John Rudolph

Feet in Two Worlds

John Rudolph appears in the following:

Six Months After 9/11: The Weight of the Grief Hung in the Air

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Six months after September 11,  the city continued to reel from the shock of the attacks. We began to ask the questions that would help us put the city together again. 


Open Phones: What You Brought To This Country

Monday, December 02, 2013

John Rudolph, executive producer of Feet in 2 Worlds, talks about a new Feet in 2 Worlds/Cowbird project collecting stories about what immigrants brought to this country, and takes your calls.


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What’s In a Name? “Illegal” vs. “Undocumented”

Monday, April 30, 2012

Many immigrant advocates argue that “illegal immigrant” is an offensive and inaccurate label for people who reside in the U.S. without legal documents authorizing their presence.

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Discover Gems in New York City's Chinatowns

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Listen to the next episode of the Food in Two Worlds podcast for a special Year of the Dragon culinary tour.

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Podcast: Pakistani Immigrants Seek to Rebuild Relationship Between Countries

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pakistani immigrants are keenly aware of the dangers posed by the latest crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Ever since the November 26 NATO airstrike that killed at least 25 Pakistani soldiers near the border with Afghanistan, the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan has been on a downward spiral.

In this ...


Jackson Heights: Serving Up the Flavors of South Asia

Monday, November 07, 2011

The blocks around the Roosevelt Avenue subway stop in Jackson Heights, Queens offer a culinary tour of South Asia. Listen to a recent trip Food in Two Worlds took with some of th...


Podcast: Immigration Reform now Centers on DREAM Act

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The immigrant rights movement is changing. Just a few years ago its main focus was convincing Congress to pass a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. That never happened, and today the emphasis has shifted to the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to legal status ...


New Push to Build a Mosque Near Ground Zero

Monday, August 01, 2011

Despite the worldwide controversy that erupted last year over Sharif El-Gamal’s plan to develop a mosque and Muslim cultural center near the World Trade Center site, El-Gamal is spearheading a new effort to make the proposal a reality.

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NJ Assembly to Open Hearings Into Race to the Top Mistake

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hearings are set to begin tomorrow on why New Jersey failed to win hundreds of millions of dollars in federal education funds. An Assembly committee will question members of Gov. Chris Christie's administration about a clerical error that caused the state to lose the Race to the Top money -- and Education Commissioner Bret Shundler his job.


Degrees of Concern - Part V

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Most New Yorkers probably think of climate change as some force that melts polar ice caps or inundates islands in the Pacific. Its impact on an urban area like New York is harder to comprehend. Still, that doesn't mean New Yorkers aren't paying ...


Degrees of Concern

Thursday, October 09, 2003

HOST: Steve Curwood
REPORTER: John Rudolph

CURWOOD: From NPR, this is Living on Earth.

CURWOOD: I'm Steve Curwood. This week we visit New York City to face some facts and address some concerns about climate change. Fact: with global warming comes rising sea levels and a new set of ...


Degrees of Concern - Part IV

Thursday, October 09, 2003

A few years ago, a group of leading researchers published a report on climate change and its human heath impacts. They concluded that changes in rainfall, temperature and other weather variables may affect the rate of vector-borne illnesses spread by ticks, mosquitoes and other ...


Degrees of Concern - Part III

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Ever since the concept of global warming was first introduced to the public 15 years ago, most strategies to combat the buildup of greenhouse gasses have focused on cutting emissions at their source. Now as the inevitability of climate change sinks in, people are talking ...


Degrees of Concern - Part II

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

In the debate over rebuilding the World Trade Center a lot of attention is focused on how to memorialize those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Another concern is the environmental impact of the new buildings.

Many people hope to see energy efficient ...


Degrees of Concern - Part I

Monday, October 06, 2003

We are living in an era of extreme weather. The 1990's were the warmest decade of the 20th century, and by some estimates the warmest decade of the past one thousand years. In addition to warming many scientists believe human-made changes to the world's climate ...


The Possibility of Nuclear Retaliation Against Iraq

Friday, January 17, 2003

In December the White House announced a new national strategy to combat weapons of mass destruction. In a policy statement the Bush administration declared that the United States, “must have the capability” to use, “preemptive measures,” to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction against the US. In the ...


Where Are the Voices of Dissent?

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Where are the dissenters? Who are they? Why do those who question the administration on its Iraq, anti-terrorism and homeland security policies appear to be on the margins? This weekend, demonstrations are planned in Washington D.C., San Francisco and other cities to protest the possibility of a US invasion of ...


The economic cost of going to war

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

What will be the cost of going to war in Iraq? What are the are the economic plusses and minuses of the war on terrorism and new efforts to provide homeland security? As war clouds gather WNYC is taking time this week to explore these questions. Today in our week-long ...


Cleaning Up the Rivers

Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Later this month long-distance swimmers will participate in the 20th annual swim around Manhattan sponsored by the Manhattan Island Foundation. Just a few years ago swimming or even boating in the Hudson and East Rivers would have been unthinkable to most New Yorkers. The rivers ...