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05:49 min | 1 year ago

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"Org's Slash smart speaker today on fresh air repairing the human wreckage of World War two. Historian David NASA tells the story of more than a million people stranded and defeated Nazi Germany. Some felt they couldn't return to home countries now under Soviet control. Others were Jewish survivors who had no homes to return to tune in at two on 93.9 FM, or ask your smart speaker to play. WNYC. Today was going to the first day of school for New York City is more than one million public school kids, But the beginning of remote learning has been pushed back to next week. So you feel like you're caught in this analyst summer Loop. We have some ideas of what you can do to fill the time by we I mean, WNYC Icy culture Editor Jenny Penasco Jennifer Velasco joins us every week for a segment where, once again happy to call the Get out high. J. Hey, Allison. So camps the ones that did exist. They've wrapped up remote schooling isn't for a little bit. This is a really tough week for New York City parents of kids in the public school system. Butters her some classic full activities ago. Still or no Yeah, they they are. I must say, I I have so much sympathy for all parents in my situation. Also, I have a six year old and now that the beaches are closed and cancer clothes, and none of the Children's museums are opening because they're so interactive. Um, but Last week, Governor Cuomo issued guidance for activities like apple picking and corn mazes and even in or haunted houses, which, honestly, I was really surprised by hayrides. Arkan actually considered public transportation, so they're totally okay. Right. I thought that was so funny. Very Sally there. Petting zoos are not allowed. And this is a deep, deep tragedy from the family. I really love a good petting zoo, as is my son. Well, you know, I know that you and your son had an amazing outing, though. You were a year ago because you posted a picture, But I'm jumping this little bitch. You mentioned your son, but But before that, can we talk about the other thing? Oh, yes, your okay before the picture, because, yes, I want to talk about the picture except Um, I do. I do really want to say that, Like one recommendation I have for people. Because one of my favorite things ever a very classic fall thing to do Opens this Sunday is Thea Amazing Maze at the Queens County Farm. It's this three acre corn maze. It's very tricky, but there's folks who will help you if you get lost in the end, you get to go to this viewing platform and, like, see the whole thing. This year. You're going to need time ticket. The past will be wider, though, so there's more social distancing workers. We're going to monitor how many people are in the maze. You don't have to worry about it being too crowded. There's also going to be a New Orleans down music, so they're going to have these like crop circles. You won't infringe on anybody else's space. Ringing chair. There's to be a farm stand with seasonal produce. I just wanted to say to that. I know so many people have their favorite Long Island or West Chester or Hudson Valley like Apple picking places and I would really love to hear from listeners about their favorite even tweet or D, M E and maybe we'll include them in the future. Get out because I always really want to know about that stuff. Oh, I'm a big fan of Minard Farms mentored and Wilco. That's where I do my apple picking by apple thing. I mean apple cider doughnut eating. Where are they Are? They knew Pulse and I want to say Highland in the Hudson Valley. Have you checked those out? Yeah, They're really good once and they have hayrides and apple cider doughnuts, the most important guest of your noisy culture editor Jennifer of Anasco. And if you follow J on social media, every now and again shall post very cute picture of things she does with her little one out about and you guys you went to the American Museum of Natural History. Tell us what the trip was, like. Give us the details. Some tips for families. You want to go. It was so great. This is definitely my one of my sons. Very, very favorite things to do in the city. We went Saturday during member preview days that reduced capacity was really amazing. Like there was just us. The picture by posted was in the African Animals exhibit. There was just us in that whole hall with the elephants and the hyenas. And that never happens because it's such a popular museum. One thing that did strike me about going is that they have a temperature taker I haven't seen before. It's kind of like a camera where you stand on the dot and it feels like they take your picture. You might want to give you a heads up about that kid's a heads up about that, because it's a little weird, but the museum opened to everyone yesterday. And some exhibit is like the whole of Jen's. Those air still closed for major renovation. They haven't opened early, which I'm sad about, but to really, really wonderful exhibits are up. I don't know. If you see number one is amazing. It's T Rex, the ultimate predator, and it goes through. Ah, basically, everything scientists know about the transverse Rex and it has these The thing that I think makes really spectacular is it has these incredible life size models. Um, so not just the bones, but what a T. Rex would actually look like, and they think now that Juvenile T Rexes had feathers which makes him feel really bird like I know and seeing feathers on the T. Rex felt really mind blowing to me one other exhibit. I want to point out It opened just before the mid March covert closing, so a lot of people probably have not seen it..

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02:45 min | 1 year ago

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"Days is quite rare. Tired. Daniels of New Orleans says there's more to this hurricane season that has her overwhelmed with probate 19. And the storm is just getting to be a bit too much right now. Louisiana's governor is advising, avoiding sheltering in place with people outside the household. If possible, Amy held NPR news Stocks are trading higher on Wall Street At this hour. The Dow Jones industrial Average of 261 points. This is NPR news. And this is WNBC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. Dozens of protesters are preparing to file lawsuits against the NYPD. Following mass demonstrations against police brutality and racism this spring and summer. Gothamist reporter Sydney Pereira spoke with one of the lawyers involved in the cases. He's representing at least 19 protesters from the now infamous demonstrations in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx on June 4th. That night, protesters were met by police with baton beatings and were forcibly blocked from leaving the area a tactic called Kettle ing. The lawyer noted that issues like the use of zip ties to handcuff people and the kettle ing tactics could be grounds for the lawsuits. One essential worker the lawyers representing wasn't even protesting when he was detained in midtown. The Police department has previously defended the overall handling of the protests and arrests. Museums and other New York City cultural institutions are allowed to reopen starting today. One of them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be open to visitors again On Saturday. Jennifer Velasco's WN My Ci's arts and culture editor, she says the museum is going to look a bit different. When you come in, there's not gonna be any paper, no maps, no guides. You're going to need to download all that stuff before you leave home. You can also look up information on the Met's website at the museum. Anasco says the Met has installed hand sanitizer stations and stickers asking people to keep to their right throughout the building. Face masks and time tickets are required for entry for all museums. That's because institutions must limit visitors to 25% of their capacity. Look at our forecast here For today. Showers. Thunderstorms are likely. It's gonna be hot high near 88 this afternoon. With more rain possible Tonight temperatures in the mid seventies It's w in my sea at 12 06. Support for NPR comes from capital One capital. One's banking up lets people manage their money anytime, anywhere. Capital one. This is banking reimagined. What's in your wallet, Capital one and a It's August 18th 1920. There's an up and coming young Tennessee legislator named Harry T Burn. He is in fact, the youngest member of the State House. He didn't know it when he walked to the statehouse that.

