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 - COVID-19 Roundtable

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

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

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

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

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