80 episodes

Welcome to the Epicenter NYC podcast. Every week we share an in-depth look at one of our top stories. We'll also take a moment to share a story from one our neighbors - someone like you! For more visit us at epicenter-nyc.com and subscribe to our newsletter.

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Welcome to the Epicenter NYC podcast. Every week we share an in-depth look at one of our top stories. We'll also take a moment to share a story from one our neighbors - someone like you! For more visit us at epicenter-nyc.com and subscribe to our newsletter.

Intro music by http://karavikamusic.com/

    From NYC to Qatar for the World Cup

    From NYC to Qatar for the World Cup

    The World Cup has drawn a lot of attention this year, but not for the reasons it usually does. The host nation of Qatar has been accused of human rights abuses connected with the construction of the facilities. 

    Despite that reality, the purpose of the games has always been to bring people together. And in my experience it has. Almost a year ago some family members and I made the decision to go to the World Cup. We’re a big soccer family and the trip has been a life-long dream – especially for my grandparents who live in Mexico City and haven’t traveled beyond North America until this past week. 


    Need help getting an MPV vaccine?: reach out at vaccine@epicenter-nyc.com 

    Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/

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    • 11 min
    The NYC neighborhoods we're thankful for this year

    The NYC neighborhoods we're thankful for this year

    Like any year, this year has been challenging for many of our neighbors. We’ve seen a surge in MPV cases, inhumane conditions at Rikers Island, immigrant women in Brooklyn being exploited by their employers. Our neighbors have experienced hate crimes, hunger, and housing insecurity. 

    But at the same time, we’ve witnessed so many New Yorkers showing up to help one another. Nido de Esperanza is helping new mothers with child care, Da Homeless Hero is pushing for better conditions in shelters, and food pantries are feeding those in need. Every day, we’re thankful to be a part of a city full of people that want to make a difference.


    Small biz owners tell us what they are thankful for this year: https://epicenter-nyc.com/small-biz-owners-tell-us-what-they-are-thankful-for-this-year/

    Need help getting an MPV vaccine?: reach out at vaccine@epicenter-nyc.com 

    Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/

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    • 10 min
    Why most workers' rights don't apply to women of Williamsburg's La Parada

    Why most workers' rights don't apply to women of Williamsburg's La Parada

    Division Street and Marcy Avenue meet in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. To some, this intersection is known as La Parada, or “The Stop.” It’s a day laborer hub that attracts undocumented immigrant women looking to find work as housekeepers. But while La Parada is, in a way, a very flexible workplace, the women are easily exploited by their employers. 

    In this episode we talk to Maria Valdez who leads ‘Liberty Cleaners’, the house cleaners workers’ rights organization within the Workers Justice Project.


    The women of La Parada: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-women-of-la-parada/

    WJP: http://www.workersjustice.org/

    CDC on MPV during pregnancy: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/pregnancy.html

    Need help getting an MPV vaccine?: reach out at vaccine@epicenter-nyc.com 

    Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/

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    • 10 min
    Reuben King on the inspiration behind Brooklyn Clay Industries

    Reuben King on the inspiration behind Brooklyn Clay Industries

    When Reuben King was growing up on the Caribbean island of Dominica, his family owned a farm that didn’t have electricity. That meant no refrigerator, instead they’d keep water cool and store it in a clay vessel. He didn’t pay much attention to the making of the vessel until fell in love with the art of pottery making. Now, King owns Brooklyn Clay Industries, a teaching studio where people of all ages and skill levels can learn about ceramics. 


    Small Biz Spotlight: Brooklyn Clay Industries: https://epicenter-nyc.com/small-biz-spotlight-brooklyn-clay-industries/

    Brooklyn Clay Industries: https://www.brooklynclayindustries.com/

    JYNNEOS FAQ: https://www.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/monkeypox/jynneos-vaccine-faq.pdf

    Need help getting an MPV vaccine?: reach out at vaccine@epicenter-nyc.com 

    Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/

    Our intro music: http://karavikamusic.com/
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    • 12 min
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on why a slow booster rollout is so dangerous

    Dr. Anthony Fauci on why a slow booster rollout is so dangerous

    In today's episode Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to President Biden, sits down with Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, a partner with Epicenter-NYC in the Vaccine Equity Partner Engagement grant program with the Fund for Public Health of New York City. The two discuss the slow rollout of Covid-19 booster shots.


    We asked Dr. Anthony Fauci how to fix the slow booster rollout: https://epicenter-nyc.com/qa-with-dr-anthony-fauci/

    Need help getting an MPV vaccine?: reach out at vaccine@epicenter-nyc.com 

    Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/

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    • 16 min
    The rise of MAGA in New York City with Felipe De La Hoz

    The rise of MAGA in New York City with Felipe De La Hoz

    When many people think of the MAGA movement’s followers, they likely picture rural conservatives in southwestern or Rust Belt states, or maybe New Yorkers on Long Island or upstate, but that’s not necessarily the case. While New York City itself remains a blue bastion, the movement has made inroads.

    Journalist Felipe De La Hoz, who recently wrote about the rise of MAGA in New York, says that all of this is both puzzling and concerning for New Yorkers who see a rising tide of what seems like a dangerous and aggressive form of anti-democratic thought. In this episode Felipe discusses why we’re seeing this shift.


    The rise of MAGA in New York: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-rise-of-maga-in-new-york/

    Voting information: https://vote.nyc/ 

    Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/

    Our intro music: http://karavikamusic.com/

    MPV Information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/monkeypox-when-sick.page
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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Future Health ,

Good Podcast

The episode about outdoor dining vs indoor was very informational about both sides to a problem started by the pandemic. And for the sake of profits and residential peace, the city must allow restaurants to return to indoor dining.

rache7c ,

So glad they made a podcast!

Love the meet the neighbor part!

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