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02:50 min | 1 year ago

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"I'm Scott Simon this weekend is the 50th anniversary of New York City's Pride Parade. That celebration of LGBTQ identity known for floats. Feathers and corporate sponsors. Jennifer Velasco from member Station W. N. Y. C reports that pride like so many things has gone virtual this year. Because of Cove in 19 price celebrations were canceled around the world. Instead, 500 international LGBTQ organizations have joined together for Global pride, a 24 hour online extravaganza. Featuring celebrity performances, local drag queens and inspiring words. Cathy Renna is a co organizer. Now you could be in Mississippi or you could be in Kenya or you could be in Eastern Europe and you can access this 24 hour program. It's about helping individuals in the LGBTQ community know and understand that they're not alone. Coming together as a community has been the driving force behind pride around the world for 50 years. But it all started as a protest march in one city against police, violence and discrimination. We set out to create a march on the first anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. And if we hadn't done that Nobody would remember the Stonewall today. That's Carla J. She was the first woman to chair the Gay Liberation Front and a retired gender studies professor, she says after New York Stonewall raids, activists created a new kind of movement. That wasn't polite. That wouldn't stay in the shadows. No, we're not going home. We're not going to be quiet. We're not taking this anymore. The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March started in New York City's Greenwich Village. It was June 28th 1970. As they gathered. The marchers were few and brave. They started walking very briskly. Martin Boyce was there, he says. Afterwards, they jokingly called it not the 1st March, but the first run. I was worried about being single file because I just watched a program in National Geographic about Wilder pieces. So are the ones on the site get picked off. Some out thought I would stay in the middle, but there was no middle in archival film. The marchers looked determined. They carried red, purple and yellow banners up Christopher Street. There was no rainbow flag yet. And they had signs on tall would sticks that said things like gay pride. Boy says on Sixth Avenue, other people started joining in over suddenly realizing the excitement. I was no longer alone. There are people on my left two people on the right gaze with joining us with every three blocks. The marchers started to relax and enjoy themselves. They held hands in this library of Congress Audio. You can hear them chant things like, say it loud gays proud..

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07:01 min | 1 year ago

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"Even the marchers got to Central Park there was thousands of them through new speakers they had a game in the wrist casual folk music men rested on their lover stomachs women need their partner's shoulders he played games like red rover there is a kissing contest the relaxed happiness has some of the feel of pride today it was liberating are you kidding the Tory crews has pictures from Central Park that day it was the first time she had publicly declared her identity like that she's transgender but she says she wasn't scared I felt so liberated so I felt like you know here I am in grade school saying the pledge allegiance to the flag off the stone what I felt freedom and justice for all and that freedom and justice included me so I was kind of proud that evening a similar March was held in Los Angeles the following year came on March and Boston and soon Washington DC London Tel Aviv and fifty years later around the world for NPR news I'm Jennifer Velasco in New York a crew boat took RJ Cooper places that he'd never imagined beginning with the water he tells the story of the manly crew manly career academy on the west side of Chicago young man who became America's first all black high school rowing team is now an accomplished chef in New York and has written a book about his team his times in the heights they scaled in Racine his book the most beautiful thing R. J. Cooper joins us now from Brooklyn thank you so much for being with us thank you for having me I'm excited to be on the show can I get you to begin by telling us about the walk to school you used to make on the west side every day yes start off in the morning right into the bus stop to make sure that I don't run into any games getting on a bus and on that bus was many different games and do you recall the pickle jar because you're just stuck in between so many different games you can't really get off the bus so if there was a fight you just stuck there and you just hope that that you can make it to school safely and your family was having a tough time to yes so my mother was a drug addict and my brother's win games and that was every day and then you saw on notice for crew team what did you think yeah I walked into the lunch room and I see this boat and I'm like what is this all about you know and this lady asked me if I want to join the crew team SO she said follow me so behind his boat was this TV monitor and he was showing the Olympic Games and I saw nothing but white people row and I said oh no I'm not doing that I don't do the water and I remember walking away and sit next to my friend is a can you believe they're trying to get us to a row on some shall we we don't even swim and then the next day the boat was still there and it says sign up you get free pizza so everyone was signing up this and we sat on the floor this guy came came and gave this amazing speech on how the power of throwing the power of the water to change your life and give your appetite the opportunity to go to college opportune to learn how to swim the opportunity to travel and build the Bonneville the brotherhood and that caught my attention he this was Ken Albert yes he just had this vision this mission of of changing young people's lives and and we fell in love with his leadership in and his coaching style right away how did being a part of the crew team really begin to overtake change everything in your life the way you ate slept and lived just being able to leave the neighborhood for awhile the the police sirens the bullying the gunshot sound the broken street glass into go downtown well a lot of people really haven't been yet and to go on the hop on a boat we see the downtown view is conscious peaceful and you're moving together and you hear the sound of the blades hit the water and it's meditation and that's how it was every day for a couple hours in that really calmed the storm into me you refer to your crew team is a team of brothers in the book you were together just for growing worry you know at first we didn't get along we were people wearing different games in different neighborhoods but I think the thing that made us bond was going to a ricotta where everyone else was white except us and we had no choice but to pull for each other to talk to each other because no one else look like us and helped us bond wonder where to get you to tell us about the regatta in grand rapids Michigan here on the water with a lot of private schools yes and these were the teams that had the bass boats the best coaches and we have trained hard we finally caught on to what the sport was all about who's excited we were strong we were tough and we showed up and people watching enough names looking at us and we were ready to go and we started rolling and I remember being first place we were rolling we rolled and then took my eyes off of the boat for second see how many meters ago eleven I can't describe the crowd means when your plate is stuck in the water and it slows the ball down and impulse will pass in the Senate we recovered and you know people were good for us and bells were ringing and people yelling but we didn't quite get first and are thought after that race was like listen we will train back close to be great humans first and B. contributes to a community intent it was about fast boats and it was like the rocky story right we now you know he didn't beat Apollo creed in the beginning but he got no rain and that's what it was about us it was like Hey you know we didn't win goal but we've gotten a lot and we overcame everything that life through our way and we won the life I have to ask you about today and your mother seems to be doing pretty well yes she went to recovery home and she is amazing and spiritual and beautiful and dancing at church and work with many different missionary groups and life was unfortunate for her but she recovered and she's amazing and what about your team H. U. I'm so glad to read you you know about each other you keep in touch yeah we keep in touch we you know like I said we have brothers and someone asked me a question how many of these guys went on to be a Olympic rowers of college rowers asset none but our program was entrepreneurship in a rowing programs ninety percent of our team our entrepreneurs in the higher people in their community and they give back and that was always the goal to use the sport of rowing to lead and to contribute and.

