Extreme Cities: Ground Zero for Climate Change

How do we define "love is love," and what are we willing to do to defend one another? This week, we speak with a group of LGBTQIA leaders on just that.

Aging Isn’t A Problem, Ageism Is

Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. In this episode, three leaders in the age justice movement share their ideas about how we can age with dignity, power, and change our society to reflect just that.

Special Report: Whose Economy Is It? Ours.

Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different?

Standing Up To The Sacklers

Art organizations and sponsorship dollars have gone hand in hand for decades. But with backlash and protests over donors ethics, should cultural institutions begin looking into new funding streams? This week on the Laura...

Chattanooga to Karachi: Resilient Under Violence

A suspicious fire and a white power symbol at a legendary leadership school in the U.S. South. And a brutal backlash to a women's rights march in Pakistan. This week, leaders who are resilient...

Excerpt: Afro-centric Education and Black Power in Bed-Stuy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOcqXyhP8ts"How do we put self-empowerment at the center of schools?" We visit Ember Charter Schools for Mindful Education, a culturally-responsive school in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant.With over 40 nations represented, Ember is an institution seeking to...

Can Marijuana Create a Path to Justice?

Legalizing cannabis, repairing the economy. Our guests say, reparations and restorative justice for workers in the budding cannabis industry need to be a part of the conversation. 

New Media, Old Problems: Buzzfeed, Vox, and Vice Unionize

The media layoffs are here. It's new media’s sky-is-falling moment. Instead of the promised golden age, we're seeing rolling cutbacks and massive layoffs at digital darlings like VICE and BuzzFeed. Is that it for...

A Love Letter to Long Island City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzpra1HL5YUAmazon might no longer be putting its headquarters here, but Western Queens and specifically, Long Island City are a new frontier for New York City's politicized land battles. A Long Island City preacher's son...

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