In this episode, we talk about how cities can recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic and launch into a greener and more equitable form of urban life with NYC Comptroller, Scott Stringer.
Meet Jean Rossiaud, one of the masterminds behind Monnaie Léman, a new complimentary currency for the regions of Switzerland and France surrounding Lake Geneva. Listen as he talks through the benefits complimentary currencies can have for local economies and the planet.
Through the isolation of a pandemic, they found a way to bring the world together. The coronavirus pandemic put the whole world on pause. Abigail Tisch, Ellie Gravitte, and Martha Epstein are taking that pause and turning it into an opportunity for global connection. Listen in to hear about the project they call the International Zoom Room and the learnings they’ve gathered so far from hosting conversations with strangers around the world.
For folks in New York City’s public housing, the cost of living through a pandemic can be incredibly high. We got curious about how COVID-19 is impacting New York’s vulnerable residents and what communities are doing to come together and support one another in the face of the pandemic.
Mel and Steff interview Clarissa da Costa, an expert in infectious diseases, and Xinjing Jiang, a student from Wuhan, to discuss the potential fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.