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02:51 min | 1 year ago

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"NPR news I'm Scott Simon this weekend is the fiftieth anniversary of New York city's pride parade that celebration of LGBTQ identity known for floats feathers and corporate sponsors Jennifer Velasco for member station WNYC reports that pride like so many things has gone virtual this year because of cove in nineteen hi celebrations were cancelled around the world instead five hundred international LGBTQ organizations have joined together for global pride the twenty four hour online extravaganza featuring celebrity performances local drag queens and inspiring words Cathy Renna is a co organizer now you can be in Mississippi or you can be in Kenya or you can be in Eastern Europe and you can access this twenty four hour program it's about helping individuals in the LGBTQ community know and understand that they're not alone coming together as a community has been the driving force behind pride around the world for fifty years but it all started as a protest March in one city against police violence and discrimination we set out to create a March on the first anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and if we hadn't done that nobody would remember the stone wall today that's curly J. she was the first woman to chair the gay liberation front and a retired gender studies professor she says after New York Stonewall raids activists created a new kind of movement that was impolite that wouldn't stay in the shadows no we're not going home we're not going to be quiet we're not taking this anymore the Christopher street gay liberation day March started in New York city's Greenwich Village it was June twentieth nineteen seventy as they gathered the marchers were few and brief they started walking very briskly Martin voice was there he says afterwards they jokingly called it not the first March but the first run I was worried about being single file because I just watch a program on national geographic about wildebeest a saw the ones on the site get picked off so don't don't I would stay in the middle of those middle in archival film the marchers looked determined he carried red purple and yellow banners the Christopher street there was no rainbow flag yet and they had signs and Hollywood sticks that said things like gay pride well he says on Sixth Avenue other people started joining in it was on a religion the excitement I was no longer alone two people on the left to the right case we're joining us with every three blocks the merger started to relax and enjoy themselves they held hands in this library of Congress audio you can hear them chant things like say it loud gaze proud.

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01:38 min | 1 year ago

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"With Amy Walter from the takeaway Fridays at three on ninety three point nine FM W. NYC independent journalism in the public interest ninety three point nine FM AMA twenty NPR news and The New York conversation are you looking for something to do this weekend that doesn't involve the streaming service or baking bread need some me time and a break from work and childcare the W. NYC culture editor Jennifer Velasco has some suggestions for classes and workshops you things are especially cool it's her segment called the stay in and her theme this week learn something Hey Jay so there's all these new Yorkers were discovering how smaller spaces right now we're all spending more time at home what can you offer those living in tiny spaces I mean definitely been what's happening to me like I you know I used to just be out hello so often I would consider sleep and I'm like well I don't really love how old like where my desk is so apartment therapy if you're if you guys are like me then apartment therapy has what we need for this weekend they have a thing called the virtual mall cool experience at home it tonight at seven through Sunday afternoon and they create virtual rooms of the computer generated rooms that are created by big name designers that you've probably heard of play after all.

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01:46 min | 1 year ago

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"Well perplexing Jennifer Velasco W. NYC news this is W. NYC there's more All Things Considered just ahead for tonight mostly clear with a low of about forty four degrees tomorrow Monday it's gonna be only March ninth but we're looking like we're that lamp part of March sunny today high near sixty six by the afternoon this is W. NYC at five twenty support for NPR comes from member stations and from noon providing an online evaluation and the tools to help people lead healthier lives through behavior change more information at noon N. O. O. M. dot com and progressive insurance offering a way to buy home insurance with their home quote explorer tool custom quotes and rates are available online learn more at progressive dot com or one eight hundred progressive now that's progressive this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Michelle Martin in Vancouver Washington we're here is part of NPR's where voters are project because the southwestern part of Washington state is closely divided between Democrats and Republicans for one of our interviews we travel to Castle Rock and callous county went for Donald Trump in the two thousand sixteen election it used to be a solid blue county back when there were plenty of mining logging and manufacturing jobs here now healthcare is a big industry here twenty six year old Wayne Bryson worked in health care until he had to quit his job to help care for his father who has dementia as we pulled up to his house Twain came out to greet us hello I'm good how are you thank you for letting us have combined visit I'm excited to have you guys.

