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Prison Reformers Call For A Fully-Staffed, Diverse Parole Board. Will Cuomo Listen? by Renée Feltz
May 23 • 4 min
Prison Reformers Call For A Fully-Staffed, Diverse Parole Board. Will Cuomo Listen? by Renée Feltz by The Indypendent
Healing A SCAR: This Bill Helps Migrant Parents Find The Children Trump Stole by Steven Wishnia
May 23 • 2 min
Healing A SCAR: This Bill Helps Migrant Parents Find The Children Trump Stole by Steven Wishnia by The Indypendent
State Sen. Julia Salazar Insists On Protections For All Tenants, Not Some by John Tarleton
May 23 • 8 min
State Sen. Julia Salazar Insists On Protections For All Tenants, Not Some by John Tarleton by The Indypendent
Real Estate Rules, Bureaucracy Obeys, Communities Rise Up by Tom Angotti
May 23 • 10 min
Real Estate Rules, Bureaucracy Obeys, Communities Rise Up by Tom Angotti by The Indypendent
The American Worker Gets The Spotlight At The Tribeca Film Fest by Mark Read
May 23 • 15 min
The American Worker Gets The Spotlight At The Tribeca Film Fest by Mark Read by The Indypendent
Justice Begins In The Imagination by Reverend Billy Talen
May 23 • 3 min
Justice Begins In The Imagination by Reverend Billy Talen by The Indypendent
Will Albany Break With The Landlord Lobby? by The Indypendent Staff
May 23 • 2 min
Will Albany Break With The Landlord Lobby? by The Indypendent Staff by The Indypendent
Activist Scholars Take On Big Developers by Derek Ludovici
May 23 • 8 min
Activist Scholars Take On Big Developers by Derek Ludovici by The Indypendent
Bridging The Divide: Upstate and Downstate Renters Join Forces by Peter Rugh
May 23 • 10 min
Bridging The Divide: Upstate and Downstate Renters Join Forces by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News May 20, 2019
May 23 • 29 min
Indy Radio News May 20, 2019 by The Indypendent
Butchers With A Beef by Peter Rugh
May 23 • 5 min
Butchers With A Beef by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
It’s Do Or Die: Tenant Movement Looks To Seize Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity by Steven Wishnia
May 23 • 6 min
It’s Do Or Die: Tenant Movement Looks To Seize Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity by Steven Wishnia by The Indypendent
A Neighborhood Remembers: A Q&A by Chelsey Sanchez
May 23 • 7 min
A Neighborhood Remembers: A Q&A by Chelsey Sanchez by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News May 6, 2019
May 7 • 30 min
Indy Radio News May 6, 2019 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News April 29, 2019
May 1 • 30 min
Indy Radio News April 29, 2019 by The Indypendent
When Women Tear Down The Walls by Renée Feltz
Apr 25 • 6 min
When Women Tear Down The Walls by Renée Feltz by The Indypendent
Their 9/11 & Ours by Nicholas Powers
Apr 25 • 5 min
Their 9/11 & Ours by Nicholas Powers by The Indypendent
Behind The Curtain With An ‘Alt-Right’ Wizard by Mark Read
Apr 25 • 4 min
Behind The Curtain With An ‘Alt-Right’ Wizard by Mark Read by The Indypendent
Warren Pieces by Maia Hibbett
Apr 25 • 5 min
Warren Pieces by Maia Hibbett by The Indypendent
Before We All Turn Gray by Eric Laursen
Apr 25 • 8 min
Before We All Turn Gray by Eric Laursen by The Indypendent
No Safe Harbor For Disputed Pipeline by Lydia McMullen-Laird
Apr 25 • 6 min
No Safe Harbor For Disputed Pipeline by Lydia McMullen-Laird by The Indypendent
Labor Conflict by Ann Schneider
Apr 25 • 5 min
Labor Conflict by Ann Schneider by The Indypendent
Trump Depression Hotline by Reverend Billy Talen
Apr 25 • 6 min
Trump Depression Hotline by Reverend Billy Talen by The Indypendent
The Machine Gets Another Cog by Theodore Hamm
Apr 25 • 4 min
The Machine Gets Another Cog by Theodore Hamm by The Indypendent
Green New Deal Or Gentrification? by Chelsey Sanchez
Apr 25 • 8 min
Green New Deal Or Gentrification? by Chelsey Sanchez by The Indypendent
Out Of Patience by Peter Rugh
Apr 25 • 11 min
Out Of Patience by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News April 22, 2019
Apr 23 • 30 min
Indy Radio News April 22, 2019 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News April 15, 2019 - Guest Ted Hamm Discusses the Chantel Lewis Trial
Apr 16 • 30 min
Indy Radio News April 15, 2019 - Guest Ted Hamm Discusses the Chantel Lewis Trial by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News April 8, 2019
Apr 8 • 29 min
Indy Radio News April 8, 2019 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News April 1, 2019 - Guests Jessica Wisneski and Ross Barkan
Apr 3 • 30 min
Indy Radio News April 1, 2019 - Guests Jessica Wisneski and Ross Barkan by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News March 25, 2019
Mar 28 • 30 min
Indy Radio News March 25, 2019 by The Indypendent
Sanders Faces New Hurdles In Second White House Bid by John Tarleton
Mar 21 • 5 min
Sanders Faces New Hurdles In Second White House Bid by John Tarleton by The Indypendent
Frida Kahlo: Communist, Feminist, Global Commodity by Lauren Kaori Gurley
Mar 21 • 7 min
Frida Kahlo: Communist, Feminist, Global Commodity by Lauren Kaori Gurley by The Indypendent
Prisoner’s Dilemma: NY’s Blindfold Law Keeps The Truth In The Dark by Peter Rugh
Mar 21 • 11 min
Prisoner’s Dilemma: NY’s Blindfold Law Keeps The Truth In The Dark by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
Fair Fares by Peter Rugh
Mar 21 • 3 min
Fair Fares by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
There Are A Deluge Of Feminist Films Screening In NYC This Month by Renée Feltz
Mar 21 • 4 min
There Are A Deluge Of Feminist Films Screening In NYC This Month by Renée Feltz by The Indypendent
Safe Haven: TPS Recipients Fend Off Trump Attacks by Renée Feltz
Mar 21 • 5 min
Safe Haven: TPS Recipients Fend Off Trump Attacks by Renée Feltz by The Indypendent
Medicare For All Act Introduced In The House by Steven Wishnia
Mar 21 • 10 min
Medicare For All Act Introduced In The House by Steven Wishnia by The Indypendent
How NYC Beat Amazon by Derek Ludovici
Mar 21 • 6 min
How NYC Beat Amazon by Derek Ludovici by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News March 18, 2019 - Anthony Ciampa + Shanna Murphy, NYSNA
Mar 18 • 30 min
Indy Radio News March 18, 2019 - Anthony Ciampa + Shanna Murphy, NYSNA by The Indypendent
Lessons from the FBI’s Secret War On Activism by Michael Steven Smith
Mar 13 • 8 min
Lessons from the FBI’s Secret War On Activism by Michael Steven Smith by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News March 11, 2019 - Guests Ravi Ragbir and Renée Feltz Pt. 2
Mar 13 • 11 min
