News about Arts & Culture from the New School perspective
Bliss Broyard, an associate professor of literature at Eugene Lang College interviews Vincent Livelli, who, along with his friend Anatole Broyard (Bliss’ father) was part of the Greenwich Village literary scene from the 1950’s on.
Produced by Cassie Ang.
New School student Julie Hurd interviews her aunt Mary about New York’s changing neighborhoods.
Produced by Julie Hurd.
Johnny Rivera was the Program Coordinator for the I Have A Dream Foundation started in 1981 by Eugene Lang. Rivera recalls what it was like to work with Mr. Lang and shares the program’s successes.
Produced by Sam McFarland.
Matt Herzfeld (The New School for Drama ’14) shares his experiences working for the university’s Phonathon, which eventually became the inspiration behind his thesis play The Ladder.
Produced by Sylvie Douglis.
New York through foreigners’ eyes, experiences, challenges, and their impressions
Host: Rachel Morressey
Produced by Pimchanok Wariratanaroj
Special thanks to: Saori Oya (Japan), Antonia Dadenbach (Germany), Marina Massote (Brazil), Marina Kubo (Russia), Ezgi Eren (Turkey), Lafelle (Hong Kong), Jingjo Tosapit Phadetpai (Thailand)
At Halloween we can embrace our silliest, most sensual, and even our most controversial sides. WNSR talks to New School students about what they're wearing this Halloween.
WNSR interviewed renowned feminist scholar dr. bell hooks, in her second year as scholar-in-residence at Eugene Lang College. We met dr. hooks at her hotel to get her thoughts on the current state of feminism, comedy, and critical analysis of events in Ferguson.
Producer: Jiun Kwon
Engineer: Sean Steele
The occult is fascinating, and psychics are a visible manifestation of this hidden side of New York City . We see them offering readings when we walk down streets, and glance at ads for them in storefront windows, but we don't really know much about the psychics themselves, their community, and their relationship to their practice. Where is the line between entertainment and occult power? This New School Radio feature explores this highly visible, but mysterious profession.
Dating back to the 1850’s, Dead Horse Bay’s obscure history is both a little gruesome, and mysterious . In the era of horse-drawn buggies and streets absent of skyscrapers, this marshland functioned as an industrial land mass in which horse carcasses were manufactured into glue and soap products. By the 1920s, when cars replaced horses as the primary mode of transport, the bay was converted to use as a landfill. Thirty years later, the landfill cap exploded, leaving decades worth of trash scattered about the beach. Today, that trash is still dispersed throughout the shoreline, leaving what Dead Horse Bay enthusiasts consider something of vintage treasure. Anything from soda bottles and mason jars to shoe soles and tires can be found buried within the sand.
This piece, by Elle Brosh, Paley Martin, and Sean Steele, explores this topographic oddity and investigates what treasures lie beneath its surface.
The L.E.S. has been a colorful and staple entity in New York City's night life scene. A collision of people of multiple social classes, vodka tonic-scented taxi cabs, greasy 4 am "eat it anyway" pizza, crowded bro bars, intimate apothecaries, multiple personality disorders, Chinese bodegas, paper-bagged beer cans, and clanking heels. This audio collage by producers Ally Fisher and Chloe Murray celebrates a special aspect of the Lower East Side.