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  • Welcome to the Epicenter NYC podcast. Every week we share an in-depth look at one of our top stories. We'll also take a moment to share a story from one our neighbors - someone like you! For more visit us at epicenter-nyc.com and subscribe to our newsletter.

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  • May 25 2022
    From keeping employees and customers safe and healthy, adjusting to fast-changing COVID restrictions, and dealing with supply chain and hiring issues — owning a small business hasn’t been easy. We spoke to several small business owners across New York City about their experiences finding success during this unique and difficult time.  A premium loose leaf teas & herbs store, a Burmese restaurant, a sneaker shop that specializes in hard to find styles, and a Filipino restaurant. Aside from preserving despite challenges brought on by the pandemic, all of these businesses have another thing in common. They are all AAPI owned.  Become a member (and join our Queens Night Market tour!): https://epicenter-nyc.com/become-a-member/ Burmese Bites: https://epicenter-nyc.com/small-biz-spotlight-burmese-bites/ Chick'n Rotunda: https://epicenter-nyc.com/small-biz-spotlight-chickn-rotunda/ Sun's Organic Garden: https://epicenter-nyc.com/small-biz-spotlight-chinatowns-suns-organic-garden-brews-up-unique-teas/ .IMAGE: https://epicenter-nyc.com/small-biz-spotlight-image-queens-first-sneaker-consignment-shop-puts-best-foot-forward/ Our intro music: http://karavikamusic.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    18 mins
  • May 18 2022
    On May 2nd, a draft opinion was leaked from the Supreme Court. The public soon discovered that the Court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, 1973 decision that established a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. Immediately, protests broke across the country. Many argued that this decision could set the U.S. back more than 50 years, to a time when women who were in need of an abortion were forced to get one illegally in unsafe conditions. In this episode we talk to Judith Vivell, a local artist, about what it was like for women seeking abortions before the Roe v. Wade decision. We also speak with assembly member Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas who introduced New York's Reproductive Freedom and Equity bill. Finally, Emily Miles, the Executive Director of the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, discusses her concerns for those they serve.  Read more: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-stark-difference-between-two-abortions-before-and-after-roe-v-wade/ Find your assembly member: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/ Find your senator: https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator Assembly Bill A10148: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a10148 New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault: https://www.svfreenyc.org/ Order 8 more free at-home COVID tests: https://special.usps.com/testkits Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/ Our intro music: http://karavikamusic.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    19 mins
  • May 11 2022
    Since 1993 Queens Theatre has produced programs that celebrate the diversity of the borough. And starting this Friday, May 13th, they’re hosting two weekends of performances and events in the first-ever Forward Festival of the Arts. The festival will highlight the artistry of deaf individuals and other performers with disabilities. In this episode we talk to Queens Theatre's Executive Director Taryn Sacramone about how they’ve worked to make the experience accessible to more of our neighbors and why representation of artists with disabilities on stage is so important. We also hear from one of the key organizers of the Forward Festival of the Arts, Gregg Mozgala. Gregg is a New York City based actor, artistic director, and arts administrator.  Festival schedule/tickets: https://queenstheatre.org/calendar/category/forward-festival Queens Theatre: https://queenstheatre.org/ Epicenter-NYC membership: https://epicenter-nyc.com/the-case-for-epicenter-membership-one-auntie-to-another/ Our intro music: http://karavikamusic.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    19 mins

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