Indy Radio News March 11, 2019 - Guests Ravi Ragbir and Renée Feltz Pt. 2 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News March 11, 2019 - Guests Ravi Ragbir and Renée Feltz Pt. 1
Mar 13 • 11 min
Indy Radio News March 11, 2019 - Guests Ravi Ragbir and Renée Feltz Pt. 1 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News March 4, 2019 - Guests Darryl Herring and Nick Malinowski of Vocal-NY, Part 2
Mar 6 • 10 min
Indy Radio News March 4, 2019 - Guests Darryl Herring and Nick Malinowski of Vocal-NY, Part 2 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News March 4, 2019 - Guests Darryl Herring and Nick Malinowski of Vocal-NY, Part 1
Mar 6 • 9 min
Indy Radio News March 4, 2019 - Guests Darryl Herring and Nick Malinowski of Vocal-NY, Part 1 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News February 25, 2019 - John Tarleton and Nicholas Powers Pt. 2
Feb 26 • 8 min
Indy Radio News February 25, 2019 - John Tarleton and Nicholas Powers Pt. 2 by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News February 25, 2019 - John Tarleton and Nicholas Powers Pt. 1
Feb 26 • 12 min
Indy Radio News February 25, 2019 - John Tarleton and Nicholas Powers Pt. 1 by The Indypendent
De Blasio Care by Peter Rugh
Feb 15 • 6 min
De Blasio Care by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
New York is Set to Cash In On Cannabis. But Who Will Get the Green? by Steven Wishnia
Feb 15 • 13 min
New York is Set to Cash In On Cannabis. But Who Will Get the Green? by Steven Wishnia by The Indypendent
2 Centuries, 10 Strikes by Steven Sherman
Feb 15 • 7 min
2 Centuries, 10 Strikes by Steven Sherman by The Indypendent
Is Queens Ready For A People’s DA? by Theodore Hamm
Feb 15 • 9 min
Is Queens Ready For A People’s DA? by Theodore Hamm by The Indypendent
The Prodigal Son by Nicholas Power
Feb 15 • 9 min
The Prodigal Son by Nicholas Power by The Indypendent
Venezuela At The Brink by Vanessa Baird
Feb 15 • 3 min
Venezuela At The Brink by Vanessa Baird by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News February 11, 2019 - Author Ted Hamm
Feb 11 • 9 min
Indy Radio News February 11, 2019 - Author Ted Hamm by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News February 11, 2019 - Kristen Miller, Color Of Change
Feb 11 • 8 min
Indy Radio News February 11, 2019 - Kristen Miller, Color Of Change by The Indypendent
The Vultures Are Circling NYCHA by Rico Cleffi
Feb 11 • 13 min
The Vultures Are Circling NYCHA by Rico Cleffi by The Indypendent
‘Tales of America’: J.S. Ondara’s Transplanted Melodies by Brady O’Callahan
Feb 11 • 4 min
‘Tales of America’: J.S. Ondara’s Transplanted Melodies by Brady O’Callahan by The Indypendent
Harvey Milk’s Chutzpah by Jessica Max Stein
Feb 11 • 6 min
Harvey Milk’s Chutzpah by Jessica Max Stein by The Indypendent
The Equal Rights Amendment Is Back by Eleanor J. Bader
Feb 11 • 5 min
The Equal Rights Amendment Is Back by Eleanor J. Bader by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News February 4, 2019 - Indy Author Rico Cleffi
Feb 6 • 10 min
Indy Radio News February 4, 2019 - Indy Author Rico Cleffi by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News February 4, 2019 - Shatia Strother, FUREE
Feb 6 • 11 min
Indy Radio News February 4, 2019 - Shatia Strother, FUREE by The Indypendent
NYC Care Vs. Single Payer: Healthcare Tim Faust speaks with Indy’s Peter Rugh (Extended Interview)
Jan 28 • 26 min
NYC Care Vs. Single Payer: Healthcare Tim Faust speaks with Indy’s Peter Rugh (Extended Interview) by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News January 28 - Healthcare Expert Tim Faust
Jan 28 • 17 min
Indy Radio News January 28 - Healthcare Expert Tim Faust by The Indypendent
Indy Radio News January 28 - Headlines + Jeff Jones, Community Service Society of NY
Jan 28 • 12 min
Indy Radio News January 28 - Headlines + Jeff Jones, Community Service Society of NY by The Indypendent
Indy Radio January 14: Interview With Boris Santos, Julia Salazar’s Chief Of Staff
Jan 16 • 12 min
Indy Radio January 14: Interview With Boris Santos, Julia Salazar’s Chief Of Staff by The Indypendent
Indy Radio January 14: Converstaion With State Senator Jessica Ramos
Jan 16 • 17 min
Indy Radio January 14: Converstaion With State Senator Jessica Ramos by The Indypendent
Covering Ocasio-Cortez Before She Was Ocasio-Cortez
Jan 2 • 7 min
Editor-in-chief of The Indypendent John Tarleton sits down with reporter Lydia McMullen-Laird to discuss covering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign leading up to her primary win in June 2018.
You Make It Happen by John Tarleton
Dec 31, 2018 • 3 min
You Make It Happen by John Tarleton by The Indypendent
Gearing Up For A Green New Deal by Peter Rugh
Dec 31, 2018 • 19 min
Gearing Up For A Green New Deal by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
Jair Bolsonaro, The Trump Of The Tropics, Prepares To Take Power In Brazil by Michael Fox
Dec 30, 2018 • 10 min
Jair Bolsonaro, The Trump Of The Tropics, Prepares To Take Power In Brazil by Michael Fox by The Indypendent
While The Rest Of The Subway System Crumbles, MTA To Spend $6B On 3 Stations by John Tarleton
Dec 30, 2018 • 5 min
While The Rest Of The Subway System Crumbles, MTA To Spend $6B On 3 Stations by John Tarleton by The Indypendent
Dawn Of The Yellow Vests by Richard Greeman
Dec 30, 2018 • 7 min
Dawn Of The Yellow Vests by Richard Greeman by The Indypendent
‘Sketchtasy,’ A Novel Of Coming Of Age Amid Aids by Eleanor Bader
Dec 30, 2018 • 7 min
‘Sketchtasy,’ A Novel Of Coming Of Age Amid Aids by Eleanor Bader by The Indypendent
Outtake: Reverend Billy Talen Says Goodbye to Indy Audio Producer Elia Gran
Dec 30, 2018 • 1 min
Outtake: Reverend Billy Talen Says Goodbye to Indy Audio Producer Elia Gran by The Indypendent
An Extinction Rebellion Christmas by Reverend Billy Talen
Dec 30, 2018 • 4 min
An Extinction Rebellion Christmas by Reverend Billy Talen by The Indypendent
Power Up: A History Of Energy And The People Behind It by Bennett Baumer
Dec 30, 2018 • 7 min
Power Up: A History Of Energy And The People Behind It by Bennett Baumer by The Indypendent
Hank’s For All The Memories: A Long-Standing Boerum Hill Haunt Bites The Dust by Peter Rugh
Dec 30, 2018 • 6 min
Hank’s For All The Memories: A Long-Standing Boerum Hill Haunt Bites The Dust by Peter Rugh by The Indypendent
Will Dems In The NY Senate Make 2019 The Year Of The Tenant? by Steven Wishnia
Dec 30, 2018 • 9 min
Will Dems In The NY Senate Make 2019 The Year Of The Tenant? by Steven Wishnia by The Indypendent
Is 2019 The Year Of The Tenant?
