Feet In Two Worlds
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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Visit us at fi2w.org. We're a project of The Center of New York City Affairs at The New School.
||CleanThe Taste of Longing||For many of us food is the most evocative way to recall different times and places. For almost 20 years the only way Yewande Komolafe could connect with her homeland of Nigeria was through food. Food shaped Yewande's profession, and it also gave her a u||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving Pearl River Mart||For decades New York’s Pearl River Mart was the place to go for Chinese goods. Pearl River wasn’t just a department store, it was a cultural landmark. Then in 2016, after 40 years in business, the store closed. But its faithful customers and its fou||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreaming of Damascus||Yara and her family were forced to flee Syria and gained asylum in the US though they never had dreams of living in America. They long for the life they loved in Damascus, but they must make a home in this new place. That's hard enough without the c||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Grandmother-Granddaughter Bond that heals 50 years of family separation||People immigrate for different reasons -- economic insecurity, political instability, or the simple desire to see another part of the world. But when they leave their home country, they're usually leaving someone behind. Most immigrants know the cha||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChallenges to Sanctuary Policies Put New Focus on IDNYC||More than a million New Yorkers carry a municipal ID, issued by the city. The ID NYC program was launched in January 2015 to help undocumented immigrants and others unable to obtain other forms of government identification. City officials point to the p||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Hijab, My Body - The Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist||“When I first took [the hijab] off, I felt it was such an elaborate performance, but after two or three months, I’m so quick with it, I’m like a little ninja, you’ll be shocked how fast I do it, I remember a woman looked at me and was like ‘di||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndia Home||When Americans talk about what they admire most about immigrants - and yes, many Americans do admire immigrants - one thing they point to is how elderly people are supported in cultures from other parts of the world. India Home is a group of commu||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean99 Cent Store||Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things that the rest of us take for granted in our daily lives. Tiu Wu is a graduate student from China studying sociology at The New School in New York City. When he looked around his neighborhood in Brooklyn h||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoalllll! The Changing Face of Ice Hockey||Ask most people to name a sport that’s popular with immigrants and they might say soccer or baseball. These are global sports with famous players making big money, yet all you need for a pick-up game is an empty lot, a ball, and for baseball, a sti||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Safe is a Sanctuary City?||The legal challenges facing communities that protect immigrants.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoung Immigrants Confront the Outcome of the 2016 Election||Fear and dread have swept through immigrant communities following Donald Trump’s election as president. Trump has promised to immediately deport 2 to 3-million undocumented immigrants once he takes office, and since Election Day the nation has seen||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Dream City: My Body Remembers What Happened||As a witness to war and brutality in her native Bosnia, and then as a refugee, Mersiha Mesihovic found solace and a means of creative expression in dance. Despite the wounds of separation from home and family, Mersiha had all the skills to be a great d||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFi2W Dream City: "Esther"||In the past few years, a growing number of undocumented youth brought to the United States as kids, often called “Dreamers,” have become immigration activists. Feet In Two Worlds reporter Shiva Bayat introduces us to Esther, who in many ways embodie||4/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFi2W Dream City: “Look What I Brought You”||For Filipino immigrants, the ritual of packing gift boxes, known in Tagalog as balikbayan, nurtures family relationships tested by time and distance. In this podcast, Rosalind Tordesillias explores the meaning of balikbayan and how it’s chan||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFi2W Podcast: Raising Trilingual Children||In this podcast, Janie Shen and Shadi Garman delve into the challenges immigrant parents face when raising trilingual children. We'll hear from Professor Xiao-Lei Wang; Micky Wu, a Taiwanese multilingual teacher at My Mini Hands; and Kseniya Schneid||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFi2W Dream City: "Reunion"||Imagine moving to America and starting a new life with your family: nice home, better schools, new friends. But just when you begin to thrive, the secret you’ve been hiding suddenly gets out, and you find yourself thrown out on the streets, alone.||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Dream City: "A Cairo State of Mind"||In this episode, Shiva Bayat introduces us to Belal Fadl, a man many consider one of the important voices of the revolutionary movement in Egypt. Now he’s in New York, another artist striving to make it in the one of the cultural capitals of the world||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Dream City: “Mona Escapes”||In this episode of our new podcast series, a Filipina domestic worker escapes from harsh conditions and blossoms as an activist and an artist in New York City.||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Reporting on Religion and Faith in Immigrant Communities||As part of Feet In Two Worlds' online magazine focusing on religion and faith in immigrant communities, we wanted to get a sense of what it’s like to report on religion for immigrant audiences for whom faith is an integral part of who they are||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: A movement in flux||A movement that was once monolithic has become fragmented, with some activists abandoning the fight for comprehensive immigration reform altogether while others focus instead on local-level relief. In this podcast Fi2W Executive Producer John Rudolph a||5/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: US Citizenship for Today's Immigrants||When it comes to citizenship for today's immigrants, the ground is shifting. Many immigrants who could become citizens, don't. Others say citizenship is less important for those who are undocumented, compared to obtaining legal status that would protect||4/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Am I White Enough?||In this podcast we discuss the process of skin bleaching in immigrant communities, and the reasons why people do it.||2/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Impact of African immigrants in Bronx, NY||Africans are now the second largest immigrant community in the Bronx, and their influence on the borough's economy and culture is growing.||1/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Kaya Natin!||On this podcast, sounds and stories from Kaya Natin!, a literary benefit organized by Filipino American writers for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan at the Asian American Writers Workshop.||12/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Mexican students in NYC||Mexicans are one of the fastest rising groups in New York, but Mexican young people have the highest dropout rate of any group in the New York City public schools. On this podcast, we discuss the causes of this trend and the efforts to reverse it.||7/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Sound System Culture||This week, Marcela Gara discusses sound system parties in NYC.||7/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Needle and Thread||On this podcast, Feet in 2 Worlds contributors, Carmel Pryor and Tatiana Galzy take a look at a new generation of designers and the rising influence of Chinese immigrants on American fashion.||6/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: African and Caribbean Women’s Attitude Towards Hair||In this podcast, FI2W’S Miranda Shafer and Sally Nnamani talked to immigrant black women from Africa and the Caribbean, to understand how they express their shifting identities in their different hair styles.||6/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: What's In An Accent?||FI2W reporter Sara Loscos talks with actresses who are trying to lose their accents, and others who think sounding Latina is actually a career asset.||5/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFI2W Podcast: Julia Hettich||On this podcast, Fi2w correspondent Julia Hettich talks to industry insiders who fight for the rights of the dishwashers, the busboys and the servers in the city's best restaurants.||5/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
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I grew up in Queens, NY, one of the most diverse counties in the nation.
The stories featured in the episodes of the Feet in 2 Worlds podcast remind me of walks through East Elmhurst with my 🇩🇴 grandmother, afternoons gardening with my neighbor Telly, who was from 🇹🇹 and arguments I had with the 🇨🇮 nuns from my high school- in Spanish!!
In a time where immigrant communities are under siege, this podcast captures the true American tale. This is a podcast about celebrating humans, building community and keeping our experiences alive through the art of storytelling.
I invite you to check out Fi2W.org. This podcast is only one of many journalistic projects this team produces.
Bravo Feet in 2 Worlds! 🎧🎤🏆
P.S. Did you know the last two podcasts were produced by students at The New School?! That's right y'all, Feet in 2 Worlds is an independent media outlet AND training program. ✊🏽