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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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On this week's installment of NFL Friday Brian Rabacs is joined by Mike Messina and Thomas Aiello for a jammed packed episode! They discuss the Giants' injury woes, conduct a performance review of the Jets game in London, do a deep dive into the AFC, give their fantasy advice all before giving their picks for Week 6!…
 
Hummingbears, a red wish tree, and a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. You'll find all of these fantastical images and more in the children's books of Katherine Applegate. Applegate is a New York Times best-selling author. Her book "The One and Only Ivan" won a Newbery Medal. Applegate is now out with a new book called Willodeen. It's the story…
 
On this week's episode of Pick & Pod, Jack Roche is joined by Kelly Bright & Thomas Aiello as they discuss the new faces of the Knicks and their expectations for the upcoming season. They also break down the Kyrie Irving vaccine controversy and the effects that it may have on the Nets locker room and much, much more.…
 
Dan and Claudia Zanes are our guests on this week’s Cityscape to talk about their new album, Let Love Be Your Guide from Smithsonian Folkways. The album was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Black Lives Matter uprisings, and includes themes of anti-racism, social justice and the joys of community.*** If the name Dan Zanes is famil…
 
In the last decade, it's become easier than ever to find romance without leaving the comfort of your couch. Online dating sites and apps have become increasingly popular, but there are still New Yorkers keeping it old school in their dating lives. On this week's Cityscape, we're delving into the world of matchmaking, relationship coaching and speed…
 
It's another episode of NFL Friday as Mike Leegan, Kelly Bright and Kris Pursiainen break down the goods and bads of the Giants' dramatic collapse and defeat to the Washington Football Team and what it means for Joe Judge and Big Blue. As always, they also dive into some hot fantasy starters before previewing each of this weekend's matchups, none b…
 
If you’re in Brooklyn this September, don’t be surprised if you pass a few people on the streets in sky-high wigs and even higher heels. Bushwig, an annual festival of drag, music and love takes place September 11th and 12th. The event draws hundreds of drag performers of all styles and sizes. This is the festival’s 10th edition. But if you can’t m…
 
For centuries people have had a fascination with gemstones. They've inspired myths, been used for medicinal purposes, as well as to create jewelry. After all, a kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend, or so sang Marilyn Monroe.But, where do gems that wind up on your ring or necklace come from, and how do th…
 
On this week’s episode of Pick and Pod, Kelly Bright and Thomas Aiello are joined by New York Liberty Beat Reporter Gigi Speer to discuss the remainder of their and the WNBA's season, the NBA opening night and Christmas day schedules and round out the show with talk about the Joel Embiid extension and the 76ers' future as Patrick Beverley heads to …
 
If you regularly cross over the George Washington Bridge, then you know that even in a pandemic, traffic can be plentiful.The GWB is one of the region’s most iconic structures. The span connects Fort Lee, New Jersey to Washington Heights in Manhattan. It’s become the busiest bridge in the world, with more than 100 million vehicles crossing it ever …
 
In this edition of Pick and Pod, hosts Thomas Aiello, Kris Pursiainen and Jack Roche break down the flurry of offseason signings and trades. They also hone in on specific teams with the most exciting offseasons, like the Chicago Bulls, and others with the most uneventful moves, such as the Boston Celtics. They speak on Kemba Walker to the Knicks, a…
 
According to the U.S. government, overdose deaths soared to a record 93-thousand last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Floyd Mitchell is a harm reduction coordinator at The Alliance for Positive Change in New York City. Given the surge in opioid use – and overdoses nationally – his work has become even more vital. Floyd is a part of the …
 
It's a special NBA Draft edition of Pick and Pod! Kelly Bright, Thomas Aiello and Kris Pursiainen discuss everything from who should be the number one pick to a teams' specific strategies, including the Rockets, Thunder, Warriors and of course the hometown Knicks. They wrap things up with some Team USA talk as the men look to rebound after an openi…
 
It’s not everyday we think about the role smell plays in our lives. But, its scents like sunscreen that transport us to a day at the beach, or pine that reminds us of summer camp. Scents hold many of our best memories, and perhaps no one knows this better than Sue Phillips. She’s the founder of Scenterprises. Sue has created fragrances for the star…
 
Our guest this week is in the business of helping at-risk kids get on more stable ground. Gabriele Delmonaco is President and Executive Director of A Chance In Life. The international nonprofit provides shelter, food and education to nearly 4,000 homeless, vulnerable and refugee youth in nine countries. They recently opened a facility in the North …
 
On this episode of Pick and Pod, Kelly Bright and Thomas Aiello preview the 2021 NBA Finals as the series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns officially begins! The hosts also touch on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury status, Chris Paul’s overall legacy and his career-long quest to get a ring, and the results of the two squads' regular-s…
 
On this episode of Pick and Pod, Kelly Bright, Thomas Aiello and Thomas Quigley come together to discuss the Hawks' tying up the Eastern Conference Finals with the Bucks. They also talk about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury, which team has more depth and what the series might look like going forward. Further, what are the reasons for all these injur…
 
After a year of isolation, a lot of us want nothing more than to get out there and interact with other people. New York City’s public markets are one way to ease your way back into socialization. The company Urbanspace is the brains behind some very nifty food halls and seasonal markets in locations such as Times Square, Bryant Park, Union Square a…
 
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