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Women In The Military (2)

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 17 Jul 2013, 8:54pm

Late City Edition explores the dissonant reality that faces women enlisted in the armed services: that of increasing opportunity and pervasive misogyny. The series features Abigale Wyatt, Helen Schor, and Leslie Paisley - three female Columbia students who have served in the military. We also sat down with Helen Benedict, a professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism whose groundbreaking book "The Lonely Soldier" has been key in drawing attention to the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.

Christianna Gozzi / Kyong Mazzaro, Conflict Mediation

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 10 Jul 2013, 1:21pm

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Prof. Beth Fisher-Yoshida discussed conflict mediation with The Earth Institute’s Kyong Mazzaro and Christiana Gozzi. Tune in for to hear about the Institute’s United Nations collaboration and mediation research.

reVilna

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 10 Jul 2013, 1:12pm

Between 1941 and 1943, the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilnius was systematically constructed and then liquidated. Now, over 70 years later, writer and Fulbright fellow Menachem Kaiser is bringing the Vilnius community back to life with his interactive mapping project reVilna. Tune in to hear Late City Edition producer Erica Getto and Kaiser discuss the historic ghetto, reVilna's virtual maps, and how the project comports with other Holocaust museums and memorials.

Illegal Ivory and Carbon Dating

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 3 Jul 2013, 2:34pm
Kevin Uno, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, joins Late City Edition producer Erica Getto to discuss a new approach to detecting illegal ivory. Tune in to hear Uno share how radiocarbon dating offers clues about when an elephant died and, in turn, whether its tusks are being illegally trafficked.

The Obamas

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 26 Jun 2013, 9:21pm
Late City Edition producer Erica Getto sat down with Jodi Kantor, New York Times correspondent and author of The Obamas. Tune in as we explore Kantor’s personal and professional journey, her take on changing media models, and her advice for today’s youth.

Los Tocayos Carlos

Submitted by Erica Getto on Tue, 25 Jun 2013, 4:31pm

Late City Edition producer Nico Esguerra interviews the student team behind Los Tocayos Carlos, a book-length monograph and comprehensive website published by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. The work uncovers evidence that Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence who was executed in Texas in 1989, was innocent.

CUMC LGBT Health Initiative

Submitted by Erica Getto on Thu, 20 Jun 2013, 9:45pm

Tune in for a discussion on Columbia University Medical Center’s LGBT Health Initiative. Late City Editon producer Erica Getto sat down with Dr. Walter Bockting, the initiative’s co-director, and Dr. Raymond Smith, Director of Communications at the university’s Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health to discuss the initiative’s recent launch, its current projects, and its take on prejudice and policy.

Harlem

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 19 Jun 2013, 4:13pm

Late City Edition producer Daro Behroozi sits down with Jonathan Gill to discuss his book Harlem.

All The Art That’s Fit To Print

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 19 Jun 2013, 3:50pm

Late City Edition Producer Erica Getto conducted a live interview with former New York Times Op-Ed Art Director Jerelle Kraus about her book All The Art That’s Fit To Print (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page. The book explores the history of the revolutionary op-ed page and its accompanying art; in addition to discussing the book, we also discussed the impact and future of political artwork in print and online.

High Price

Submitted by Erica Getto on Wed, 19 Jun 2013, 10:07am

Late City Edition Producer Erica Getto sat down with Dr. Carl Hart discuss his recent book High Price. A memoir that features science and sociology research, High Price offers a groundbreaking critique of drug policy in America. Hear Dr. Hart discuss his background, his research, and his findings’ social and political implications.

El Diario/La Prensa Collection

Submitted by Erica Getto on Tue, 18 Jun 2013, 10:19am

Producer Erica Getto sat down with Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner to discuss Columbia University’s recent acquisition of 5000 El Diario/La Prensa photographs spanning 40 years. Negrón-Muntaner, who directs Columbia’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, curated the collection from New York’s oldest Spanish-speaking newspaper. Tune in to hear about the curation process, the photographs’ content, and their cultural and historical implications.