Dec 18, 2018 • 27 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 12/17/2018 we talk to David Dupuis, a tenant from a building in lower Manhattan that has received notice that work crews hired by Jared Kushner’s Westminster City Living contaminated their building…
12.17 Indy Radio News
Dec 18, 2018 • 27 min
12.17 Indy Radio News by The Indypendent
WE ACT Installs Solar Arrays On Rooftops Of Affordable Housing Buildings Across Northern Manhattan.
Dec 12, 2018 • 5 min
The demand for clean and affordable energy is increasing and here in New York the organization WE ACT for Environmental Justice is installing solar arrays on the rooftops of affordable housing buildings across Northern Manhattan. Joining us today to talk…
What Can We Expect From The NYPD’s 14 New Drones?
Dec 12, 2018 • 10 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 12/04/2018 we talk to Dan Gettinger, founder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone, an interdisciplinary research and education institution at Bard College, about the NYPD’s…
We Talk About The NYPD’S New 14 Drones & The Org. WeAct Helping Affordable Housing Get Solar Panels
Dec 12, 2018 • 25 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 12/04/2018 we talk to Dan Gettinger, founder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone, an interdisciplinary research and education institution at Bard College, about the NYPD’s…
‘¡Las Sandinistas!’: A Revolution Remembered
Dec 8, 2018 • 7 min
Author Mark Read reviews the film ¡Las Sandinistas! directed by Jenny Murray You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2QIgPyD To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting…
Donna Gottschalk’s Lens by Gena Hymowech
Dec 8, 2018 • 6 min
Author Gena Hymowech review the exhibit Brave, Beautiful Outlaws: The Photographs of Donna Gottschalk in the Leslie-Lohman Museum until March 17, 2019. You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or on our website…
Change-a-lujah: Doing Everything We Can Do to Save The Earth
Dec 7, 2018 • 7 min
Welcome to this month’s Trump Help Hotline You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2OI4j06 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a…
Is AMLO The New Bernie Sanders Of Mexico?
Dec 7, 2018 • 14 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 12/04/2018 we talk to Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program in Mexico City, about Mexico’s recent elections. To read her article as published in the November issue of The Indypendent go to…
Why Does The MTA Work As It Works?
Dec 7, 2018 • 10 min
On Monday’s Indy Radio News, John Tarleton, editor-in-chief of The Indypendent, interviewed NYC transportation reporter Aaron W. Gordon about the MTA’s renewed push to add three stations to the Q train at a cost of billions of dollars over the next decade…
Coming Out On the Field: ‘Mario’ Confronts Taboo in Men’s Sports by Gordon Glasgow
Dec 5, 2018 • 6 min
Author Gordon Glasgow reviews the film Mario by director Marcel Gisler. You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or at https://bit.ly/2KXANmR
Orphaned By Hate by Chelsey Sanchez
Dec 5, 2018 • 4 min
Author Chelsey Sanchez reports on Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s fourth action in front of the Cayuga Center, You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or at https://bit.ly/2RqQPHZ To support this podcast and our publication,…
Why Reds Were Better in Bed by Ann Schneider
Dec 5, 2018 • 6 min
Ann Schneider reviews the book Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism by Kristen R. Ghodsee You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or at https://bit.ly/2PVt3H4 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as…
We Review The Problems With The MTA And The Success of AMLO In Mexico
Dec 4, 2018 • 28 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 12/04/2018 we talk to NYC subway journalist Aaron W. Gordon. On the second half of the show we talk about Mexico’s recent elections wtih Laura Carlsen, the Director of the Americas Program in Mexico…
When They Hate You For Being A Jew by Steven Wishnia
Nov 30, 2018 • 7 min
You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or on at https://bit.ly/2DnLJbN To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR
The Midterms Only Deepened America’s Divide by Nicholas Powers
Nov 30, 2018 • 11 min
Author Nicholas Powers takes a look back at the midterm elections and the rise and fall of the Blue Wave. You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or at https://bit.ly/2OU4m9b To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as…
Mexico’s AMLO Bucks The Right Wing Trend, But Will He Buck The System?
Nov 30, 2018 • 0 min
Author Laura Carlsen reviews Andrés Manuel López Obrador triumph in Mexico. You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or on at https://bit.ly/2qOqI2q To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon…
Mexico’s AMLO Bucks The Right Wing Trend, But Will He Buck The System?
Nov 30, 2018 • 0 min
Mexico’s AMLO Bucks The Right Wing Trend, But Will He Buck The System? by The Indypendent
Caguas, Puerto Rico: Squatter City by Erin Sheridan
Nov 29, 2018 • 12 min
Against a backdrop of gentrification, austerity and hurricane wreckage, these activists aren’t just rebuilding their city, they’re reimagining it. You can find his article in the November issue of The Indypendent or on at https://bit.ly/2PEEJi7 To support…
Journalist Kate Aronoff Walks Us Through The Green New Deal (Aired on WBAI 99.5)
Nov 27, 2018 • 12 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 11/19/2018 we talk to journalist Kate Aronoff about the Green New Deal that is being impulsed by rep. elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and minority leader of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi.…
What Is The Best New Deal For Our Environment? (Aired on 11/26 on WBAI 99.5)
Nov 27, 2018 • 27 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 11/19/2018 we talk to journalist Kate Aronoff about the Green New Deal that is being impulsed by rep. elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and minority leader of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi.…
What Will Happen When Amazon Sets Up Its Headquarters In Queens? (Aired on WBAI 99.5)
Nov 20, 2018 • 28 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 11/19/2018 we look into the possible effects that Amazon’s headquarters might have in the Long Island City community with Deborah Alexander, co-president of the community education for District 30.…
Why Is The Migrant Caravan So Important? (Aired on WBAI 99.5)
Nov 13, 2018 • 29 min
On this week’s Indy Radio Show aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on Monday, November 12th we talk to Mexico based Journalist and filmmaker James L. Fredrick, the collective Pueblo Sin Fronteras and freelance reporter Maya Averbuch who is on the ground in Mexico. To…
We talk to L.A. Kauffman about her latest book ‘How To Read A Protest’ (Aired on WBAI 99.5 on 11/5)
Nov 7, 2018 • 8 min
We talk to longtime grassroots organizer and journalist L.A. Kauffman about her new book, “How To Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance” that explores what protests accomplish and how. (Find our whole show on the Indy Radio News list on…
The Importance Of The Midterm Elections. We talk to author L.A. Kauffman & journalist Ross Barkan
Nov 6, 2018 • 26 min
On this week’s Indy Radio News aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 11/05/2018 with journalist Ross Barkan and author L.A. Kauffman We talk to longtime grassroots organizer and journalist L.A. Kauffman about her new book, “How To Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing…
What Can We Learn From The History Of The GOP? We talk to editor John Tarleton
Nov 5, 2018 • 9 min
In the second half of the Indy Radio News show, we’re joined by John Tarleton, editor-in-chief of The Indypendent. He wrote an article for this month’s issue of the Indy that looks at how the Republican Party has gained power over the past half-century.…
We review the shooting in a Synagogue in Pittsburgh & talk to Greg Palast about voter suppression
Nov 1, 2018 • 20 min
On this week’s Indy Radio Show aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 10/29/2018 we talked to investigative journalist and director of the groundbreaking film ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’ to talk to us about voter suppression.
