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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September 30, 2020

Amid nationwide protests and anti-racist solidarity sparked by George Floyd's violent death, more US athletes are using their platforms to call for racial justice. In this episode, a former professional football player and an academic expert on the intersection of race, sports, and identity provide personal and historic insight on past and current mobilization of activist athletes.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guests: Stanley Thangaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies at CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. David "DAC" Caldwell, Vice President of the NFL Alumni Association; member, NFL Alumni Medical Advisory Board; co-owner, The Street-Smart Salesman. ​

Recorded: September 28, 2020

May 27, 2020

The public health imperative to stay home has introduced new challenges on a wide scale for mental health, maintaining cybersecurity in our virtual world, and for those with extra time, occupying oneself with home entertainment. In a program dedicated to some of the practical realities of this period, learn key steps to keep your computer and identity safe, discover support systems like the practical application of Eastern and Western philosophy, and consider how world cinema can counter isolation, and isolationism, by connecting us with others and ourselves.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guests: Jerry Carlson, Professor of Media and Communication Arts in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Louis Marinoff, Professor of Philosophy in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Tarek N. Saadawi, Professor of Electrical Engineering in CCNY's Grove School of Engineering, director of CCNY's Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of CCNY's new Cybersecurity master's program.

Recorded: May 22, 2020

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World Cinema

April 30, 2020

The idea that we're all in this together takes on powerful and multidimensional meanings in Harlem, City College's historic home base. In partnership with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), City College, and its community radio station, WHCR-90.3 "The Voice of Harlem," are currently presenting a series of COVID-19 public service broadcasting. In this episode, hear how CCNY and organizations like tech leader Silicon Harlem and the GHCC are working individually and together -- both on the ground and in vision planning for what's next -- on a crisis that disproportionately devastates communities like Harlem and its neighbors in northern Manhattan and the Bronx.

Host: Imhotep Gary Byrd

Guests: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau; Lloyd A. Williams, President and CEO of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; Clayton Banks, co-founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem.

Recorded: April 20, 2020

February 21, 2020

With 11 million items illuminating the richness of global black history, arts and culture, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a powerful archive and epicenter of research and learning about people of African descent throughout the world.  As the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance is being celebrated, and as the Schomburg Center itself nears the hundred-year mark, look inside City College’s 135th St. neighbor institution and discover living history around Harlem in honor of Black History Month.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guests: Laurie Woodard, Assistant Professor of History and Black Studies at CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Dean Schomburg, veteran broadcast journalist and grandson of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, for whom the Schomburg Center is named.

Recorded: February 19, 2020

December 20, 2019

The next generation of leaders are finding their power -- and personifying hope for an inclusive, renewed American democracy - at one of the nation’s most diverse colleges, The City College of New York. Look inside CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and learn how this laboratory is empowering students with real-world learning, public service, and political experience.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau 

Guests: Andrew Rich, Dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership; Mohammed Tazbir Alam, CCNY Class of 2012, Colin Powell School graduate, 2nd Vice President of the Young Democrats of America, and a member of the Democratic National Committee Youth Council 

Recorded: December 18, 2019

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