits down with Phoenix Perry, a local artist and game designer. Perry founded the Code Liberation Foundation, which focuses on teaching women the fundamental skills of game programming. Listen to Perry discuss the conditions of women in the game industry and the power of videogames as an expanding artistic medium.

After Tiller


28:04 minutes (25.7 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 24 Sep 2013

For this Late City Edition, check out our coverage on After Tiller, an award-winning documentary on late-term abortions.  The film follows the only four doctors in the United States who perform third-trimester abortions; the fifth, George Tiller, was assassinated in 2009.  Late City Edition producer Ruby Dutcher sat down with one of these doctors, Dr. Susan Robinson, to discuss her work, its surrounding controvery, and the film.

Narco Cultura


17:45 minutes (20.32 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 25 Nov 2013

The Sundance film Narco Cultura follows a CSI unit in Juarez, Mexico - the world's murder capital - and explores the culture surrounding narcocorridos, a music genre that features Mexican ballads about the country's drug lords. Late City Edition Producer Zachary Wyche sat down with director Shaul Schwarz to discuss the film and narcocorrido culture.

Latin American Mining (Part 2)


38:00 minutes (43.49 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 28 Oct 2013

In this Late City Edition feature, producer Naomi Cohen moderated a round-table discussion on mining and oil drilling -- also known as extraction -- in Latin America. She sat down with Lisa Sachs, Director of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment; Chris Santiago, a Phd candidate in Columbia University's Anthropology Department who is researching the protests in Cajamarca, Peru against gold mining; and Nicolas Chango, the last leader of his tribe in Salasaca, Ecuador and a speaker on indigenous rights issues.

Latin American Mining (Part 1)


30:00 minutes (34.34 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 28 Oct 2013

In this Late City Edition feature, producer Naomi Cohen moderated a round-table discussion on mining and oil drilling -- also known as extraction -- in Latin America. She sat down with Lisa Sachs, Director of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment; Chris Santiago, a Phd candidate in Columbia University's Anthropology Department who is researching the protests in Cajamarca, Peru against gold mining; and Nicolas Chango, the last leader of his tribe in Salasaca, Ecuador and a speaker on indigenous rights issues.

Dr. Stephan Mayer


43:56 minutes (50.28 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 12 Dec 2013

Dr. Stephan Mayer, director of the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Columbia University Medical Center, joins our producer Ruby Dutcher to discuss his experience as an intensive care physician and the epidemic of slow, machine regulated death that has accompanied advances in modern medicine, and explains why we should talk about death at dinner.

John Zinsser and Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Role of the Ombudsman


32:16 minutes (36.93 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 13 Jan 2014

January's installment of our series with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) features John Zinsser, an instructor at the negotiation and confilct resolution masters program at Columbia University. Zinsser discusses his experience as an organizational ombudsman, a designated neutral and confidential mediator within organizations like hospitals, universities and corporations.

Raising Henry


35:50 minutes (41.01 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 4 Feb 2014

Late City Edition producer Danielle Smith sat down with Dr. Rachel Adams, author of  Raising Henry: a Memoir of Motherhood, Disability and Discovery. The book recollects her experience of raising her son Henry, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth. Dr. Adams discusses her writing process, reactions to the book, and the complex and coded language can surround discussions of disability.

Karen Green


22:49 minutes (20.89 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 3 Feb 2014

In 2013 the prolific cartoonist Al Jaffee - best known for creating Mad Magazine's fold-in back cover - donated his entire archives, including fan mail, sketches and never-before-published comic strips, to Columbia. Late City Edition sat down with Karen Green, Columbia's graphic novels librarian, to discuss Jaffe's work and its relation to the history of publishing, censorship, and comic books in New York City. 

The Square


28:14 minutes (32.32 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 25 Feb 2014

For the past two years the Egyptian Revolution has garnered worldwide media attention. A new documentary, The Square, goes behind the news coverage to tell the stories of a group of passionate young protesters fighting to create a new "society of conscience" in Egypt. Late City Edition Producer Nico Esguerra sat down with the film's director, Jehane Noujaim, and producer Karim Amer, to discuss the revolution and their filmmaking process.

Futurecoast


31:41 minutes (36.25 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 6 Mar 2014

Late City Edition Producer Ruby Dutcher sat down with game designer Ken Eklund, who talks about his most recent project, an interactive science fiction game called Futurecoast. Futurecoast hopes to teach people about climate change and help create conversation about possible futures through the "untapped narrative potential" of voicemails.

Blue and White: Sexual Assault Policy


32:43 minutes (37.44 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 13 Mar 2014

Anna Bahr, former managing editor of the Blue and White Magazine, sat down with Late City Edition Producer Ruby Dutcher to discuss her recent articles illuminating the sometimes questionable administrative response to cases of sexual assault at Columbia.

Severine Autesserre: Conflict Resolution in Congo


79:58 minutes (91.52 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 17 Mar 2014

 Severine Autesserre, expert in peacebuilding and peacekeeping with years of field research under her belt, talks about her research on how local, national and regional violence interact and feed each other in war-torn areas. Why are international peacekeepers often so ineffective? What happens when foreign aid only exacerbates conflict? Professor Autesserre offers new insight into question of why peace interventions tend to fail, and offers unconventional solutions to help build sustainable peace. 

CU Prison Divest


47:53 minutes (21.92 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 7 Apr 2014

Late City Edition Producer George Joseph sat down with representatives from Columbia University Prison Divest to discuss the private prison industry, divestment, and student activism.

Tweeting Cancer


31:20 minutes (71.72 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

How does social media change how we talk about death? How might outlets like twitter shape and expand conversations around terminal illness?  Writer Meghan O'Rourke draws on personal research and experience of her own mother's death to discuss cancer's place on twitter and the evolution of mourning rituals in a world that is both hyper-connected and hyper-disconnected.

2013 Kenyan Elections


34:01 minutes (77.85 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Pier Kids: The Life


29:17 minutes (26.82 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 24 Apr 2014

Late City Edition producer Sam Lutzker sat down with Elegance Bratton, director of the  upcoming documentary, Pier Kids: The Life. Through the true stories of three young people, as well as that of the director himself, this documentary examines the lives of the more than four thousand homeless gay and trans youth of color who congregate around Christopher street and the nearby piers.

Regarding Susan Sontag


29:41 minutes (33.97 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 15 May 2014

Tune in for an interview with Nancy Kates, producer and director of the forthcoming HBO documentary Regarding Susan Sontag.  The film offers an in-depth study of intellectual, filmmaker, and activist Susan Sontag.  We sat down with Kates to discuss the film, which debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Naira Musallam, Complexity Science


30:52 minutes (35.33 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Researcher and conflict educator Naira Musallam discusses conflict dynamics in Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria, and explains how chaos theory can help mediators better understand conflict zones.

John Barkat: UN Ombuds Program


30:41 minutes (35.11 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 10 Jul 2014

Peter Coleman interviews John Barkat, Assistant Secretary-General and head of the Ombuds (or conflict mediation) program at the United nations.

Illicit Resource Extraction


31:12 minutes (28.56 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 10 Jun 2014

In June’s collaboration with the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity,

Illicit Resource Extraction


31:12 minutes (28.56 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 9 Jun 2014

In June’s collaboration with the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, (AC4) features a conversation with Chris Blattman. Dr. Blattman explains how employment opportunities and plain old cash incentives can help high-risk men in Liberia avoid seeking out work as mercenary soldiers.