Late City Edition producer Sam Lutzker sat down with Elegance Bratton, director of the upcoming documentary, Pier Kids: The Life. Through the true stories of three young people, as well as that of the director himself, this documentary examines the lives of the more than four thousand homeless gay and trans youth of color who congregate around Christopher street and the nearby piers.
Interview with Kavain Space (RP Boo) for the DJ Rashad memorial broadcast on Offbeat. RP Boo and Traxman discuss their friendship with Rashad, his roots in footwork and development of the culture, their collective musical experiences at home and abroad, and how we can expect footwork to evolve in his wake. See archives for Traxman interview.
Interview with Cornelius Ferguson (Traxman) for the DJ Rashad memorial broadcast on Offbeat. Traxman and RP Boo discuss their friendship with Rashad, his roots in footwork and development of the culture, their collective musical experiences at home and abroad, and how we can expect footwork to evolve in his wake. See archives for RP Boo interview.
Interview with organist Gail Archer. Having recently released The Muse's Voice, her new CD of female composers' organ music, Archer speaks about the inception of this album and her career as an organist, teacher, and director of the Barnard & Columbia Chorus. Interview conducted by Stepan Atamian
How does social media change how we talk about death? How might outlets like twitter shape and expand conversations around terminal illness? Writer Meghan O'Rourke draws on personal research and experience of her own mother's death to discuss cancer's place on twitter and the evolution of mourning rituals in a world that is both hyper-connected and hyper-disconnected.
Severine Autesserre, expert in peacebuilding and peacekeeping with years of field research under her belt, talks about her research on how local, national and regional violence interact and feed each other in war-torn areas. Why are international peacekeepers often so ineffective? What happens when foreign aid only exacerbates conflict? Professor Autesserre offers new insight into question of why peace interventions tend to fail, and offers unconventional solutions to help build sustainable peace.
Interview with violinist and composer Mari Kimura. She is a specialist in violin subharmonics — credited with "discovering" and mastering the technique for use in performance — and is a pioneer in interactive computer music. Kimura has completed violin studies at the Toho School, Japan's top conservatory; Boston University; and the Juilliard School, and has studied composition with Mario Davidovsky at Columbia University.
An interview broadcast on Cereal Music on Monday, March 17th with Jeffrey Milarsky, one of the leading conductors of contemporary music in New York City. He is conductor and senior lecturer at Columbia University and conductor of contemporary music ensembles at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. He has conducted ensembles across the globe to critical acclaim, as well as being a well-established timpanist and percussionist with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Anna Bahr, former managing editor of the Blue and White Magazine, sat down with Late City Edition Producer Ruby Dutcher to discuss her recent articles illuminating the sometimes questionable administrative response to cases of sexual assault at Columbia.
After six years of research, journalist Nina Munk has written The Idealist, a book doccumenting the efforts of Jeffrey Sachs in global sustainable development. Sachs is a professor at Columbia University and the director of the Earth Institute.
Late City Edition Producer Ruby Dutcher sat down with game designer Ken Eklund, who talks about his most recent project, an interactive science fiction game called Futurecoast. Futurecoast hopes to teach people about climate change and help create conversation about possible futures through the "untapped narrative potential" of voicemails.
Tune in to this Thursday's Late City Edition for a conversation with Marci Hamilton, expert in constitutional and First Amendment law, and author of God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law. Professor Hamilton discusses what happens when religious liberty and the law come into conflict, especially when First Amendment protection permits and even fosters oppression and abuse.
For the past two years the Egyptian Revolution has garnered worldwide media attention. A new documentary, The Square, goes behind the news coverage to tell the stories of a group of passionate young protesters fighting to create a new "society of conscience" in Egypt. Late City Edition Producer Nico Esguerra sat down with the film's director, Jehane Noujaim, and producer Karim Amer, to discuss the revolution and their filmmaking process.