CCNY President Vince Boudreau recording an episode of From City to the World on WHCR 90.3 FM with three guests

From City to the World

From City to the World

At CCNY, research and scholarship advance every day on issues of crucial importance to people throughout New York City and across the world. In this series hosted by City College President Vincent Boudreau, meet faculty, hear firsthand about their research and, in conversation with outside experts, discover how that research is forging new solutions to real-world issues like poverty, homelessness, mental health challenges, affordable housing and disparities in health care.

For live radio listeners, From City to the World is presented by CCNY's community radio station - WHCR-90.3 FM, The Voice of Harlem - on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM.

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May 24, 2021

The U.S. city hardest hit economically by the COVID-19 pandemic, New York is now racing to recover and reopen. Can vaccination keep pace to ensure an equitable and safe new semblance of normal? In conversation with City College President Vincent Boudreau, CCNY Dean of Science Susan Perkins explains vaccine safety and outlines risks of virus variants and under-vaccination. City Council Member Mark Levine of northern Manhattan, chair of the Council's Health Committee, reports on vaccination activity in Harlem and beyond, the tragic costs of systemic racial health disparities and the pivots he urges City government to make to protect New Yorkers, especially in vulnerable communities, now and long-term.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau
Guests: Susan L. Perkins, Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science at CCNY; Mark Levine, New York City Councilmember Representing District 7 (Northern Manhattan) and Chair, City Council Committee on Health.
Recorded: May 19, 2021

April 23, 2021

In a nation that ranks only 13th globally for infrastructure quality, the new focus in Washington on infrastructure investment has the potential to be transformative. For public transportation specifically--so vital to New York City and New York state, and drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic--significant new funding stands to multiply the infrastructure investment with historic gains in equity of access, economic opportunity, and social justice for communities harmed by 20th-century infrastructure development. Hear transportation expert Robert Paaswell of CCNY and Michael Garner, chief diversity officer of the MTA, in conversation with City College President Vincent Boudreau on building a fairer future that benefits residents, riders, education, businesses, and minority- and women-owned enterprises.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guests: Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at CCNY's Grove School of Engineering and Director Emeritus of the University Transportation Research Center; Michael Garner, Chief Diversity Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and President of the New York (founding) chapter of One Hundred Black Men.

Recorded: April 21, 2021

March 24, 2021

As it celebrates its centennial, The City College of New York's School of Education is engaged not just in educating young people but in constructing a more fair and just society. From the Spanish flu era to today's COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Education has been preparing educators to teach and nurture an increasingly diverse and multilingual student body in urban schools. Hear from Interim Dean Edwin M. Lamboy and Professors of Education Beverly Falk and Catherine Franklin in conversation with CCNY President Vincent Boudreau about the School of Education's mission, the disruptions and innovations of the past year and how, in teachers, hope is vested for the recovery of the youngest members of our society. 

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau 
Guests: Edwin M. Lamboy, Interim Dean of CCNY's School of Education; Beverly Falk, CCNY Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education; Catherine Franklin, CCNY Associate Professor of Childhood Education. 
Recorded: March 19, 2021

February 26, 2021

As Black History Month closes, Silicon Harlem CEO Clayton Banks and Executive Director Bobby Derival of The City College of New York's MPA program join CCNY President Vincent Boudreau to discuss systemic inequities, racial justice after the killing of George Floyd and their personal experiences working within communities toward solutions. After a pandemic year that made widely visible the long-standing disparities suffered by communities of color, see how Harlem is educating the next generation of leaders and laying the groundwork for Internet connectivity and digital literacy for all.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guests: Bobby Derival, Executive Director of the Master's in Public Administration Program at City College; Clayton Banks, Cofounder and CEO of Silicon Harlem.

Recorded: February 23, 2021

January 27, 2021

The City College of New York President Vincent Boudreau convenes a conversation on how philanthropy is being mobilized across and beyond campus to address the economic and health crisis of COVID-19. Amid the pandemic's devastation and inequities, hear what has been learned and what the CCNY support ecosystem is achieving in this discussion with CCNY advancement executive Dee Dee Mozeleski and Reverend Maurice Winley of Harlem's Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, a CCNY community partner.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau
Guests: Dee Dee Mozeleski, Vice President of the CCNY Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications, Executive Director of the Foundation for City College, and Senior Advisor to the President; Reverend Maurice Winley, executive director of Harlem's Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub.

Recorded: January 21, 2021

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