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Episode 6 – Rebels Remixed


Air Date: Dec. 6, 2017
Episode: Rebels Remixed

We’ve all got a little bit of rebel in us …
For the last show of the semester, we’ve combined stories from our live taping at UnionDocs (322 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) last Friday with totally new stories. The theme is rebels. We’ll hear about rebelling through different stages of life, rejecting technology, personal rebel stories and rebellion in science. We’ll also talk to drag queen Vivika Westwood, hear a comedy set from Calvin Cato and hear the music of Renee Manning. Also, Dana Herz, our musical guest for today, will join us for a live set in the studio.
Producers: Nicole Rothwell and Manolo Morales
Host: Erin DeGregorio
Stories by: Erin DeGregorio, Lucy Huang, Stefan Anderson, Oscar Gonzalez, Nicole Rothwell and Manolo Morales​
Previous Guests: Comedian Calvin Cato; stage drag queen Vivika WestwoodRenee Manning (Facebook), bassist Trifon Dimitrov and guitarist Jerome Harris
Today’s Musical Guests: Dana Herz and Yoav Eshed (Live, on-air performance here)
“Rebelling” in This Heavily Screened, Tech-savvy World
By Stefan Anderson
If you look around you there is guaranteed to be someone using a form a technology. Whether it be a cell phone or a computer, technology rules the world. For most, but not everyone. Our reporter Stefan Anderson has more on someone who rebels against technology.
“Junk” DNA
By Lucy Huang

Even before scientists sequenced the human genome, they knew a large part of a person’s DNA wasn’t used for genes. Scientist in the 70s called the remaining DNA “junk DNA.” Today, scientists have been challenging this common belief that this genetic information has no use.

Episode 5 – REBELS – LIVE & ONSTAGE at UnionDocs

Air Date: Dec. 1, 2017
Episode: REBELS

We’ve all been a little rebellious at some point …

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s AudioFiles team invites you to join us at Union Docs (322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) for a LIVE taping of our final episode of the season. The theme is REBELS. The evening will be packed with great stories including personal accounts of rebelling against parents and the history of the NYC drag scene. There will also be comedy, music and a game show with prizes! Plus there will be a cash bar for beer, wine and water. Doors open at 6pm.

Also, tell us about your most rebellious moment … and you could end up in the show! We want to hear about your terrible two’s, your teen years or rebellions in your 30s or 70s. Email us at [email protected].edu and be sure to leave a phone number so we can call you. Or leave us your story in a voicemail at 845-481-0642. And send us your most rebellious moment captured in a photo (please keep it PG!) to the email above.

Producer: Manolo Morales, Nicole Rothwell

Host: Stefan Anderson

Game Show Hosts: Lucy Huang and Molly Nugent

Stories by: Nicole Acevedo, Vicki Adame, Erin DeGregorio, Lucy Huang, Manolo Morales, Nicole Rothwell

Special Guests: Comedian Calvin Cato; stage drag queen Vivika Westwood 

Musical Guests: Renee Manning (Facebook), bassist Trifon Dimitrov and guitarist Jerome Harris


Watch our live show from Vimeo/Facebook Live here:

Part One

Part Two