How I Fought My Rapists & Won by Carol Lipton
Nov 1, 2018 • 4 min
The best way to stop rape in our culture would be for men and boys to stop raping. In the meantime, we women have to be ready to defend ourselves though, depending on circumstances, it’s not always possible. You can find his article in the October issue…
Marc Ribot’s New and Vintage ‘Songs of Resistance’ by Brady O’Callahan
Nov 1, 2018 • 5 min
The labor movement had “Solidarity Forever.” Civil Rights had “Mississippi Goddam,” “Strange Fruit” and the spirituals activists sang with linked arms in the streets. Black Lives Matter adopted Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.” “Every movement which has ever…
We review voter suppression techniques and lessons we can learn from the GOP’s history
Oct 30, 2018 • 30 min
On this week’s Indy Radio Show aired on WBAI 99.5 FM on 10/29/2018 we talked to investigative journalist and director of the groundbreaking film ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’ to talk to us about voter suppression. In the second half of the show,…
Trump Depression Hotline by Reverend Billy
Oct 26, 2018 • 6 min
Reverend Billy answers our reader’s letters. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR
Activists from Resist Spectra on trial for halting a construction of a fracked gas pipeline
Oct 23, 2018 • 11 min
We go over the upcoming trial of three activists from the group Resist Spectra that briefly halted construction of an Enbridge fracked gas pipeline through direct action in 2016. The three individuals who crawled into the pipeline will present the…
#CountMeIn, the fight of unionized and non-unioized workers against Hudson Yards Development
Oct 23, 2018 • 7 min
We talk to Mike Hellstorm, campaign director of the #CountMeIn movement that is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. To read more about #CountMeIn go to https://bit.ly/2xVlR2v
We talk about #CountMeIn and look at a trial of environmentalists claiming necessity defense
Oct 23, 2018 • 29 min
In this week’s show, we talk about the#CountMeIn movement with campaign director Mike Hellstorm. This movement, led by unionized and non-unionized construction workers from the Hudson Yards development, marks its one-year anniversary this month. In the…
The Ghost of Maurice Audin by Youcef Oussama Bounab
Oct 21, 2018 • 11 min
After decades, French authorities admit to the torture and execution of a young activist in Algeria. But the mystery is far from solved. You can find his article in the October issue of The Indypendent or at https://bit.ly/2ElTzoh To support this podcast…
#MeToo After Kavanaugh by Linda Martín Alcoff
Oct 21, 2018 • 19 min
Professor Linda Martín Alcoff talks about next steps after Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination confirmed. You can find his article in the October issue of The Indypendent or at https://bit.ly/2yotdfp To support this podcast and our publication,…
A Film For A Country On Fire by Mark Read
Oct 21, 2018 • 8 min
Mark Read reviews Michael Moore’s latest movie Fahrenheit 11/9. You can find his article in the October issue of The Indypendent or on at https://bit.ly/2N2BFGa To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and…
Defending Mom and Pop. By Apoorva Tadepalli
Oct 20, 2018 • 7 min
Will The City Council Finally Pass The Small Business Jobs Survival Act?
We talk about the Small Business Jobs Survival Act with Marni Halasa
Oct 17, 2018 • 13 min
On the second part of Indy Radio News aired on October 15th on WBAI (99.5 FM)we talked to Marni Halasa, lawyer, journalist, performing artist, who runs the Red Eye Coffee about the Small Business Job Security Act (SBJSA). Marni ran for City Council in…
We talk to photojournalist Shay Horse about Proud Boys & antifa activists
Oct 16, 2018 • 7 min
In this week’s show, we talk to photojournalist Shay Horse about the confrontation between the far-right men’s organization, Proud Boys, and the anti-fascists that took place on October 12th near the Metropolitan Republican Club.
Antifa, Proud Boys & Small Business Job Survival Act, all in this week’s show. Aired on WBAI 99.5 FM
Oct 16, 2018 • 24 min
In this week’s show, we talk to photojournalist Shay Horse about the confrontation between the far-right men’s organization, Proud Boys, and the anti-fascists that took place on October 12th near the Metropolitan Republican Club. In the second half, we…
As Developers Blackball Unions, #CountMeIn Breeds Solidarity by Steven Wishnia
Oct 10, 2018 • 9 min
#CountMeIn is a campaign and a movement that began last fall, as workers began holding weekly rallies outside Hudson Yards to protest developer The Related Companies’ use of nonunion labor on the behemoth West Side project. You can find his article in the…
Rinse & Repeat: Laundry Workers Fight Dirty Labor Practices by Alex Nicoll
Oct 10, 2018 • 10 min
Alex Nicoll reports on recent rallies of the Laundry Workers Center in East Harlem. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2ycHJHy To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as…
Sex, Drugs and Radical Politics by Steven Wishnia
Oct 10, 2018 • 9 min
Steven Wishnia reviews the books Double Life in Double Time by Alan Shultz and The Hard Stuff by Wayne Kramer. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website Indypendent.org To support this podcast and our…
Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes by Gena Hymowech
Oct 10, 2018 • 5 min
Gena reviews the exhibit ‘Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes’ at the Steven Kasher Gallery until November 3rd 2018. You can find his article in the October issue of The Indypendent or on our website Indypendent.org To support this podcast and our…
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (aired on WBAI 99.5 FM)
Oct 10, 2018 • 14 min
In this week’s show we go live to the American Museum of Natural History where orgranizers from Decolonize This place and other organizations are holding the third annual Anti-Columbus rally. We talk to Meron Tebeje, the communications chair of Black…
We talk to Susan Schanll, President of Veterns for Peace (aired on WBAI 99.5 FM)
Oct 9, 2018 • 11 min
Sunday, October 7th marked 17 years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, a move that has triggered years of combat, massive troop deployments and thousands of deaths in the Afghan War. Here in New York, protesters gathered at the Times Square military…
Indigenous Peoples’ Day & The Longest War in US History (aired on WBAI 99.5)
Oct 9, 2018 • 29 min
We talk to Susan Schnall, President of Veterans for Peace and a former navy nurse, about the war in Afganistan and the role the US has played in previous wars. In the second half of the show we go live to the American Museum of Natural History where…
No Justice, No Seat: March Against Kavanaugh
Oct 2, 2018 • 6 min
On Monday afternoon hundreds rallies from Flatiron building to the Yale School in protest to Brett Kavanugh’s nomination. This segment that is part of the weekly WBAI (99.5)show Indy Radio News, that broadcasts every Monday at 6 PM ET
Killing BlackRock’s Fossil Fuel Investments With Kindness
Oct 2, 2018 • 8 min
Employees for BlackRock — the $6.3 trillion, multinational investment management firm — were given a treat on Wednesday afternoon as they left the company’s midtown office over the lunch hour. Few, however, stopped to read the packaging on the KIND bars…
Black women march demanding the full renewal of VAWA
Oct 2, 2018 • 11 min
As Republicans attempt to push through Kavanaugh the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired last Sunday, spurring the #MarchForBlackWomen. The Senate has passed an extension until 12/6 but critics are demanding its full reauthorization. To read our…
We cover the March for Black Women, DSA’s rally against Kavanaugh & BlackRock’s big problem
Oct 1, 2018 • 31 min
We talk to Farah Tanis, co-founder of Black Women’s Blueprint organization, about the March for Black Women that took place near NY City Hall on Sunday, September 30th demanding the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In the second half of…
Indy Radio News: Linda Martín Alcoff talks to us about the MeToo movement (aired on WBAI 99.5)
Sep 26, 2018 • 14 min
In the second segment of this week’s Indy Radio News, we talked with Linda Martín Alcoff about the #MeToo movement and the troubled Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Alcoff is a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York and the…
Indy Radio News: Melissa Mark-Viverito explains Puerto Rico (aired on WBAI 99.5)
Sep 26, 2018 • 15 min
One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, many of the island’s inhabitants are still suffering from storm’s aftermath. In our first segment of this week’s edition of Indy Radio News, we spoke with former New York City Council Speaker Melissa…
We talk about Puerto Rico’s future & look at the impact of #MeToo on Kavanaugh’s nomination
Sep 25, 2018 • 30 min
We talk to former City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito and professor of philosophy at CUNY univeristy, Linda Alcoff in the second Indy Radio News show.
