Episode 4 – Two Weeks’ Notice

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Air Date: Nov 9, 2016
Episode: Two Weeks’ Notice

In Two Weeks’ Notice, Audiofiles examines transition. Life is a collection of
transitions, from one phase to another, year after year. Not all transitions are from one job to another, and certainly very few of them take only two weeks. But most of us, on any given day, are in the process of ending one stage of our journey to begin another. This episode we look at that process and see how change affects us all.

Producer: Raul Hernandez
Assistant Producer: W. Harry Fortuna
Hosts: Christopher Inoa and Nomin Ujiyediin
Stories By: Stephanie Daniel, Victoria Edwards, KalaLea, Joaquin Cotler, Brandon Nix

Contributors: Zachary Ripple, Michael O’Brien, Joanna Purpich, Meaghan Lee Callaghan and KalaLea

Special Guest: Punit Arora, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York

Musical Guest: Nicole Weiss


FEATURES

Music: more than a gateway to memories
By Stephanie Daniel

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Brooklyn – Chester and Charla sing patriotic songs, doo-wop and Irish tunes during music therapy session. (Credit: S. Daniel)

Music often defines major life events: like the first school dance, a college road trip or wedding celebration. But for a man in the twilight of life, music is more than just a gateway to great memories. It’s his voice. Reporter Stephanie Daniel has more.


Curtain Closes for Iconic Piano Bar
By Victoria Edwards

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The Manhattan Inn has hosted countless shows over the last seven years and welcomed personalities from Katy Perry to the Grizzly Bears – but this week the iconic Brooklyn piano bar is closing its curtains for good.

“This place is such a home — home to so many people and artists. It’s a family here. I was sad to lose that. It’s special and only comes around once in a blue moon,” said Rachel Pazadan, who books the musical guests at the venue.

Pazdan is not a musician, but she’s been in a big part in the musical creation that’s taken place at the venue. She hosts sessions called the “Hum” twice a week, where women rockers who don’t know each other – rock out for the first time together at the Manhattan Inn.

The Manhattan Inn is playing live music every day until it closes on November 13th.