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Third Rail Eps 36: Family Affair: Living a Bed-Stuy Gentrification Story

This month we focus on 17-year-old Corinne Bobb-Semple’s reporting for the Radio Rookie series, not just as an act of journalism, but as something that springs from her family’s legacy of community entrepreneurship and civic action. We explore what it was like to discuss the intricacies of race, class and place in the Bobb-Semple home […]

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Third Rail Eps 31: The Case for Hyper Local News

On this episode, we unpack the role local news plays in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights and how outlets reporting in Central Brooklyn are cover gentrification. Guest: Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor & Publisher, City Limits Segment 1: What role does hyperlocal news play in communities like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy? As much of what we knew […]

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Third Rail Eps 25: The life and times of Brooklyn neighborhoods

Assemblymember Diana Richardson and community advocate Marlon Peterson join us on Third Rail to look at the people and identities, influencing and claiming Central Brooklyn. We start by asking are elected officials and community organizers are on the same side of community development? Then we ask what neighborhood change means to immigrant communities? Guest Assemblymember […]

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Third Rail Eps 22: The Politics of Parenting

On this month’s Third Rail, we are tackling the politics of parenting. First by breaking down the differences between traditional public, charter, and private schools, and then by discussing the state of education organizing in Central Brooklyn. Guest Natasha Capers, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice Mark Winston Griffith, Brooklyn Movement Center Segments 1. Public vs. […]

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Third Rail Eps 19: Lemme Hear You Say… Fight the Power

On “Lemme Hear You Say… Fight the Power” we break down movement messaging and ask what strategies are being used today. We want to know: Is hip hop still relevant as an organizing tool? And what is the difference between marketing and community outreach? Guest Autumn Marie,Communication activist and community organizer, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement […]