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March 15, 2021 00:10:17
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QC Analytics Wins at UN Hackathon

Queens College Data Analytics just won at a Global Hackathon sponsored by the United Nations! In this episode, the Queens Podcast Lab’s Eden Ayala sits down with the winning team: Esther Jenaro Rabadan, Rachel Ramphal, and Habiba Aziz. ...

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March 08, 2021 01:10:18
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Ann Powers

Music journalist Ann Powers was a guest in The Knight News Visiting Journalists Series. Afterwards, she sat down with Jason Tougaw to talk music towns, the role of pleasure and love in music criticism, the racial politics of American music, her close encounters with Prince, Tori Amos, and Bono—and a whole lot more. Ann Powers is NPR Music’s critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR’s music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR’s newsmagazines and music programs. One of the nation’s most notable music critics, Powers served as chief pop music critic at the Los Angeles Times from 2006 until she joined NPR in 2011. From 1997 to 2001 Powers was a pop critic at The New York Times and before that worked as a senior editor at the Village Voice. Powers’s books include Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America and Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music.  ...

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February 09, 2021 00:53:12
Political Rage and the Media

Political Rage and the Media

In this episode, QC student and Knight News journalist Samantha Galvez-Montiel interviews Media Studies faculty member Benjamin Strassfield about the Capitol Hill Invasion and America’s increasingly fraught political culture. Photo Credits. Irish peg in a rage. Make good the damage you dog, or I’ll cut away your parsnip. Great Britain, 1773. London: Printed for Carington Bowles … Publish’d as the act directs. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/91727535/. ...

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December 14, 2020 01:08:08
CUNY, Cutbacks, and Threats to Social Mobility

CUNY, Cutbacks, and Threats to Social Mobility

We talk with Urban Studies professor Natalie Vena and pre-dentistry student Tiara Miller about CUNY’s social justice mission, what it has made possible in their own lives, chronic underfunding, and the future of this powerful institution of social mobility. Host Jason Tougaw. ...

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December 07, 2020 00:18:41
Learning about COVID19 with John Dennehy

Learning about COVID19 with John Dennehy

COVID19 has turned Queens College campus upside down. Fortunately, Queens College has expert virologist John Dennehy, QC biologist and head of the Dennehy Lab, to explain the virus to us. Our host, Hanme Cho, asks Prof. Dennehy about the virus, its epidemic, the vaccine, and more. ...

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November 26, 2020 00:45:23
Life as a New York Journalist with Amir Khafagy

Life as a New York Journalist with Amir Khafagy

 In this episode of the QC Pod, we meet Amir Khafagy, freelance journalist and QC graduate with a B.A. and M.A. in Urban Studies from Queens College. Khafagy's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Vice, Bloomberg, and City Limits. He's the recipient of The New Economics Reporting Fellowship and the Asian American Writers Workshop Open City Fellowship. Born and raised in Jackson Heights, much of his work explores the intersections of Labor, Race, Class, Immigration, and Urban Development. Host Jason Tougaw. Photo. By Координационный совет белорусской оппозиции - Официальный сайт Координационного совета белорусской оппозиции, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=93376048 ...

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