Every Saturday, WFUV's Cityscape explores the people, places and spirit of New York City in new and unique ways. We journey to fascinating places and meet interesting people, but we wouldn’t be able to do that without support from listeners who appreciate this kind of programming. On this week's Cityscape, we're doing what we always do -- making new discoveries (including an interview about a new species of ant uncovered in Manhattan) -- while asking you to do your part with a pledge of financial support.

Direct download: cs09292012.mp3
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As we move from summer to fall -- change is in the air. With that in mind we’re going with a theme of “change” on this week's Cityscape. We'll learn the science behind why leaves change color, find out how and why voices change, learn about the name changing process in New York City, and talk with a photographer who has documented the city's changing landscape.

Direct download: cs09222012.mp3
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New York City’s been home to and has inspired countless musicians over the years, from Bob Dylan to the Doo Wop group, Dion and the Belmonts. Musical history runs deep throughout the five boroughs. The South Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop and many punk and other types of rock bands got their start on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. On this week's Cityscape we're exploring the city's musical roots.

Direct download: cs09152012.mp3
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Amateur Night at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater has launched the careers of some of the world’s greatest artists, including Ella Fitzgerald and the Jackson Five. But, not all of them were initially well-received. On this week's Cityscape, we’re talking with Billy Mitchell, the Apollo's in-house historian, goodwill ambassador and tour director about the theater’s rich history.

Direct download: cs09082012.mp3
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Picture it. New York City minus the high-rise buildings. Anyone who wants to get a glimpse of what the city looked like before all of the concrete, should look no further than the New York Botanical Garden. On this week's Cityscape we’ll pay a visit to a 50-acre native forest in the Bronx. We'll also go foraging for food in Central Park, and we're not talking about looking for the nearest hot dog vendor. We're talking about seeking out edible plants. Believe it or not, Central Park is ripe for the picking.

Direct download: cs09012012.mp3
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