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01:30 min | 1 year ago

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"A new off Broadway play about a family in the upper echelons of New York City society opened this week at Manhattan theatre club W. N. Y. C.'s Jennifer Velasco says hiding within the two and a half hour production of the perplexed is a pretty good ninety minute drawing room comedy Isabel and Caleb are getting married but as their two extended families converge in a home library before the ceremony all sorts of secrets start to spell out a son is in the gay porn industry another is struggling with his relationship with his dad and there's a long simmering feud between the parents of the new couple but what is that fight about exactly we're not sure the many many characters from ramble in doubt make it hard to untangle which hold grudges belong to whom Richard Greenberg is known for his lyricism and his one liners in full front display here but he regularly wanders away from his most interesting plot points for example there's a moment when one member of the family a city councilman is faced with a moral question should she follow the law even if it benefits the family tyrant this scene is tense and horrific and Greenberg immediately swatted away and moves on to something else that he does this over and over undercutting his own writing is well perplexing Jennifer Velasco W. NYC news support.

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04:24 min | 1 year ago

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"From NPR news in Washington I'm Jeanine Herbst president trump has ousted acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney it says the congressman mark meadows is taking his place in a word why trump made the switch but in a tweet he said Mulvaney would become special envoy Murray a Democrat tells NPR she's not happy with the trump administration's response to the virus outbreak the CDC has put out changing guidelines remember the CDC originally said don't test anybody unless they've been traveling well that's far too late in our state because this is now community spread out so people are being impacted and are sick who didn't ever traveled and they may just have gone to a grocery store meanwhile nearly two dozen people on board our cruise ship in limbo off the coast of northern California have tested positive for the corona virus and officials say the majority are crew members this after a man on an earlier voyage got sick and died and passengers on this trip reported feeling ill vice president Mike pence as the ship will go to a non commercial port that and then everyone on board will be tested meanwhile the World Health Organization says more than one hundred thousand people are confirmed to have the corona virus around the world Lisa schline reports covert nineteen is killed more than thirty four hundred people W. H. R. chief Tetris Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns the epidemic is expanding geographically he says this is deeply concerning this increase we are continuing to recommend that all countries make containment their highest priority take resurgence countries to find test isolating care for every case and to trace every contact he says slowing down the epidemic can save lives it also buys governments precious time in which they compare hospitals and health workers to detect cases and treat those who are infected for NPR news I'm Lisa schline in Geneva the trump administration's plans to relocate the headquarters of a federal lands agency to Colorado was done without fully assessing the costs or including the expertise of the agency's long time employees and here's particular reports that's the conclusion of a government account of bility office report the GAO says the bureau of land management failed to adequately outlined its plans for measuring other moving its headquarters will be as effective or economical as has been pitched according to department of interior leaders some of whom are serving in acting positions one of the main reasons behind re locating the BLM headquarters to a small western Colorado city is to get senior managers closer to the public lands they actually manage but the GAO in its report noted that ninety seven percent of all BLM staff already work full time on public lands mostly in the west environmental groups have called the move to oil and gas rich western Colorado a boondoggle meant to serve the trump administration's energy interests Kirk Siegler NPR news all three lower by the bell the Dow down nearly one percent the nasdaq down one point eight percent this is NPR and this is WNYC in New York I'm John Carlson activists are alarmed that one hundred and forty six thousand New York City public housing residents experienced heat and hot water outages during the first months of winter that's according to a freedom of information request filed by the legal aid society attorney Judith goldener says that the housing authority's response time has improved but the agency still needs more funding for new boilers I think the problem is that it's nice for people to monitor them but without money to make the repairs it's not going to get dramatically better the legal aid society says it's calling for three billion dollars in state funding so housing authorities across New York can replace aging equipment and make other improvements I just said in a statement that planned outages during warmer weather are necessary for preventative maintenance on heating steps and he's M. systems the housing group says the service was normally restored in seven hours for words history month the park in the Bronx is highlighting street art made exclusively by women at the Poe park visitor center display from local and international graffiti artists showcases street art as a form of empowerment W. my sis culture editor Jennifer Velasco says the curators favorite work is a piece called power is this portrait of this woman I'm a very vibrant colors that you can she said you can really see the power in our eyes which I really like the piece is by lady J. day the exhibit will be on display until the end of the month for tonight.

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01:38 min | 1 year ago

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"Dot NY dock us for many decades many Latin American countries had military dictators but in recent years democratic and democratically elected civilians took control now those a civilian governments are bringing back the army we will have that story coming up later this hour you're listening to weekend edition here on WNYC good morning I'm David first a controversial new revival of West Side Story opened this week WNYC theater critic Jennifer Velasco says there is a lot she loved about the show but there were some key elements that just couldn't win her over director Ivo van Hove took big risks with this classic musical about the rivalry between two gangs in nineteen fifties Manhattan first he brought in a new choreographer the Belgian Katerina tree said to cures marker that means no snapping fingers and none of Jerome Robbins ballet but it turns out that's actually a good thing the fifty young cast members we'll across the stage with an explosive energy that mirrors the chaotic ferocious city then have it instead of a traditional set then hope uses a giant video screen that proved to be more problematic at times the screen provide heightened intimacy but during the show's a larger dance scenes the video can overwhelm those onstage and in a few important songs like America the video shows images that seem to have a political message but actually don't robbing the numbers of their emotional impact and making what should be crystal clear confusing instead Jennifer.

