Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

Third Rail Eps 37: Trump’s America: Immigrants as enemies

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Veralyn and Mark discuss the local and international implications of Trump’s immigrant scapegoating and his campaign pledge to wage war on “foreign” elements within U.S borders. Guests voices include Ben Ndugga-Kabuye of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Mary Tal of the South African-based Whole World Women Association.

Segment one: Post - Election Reactions
We discuss our post election feelings and reactions from South Africa to Brooklyn.
 
 
Segment two: Ben Nudgga-Kaye of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Ben discusses immigration during the Obama Administration and what may change for locally, under the Trump Administration. Mark and Veralyn unpack what this may mean for Central Brooklynites.

 

Segment three: Mary Tal of the Whole World Women Association
Mary talks about the international dangers of a Trump Presidency. Mark and Veralyn react to these very serious concerns.
 
 
Segment four: "Tell 'Em Why You Mad"
Mark and Veralyn hope to inspire you with a new twist to the segment!

Third Rail Eps 31: The Case for Hyper Local News

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On this episode, we unpack the role local news plays in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights and how outlets reporting in Central Brooklyn are cover gentrification.

Guest: Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor & Publisher, City Limits

Segment 1: What role does hyperlocal news play in communities like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy?
As much of what we knew of as metro reporting by legacy news outlets has faded in prominence over the last 10 years-- we want to know what role does hyperlocal news play in communities like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy?

Segment 2: Reporting on the G word
It’s almost impossible to discuss hyper-local happenings without mentioning gentrification. But how is it currently being framed in mainstream media?


Segment 3: "Tell 'Em Why You Mad" 
Roundup

Third Rail Eps 25: The life and times of Brooklyn neighborhoods

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Assemblymember Diana Richardson and community advocate Marlon Peterson join us on Third Rail to look at the people and identities, influencing and claiming Central Brooklyn. We start by asking are elected officials and community organizers are on the same side of community development? Then we ask what neighborhood change means to immigrant communities?

Guests:

Assemblymember Diana Richardson, 43rd Assembly District
Marlon Petersons, Community Advocate & 2015 Soros Justice Fellow

Segments:

1. Are elected officials and community organizers on the same side of community development?

Economic development in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights is an issue that calls to mind small business owners, big developers, and displaced longtime residents. On this episode, we’re exploring what perspectives elected officials and community organizers hold on the topic.

2. What does neighborhood change mean to immigrant communities?

Crown Heights has been built, over the last half century, as a largely Caribbean immigrant community. As we know, gentrification has taken hold as a different force of neighborhood change. We ask, what does gentrification look like from the perspective of first and second generation immigrants?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 22: The Politics of Parenting

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On this month's Third Rail, we are tackling the politics of parenting. First by breaking down the differences between traditional public, charter, and private schools, and then by discussing the state of education organizing in Central Brooklyn.

Guests:

Natasha Capers, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
Mark Winston Griffith, Brooklyn Movement Center

Segments: 

1. Public vs. Charter vs. Private
One of the most important decisions parents have to make for their children is where to send them to school, and in today's educational landscape that means choosing between traditional public, charter, and private schools. We break down these differences and the implications of these choices for Central Brooklyn families.

2. The state of education organizing in Central Brooklyn
Organizing parents in Central Brooklyn's Community school district 16 was the first campaign the Brooklyn Movement Center tackled when it started in 2011, but the road to affecting change has not been easy. We discuss the needs and the challenges of organizing parents to take control of their children's schools in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights and other low-income and working-class neighborhoods of color.

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 15: National issues felt locally (that won’t include grand jury indictments)

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Guest Hosts: 

Ben Ndugga-Kabuye, New York City Organizer, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Alan Smith, Associate Director of Networked Initiatives, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network

Segments: 

1. Nat'l Politics, Local Perspective: Following the mid-term Congressional elections, the national political landscape has shifted dramatically. Though it's been widely reported on, most of us don't have an idea of how that affects life in Central Brooklyn? What does that mean for private citizens and also for organizations doing local work?

2. Art on Trial: Recently, the public was reminded of decades of accusations of sexual abuse by comedian Bill Cosby. These kinds of accusations against Cosby, and before him against artists like R. Kelly and Woody Allen, make it difficult for us who enjoy social justice to consume their art without feeling personally conflicted. Do we indict the art along with the artist?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 10: Brooklyn Summer

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Guest Hosts: 

James Subudhi, BMC Board Member, Neighborhood Activist
Britney Whaley, Political Organizer, Working Families Party

Segments: 

1. 2014 Races & Elected Accountability: It's summer! Which means free concerts, trips to Coney Island and... campaign season! What are the big races we should be paying attention to in Central Brooklyn? And how can we hold elected officials accountable after they get into office?
Media: Jockeying to Fill Open Legislative Seats Beginning in Brooklyn

2. Open Hydrants & Double-Dutch: There's something about June, July and August in Brooklyn that evokes freedom, youth, and tons of gatherings of Black & brown folk. We'll try to pinpoint that "je ne sais quoi" about Brooklyn summers that makes them so darn good.

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 1: The politics of political organizing

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Guest: Mark Winston Griffith: BMC’s Executive Director

Segments: 

1. The Social Justice Outrage Machine: Are we over it?
Inspiration: "Are You Tired of the Social Justice Outrage Machine?" by: Rob the Idealist

2. The Local Scene: What does it mean to be invested in community organizing and politics? 
Inspiration: "The Art of Losing an Election" by Mark Winston Griffith

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup