Strike A Chord: A Greener New York City
New York is often referred to as the concrete jungle. The paved and developed landscape offers plenty of advantages to its residents. But, there’s a lot to be said for having access to green spaces as well. Not only are trees, flowers, and other plantlife easy on the eyes, they’re important components of a healthy and balanced ecosystem.
 
As part of our Strike a Chord campaign, WFUV’s been featuring public service announcements, news stories, and programming, highlighting the efforts of community gardeners and others working to green the Metropolitan region. In this one hour special, we'll hear from: 
 
  • Steve Frillman of the Green Guerillas
  • Deborah Martin is the Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project
  • Shalini Beath is the deputy director of Million Trees NYC
  • Ursula Chance, Director of Bronx Green-up, the New York Botanical Garden's community outreach program
  • Jason Alosio, a PhD candidate of biology, and urban ecologist. He's the founder of St. Rose's Garden at Fordham
  • Lisa Fabish of Pleasant Villiage community garden in East Harlem
 

 

 

Direct download: strikeachord140628.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In case you didn't know, summer officially arrived June 21, 2014 at 6:51 am EST. After the brutal winter we had, we couldn't let this moment go by unnoticed, so this edition of Cityscape has a summer theme.  We'll find out why New York City is a whole lot hotter than the surrounding suburbs in the summertime, check in with some frisbee enthusiasts in Central Park, and find out what it takes to keep Central Park's lawns pristine despite the heat and wear and tear of the summer months.

Direct download: cs140621.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EST

When you think of a monk, you might picture a quiet man tucked away in the isolated wilderness, shrouded in mystery.  But on this week's Cityscape, we’re bringing you the "Urban Monk," whose monastery on Manhattan's Lower East Side is anything but secluded.  Gadadhara Pandit Dasa joins us to talk about his new book Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness and the Divine.

Direct download: cs140614.mp3
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It’s a scene we’ve seen countless times in the movies and on television.  A woman is walking down the street and is catcalled by a group of men working on a nearby construction site.  It’s typically portrayed as a laughing matter, but that kind of behavior is rooted in a much more serious issue. 

On this week's Cityscape, we’re taking a close look at the issue of street harassment.

Our panelists include:

 

Direct download: cs140607.mp3
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