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04:05 min | 1 year ago

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"Jennifer Velasco have you in my these a and and the paintings are on display right now the Brooklyn Museum through may tenth she she it's morning edition from NPR news I'm no well king the number to Martin and we're gonna spend the next few minutes talking about memes because the images jokes and whatever else that spreads around the internet yes sometimes it's ridiculous but it's also serious money and the people who make them have a ton of influence this week former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign surprised a lot of people by trying to capitalize on this influence I ask New York times technology reporter Taylor Lawrence to explain physically yeah you know the Bloomberg campaign worked with this newly formed company called me in twenty twenty that consists of some of the largest members on Instagram to run a series of sponsored posts kind of humanizing Bloomberg and promoting his campaign for president so I mean are these are these really influential accounts who's behind them yeah absolutely you know these are some of the most influential members on the internet and you have the CEO of Jerry media and you also have other members like tanks not try grape juice foyers middle class fancy these names might sound absurd to people but they all have millions and millions of followers each and very serve powerful ability to shape culture what kind of money are we talking about here a lot of money campaigns like this do not come cheap and these medium pages are essentially small media companies and buying ad space on them especially for something sort of controversial like a political ad and it's going to cost a lot I would estimate that you know they if this was an over a million dollars spend you know like I said these members already charge exorbitant fees just for posting sponsored content so you know for them to come out and essentially endorse a specific candidate definitely cost a pretty penny can you give us an example of what some of these memes are but they do what's the message whether the pain for yeah so the memes all follow a similar format it's essentially fake direct messages from Michael Bloomberg's account this is kind of a well known formats are ready and then leave the community to kind of spruce DM's with someone in the satirical way so a lot of these you know DM's just essentially stadiums for Michael Bloomberg saying he wants to look cool as saying that his granddaughter told him about these new accounts and saying that he has you know billions of dollars to give them the murders it's kind of meant to be tongue in cheek I think it's so crazy that it's you know they're hoping that it will read as endearing and you know blueberries campaign even an aids sad you know they wanted it to be self referential and you know the goal was to create this kind of self aware ironic personality around with this interesting the reaction what's the reaction like these memes flash ads there's been quite a widespread reaction on the internet not all positive I think it's been a little controversial but it's definitely gotten people talking a lot of other members especially teenage members were excited about the opportunity of potentially working with the presidential campaigns I think you see people on both sides I mean what we know about the people who are running social media for the Bloomberg campaign in the overall strategy yeah well they're very and embedded in the tech world you know the bluebird campaign has aggressively courted people from the tach and digital media community is you know just the fact that they're working with all of these numbers I think is a testament to that they hired Eric soon who is known as the first social media agent in Hollywood and other people like Selby Drummond who came from Snapchat is you know consulting on the campaign so there's a lot of digital talent within the Bloomberg campaign in general and I think that was just starting to sort of see that play out through campaigns like this all right we'll keep watching.

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02:39 min | 1 year ago

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"Three dot a I it's morning edition on WNYC I'm Richard hake there are two renowned portraits on display at the Brooklyn Museum there in the same gallery yet they were made two hundred years apart W. N. Y. C.'s Jennifer been asco visited the museum to see if they work together on the right a monumental portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte on a ferocious rearing horse wearing his trademark by corn hat that's by the nineteenth century artist Jacques Louis David and it's the first time the pieces been exhibited in New York on the left an equally large oil painting of a black man on what looks like the same rearing horse he's in camouflage fatigues and timberland boots it's by artists get into Wiley best known for the colorful portrait of president Obama that hangs in the Smithsonian what is body of work plane tell the ways that historically black people are missing as heroic figures in the western canon here he is speaking in a museum video one of the things that for me is fascinating about this entire language of painting is the way is that it convinces people so thoroughly about the power of an individual within the world the goal of the painting is to engage the history of power and in image making and perhaps carving out space for people who don't often occupy that space Wiley says both portraits are about the same thing masculinity and power he says this painting is part of a series called rumors of war that he started in response to America's conflicts in the Middle East but I think in a much broader way it was about all wars it was about desires for domination which is ultimately have to do with visibility in these paintings what I'm doing is I'm I'm I'm demanding that we see and take seriously what here to four have been considered marginal voices to emphasize the ubiquity of images of masculinity the portrait Wiley painted has small sperm cells swimming against a red and gold background and spilling into the corners of your in a cold frame it's as if he's poking a bit of fun at the whole thing David the nineteenth century artist expressed the pulling power in a different way in the background of his painting is the French army tricolour flag waving in real life the French military leader followed his army over the Alps and he rode a mule Jennifer Velasco have you in my these a and and the paintings are on.

