Listen along with us as Press and WUSB staff share some of their favorite releases from last year, hosted by music editors Rafael Cruvinel and Lauren Canavan. Guests include Ben Zimmer, Nick Lyons, Ashton Arbus, Matt Hono, Antonio Mochmann, Dylan Gallo and Jayden Feisthamel.
On this special edition of Press Play, hosts Josh Joseph and Keating Zelenke explore the CDs in our archive, playing songs from Joey Skidmore, Liquid Lobster, The Locust, Moth Music and more.
In September of 2020, the Parliament of India passed three farm bills, against which the nation’s farmers launched a sustained protest. In this episode, we visit a Sikh Gurudwara and the iconic Punjabi Deli to find out about langar food and deconstruct the problems the farmers are facing in India.
After a long year, New York City reopened for good on June 15 with the statewide lifting of all COVID-19 precautions. New York is embracing crowds once again; however, the remnants of COVID-19 remain through occasionally masked faces.
Long Island is known for its bagels, so what really is it that makes them so special? Follow host Jessica Coacci as she visits some of the best bagel shops on Long Island and investigates the mystery of a good LI bagel.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn has been known as Little Poland for its distinct culture brought by the large Polish immigrant population in the 1980s. More recently, much of the Polish crowd has been disappearing from Greenpoint as the town is undergoing gentrification. This change is bringing challenges to the community as it struggles to sustain its character. Our host Falah Jalali visited Christina’s, a local Polish restaurant, where she tried pierogies, a classic comfort food, and talked about how the town has changed over time.
Who would have known that on a scorching summer day in Brazil, Mexico would receive an icy bath of heartbreaking reality — a last gasp penalty kick that would eliminate them from the FIFA World Cup. The decision — and the dive that forced it — were heavily scrutinized on social media. Minutes after the match, chaos broke out on Twitter — giving life to a meme that would echo in the feeds of Mexican football fans for years. “No Era Penal,” was born.
As Stony Brook continues to operate under COVID-19 prevention measures, students give their thoughts on the restrictions’ effectiveness.