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Best Bodarky podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Bodarky podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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WFUV's award-winning, weekly public affairs program. Host George Bodarky covers New York City issues from the humorous to the sobering; whether it's an examination of local hipsters, homelessness or historic architecture. "Cityscape gives me 30 minutes to focus on a particular issue, to really delve into it," says Bodarky. "I love to walk," he says. "I will just walk around Manhattan and discover new neighborhoods, new communities, and to me that's the best thing... Much of what I bring to t ...
 
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The coronavirus pandemic has hit small businesses across the country hard. They were forced to quickly shut their doors with no clear timeline for when they could re-open. In New York City establishments that sell food and drink were among those deemed essential, and that proved to be an accidental lifeline for one Brooklyn shop. Jane Motorcycles i…
 
With nearly 51,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, Brooklyn is one of the most impacted areas in the hardest-hit city in the United States. Cityscape Host George Bodarky recently talked with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams about a wide range of issues, from racial disparities in the age of coronavirus to how the city should look to shore up an e…
 
Like many cultural institutions, Flushing Town Hall in Queens had to quickly pivot to online programming in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. While its physical doors might be closed, its virtual doors remain wide open. Cityscape Host George Bodarky recently talked with Flushing Town Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek, a self-…
 
New York City is full of things to see and do, but these days, well -- coronavirus! The pandemic has brought so much to a halt, including tours of iconic landmarks and historic neighborhoods. Cityscape host George Bodarky recently talked with tour guide Jeremy Wilcox about how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting him and others in the industry. Je…
 
The frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic include a long list of characters from healthcare professionals to grocery store workers to truck drivers. But, there’s also an army of girls and young women doing their part to help the nation through this challenging time. In fact, for more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been pitching in during all ki…
 
Between two world wars, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the September 11th terrorist attacks and Superstorm Sandy, the Third Street Music School Settlement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has seen a lot in its 125 year history. But just how is the nation’s longest-running community music school weathering the storm of the coronavirus outbreak? Cit…
 
Empty sidewalks in New York City mean few if any customers for street vendors. In fact, most street vendors are staying inside themselves. The idea of lugging out their carts for a few dollars and putting themselves in jeopardy of getting sick provides little incentive. To learn more about the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on street ven…
 
New York City is home to famously unique bookstores like the Strand, Argosy Bookstore, and the Drama Book Shop. But it’s no mystery why one specialty bookstore in NYC has been open for forty years. The Mysterious Bookshop is one of the oldest and largest mystery fiction specialty bookstores in the United States. It was originally located in midtown…
 
In a city like New York, it’s hard to imagine anywhere that’s not bustling with people. But, a new book explores sections of the city, Queens in particular, that are much less traveled. In his new book Abandoned Queens, Richard Panchyk takes us to places that are a bit off the beaten trail like the old Flushing Airport site and what he calls the lo…
 
Anti-Semitic hate crimes have been on the rise in New York City. In fact, the NYPD reports that they're the most common type of hate crime in the Big Apple. On this week's Cityscape, two faith leaders share their thoughts on the rise of anti-Semitism in New York City, as well as the role they think progressive communities of faith should play in co…
 
Many of the neighborhoods in New York City’s five boroughs have a rich and storied history, including Parkchester in the eastern Bronx. Parkchester was built as a planned community. It opened in 1940 and was celebrated as a “city within a city.” But, the neighborhood’s early history involved the exclusion of African Americans and Latinos. It was a …
 
Hurricanes and blizzards can sweep in quickly without a lot of time to prepare. But when a crisis hits, there are ways to be ready for it. And thankfully, when we’re caught completely off guard, there are organizations to help us pick up the pieces. We’re very pleased to be teaming up with Bronxnet for our latest campaign focused on emergency prepa…
 