For The Birds by Nancy Hoch
Sep 21, 2018 • 27 min
An uptown art project highlights the perils of climate change. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2DtM4Lw To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon…
Trump Help Hotline by Reverend Billy
Sep 18, 2018 • 5 min
Welcome to this month’s Trump Help Hotline You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2QHtRwB To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a…
Taking Stock of Last Thursday’s NY Democratic Primary Results - Episode 1 (aired on WBAI 99.5)
Sep 18, 2018 • 30 min
Indy Radio News airs on Mondays from 6-6:·30 PM EST on WBAI 99.5 In this week’s episode, Charles Lenchner, co-founder of People For Bernie and Nelini Stamp, national organizing director of Working Families Party share their thoughts on the results on…
Rebels in Corsets by Isobel Van Hagen
Sep 15, 2018 • 7 min
We review the exhibit Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism in the Museum of the City of New York. Running thru Jan. 6 You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2LxgdZ8 To support this podcast and our…
Laboring in Vain by Lauren Kaori Gurley
Sep 14, 2018 • 6 min
We review David Graeber’s book ‘Bullshit Jobs’ and Andrea Komlosy’s ‘Work: The Last 1,000 Years’. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2Q5H56l To support this podcast and our publication, it´s…
Blocking Out the Sun by Lydia McMullan-Laird
Sep 14, 2018 • 7 min
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s end of ‘net-metering’ casts a shadow over the future of New York solar power You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2N01FXD To support this podcast and our publication,…
Capitalism for the People? by Steve Sherman
Sep 13, 2018 • 8 min
We review the book, From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs by Joshua Clark Davis. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2p2VwLY To support this podcast and…
Rumblings in the Belly of the Beast by Libby Rainey
Sep 10, 2018 • 6 min
Prisoners in multiple states have been carrying out a prison strike from August 21st to September 9th. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2N54iaC To support this podcast and our publication,…
Government for Sale by Georgia Kromrei
Aug 29, 2018 • 14 min
You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2ODeKTl To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by…
A Guide to the NY Democratic Primaries
Aug 28, 2018 • 15 min
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Over Half a Million Dollars from Trump-Related Donors Has Flowed to Andrew Cuomo
Aug 28, 2018 • 6 min
A Ukrainian fertilizer magnate, a shady lawyer and the Koch Brothers are among the major campaign donors that the Democratic governor and Donald Trump share. You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or on our website…
Major Feminist Groups Endorse Cuomo, Despite Record by Decca Muldowney
Aug 21, 2018 • 9 min
Big-name feminist advocacy groups have endorsed Andrew Cuomo over his rival Cynthia Nixon, despite Nixon’s record of pro-choice advocacy and criticisms of Cuomo’s legacy on securing reproductive rights. You can find his article in the August issue of The…
The MTA Website Leaks Private User Data Due to Basic Technical Flaw by John Bolger
Aug 20, 2018 • 27 min
If you have used TripPlanner, Subway Times or Bus Times, customer service, filed a FOIL request or a sexual harassment complaint, if you have submitted personal information through any of these MTA web portals, your data — such as name, email address,…
Who Will Tell The Story? by Steven Wishnia
Aug 14, 2018 • 8 min
The fall of the ‘Daily News’ is another blow for NYC journalism. You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2Ma3UTR To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon…
You’ve Got Mail by Steven Wishnia
Aug 14, 2018 • 7 min
After Supreme Court ruling, union members are receiving ‘stomach-turning’ messages from right-wing groups. You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2vLEMvz To support this podcast and our…
Socialism Is More Than New Deal Reforms by Howie Hawkins
Aug 14, 2018 • 10 min
Howie Hawkins author of this article is a retired Teamster from Syracuse, New York and the Green Party candidate for New York Governor. He previously ran as the Green Party’s gubernatorial candidate in 2010 and 2014. During the latter campaign, he…
Trump Depression Hotline
Aug 9, 2018 • 4 min
Our columnist addresses the concerns and questions of our readers. You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2Mrpnef To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon…
Why the State Senate Matters by Ross Barkan
Aug 8, 2018 • 9 min
What is going on with the New York State Senate these days? The author, Ross Barkan is a longtime political reporter who is currently running for office in New York’s 22nd Senate district. You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or…
Trump and Putin’s Gangster Tactics Feed Insecure White Male Egos by Nicholas Powers
Aug 3, 2018 • 13 min
How did we get to a place in American history where angry, white, conservative men would shrug off an F.B.I.’s report on Russian cyber-attacks in the 2016 election? Russian agents are villains in Hollywood films from Red Dawn to Rocky 4 to Miracle. They…
Building The City We Need by Bennett Baumer
Jul 24, 2018 • 11 min
New Yorkers dislike many things. Subway delays. That smell during summer. But what New Yorkers really dislike is real-estate development. You can find his article in the July issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2KUy5kB To support…
Vulture Equity Circles East Harlem by Georgia Kromrei
Jul 24, 2018 • 12 min
Embattled tenants pressured to take buy-outs in East Harlem, NYC. You can find his article in the July issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2KSkbQ2 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page…
An Immigrant’s Struggle by Erin Sheridan
Jul 22, 2018 • 12 min
Erin Sheridan retells us the story of an immigrant family facing deportation. Listen until the end for the author’s comments. You can find his article in the July issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2Klt05p To support this podcast…
Truth, Lies, Wrestling and the American Way
Jul 20, 2018 • 13 min
A lawyer during the day and a wrestler during the night? Philip Yiannopoulos reads his article about the double life of The Dagger Mik Drake. You can find his article in the July issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2KBao1v To support…
The Boys Are Back On Broadway by Gena Hymowech
Jul 18, 2018 • 6 min
Gena Hymowech reviews the play The Boys In The Band playing in Broadway until August 11th. You can find his article in the July issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2KLTqg2 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as…
Jimi’s Pennies From Heaven by Brady O’Callahan
Jun 20, 2018 • 5 min
We review the latest album that has been found of Jimi Hendrix, Both Sides of the Sky.