Astrophysics

Submitted by Erica Getto on Mon, 3 Jun 2013, 2:29pm
Late City Edition Producer Eli Ben-Michael sat down with theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin '88 BC - an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College - to discuss astrophysics and space exploration, including how and why we reach beyond the earth and what are we learning.

SWS Workers

Submitted by Erica Getto on Thu, 30 May 2013, 3:44pm
As part of Late City Edition's ongoing Student-Worker Solidarity series, producer Erica Getto interviewed two Faculty House workers to discuss what’s at stake in their contract negotiations and how they have been working with students to finally advocate for themselves after over 20 years of employment at Columbia.

Premilla Nadasem

Submitted by Erica Getto on Thu, 30 May 2013, 3:39pm
Late City Edition Producer Frances Mayo interviews Premilla Nadasem in this follow-up to the Columbia University Faculty House negotiations.

SWS Organizers

Submitted by Erica Getto on Thu, 30 May 2013, 3:33pm
This show kicked off Late City Edition's coverage of on-campus group Student-Worker Solidarity’s advocating for Columbia University Faculty House workers. Producer Erica Getto brought two of the group’s student organizers – Jane and George – to the studios to discuss the group’s previous work in the community, its current role in the Faculty House workers’ contract negotiations, and whether their work marks the return of Columbia’s historic student activism.

Joshua Fisher, Armed Conflict Forecasting

Submitted by Erica Getto on Thu, 30 May 2013, 3:25pm

In this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), a conversation between Professor Peter Coleman and Dr. Joshua Fisher. The duo discussed Dr. Fisher’s work developing forecast models for potential armed conflict as part of WKCR’s monthly collaborative series with Columbia’s Advanced Consortium on Conflict, Cooperation, and Complexity at the Earth Institute.

Political Comics

Submitted by Erica Getto on Thu, 30 May 2013, 2:58pm
Late City Edition Producer Erica Getto explored the history and impact of political comic books through a number of interviews and research findings. Interviewees included Karen Green, a Columbia University Librarian specializing in Ancient & Medieval History and Graphic Novel; comic seller John Verzel of Comic Heaven; graphic novelist and author of A Once Crowded Sky Tom King; Archie comic artist Fernando Ruiz; Vescell artist and author Enrique Carrion; and WWIII Illustrated and Spy vs. Spy’s Peter Kuper.

SWS Interview March 2013 (Organizers / Erica) - Part 2

Submitted by Erica Getto on Mon, 1 Apr 2013, 12:26pm
This show kicked off our coverage of on-campus group Student-Worker Solidarity’s advocating for Columbia University Faculty House workers. We brought two of the group’s student organizers – Jane and George – to the studios to discuss the group’s previous work in the community, its current role in the Faculty House workers’ contract negotiations, and whether their work marks the return of Columbia’s historic student activism. (Part 2)

SWS Interview March 2013 (Organizers / Erica) - Part 1

Submitted by Erica Getto on Sun, 31 Mar 2013, 8:58pm
This show kicked off our coverage of on-campus group Student-Worker Solidarity’s advocating for Columbia University Faculty House workers. We brought two of the group’s student organizers – Jane and George – to the studios to discuss the group’s previous work in the community, its current role in the Faculty House workers’ contract negotiations, and whether their work marks the return of Columbia’s historic student activism. (Part 1)

Christine Webb, Reconciliation Behavior

Submitted by Erica Getto on Fri, 29 Mar 2013, 4:16pm

In this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Coleman (Director of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity) was joined in the studios by Christine Webb, a doctoral student in Psychology here at Columbia University. The pair discussed Webb’s work in South Africa studying reconciliation behavior in both humans and chimpanzees.

Fair Observer

Submitted by Erica Getto on Fri, 29 Mar 2013, 3:47pm

Late City Edition Producer Erica Getto sat down with Atul Singh, founder of up-and-coming news analysis website Fair Observer to discuss his personal and professional journey, his goals in launching Fair Observer, and shifting media models.

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