New York City’s Workers Rights Crisis – FULL EPISODE

Nov 16, 2022

(S11 E4)

In this episode of AudioFiles season 11, we bring you stories about New York City’s workers rights crisis, Instagram and censorship and the science of pouring the perfect pint of beer. Then, we hear the latest developments in Haiti’s political crisis from Haitian Times reporter Macollvie Neel. Later in the show, host Leonardo Lopez Carreno sits down with Joseph van der Naald, adjunct professor at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, to talk about how New York City has led the nation in the past year’s flurry of organized labor activity.

Managing Producer: Amanda Rozon

Host: Leonardo Lopez Carreno

Show Producer: Elizabeth Short 

Associate Producer: Thomas Hughes

Reporters: Tasha Sandoval, Laura Bratton, Amanda Rozon, Sarah Kerson, Paige Perez, Elizabeth Short and Thomas Hughes 

Guests: Joseph van der Naald, Macollvie Neel and Eli Dvorkin

Editors: Maggie Freleng, Kalli Anderson 

Engineer: Chad Bernard 

Music: Jason Shaw, Jonas Hipper and Dyalla

Respite For Deliveristas

Nov 2, 2022

Delivery workers zoom around the city bringing to us the food we’ve ordered. That doesn’t leave them with a lot of safe and clean places to rest throughout the day. New York City officials are now planning to transform vacant news stands across the city into worker hubs where workers can take a break during shifts. We hear from Los Deliveristas Unidos, the group leading the push for this change.
Reported by Yvonne Marquez

The Mayor of McCarren Park

Nov 2, 2022

In this installment of “New York at work,” we hear from fitness instructor Kiki Morris who has been helping locals achieve wellness from the same corner of McCarren Park for almost 25 years. He says feeling good comes from inside and exercise isn’t about looking good. 
Reported by Trina Mannino 

Queer Story Hour

Nov 2, 2022

Organizations like Drag Queen Story Hour NYC have received pushback from people who think exposing kids to drag queens is dangerous. But drag queen Bella Noche continues to bring stories on inclusivity and acceptance to New York City kids. We hear from Bella Noche before she hosts a story hour session on Randall’s Island.
Reported by Leonardo Lopez Carreno

Scents and the City

Nov 2, 2022

Lemongrass, tulsi, sage and anise. A group in Washington Heights is growing and giving away herbs to the community in an effort to promote the importance of connecting with nature.
Reported by Yvonne Marquez

Preparing For The Expected

Nov 2, 2022

In 2021, Hurricane Ida brought the heaviest rain the city has seen in history. We hear about a group of neighbors in Williamsbridge in the Bronx who are still recovering from the floods caused by hurricane.
Reported by Laura Bratton

How Can New York City Prepare For Future Hurricanes? – FULL EPISODE

Nov 2, 2022

(S11 E3)

In this episode of AudioFiles season 11, we bring you stories about rest stops for delivery workers, how New York City deals with hurricanes and provide updates on the midterm elections. Then, host Elizabeth Short interviews reporter Molly Boigon on her investigation into abusive labor practices and labor trafficking on US military bases abroad. Later in the show, our host talks to Jaime Longoria Castillo, manager for research and training for the Disinfo Defense League, about how misinformation and disinformation campaigns are targeting the Latinx community. 

Managing Producer: Amanda Rozon

Host: Elizabeth Short

Show Producer: Thomas Hughes

Associate Producer: Leonardo Lopez Carreno

Reporters: Tasha Sandoval, Yvonne Marquez, Trina Mannino, Laura Bratton, Leonardo Lopez Carreno. 

Guests: Thaddeus Pawlowski, Molly Boigon, Jaime Longoria Castillo

Editors: Maggie Freleng, Kalli Anderson 

Sound Engineer: Amber Watson

Music: Jason Shaw, Dilating Times, oymaldonado, Kirk Osamayo

The State of New York City’s Record-High Rates of Homelessness – FULL EPISODE

Oct 19, 2022

(S11 E2)

In this episode of AudioFiles season 11, we bring you stories about The People’s Beach at Jacob Riis, NYC trees, body inclusivity in pole dancing and the New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival. We also hear choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer reflect on her 60-year career. Later in the show, our host Thomas Hughes interviews Giselle Routhier, an assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, to talk about the record-high number of adults experiencing homelessness in the city

Managing Producer: Amanda Rozon

Host: Thomas Hughes

Show Producer: Leonardo Lopez Carreno

Associate Producer: Elizabeth Short

Reporters: Paige Perez, Tasha Sandoval, Yvonne Marquez, Trina Mannino, Austin Cope

Guests: Ethan Stark-Miller and Giselle Routhier

Music Credit: Jason Shaw, Nana Kwabena, Kevin MacLeod, First Contact, Akil County

Editors: Maggie Freleng, Kalli Anderson 

Sound Engineer: Amber Watson