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05:50 min | 1 year ago

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"Joined by ESPN's Michele Steele good morning show good morning Rene all right lots to talk about here we should start though with the the big and incredibly sad news from this past week last Sunday Kobe Bryant his daughter jian'an Gigi as she was known and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash huge shock for the NBA and the country absolutely no Renee it's it's really been a week unlike any other that I've ever seen in sports you know I woke up this morning early for this show saw tweet from an NFL player who said that he's never cried so much for someone that he's never met so you can only imagine the depth of grief in the spaces that Kobe inhabited in the basketball world so as such the NBA announced this week that they're going to honor Colby and his daughter G. on at the all star game in Chicago in just a couple of weeks here no all players on the team that that's captain by lebron James they're gonna be wearing the number two that was John o'brien's old number on her youth team and all players on the team captain by Jana Setanta coop all of course that's the box superstar player they're gonna be wearing Colby's old number number twenty four every player in this game is also going to be wearing nine stars on their jerseys representing everybody who was on that helicopter and finally here the NBA's also gonna change the format of the all star game itself were they at the end of the third quarter of never seen this before they're gonna turn off the game clock and aim for at target score so to speak that's twenty four points higher than whatever the leading team has at that point of course twenty four is a tribute to Colby's Jersey number as well it's gonna be weighing very heavy on everybody's minds the next couple of weeks well of course normally this week's big sports story would be the Superbowl tomorrow Sam just go and Kansas city to high powered offenses so this should be an exciting game let's hope let's hope that's the expectation at this point you know if you remember last year the Superbowl one of the worst at least in recent memory in my opinion and I remember it being tied at three to three and during the fourth quarter were expecting just the opposite of the hat from the chiefs and the forty Niners tomorrow they're both led by coaches were really considered offensive mastermind in their own right and and have a bunch of young gifted very very fast players on both offense is now the question of course is whether Casey's quarterback Patrick my homes can be stopped or at least slow down by guys like Richard Sherman and the rest of the Niners number one rated pass defense you know that's that's a really interesting aspect of this game for me is that the Niners defense has been show so outstanding this year they haven't needed their quarterback Jimmy grovel to be great where is you can't say the same for Kansas city and as they say Renee defense wins championships but this is a real toss up we'll see what happens okay we have thirty seconds to talk about the commercial that is controversial yes I believe is going to be airing a PSA tomorrow two minute long PSA really highlighting sort of social justice causes and police brutality as well as part of the NFL's ninety million dollar inspire change initiative are that they're doing with the Players Association and it's really raising some eyebrows not because of the message so much but the messenger or you know the NFL has been criticized for mishandling the player who tried to bring attention to the exact same issues Colin Kaepernick who of course remains without a job while the team that he once led to a Superbowl takes the field again tomorrow Renee in the beginning that's ESPN's Michele Steele thanks anytime you're listening to weekend edition from NPR news and you're listening to weekend edition here on WNYC good morning I'm David first an updated adaptation of the ancient Greek drama DS starring real life partners rose Byrne and Bobby kind of folly is at BAM WNYC theater critic Jennifer for nasco says its stylish but chilly Euripides is meant DHEA is all about female rage you know the basic story a woman is angered by her husband's infidelity and kills her children and his lover in this modern day version cleverly adapted and directed by Australian Simon stone mother Anna is picked up by her estranged husband from a mental institution but it's a that mental illness revealed at the beginning that's the problem with this production she's not so much angry as crazy because the audience starts off knowing she's unstable it's tough to form an attachment to Anna especially because we know how the story ends Byrne plays NO with a smart sly charisma and as her husband kind of only has an unexpected undertone of menace yet somehow there's an emotional remove it's bloodless never the less the production it looks beautiful it takes place in the shining white box capped by a video screen that shows actors close ups at one point black ashes sift down from the sky like C. tannic feathers symbolizing the destruction of the family Jennifer Velasco W. 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01:45 min | 1 year ago

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"N. Y. C. coming up in about eight minutes Los Lobos talk about their new Christmas album yeah go Navidad the Park Avenue armory is known for large scale spectacles but W. N. Y. C.'s Jennifer been asco says the latest one call judgment day fall short the writer or done been horrified is being revisited lately here and abroad in the nineteen thirties you were about the ways ordinary people were affected by fascism but you have to dig pretty hard to find that sort of message in Christopher Shinn's adaptation the story is about a married station master whose distracted by a young woman and so he doesn't flip the right switch to signal an express train to stop the train crashes eighteen people die the balance of the ninety minutes is watching the townspeople gossip about whether he's at fault but we already know he's guilty in the first scene what's the most successful here is the SAT two giant blocks of plywood one in the shape of an archer a viaduct somehow the sheer bigness of that makes a small story seem important the loom over everything as fascism must have done in the nineteen thirties and when they're pushed silently around the armory the result is somehow ominous as if a future Horace silently approaching yet the actors seem lost an emotionally remote and that huge stage and the production doesn't wrestle with morality or killed in an interesting way even though the complicity of the towns people seems to be the point Jennifer Velasco W. NYC news support for NPR comes from W. NYC members and from American Jewish world service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at.

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02:30 min | 2 years ago

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"If you listen closely you can hear clinking sound with that sweet trip turns into a rush of almost terrifying noise as he walked into the darkened lobby gallery space it makes is the sound of pounding water with radio squawks and distorted clips from nineteen thirty field recording in old Hollywood films the installation is called wire into recirculate nine hundred gallons of water pipes pumps and valves copper pipes run the center in a line and going up to form a doorway you can walk through in the center of the space is a giant glowing plastic paint a boxy refrigerated drinking fountain hangs above it with the curator Christopher lu the P. speaks to the relationship between clean drinking water and who has access to it in places like flint Michigan or Newark New Jersey with the artist is originally from or in the self he's making reference to segregation era drinking found so it's a mid century found the suspended upside down all those waters gushing through it so literally he's taking this dark terrible moment in American history and turning it up on its head and flipping it upside down whites would have one set of fountains and blocks another set and sometimes are side by side I still sort of remember some of this from being a child that's pull bell from the Whitney's audio guide he says he's interested in how water takes the shape of the container it fills that it goes where it's needed but maybe he says that's not true in all cases I guess with man's intervention I suppose not order order go wherever it was needed choir will be on display at the Whitney museum through January Jennifer Velasco W. NYC news this is Brian Lehrer the voices you hear on WNYC earn your attention and your trust by consistently delivering quality journalism it turns out earning your trust is it just the result of countless individual decisions made here every day it starts with our funding model we are commercial free listener supported public radio open to all you trust what you hear on WNYC in part because you fun what you hear on WNYC eight eight eight three seven six nine six nine two eight eight eight three seven six W. NYC.

