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.


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!

LGBT Rights after Marriage Equality

This past summer, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage nationwide. WNSR spoke with New School students and professors and asked them to share their thoughts on this decision, and what the next steps for the LGBT community might be.

Image courtesy of The Human Rights Campaign
Music: "Love and Marriage", by Frank Sinatra (This Is Sinatra!, 1956)

Evolution of the New School Dinning

There have been many changes to The New School over the years. In this piece, we explore how the staff, prices, and food quality have changed in the cafeterias, and what our community thinks about these changes.

This piece is brought to you by Lauren Kleinfeld, Hannah Kraskow, Christina Mancuso, Roxana Santana, and JD Stephenson.
Sound credit from youtube Ice Age 2: The Meltdown


Oona Murphy talks about her superstition surrounding Stevie Wonder songs and how it is representative of many good things that have happened throughout her life.

Featuring the following songs by Stevie Wonder: 
Superstition (Number 1's: Stevie Wonder, 2007 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)
I Just Called to Say I Love You (Number 1's: Stevie Wonder, 2007 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)
Higher Ground (Number 1's: Stevie Wonder, 2007 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) (Number 1's: Stevie Wonder, 2007 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)
Image courtesy of Nationaal Archief, the dutch National Archives and Spaarnestad Photo.

wnsrsuperstitionOona Murphy

Event Profile: SoFar Sounds

On December 7th Oona Murphy attends a concert held by the organization SoFar Sounds with all of the musicians kept a secret until the start of the show.
The music in this piece is recorded at the event and is by Zuli, Lindsey Luft, and Quiet Luke.
Event hosted by SoFar Sounds NYC, more information and events can be found on their websitewww.sofarsounds.com
Photo taken at the event by Oona Murphy

Professor Lydia Matthews

"I'm talking to Lydia Matthews, a professor at Parsons who teaches a course with the interesting title "Walking Practice." She will tell you about a walk as an art form where she encouraging the experience of “getting lost” in an age of GPS, among other things.

Brought to you by JD Stephenson.
Sound credit from youtube *Andre Chez Lewis plays Theme Song from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Do You Remember Dial Up?

Do you remember dial up? Andy Egelhoff takes a moment to reflect on this lost audio bite, and those sounds of the contemporary technological age which are slowly fading from our collective consciousness. You can check out a whole host of antique sounds at savethesounds.info

Dream: Talking

[Photograph by Brett Lindell]

Meet Dream. She is a Brooklyn party producer and activist, advocating and building safe spaces in service of trans-identifying and gender-nonconforming individuals and collectives. She is the co-founder of the influential Brooklyn event production company The Culture Whore, whose weekly newsletters showcase selected queer events and nightlife. In this interview with producer Andrew Egelhoff, Dream discusses the history of The Culture Whore and the current state of Brooklyn nightlife.

Check them out on the web at theculturewhore.com/ (Please note, some content may be NSFW).