New York City is known as the “concrete jungle,” but you won’t be hard pressed to find flowers here. From blossoms in Central Park to the bodega variety.

On this morning’s show, we’re talking flowers. We’ll learn how to arrange a bouquet with deli flowers and visit a flower shop that doubles as a bar at night. We'll also visit a shop in the flower district that has been around for four generations.

Direct download: cs130608.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Mental illness is a topic a lot of us are reluctant to talk about. That’s due in large part to the many misconceptions about mental illness, which can lead to a wide variety of problems, from discrimination at work to difficulty finding housing. Coming up in June, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign will turn its attention to helping to combat the stigma of mental illness. We're getting a jump start on that campaign on this week's Cityscape as we sit down with actress Glenn Close and members of her family who are living with mental illness. Close co-founded an organization called Bring Change 2 Mind, which works to address misconceptions about mental illness.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Her story reads like a Hollywood film: A woman who seems healthy is quarantined on a remote island off New York City because it’s feared she’s spreading a deadly disease.

Mary Mallon – better known as Typhoid Mary -- spent much of her life quarantined on North Brother Island.  So close, but yet so far away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.  She was the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever. Author Mary Beth Keane penned a novel based on Mary Mallon's life. It's called "Fever," and we're talking with her on this week's Cityscape.

Direct download: cs130518.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Sunday is Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate moms and all they do. But not any one relationship between a mother and child is the same. On this week's Cityscape, we’re exploring the role of mothers in our lives and in society. Our guests include the founder of the Museum of Motherhood in Manhattan.

Direct download: cs130511.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 masterpiece novel “The Great Gatsby” will once again come to life on the silver screen next week. The latest film adaptation of the novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The movie promises roaring 20s' glamor, excess and excitement, but we thought, why should Hollywood have all the fun? On this week's Cityscape, we’re looking back on the 1920s in New York City – the music, the fashion, the dancing, and even the mobsters.

Direct download: cs130504.mp3
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