Opa! Greek in NYC

It’ll be all Greek to New York Sunday (3/27/11), as the annual Greek Independence Day Parade makes its way through Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.  This year’s event celebrates the 190th anniversary of Greek independence from Turkish rule.   The parade’s a city tradition, dating back to 1938.  It found a home on 5th Avenue in 1951. On this edition of Cityscape, we’re exploring all things Greek, from ancient literature to the cuisine.

Direct download: cs03262011.mp3
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We all face a new set of challenges as we get older.  All this month, WFUV has been highlighting organizations that work to assist older adults as part of our Strike a Chord campaign.  We’ve also been delving into many of the issues that impact seniors.  This week on Cityscape, we’ll be continuing that exploration, including a look into the lives of grandparents tasked with raising their grandchildren and LGBT seniors.

Direct download: cs03192011.mp3
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March 25th marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in downtown Manhattan.  The tragedy led to changes in workplace labor and fire safety laws.  On this week's Cityscape, we’re looking back on this pivotal piece of New York City and American history.

Direct download: cs03122011.mp3
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Death – a lot of us try to avoid the subject at all costs, but it’s the one inevitable part of life.  On this week's Cityscape, we're exploring death from a variety of perspectives, including that of 19th century New York City.  We'll also hear from a New York Times obituary writer and talk with an expert in end-of-life planning at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Direct download: cs03052011.mp3
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