The Protests in Gaza Are Not About to End by Alex Kane
Jun 20, 2018 • 4 min
The protests in Gaza are not about to end. You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2x4dHHV To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly…
Life for Migrants After the Via Crucis Caravan to the US Border by Mariana Martínez Esténs
Jun 20, 2018 • 8 min
The Via Crucis caravan, organized with the help of the international volunteer organization Pueblo Sin Fronteras. It started March 25 in Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, and quickly became an obsession of President Donald Trump and far-right media…
Can We Talk About Something Else? by Danny Katch
Jun 20, 2018 • 7 min
The Democrats are obsessed with Russiagate at the expense of issues impacting people’s lives. You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2xBTARS To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy…
Alexandria vs. Goliath by John Tarleton
Jun 12, 2018 • 29 min
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surpassed expectations, but can this democratic socialist defeat Boss Joe Crowley in their June 26 congressional primary? You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2LWPgjl To…
Rojava, a Socialist-Feminist Bastion in Syria, is Under Siege by Meredith Tax
Jun 12, 2018 • 9 min
Author Meredith Tax reads her article on the latest update on one of the three cantons of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, Rojava. You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2L7ppnj To…
Black Jesus Will Save Your Soul by Nicholas Powers
Jun 7, 2018 • 9 min
Nicholas Powers comes to visit The Indypendent with his baby son. He read his latest article that navigates people’s relationship with religion and spirituality. You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website. To support…
A Teacher’s Education by Farid Nassif
Jun 5, 2018 • 19 min
Farid Nassif, college professor, tells us about his experience visiting different schools and the problems our current educational system encounters. You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2soFhLs To…
After 47 Years Behind Bars, Will Jalil Muntaqim Go Free? by Messiah Rodes
Jun 5, 2018 • 10 min
It all started the night of May 21, 1971. 47 years later Jalil Muntaqim is still in jail, will he ever be free? You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2LZyy2v To support this podcast and our…
Jacked: Life is About to Get More Costly for NYC’s Rent-Stabilized Tenants
Jun 4, 2018 • 6 min
Georgia Kromei reports from this year’s Rent Guidelines Board meeting. You can find his article in the June issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2LfwUZl To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon…
Trump Help Hotline by Reverend Billy
Jun 3, 2018 • 5 min
This month Reverend Billy takes the Trump Help Hotline to a whole different level. Together with the ‘Eagles Of Justice’ comes up with an answer as they play, sing and preach it. On another notice, Reverend Billy and the 30 voice Stop Shopping Choir will…
Why Run Primaries from The Left by Michael Kinnucan
Jun 3, 2018 • 3 min
Powerful Democratic politicians hate being primaried from the left so much that even a very-long-shot challenge like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez against Joe Crowley or Cynthia Nixon against Andrew Cuomo can really fuck with their heads. Why? You can find his…
Marx is Back by Steven Sherman
May 29, 2018 • 8 min
Steven Sherman reviews Mike Davis’ latest book, Old Gods, New Enigmas To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR
A More Complex Portrait of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement by Steven Sherman
May 18, 2018 • 7 min
We review the book ‘A History More Beautiful and Terrible: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History’ by Brooklyn College political scientist Jeanne Theoharis. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and…
WFP at a Crossroads by Michael Kinnucan
May 17, 2018 • 6 min
New York’s sort-of-third party has won some big victories in the past two decades but its future is uncertain after defying Andrew Cuomo and his labor allies to endorse Cynthia Nixon. You can find Michael’s article in the May issue of The Indypendent or…
The ABCs of Austerity: Adult Literacy Classes Face Budget Axe by Lydia McMullen-Laird
May 17, 2018 • 4 min
An additional $12 million was added last year for adult literacy programs, but advocates are worried some programs may be in jeopardy after the release of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary budget for the 2019 fiscal year failed to include the additional…
ICE Breakers: Public Defenders are Standing Up for their Undocumented Clients in More Ways than One
May 4, 2018 • 6 min
The increasing detention of undocumented immigrants inside New York City courthouses is spurring protests from the public defenders who represent them. Immigrants make up a large percentage of public defender clients and their attorneys say Immigration…
Six Months on, Many of Hurricane Maria’s Refugees Still Have No Place to Go by Erin Sheridan
May 4, 2018 • 7 min
Temporary housing in New York City for families who were evacuated from Puerto Rico are now being threatened with eviction. You can find his article in the May issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2HCkU7d To support this podcast and…
The Trump Administration is Dismantling the Refugee Resettlement System by Richard Salame
May 4, 2018 • 9 min
April 1 marked the halfway point in the federal government’s fiscal year and, so far, the United States has only admitted 10,548 refugees, placing it on track to fall far short of its already record low admission ceiling of 45,000 individuals.…
Seeing Green: A Developer Envisions 30-story Towers Near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Rico Cleffi
May 2, 2018 • 10 min
Megatowers, shady developers, community resistance — it’s a story so commonplace these days it is almost a bad joke. But this time the developers might be aiming a bit too high, pushing the community a little too far. #CrownHeights #BotanicGarden You can…
When Father Finds You on Grindr by Chris Stewart
Apr 30, 2018 • 6 min
We take look at Uzodinma Iweala’s new novel about a gay teen’s coming-out nightmare. You can find his article in the April issue of The Indypendent or on our website bit.ly/2vwfEw7 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our…
Herman Bell is on the Verge of Freedom, But Politics Might Stand in his Way by Renée Feltz
Apr 23, 2018 • 2 min
A vote by the New York Parole Board to release Herman Bell, a former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member imprisoned for the killing of two NYPD officers in 1971, mark a victory for reform measures advocated for by the formerly incarcerated. You…
Nixon Now? by John Tarleton
Apr 21, 2018 • 7 min
John Tarleton review Cynthia Nixon’s candidacy for the 2018 elections for NY governer. You can find his article in the April issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2GFL1cH To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as…
Let’s Be Feral Adults Raised by Kids! by Reverend Billy Talen
Apr 20, 2018 • 5 min
Our advice columnist Reverend Billy on the recent student walk out You can find his article in the April issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2vwfEw7 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon…
Fascism, Some Assembley Required
Apr 16, 2018 • 6 min
Anna Polonyi reviews the film ‘This is Our Land (Chez Nous). Directed by Lucas Belvaux. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Anna’s full article go…
Riders of the Lost Art by Nancy Hoch
Apr 16, 2018 • 18 min
Intricate works of art produced by Guantánamo detainees have been allowed to trickle out of the prison camp for years. The Trump administration has other plans in mind. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page…
Bringing Protest Into The Courtroom by Apoorva Tadepalli
Apr 16, 2018 • 9 min
We talk to Marty Stolar about his career and the activists he has defended in court. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Apoorva’s full article go…
The People’s P.I. by Simon Davis-Cohen
Apr 13, 2018 • 15 min
Manuel Gomez is using the skills he picked up as a Bronx cop to get the wrongly accused out of jail. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Simon’s…
Why Is The Brooklyn DA Still Keeping John Giuca Behind Bars? by Theodore Hamm
Apr 9, 2018 • 17 min
This past February a New York appeals court unanimously overturned the conviction of John Giuca, citing prosecutorial misconduct during a high-profile 2005 Brooklyn trial for the murder of 19-year-old college student Mark Fisher. To support this podcast…
New York’s Judicial Blindspot by Ann Schneider
Apr 9, 2018 • 5 min
A coalition of progressive state legislators and legal organizations is campaigning for legislation to repeal New York State’s “blindfold law”—which allows prosecutors to withhold all evidence, including witness statements, from a criminal defendant until…
Peter Hujar’s Underground New York by Gena Hymowech
Apr 9, 2018 • 5 min
Gena Hymowech reviews the exhibit “Peter Hujar: Speed of Life” in The Morgan Library & Museum until May 20. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read…
