Archive

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.

Michael Cera


19:00 minutes (17.39 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 30 Jul 2013

Michael Cera joins us via phone to discuss his role as a cheeky American tourist in Crystal Fairy, a film directed by Sebastian Silva and shot in Santiago, Chile.  In the film, Jamie (Cera) plans a drug-infused road trip with three Chilean brothers.  He offhandedly invites Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffman), a nature-loving San Franciscan, who diverts Jamie from his quest to find a mescaline-containing San Pedro cactus. During the interview, Cera talks about the 12-day shooting process, the improvised dialogue, and his nickname "Pollo." Hosted by Mahima Chablani.

Adelle Waldman


65:17 minutes (59.77 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 2 Aug 2013

A conversation with Adelle Waldman, author of summer's buzzy new novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. In her debut novel, Waldman takes readers inside of the head of Nate, a Brooklyn-based writer who can't seem to get it right with women. During the interview, she reflects on the realities of discrimination towards women's fiction and her choices and process in creating Nate. Hosted by Emma Stein.

Andrew Bujalski


26:27 minutes (24.22 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 5 Aug 2013

An interview with Andrew Bujalski, one of the most acclaimed directors of the last decade, who discusses his latest film, Computer Chess, a story about the race for artificial intelligence and the idiosyncratic scientists who devoted their lives to winning it.  Bujalski shares his thoughts on technology, counterculture, art, and the state of the film industry.  Hosted by Jackson Arn.

Erica Getto with Jim Rash


15:50 minutes (14.5 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 1 Aug 2013

Academy Award winner Jim Rash joins us via phone to discuss his latest project: hosting The Writers' Room.  This summer, Rash and Sundance Channel are going behind the scenes of hit comedies and dramas including American Horror Story,New Girl, and Dexter with the writing staffs who bring them to life.

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.

DME Interview with WKCR


30:00 minutes (27.47 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 25 Jul 2013

Brian McKenna and Toussaint Liberator discuss their latest project, Dear Mama Earth (DME), an energetic album that communicates insight on critical environmental issues, in a collaboration show with the Arts and News departments.   A fusion of reggae and soul, the album teems with affection and appreciation for Mother Earth and her future.  The show includes an interview, a walk-and-talk through the DME studio in midtown Manhattan, and clips of their music. Hosted by Mahima Chablani and Zach Wyche.

Profiling and Surveillance


26:17 minutes (30.08 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 23 Feb 2012

Late City Edition producer Nico Esguerra sits down with Cyrus McGoldrick, speaking on behalf of the Council for American Islamic Relations about NYPD profiling and surveillance.

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.

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