For generations, Coney Island has been a must-see attraction for native New Yorkers and tourists alike. It’s known for its beach, games of chance, hot dogs and thrill rides, like the Cyclone Roller Coaster. But a new book takes readers on a Coney Island-inspired rollercoaster ride of its own. The book is Zayde’s Arcade: Coming of Age in Coney Islan…
 
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most instantly recognizable symbols of America. But, how did Lady Liberty find her home in the waters of New York Bay? It’s a story of hopes and dreams and failures and successes, and one that features a number of significant people in history. A new book takes a deep dive into the history of the Statue of Libert…
 
You can find a map of almost anything in New York City, from where the best restaurants are to famous movie locations. But, our guest on this week's Cityscape has created a map to showcase an underrpresented aspect of the city's history and culture. Gwen Shockey is a New York City-based artist whose latest project is an online map called the Addres…
 
With so many options to buy or read books online, brick and mortar bookstores are becoming harder and harder to find. But one bookstore in New York City has been around since 1925 and is known for its extensive collection of rare and used books. Argosy Bookstore is the oldest independent bookstore in all of NYC. It is located in a six-story townhou…
 
Steinways are often referred to as the Rolls Royce of pianos. The company has a more than 150 year old history that began on Varrick Street in Manhattan’s West Village. Steinway and Sons was founded by a German immigrant in 1853. Today, Steinway and Sons has two factories. One is in Hamburg, Germany. The other is in Queens, New York. Our guest this…
 
Questions like “how’s your social life?” or “did you spend time with family this weekend?” aren’t typically asked during an annual check up at the doctor’s office. Most physicians tailor their questions to how a patient is physically feeling, not the status of their social calendar. But, our guest on this week's Cityscape focuses on how factors lik…
 
Frank Romeo is an artist, an educator, and a Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with 100 percent post-traumatic stress disorder. In March of this year, Frank walked over 750 miles across New York State to raise awareness about PTSD. During the walk, which was completed in June, Frank stayed in homeless shelters and visited veterans facilities. He do…
 
New York City is home to a variety of alternative art spaces, but perhaps none have a story like this. In the mid-1980’s a group of squatters took over an abandoned building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They broke in using a sledgehammer and made the place their own, even putting on art shows and plays in the space. They called the location Bull…
 
A lot of people's fondest memories revolve around food, whether it be a birthday dinner with friends or cooking in the kitchen with grandma. Our guests on this week's Cityscape relate to that: Rozanne Gold is a chef, author, journalist, philanthropist, and now a podcast host. Her podcast is called One Woman Kitchen. Each episode features a woman ma…
 
50 years ago, throngs of music lovers descended upon the small town of Bethel in New York’s Catskill Mountains. An estimated 500,000 people drove, hitchhiked and walked to get to the Woodstock Music Festival. It was billed as a three-day festival, but spilled into a fourth day -- from August 15th to the 18th. Dairy Farmer Max Yasgur agreed to host …
 
Thousands of people flock to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx every baseball season to take in a game. Many, of course, will purchase something while there -- a hot dog, a beer, a hat perhaps. On this week's show we’re looking at Yankee Stadium, not from the fan perspective, but from the view of a vendor, and a long-time one at that. Stewart J. Zully be…
 
New York City is rich with history -- a lot of which is well-documented in books and museums. But, when Hugh Ryan went on the hunt to find out about Brooklyn’s queer history, he struggled. So he took it upon himself to uncover that past. The result is his book When Brooklyn Was Queer. Hugh joins us on this week's Cityscape to talk about it.…
 
In New York City, one out of three children under the age of 18 is growing up without a father. That’s according to the New York City Young Men’s Initiative. And that number climbs to 51 percent for black children and 46 percent for Latino children. The Fatherhood Initiative at Rising Ground in the Bronx is working to turn things around. Nearly 300…
 
There’s much more to New York City than meets the eye. But, a lot of us are too consumed looking at our smartphones to take notice of it. Not Stanley Greenberg, however. He’s a Brooklyn-based photographer with a lifelong curiosity about urban infrastructure. Stanley’s published four books, including Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of …
 
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