What Our Drivers Need
Mar 25, 2018 • 4 min
Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, writes about the current struggle yellow cab drivers in NYC are going through. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a…
Labor’s Forgotten History
Mar 25, 2018 • 8 min
Stever Sherman reviews Lane Windham’s latest book, Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly…
‘Queer Eye’ — Making Over America’s Backward Culture
Mar 22, 2018 • 6 min
Peter Rugh reviews the Netflix production, Queer Eye. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Peter’s full article go to https://bit.ly/2oYm5SS
DIY Games by Chris Rasa
Mar 21, 2018 • 6 min
Chris Rasa, our video game expert, goes over the latest DIY games. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Chris Rasa’s full article go to…
When the Factory Leaves Town by Jane Latour
Mar 10, 2018 • 5 min
To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Nathan’s full article go to bit.ly/2oRwtuJhttp://bit.ly/2tu2Ipm
Bargaining with Robots by Nathan Schneider
Mar 10, 2018 • 7 min
Professor Nathan Schneider talks about the idea of universal basic income and the evolution of robots in the labor force. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber.…
From Proletariat to Precariat by Eric Laursen
Mar 10, 2018 • 10 min
Eric Laursen walks us through all the causes and consequences of freelance workers and their transformation from proletariats to precariats. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly…
Australia’s #MeToo Punks by Brady O’Callahan
Mar 10, 2018 • 5 min
Brady O’Callahan reviews the Australian group Camp Cope and their latest release. You can find his article in the March issue of The Indypendent or on our website http://bit.ly/2GPUSZ6 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting…
When Marx Was Young & Dashing by Michael Hirsch
Mar 10, 2018 • 8 min
Michael Hirsch reviews Raoul Peck’s latest movie, The Young Karl Marx. The film is currently playing in limited release. You can find his article in the March issue of The Indypendent or on our website http://bit.ly/2CAvzb7 To support this podcast and our…
The Bail Bond Blues by Lydia McMullen-Laird
Mar 10, 2018 • 8 min
Lydia McMullen-Laird reads us her article about Veronika´s difficult situation getting her son Alexander out of jail and her experience having to ask for a bail bond. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page…
The Green Woman in New York Harbor by Reverend Billy Talen
Mar 9, 2018 • 8 min
Our advice columnist Reverend Billy on aiding immigrant neighbors targeted by ICE and being sexy, not sexist. Listen till the end to hear a conversation with the Reverend. You can find his article in the March issue of The Indypendent or on our website…
Free Riders by Steven Wishnia
Mar 3, 2018 • 10 min
Steven Wishnia explains what the Janus v. AFSCME case is and the consequences it may have. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Steven Wishnia’s…
When Driving a Car Paid Good Money by Steven Wishnia
Mar 2, 2018 • 5 min
Journalist and former cab driver, Steven Wishnia, tells us about his experience driving a taxi. He reflects on the differences between what it means now to be a driver and what it meant back then. You can find his article in the March issue of The…
How Europe Fought Uber & Won by Federico Di Pasqua
Mar 1, 2018 • 6 min
Federico Di Pasqua reads his article, How Europe Fought Uber and Won, as published in the March issue of The Indypendent. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber.…
Rats in the Hallway by Georgia Kromrei
Feb 14, 2018 • 17 min
Working-class women of color and young white socialists join forces against a private equity slumlord. Georgia Kromrei reads her article describing the tenant´s fight. To read Georgia´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2GSsaaW To support this podcast and…
Khruangbin: An Audio World Tour by Brady O’Callahan
Feb 13, 2018 • 4 min
Thai rock and roll, soul, surf rock, French yé-yé, Levantine chalice drum rhythms — Khruangbin is the manifestation of an idealized universal harmony: a melding and collaboration of cultures without stripping any of their unique voice and experience Brady…
A Creator of Worlds by John Tarleton
Feb 12, 2018 • 5 min
John Tarleton, editor-in-chief of The Indypendent, reviews Ursula Le Guin’s life, books and the worlds she created. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To…
Immigration, Made in the USA by Paddy Quick
Feb 12, 2018 • 7 min
Paddy Quick, former professor of economics at St. Francis College breaks down the anti-immigrant myths in the USA. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To…
How Fight for $15 Took Off by Steven Sherman
Feb 10, 2018 • 7 min
Steven Sherman reviews the book ‘Beyond Fifteen: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement’ by Jonathan Rosenblum. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a…
Life After Deportation by Lydia McMullen-Laird
Feb 8, 2018 • 10 min
Lydia McMullen-Laird talks to Jani Cauthen whose husband was deported back to Haiti in January of 2018. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ Photo by Erin…
Fear Of A Black Planet by Nicholas Powers
Feb 5, 2018 • 19 min
Nicholas Powers walks us through institutional racism in the U.S. leading up to Trump. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Nick Powers´s article…
Turn Up The Heat On Your Landlord by Steven Wishnia
Feb 3, 2018 • 8 min
As New York City´s temperatures drop, certain buildings don´t have heat. This is not always do to technical problems, Steven Wishnia tells us more. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a…
Mumia Abu-Jamal: Remembering Ursula Le Guin. (Indypendent.org)
Jan 29, 2018 • 2 min
Every week we will be publishing Mumia Abu-Jamal´s column in audio and transcribed form. To read it go to http://bit.ly/2DOkp87 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber.…
Expanding the Electorate
Jan 23, 2018 • 7 min
Steven Wishnia writes about the role certain grassroots organizations play in electoral politics. For example Water for the Grassroots, an organization founded in February to aid other groups doing “long-term organizing, but active at election time” —…
How To Give Trumpty-Dumpty A Push
Jan 22, 2018 • 10 min
Ethan Young analysis the current political situation in the US and offers a way for the left to strategize and act. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To…
Mumia Abu-Jamal: Bannonism – Bannon = Trump. (Indypendent.org)
Jan 22, 2018 • 1 min
Every week we will be publishing Mumia Abu-Jamal´s column in audio and transcribed form. To read it go to http://bit.ly/2sMPZJQ To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber.…
Finally Heard
Jan 16, 2018 • 9 min
What are the next steps for the #MeToo movement? Linda Martín Alcoff, professor of philosophy, author of the forthcoming book Rape and Resistance (Polity Press) and a member of International Women’s Strike NYC walks us the through the past, present and…
Mumia Abu-Jamal: Erica Garner, Death by Broken Heart? (Indypendent.org)
Jan 16, 2018 • 2 min
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio. (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. license.) To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To…
Trump Help Hotline
Jan 4, 2018 • 5 min
Reverend Billy addresses reader´s concerns during Christmas holidays. The music in this track is a recording of Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir of their song Fabolous Bad Weather: http://bit.ly/2CD8Sqz To support this podcast and our publication,…
Prospect Park Hotel
Jan 3, 2018 • 12 min
Rico Cleffi talks to the people living in Prospect Park and the situation that has led them to their current situation. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber.…
Bang, Bang!
Jan 3, 2018 • 5 min
We review the exhibition ‘Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon’ in the New Museum (until January 21st) To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read…
Proof in the Age of Doubt
Dec 6, 2017 • 7 min
Mike Newton reviews the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition ‘Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo’ that runs through Jan. 7 To read Mike Newton´s full article http://bit.ly/2mQmyIl To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as…
Burnt Alive by Capitalism
Dec 6, 2017 • 8 min
In 1991, a fire at a chicken-processing factory in Hamlet, North Carolina killed 25 workers. While briefly a national-news story, it soon disappeared from the collective consciousness. Now, over 25 years later, Temple University historian Bryant Simon has…
Working-Class Women Say ‘#MeToo’
Dec 5, 2017 • 8 min
Camila Quarta reads her article “Working-Class Women Say ‘#MeToo’” as published in the December issue. To read Camila´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2myyePx To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and…
A Chance at New Life for an LES Community Hub
Dec 4, 2017 • 7 min
Steven Wishnia reads us his article on the current situation of the Chara´s Community Center in the Lower East Side. To read Steven´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2zHyz5o To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our…
The MTA’s Next Big Boondoggle?
