Explore how corporations fail to keep us safe and blind us to dangerous, and profitable, conditions in our built environment. Local author and journalist Jessie Singer takes the lessons from her latest book, There Are No Accidents, and helps us apply them to our own neighborhood of Bay Ridge.
Give Us Shelter
Over 120 of our neighbors are homeless and in city shelters at any given time. But we have zero shelter beds in our neighborhood to help them. We are not doing our fair share. But we have a plan, and a petition, to change that. Join us for a 40 year history of NIMBY tactics and hyper-local stats as we explore what it would take to provide shelter in Bay Ridge
Public Health vs. The Economy
Ed Yoo returns to the show to discuss how politicians pushed an “open the economy” narrative that had disastrous repercussions for public health, data transparency, and contribute to hundreds of deaths in our neighborhood.
Our 50th episode! Join Rachel and Dan as they ask local politicians and activists why the 2020 census is important, and how they’re making sure Bay Ridge counts.
Something is happening at the old Victory Memorial hospital site: a new Emergency Department! But what does that mean for the community, and what exactly is an “off-campus ED”? Our guest Ed Yoo will guide us through what’s in store, and how we can make sure Bay Ridge has a voice in the process.