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01:31 min | 2 years ago

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"Opioid epidemic has been broadly bi partisan but Republican and democratic state attorneys general disagree on a settlement with Purdue pharma will have a report on that coming up next you're listening to weekend edition here on WNYC I'm David first a new place storing the Tony Award winning Mary Louise Parker examines the relationship between a lonely creative writing professor and a socially awkward student WNYC theater critic Jennifer for nasco says the looming menace becomes something unexpected Adam wraps drama at the sound inside starts in darkness all we hear is Mary Louise Parker is distinctive voice narrating what's happening that she's standing in front of an audience when the lights come on we learned she's a writer and we're next to her and she writes the story we're seeing her pen scratching on her notepad about her relationship with a freshman student who may or may not be dangerous and whom she may or may not be romantically interested in she is an unreliable narrator so is the student Christopher who simultaneously is telling her his own story about a threatening encounter with a stranger maybe it's true maybe it's not she doesn't know any of their duty our maps plate is riveting it's almost a thriller and yet it has the feel of a play with the big idea or a moral lesson but what is it that never quite come together in the end it's not the big important play wants to be but a solid small play about two messed up but very interesting people Jennifer Velasco the beyond my.

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15:36 min | 2 years ago

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"This is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Scott Simon the United Nations hosts climate action summit Monday in New York will coincide with you when General Assembly following marches around the world this week and to protest inaction in the face of global warming Christiana Figueres is in New York for next week's summit she participated in Friday's March there and she let me go changing for the U. N. during the Paris climate change conference in twenty fifteen thanks so much for being with us wonderful to be with you today as I don't have to tell you because you helped negotiate the pair's agreement the United States pulled out. more than a couple of years ago well actually the United States can legally in not pull out until November of next year we of course six certainly expect them to do so be that as it may what can be accomplished how much does the US withdrawal hurt. well you know the fact is that what you call a Wii U. S. withdrawal I call eight. national government withdrawal I call it a White House withdrawal it does not represent a hundred percent of the US economy sixty percent of the US economy represented by many corporations by many states on and certainly by many financial institutions continue today carbonized because they understand it is for their own good it is for the strength of their economy and for commercial profitability in the case of corporations the fact is that if the United States as a central government wants to leave the climate agreement and not continue the policies and the incentives for D. carbonization they're shooting themselves in the foot because other countries such as China certainly and perhaps even India are taking advantage of that vacuum and moving in they sense a market opportunity indeed it's a huge market opportunity. you're from Costa Rica which has been named you when champion of the earth indeed Costa Rica says its goal is to achieve net zero emissions by twenty fifty now not every country in the world can be like Costa Rica but what do you think the world can learn from your country ghost recon has never Honda domestic Postle feels itself from the start we invested very heavily into renewable energy for electricity however we still import fossil fuels for transportation the thought is the challenge of Costa Rican fact I would say it is a shared challenge of all countries it is going to be quite a struggle to move transportation over to renewables the first subset of not that is moving quite quickly now is electrification of light vehicles do electric vehicles create their own environmental problems if they begin to be used on a mass scale because you you do have to produce more electricity don't you yes but I will remind you that the energy that comes from the sun is limitless so is the energy that comes from the went once we move over to renewable energy we are no longer concerned about the level of electricity that is needed on any but so those two developments would have to go hand in hand yeah. where the huge turnouts on Friday main ultimately the huge turn out on this Friday and I will remind you that that we are expecting another huge trying out in next Friday and what they mean is not there is a huge swath of the population many young people but also many adults who have realized that we have been making some efforts but it's simply not enough so they're bringing their outrage to the streets to say do not compromise our future and they are absolutely right Christiana Figueres who helped negotiate the twenty fifteen Paris climate agreement she has a new book coming out next year the future we choose thanks so much for being with us thank you very much the trump administration signed a sweeping asylum agreement with L. Salvador the deal could allow the US to reject migrants seeking asylum in this country and instead send them to the central American country to seek protection there Emily green reports from El Salvador most people here haven't yet heard of the agreement that president naive Kelly enjoys sky high approval ratings and people like twenty three year old Juan Antonio we're pleased to support the deal even though they said they didn't know what it meant yeah but as I said the deal with the U. S. seems like a good idea Kelly is doing an excellent job but critics note of Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world and can't protect its own people much less thousands of asylum seekers or script are gone director of audience America's says these another agreements are victories for president trump's hardline immigration agenda this agreement for all practical purposes is precisely an extension of the US border there so that these countries become the first film therapists to deal with migration but el Salvador's foreign minister Alexander hell to know go characterize the agreement in positive terms one that she says would benefit el Salvador's long term. the terms of the deal still haven't been released but Hilton ago indicated that the US would increase economic aid to El Salvador and also provide more support to fight the gangs the main issue is to protect. are people that are forced to flee the country we are talking about giving them secure alternatives and finding and finding an increasing legal or turn it is still safe migration this is what this general memorandum of agreement contains Hilton uncle also suggested that US officials may backed down on efforts to deport some two hundred thousand Salvadorans living in the west with temporary protected status for NPR news I'm Emily green and sounds of the door. president trump his campaign fundraising trip out west this week to step up its fight with California of which huge homeless population and responsibility for that. trump threatened to have the federal government come in to clean up what he calls a total disaster he also warned the environmental protection agency I'd go after San Francisco for polluting the ocean with drainage from homeless encampments threats puzzled an angered California officials and homeless advocates in pairs Pam Fessler has more although he was in California for two days the president didn't visit any of the homeless encampments he's been railing against for weeks instead he talked about the problem during a visit to the border wall in San Diego if these Democrat liberal politicians don't straighten out the federal government will have to come in we're not gonna lose cities like Los Angeles San Francisco and others that are great