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Topeka K. Sam on Decriminalizing Women and Girls of Color

Topeka K. Sam, has been fighting for the dignity, decriminalization and decarceration of women and girls of color since her release from federal prison in 2015. In this episode, we were blessed to have this great lady share eye opening information on incarceration as it pertains to young women. Take a listen to learn more…

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Love Letter to Bonsai Kakigori

Part of what makes NYC special is the proliferation of small independent businesses, each unique and special to us and reflecting the incredible diversity of the city. Small businesses are in extreme distress right now, and with months of no income combined with little to no federal help we are in danger of losing these…

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East Village Flavor with Mikey Likes It!

WGRL caught up with neighborhood legend Mikey, of Mikey Likes It ice cream for a sweet and  inspiring conversation on following your dreams!  Thank you Mikey for being a power of example to pretty much everyone! When you’re in NYC don’t forget to make Mikey’s a stop for a sweet treat and support your local…

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ASMR Queen Gibi!

During these extremely stressful times we thought we’d post some comforting content from our WGRL archives. Tune into our Skype interview with the Queen of ASMR, the wonderful Gibi! She inspired us so much we incorporated ASMR as part of our classroom experience. Thanks Gibi for all you do to make this world sound and…

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It’s in the Cards! A Convo with Visual Artist Courtney Alexander

Our Artist-in-Residence, Courtney Alexander, focuses her work on representation in tarot cards. For the past few months, she has been working with us to create a tarot card deck and altar for The Girls Club’s Art on Paper display. Through this, she hopes girls will get a chance to honor and learn more about themselves. We sat down with Courtney…

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Exclusive Avenue DJ Mix from DJ KK!

Girls Club member DJ KK is a founding member of our Avenue DJ squad and has gigged at Lincoln Center, ENVSN Fest< Nike HQ and Museum of the City of New York among many other places. Our Avenue DJ’s are available to get your party started – check out this Afrobeat Exclusive Mix for WGRL!

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Catching up with Kaash Paige

We were so excited to have Kaash Paige stop by our WGRL studios recently. In addition to having a hit single out, Kaash did radio as a teen as well so she made us totally comfortable behind the mic with some pro journalism tips. Thanks Kaash for a great interview!

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Martha’s Place: Civil Rights and Home Cooking In Alabama!

During our trip to Montgomery, Alabama earlier this year we got a special treat when we stopped by the roadside restaurant Martha’s Place. The owner, author and chef, Martha Hawkins, opened up to us about marching with Dr. King, her personal struggles and her ultimate triumph starting her own restaurant. We had a great interview…

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Dani Leigh in the WGRL Studios

Que lo que Dani Leigh! Super proud of this Dominican dancer, singer, rapper and choreographer and her recent success (after a lot of hard work). The busy musician was kind enough to swing by the WGRL studios awhile back and spent some time with our middle school journalists. Thanks Dani for a great interview and…

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Acapella Magic with Madison McFerrin

Earlier this year soulful songtress Madison McFerrin swung by the WGRL studios  to demonstrate her unique approach to music and opened up about her journey in the music industry. So grateful to Madison for sharing her magical music and story with us!    

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Talking Education Reform with Maria Bautista

As the final interview of the Nessa scholarship in radio journalism for the class of 2019, our young reporter Nylia Chiquito, an aspiring educator herself,  reached out to Maria Bautista, Campaigns Director for The Alliance for Quality Education.  One of the most important steps we can take in creating change is the education of our…

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Nick Cannon at Know Your Rights Camp on Community Building

A huge shout-out to our friends and supporters at the Know Your Rights Camp (KYRC) and of course our big sisters in journalism Nessa and Katrina B who made it possible for us to spend a few minutes with Nick Cannon this spring. Nick was supporting the KYRC movement in Baltimore when our WGRL reporter…

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