Brooklyn, NY -- Change Happens | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Brooklyn, NY -- Change Happens

Brooklyn is New York's most populous borough, and it's ever evolving. From a bastion of industry, to a refuge for immigrants from around the world, and now, in parts at least, to high rises condos and gentrification. This episode of SOTRU charts Brooklyn's evolution, and celebrates the diverse communities and community gathering spots of many of its residents.

Segment A
Atlantic Yards is the biggest development project in the history of Brooklyn. Although not yet built yet, it is and will continue to alter the chemistry of the neighborhood in which it is being built.

Segment B
Enjoy a whimsical history of the Brooklyn borough from New York’s first family of tour guides. Then we drop in on three diverse gathering spots and end up at a boxing gym where athletes are strengthening more than just their bodies.

Segment C
Explore the culture of memorial murals and the mourning, memories, death, life, friends, family and art that goes along with them. Then, we sit down with Brooklyn-born and bred rapper, singer and songwriter John Forte to discuss his reinvention.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 21

From a culture battle to the Civil War, local theater takes on historic conflicts.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.
NPR

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.
NPR

Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.