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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.

George M. Martin Interview


18:17 minutes (20.92 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 8 Oct 2013

Interview from our Viva Verdi! bicentennial broadcast with George M. Martin. Author of the recent book Verdi In America, Martin is one of the foremost American scholars of the great Italian composer. He speaks here about the US performance history of Verdi's operas and how Verdi became the most popular opera composer in the US during the second half of the twentieth century. Interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian at WKCR on September 18, 2013.

Sondra Radvanovsky Interview


26:14 minutes (24.02 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 9 Oct 2013

Interview from our Viva Verdi! bicentennial broadcast with American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky. Often considered today's great Verdi singer, Radvanovsky has made her mark in roles from Leonora to Aida. Now today's great Norma, the multifaceted diva speaks about balancing her career between Verdi, verismo, and bel canto. This interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian at Lincoln Center on October 6, 2013.  

Dolora Zajick Interview


25:22 minutes (29.03 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 9 Oct 2013

Interview from our Viva Verdi! bicentennial broadcast with Dolora Zajick. Since her Met debut in 1988, Ms. Zajick has sung over 150 performances of four Verdi roles: Amneris; Azucena; Eboli; and Ulrica. What is more remarkable is that, now in her 60's she still manages to sing them with the same vocal health and authority as when she first started singing. In this exclusive interview, Zajick speaks about technique and nurturing the next generation of dramatic voices. This interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian via phone on September 27, 2013.

Maria Guleghina Interview


23:03 minutes (26.39 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 8 Oct 2013

Interview from our Viva Verdi! bicentennial broadcast celebration. For the past twenty-five years, Maria Guleghina has sung on all the world's leading stages and has made dramatic Verdi roles such as Lady Macbeth and Abigaille her specialty. In this particular interview, she speaks about her views on some of the most punishing roles of the repertoire. Interview conducted by Stepan Atamian via Skype (Ms. Guleghina was in Russia) on September 21, 2013.

Maria Guleghina Interview

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Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 8 Oct 2013

Interview with Maria Guleghina from our Vivi Verdi! two-day bicentennial broadcast. One of the leading Verdi singers of the past twenty-five years, Guleghina is known for numerous Verdi heroines including Lady Macbeth, Amelia, and especially Abigaille.

AC4 December


30:03 minutes (34.39 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 9 Dec 2013

The Jordan river has inspired countless poems and spirituals, but these days it is hardly recognizable. Partially due to human intervention, the flow of the Jordan has dramatically slowed, and the river is now ecologically endangered. In our December 2013 collaboration with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, an expert in conflict reslolution, is joined by three of her students.

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.

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.

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.

Narco Cultura


17:45 minutes (40.63 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 25 Nov 2013

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.

Mangurian Interview Week 10


8:51 minutes (6.08 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 23 Nov 2013

Coach Pete Mangurian speaks with Miles Johnson for the final time in 2013 before the season finale vs. Brown.

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.

Mangurian Interview Week 9


11:38 minutes (8.16 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 16 Nov 2013

Interview with coach Pete Mangurian prior to week 9 game at Cornell.

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.

Jia Zhangke re: A Touch of Sin, hosted by Xueli Wang


34:08 minutes (39.06 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 4 Oct 2013

Interview with director Jia Zhangke regarding his film A Touch of Sin. Hosted by Xueli Wang

Interview with Genes and Machines


60:44 minutes (55.61 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 27 Oct 2013

An hour-long live interview with Genes and Machines, a New York-based electronic group that’s always in costume and always spinning with spontaneity.  From funk to ambient, their music is charged with dreamy, warm, and sometimes jarring electronics.  During the interview we discuss their new album “Heart Shaped Ass,” listen to cuts from their vinyl release, and hear a demo of group member Leon Gruenbaum’s patented keyboard invention, the Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee.

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.

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.

Interview with Ensemble Pi members and Dirty Wars Film Co-writer


30:30 minutes (41.89 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 7 Oct 2013

For the last 4 years, Ensemble Pi has presented a Peace project - an annual multi-media event at Cooper Union, with the goal of making a space for a dialogue between ideas and music on great issues of the day, collaborating with artists, writers, actors, and journalists. This year's Peace Project is on October 12th at the CELL THEATER, the 8th in this series, marking the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. 

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.

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.

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)

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)

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).

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.

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.

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.

Doug Eklund


60:52 minutes (55.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 28 Jul 2013

Doug Eklund, Curator in the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, joins us to discuss his latest exhibit, Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life since 1969.  From Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky’s video of trash blowing magnificently on the street to Mary Nickerson’s photographs of the Apollo 13 splashdown reflected on her television screen, the photographs and videos in this exhibit aim to capture moments in which meaning is discovered in the mundane.

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