Nov 30, 2017 • 5 min
Federico Di Pasqua tells us about the MTA`s plan to change the metrocard for an electronic pass. To read Federico´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2i10PrE Photo credit: Phil Hollenback.
Island of Light, Island of Shadow
Nov 30, 2017 • 25 min
Nicholas Powers reads his story of what it was like going back to Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. To read Nicholas Powers’ full article go to http://bit.ly/2AVRBo6 If you like what you hear help support The Indypendent so we can keep delivering…
Taking a Knee, Keeping Hope Alive
Nov 26, 2017 • 5 min
Reverend Billy addresses reader´s concerns on the momentum of resistance after the Women´s March or having children take a knee during school sports games. The music in this track is a live recording of Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir at Trump…
Mavis’ Medicine for the Soul
Nov 24, 2017 • 4 min
Brady O´Callahan reviews Mavis Staples’ latest album. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. http://bit.ly/2xsDpRQ To read Brady´s article online go to…
A Greek Tragedy Foretold
Nov 24, 2017 • 10 min
Bennett Baumer reviews Yannis Varoufakis´ most recent books: ‘Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment’ & ‘And The Weak Suffer What They Must?’ To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting…
Coastal Cities on the Edge
Nov 24, 2017 • 8 min
Nancy Romer reviews Ashley Dawson´s latest book ‘Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change’. To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber.…
Inside the Belly of New York’s Restaurant Beast
Nov 20, 2017 • 16 min
What goes on in the kitchens of New York City´s restaurants? In this edition of Indy Audio, Gordon Glasgow reads his cover article ‘Inside the Belly of New York´s Restaurant Beast’ as published in the December issue of The Indypendent. To support this…
Cuomo’s “Free” Tuition Plan is a Racist Snub to Working-Class Students
Nov 1, 2017 • 6 min
Cuomo´s free tuition plan is not so free after all. To read Amir Khafagy´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2wsNUDG To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent episodes, go to apple.co/2wwtyh5 If you like what you listen become an Indy…
A People’s Recovery: Radical Organizing in Post-Maria Puerto Rico
Nov 1, 2017 • 7 min
Cucina 135, El Llamado and the Common Pot are a few of the organizations that exist in Puerto Rico and are leading the relief effort after the hurricane. To read Juan Carlos´ full article go to http://bit.ly/2ziQ3Uw To subscribe to Indyaudio and get…
New Music to Check Out this Fall
Nov 1, 2017 • 5 min
Brady O’Callahan’s musical recommendation for this fall. To read Brady´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2yUe6wZ To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent episodes, go to apple.co/2wwtyh5 Photo: Antwon. Credit: Brandon Anderson.
A Storm More Severe
Nov 1, 2017 • 11 min
Reporter Joel Cintrón Arbasetti writes from Puerto Rico about how much damage capitalism can inflict on the island in it´s current situation. To read Joel Cintrón Arbasetti´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2yuhvzo To subscribe to Indyaudio and get…
Inside the Conservative Mind
Oct 31, 2017 • 9 min
Steven Sherman reviews the books “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” by Nancy McLean and “The Reactionary Mind” by Corey Robin. With the Republicans controlling all three branches of the federal…
Colombia’s Precarious Peace
Oct 30, 2017 • 13 min
Professor Mario A. Murillo tells us the story of Mauricio Quiróz, a 38-year-old farmer and entrepreneur in Antioquia in northwestern Colombia who has been growing coca for over 15 years. Now, with a 53-year civil war winding down, these coca growers face…
People of Color Fight For a Place in New York’s Money-driven Arts Ecosystem
Oct 30, 2017 • 7 min
A small number of legacy arts institutions are sweeping up vast shares of public art funding, while newer immigrant and ethnic arts groups in New York City are clamoring for the remaining resources. To read Maya Chung´s full article go to…
Dystopia Redux: This Time ‘Blade Runner’ Feels Real
Oct 27, 2017 • 6 min
Professor Mark Read reviews the film Blade Runner 2049 To read Mark Read´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2ymCIgU To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent episodes, go to apple.co/2wwtyh5
Police Are the Problem, Not the Solution
Oct 27, 2017 • 8 min
Michael Hirsch reviews Alex Vitale’s book, ‘The End of Policing’ by Alex Vitale; Verso Books, 2017. Brooklyn College sociologist Alex S. Vitale poses that question vividly in his The End of Policing: Are the police guarantors of social peace or its…
The Revolt that Shook the World
Oct 25, 2017 • 11 min
Writer Pete Dolack walks us through what there is to learn from the triumph of the Russian Revolution and its subsequent demise. To read Pete Dolack´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2iv38qs To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent…
One-Size-Fits-All Feminism
Oct 3, 2017 • 6 min
Journalist Lauren Kaori Gurley reviews ‘The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness’ by Jill Filipovic & ‘The Mother of All Questions’ by Rebecca Solnit. To read Lauren Gurley´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2xkBWRh To subscribe to Indyaudio and get…
These Dreams Won´t Be Deferred
Oct 2, 2017 • 5 min
As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the White House’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on the morning of Sept. 5, the attorneys at the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) gathered around to talk…
Road to the Sun
Oct 2, 2017 • 24 min
Dystopian themes abound in popular culture. In a world wracked by climate change, war, mass migration and a growing gulf between the super-rich and everyone else, imagining the worst has become its own industry. But what might it feel like to live and…
Daydreaming Dangerously
Sep 29, 2017 • 6 min
Brady O´Callahan reviews the ablubm Brick Body Kids Still Daydream by Open Mike Eagle. To read Brady´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2wnYVqV To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent episodes, go to apple.co/2wwtyh5 Photo by…
You Still Have a Voice
Sep 27, 2017 • 4 min
John Tarleton, editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Indypendent, reads his latest column where he reviews the end of the printed edition of the Village Voice. To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent episodes go to apple.co/2wwtyh5
Fake News Factories
Sep 27, 2017 • 8 min
Though conservative media has existed for decades, the presidency of Donald Trump has allowed for the proliferation of the right-wing media into the mainstream. To read Bianca Fortis´ full article go to http://bit.ly/2yscRSd To subscribe to Indyaudio and…
Queer Life Through The Ages
Sep 27, 2017 • 6 min
“Expanded Visions: 50 Years of Collecting” Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art leslielohman.org Through Oct. 29 To read Gena Hymowech´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2wRovnD To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent…
The Life and Death of a Newspaper
Sep 27, 2017 • 10 min
After 62 years in print, America’s preeminent alternative weekly newspaper, The Village Voice is ending its print edition. Journalist Steven Wishnia writes about his experience with this publication and reflects on its importance in the U.S. media scene.…
We Built It, We Can Tear It Down
Aug 31, 2017 • 7 min
Over the past few years, many people who decry mass incarceration have coalesced on certain tenets of collective wisdom. First, as the title of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow suggests, that mass incarceration is a form of racial domination that…
Revolution is on the Ballot Again
Aug 31, 2017 • 6 min
The Democratic Socialists of America plant their feet in the world. To read Daniel Moraff´s full article go to http://bit.ly/2voAPuD To subscribe to Indyaudio and get notifications from our recent episodes, go to apple.co/2wwtyh5 Photo: The Democratic…