Smalls is big with musicians

Smalls, a jazz club in the West Village may be small, but it's always crammed with audiences eager to hear established and new jazz musicians. It's a New School student favorite, and in this short feature, we look at the role it plays in the lives of young jazz musicians.

Bangle/Jangle

An episode that explores how the simplest of sounds can come to take on meaning of their own. Producer Henry O'Reilly explores the impact of his mother's wrist bangles on himself and his siblings in this mockumentary report.

Please Scoop the Poop

With 600,000 dogs in New York City, producing a total of 96 tons of waste a day, dog waste is a major issue covering sidewalks and is stuck to the bottom of shoes around the city. We talked to NYC locals and dog owners about how dog waste affects them and whether they are aware of the laws surrounding the cleaning and disposal of waste.

Talking Songs

My name is Madeline Stoffer and I have a complicated relationship with my father. I never really knew that I was able to communicate with my dad until I found a track of us singing together when I was a kid and realized there is more to talking than just words.

Playing With Fire

Dozens of professional fire artists, hobbyists, and curious onlookers flock to Brooklyn's Floasis every week to experience the thrill of fire spinning. We spoke to those in the know about what goes on here - and just what makes the art form so captivating.

Produced by Aili Nicholson, Georgia Sebesky, Kestrel Arthurs, and Michelle Mason

A Maker of Dreams Dies at 98

Philanthropist and businessman Eugene Lang, who generously supported the liberal arts college that bears his name, died on April 8th at the age of 98. Lang is also well known for the creation of the I Have a Dream Foundation, which offers inner city youth educational opportunities. Lang is remembered here by Eugene Lang College Dean Stephanie Browner, and by Cecilia Rubino, who coordinates the I Have a Dream after-school program at Lang. WNSR reporter Emily Ashenden narrates.

Sanctuary

New York’s distinction as a “sanctuary city” is a saving grace for the undocumented community who fear for their future under the 45th U.S. president. But is it enough? Here, producer Ramon Taylor explores the roots of sanctuary, along with efforts made by city officials, universities, and congregations, and the ensuing fight on Capitol Hill that may well determine the fate of more than half a million New Yorkers and millions more across the country.

Credits: “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente; Voice of America (VOA). Disclaimer: VOA’s representation in this report in no way constitutes support or endorsement of The New School.

Just An Ordinary Day

9 / 11 was a day that many people in the United States will remember so vividly. This occurrence changed the nation and put it in a very vulnerable state. Many people have recollections of what happened on that day, what they were doing, and where they were. But what if you were a child that experienced this event first hand? To me it seemed like an ordinary day. I followed my morning routine, as I did every other day. Until one message from the school’s intercom changed my life forever. This is my story of 9/11, and why this day has haunted me ever since.

Invisible New York

Almost everyday, when we travel in NYC we notice a handful of homeless people with their signs, asking us for help. Although to them their signs may say something important, to us it becomes white noise.

Special thanks to Arthur Yorinks, for providing us with the connections that allowed us to make this piece!