cities we're not going to allow that to happen to our cities he also complained that homeless people occupy quote or best highways are best streets or best entrances to buildings scaring away well to do foreigners who want to live in places like San Francisco for the prestige later trump said the EPA would soon notify the city that's violating environmental laws by allowing storm water with discarded needles and garbage from homeless encampments to pollute the ocean we have no idea what the president was talking about and I don't think he does either David Lewis is executive director of save the bay an environmental group he's a San Francisco has better storm water treatment than any other place in the state he dismisses trumps sudden interest in the ocean as purely political given the administration's efforts to roll back environmental regulations Lewis says he has a better solution the way to reduce the impacts from almost encampment is to reduce homelessness which is something the trump administration says it's trying to do the White House and a team of officials to Los Angeles last week on a fact finding mission to study the problem this week housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson visited both LA and San Francisco where he told reporters one possibility is to get rid of restrictive zoning environmental laws. that discourage the construction of affordable housing the places that have the most regulation. also have the highest prices and the most harmless. therefore it would only seem logical. it began to attack those things that seem to be driving the issue Carson says the administration might provide incentives for local governments to eliminate excessive regulations it also wants to encourage tougher policing of homeless encampments but California governor Gavin Newsom said if the president really wants to help he should provide more vouchers so poor families can afford rent in his increasingly expensive state we're almost half of the nation's on sheltered people now live but so far the administration's plans are extremely vague which has homeless advocates very wary I agree with the president that homelessness is a disgrace in California and across the country Maria foster meanness heads the national law center on homelessness and poverty but the actions that he's talking about are really deeply concerning she says there's no guarantee that getting rid of regulations would lead to construction of more housing for low income families rather than for the wealthy foreigners who trump notes want to live in the state because the president's threat to send the EPA after San Francisco ludicrous but it's also really disturbing because he's suggesting that homeless people are just hazardous waste there are a form of refuse to be cleaned up when in fact we're talking about human beings who are in desperate need of help the administration says it hopes to have a plan to address the problem soon Pam Fessler NPR news. NEC Medicaid crimes in New York City up sixty three percent compared to twenty eighteen according to the city's police department many are acts of vandalism like swastikas scrawled on synagogues there seems to be a specific increase in violent crimes against orthodox Jews in neighborhoods where they live including Williamsburg and crown heights Barry Weiss The New York Times opinion columnist has a new book how to fight anti semitism she joins us from New York thanks so much for being with us thanks Scott first these these current attacks based on I'm reporting is there a particular source for attacks against orthodox Jews well it seems to be happening often from people who live in the neighborhood we don't know that much about the perpetrators what we do know is that people that live in crown heights don't tend to be white supremacists and to judge from the footage of many of these attacks at least some of the perpetrators seem to being young black men or teenagers in and perhaps that's one of the reasons that so many people want to work for their eyes from what's happening in places like crown heights are the St assaults and robberies or or hate crimes or what were the lines and something like this well all we know is that the people that are being attacked are the most publicly visible the Jewish people and they're incredibly violent given that this is been happening in the city there's been a sort of curious lack of interest on the part of new Yorkers on the part of the mayor on the part of the governor imagine if a spate of crimes have happened in a pattern like this against another minority what the reaction would be as there has been a national increase in at a semitic crimes yes. to the FBI since nineteen ninety five Jews have been the victim of more religiously motivated hate crimes than any other group it's very clear that anti semitism and violent I some of his and has many sources right now in the country not just white supremacists all the way to promises of course responsible for the most violent attacks in the past two years including at my own synagogue tree of life in Pittsburgh which was carried out by a white supremacist named Robert powers is I don't have to tell you your controversial in some circles for focusing on anti semitism on the political left in this country as well as the right you have to weigh the monocle scale do different and I I sort of you know whenever I get that question I was wondering about it because he isn't a zero sum game to me what matters is there are Jews being ostracized third Jews being attacked and I care about both of those things if someone's gonna walking to a synagogue as they did in tree of life and murder Jews at prayer there's a good chance you know given gun violence in this country and who is coming from in this particular moment that that person is going to be a white supremacist but that doesn't mean that I shouldn't worry about for example at the university of Virginia Jewish students being prevented from joining in minority student coalition to fight white supremacy because they were smeared themselves as white supremacists for supporting the state of Israel I'm worried about that too you conflating people who are opposed to Israeli policy towards Palestinians with anti semitism I'm not I myself am deeply opposed to the occupation of the Palestinian people I believe that they have an indigenous right and claim to the land and I'm on the record in many columns in the times as being very opposed to various policies of the Netanyahu government and I was cheered by the election this past week what I am opposed to is an ideological movement than insist that only one nation state in the world doesn't have the right to exist and that that nation state. is home to the largest Jewish community on planet earth. Weiss of the New York times your new book how to fight anti semitism thanks so much for being with us thank you so much. you're listening to weekend edition on W. NYC good morning I'm phone calls and I do show starring British magician Derren brown is now on Broadway W. in my seat theater critic Jennifer Velasco says it's truly mystifying in the best possible way I've seen a lot of magic and at this point I'm really dazzled but then there's Derren brown's entertaining new show called secret it's about the ways in which we process the onslaught of information that hits us every day brown says whatever we focus on becomes the only thing we see but that means we can be easily manipulated because people who are able to direct our attention to something are able to control the story that's a scary thought in this political climate but secret is the opposite of menacing instead it's a funny John T. spectacular example of someone getting the audience to do exactly what he wants the purported secret thoughts of one audience member after another a revealed often in beautiful emotional ways by the end there's kind of a group of Tarses brown is on this from the top saying he doesn't have psychic powers but by the end of the show you'll be convinced he does Jennifer Velasco W. NYC news it is time now for our documentary of the week from Tom powers and Rafael and they house and they're the co founders of the dock and my C..

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