Nov 30, 2022

In the penultimate episode of AudioFiles season 11, we bring you stories of tragedy in the construction industry, World Cup fans, LGBTQ history, African dance and affordable veterinary care. We hear from Dr. Philip M. Tierno about the status of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in New York. Host Amanda Rozon sits down with Yun-Hee Proffit, Executive Director of Drag Story Hour NYC to discuss a spike in hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Then, reporter Amanda Kari McHugh talks about her reporting on the experiences of adoptees and birth mothers. To close out the show, Erica Saldívar García, Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, joins to discuss how a shortage of bilingual teachers is affecting students who need them.

Managing Producer: Elizabeth Short
Host: Amanda Rozon
Show Producer: Thomas Hughes
Associate Producer: Leonardo Lopez Carreno

Reporters: Tasha Sandoval, Trina Mannino, Yvonne Marquez, Elizabeth Short and Hannah-Kathryn Valles.

Guests: Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Yun-Hee Proffit, Amanda Kari McHugh and Erica Saldívar García
Editors: Maggie Freleng, Kalli Anderson
Engineer: Chad Bernhard
Music: Jason Shaw
Archival audio: Lesbian Herstory Archives