Citizen Reporter Posts

March 9, 2021 / Audio

When the global pandemic broke out, Davey Brightbill was struggling to make it home to his cooperative community in Florida. In the months that followed he faced a personal health scare and the more well known shortages of PPE among first responders in his region and across the country. Now over a year into the pandemic, he is part of a network of maker spaces that rose to the occasion – providing that much needed equipment. He has also navigated, like so many senior citizens, the new world of vaccines and testing.

January 24, 2021 / Audio

Back in the winter of 2016, Madhavan Pillai welcomed me with open arms and warm conversations in the mountainous tranquility of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India. He was new to the city and we talked about the kinds of projects in art and photography that he hoped to make a reality for the community. 4 years later, Maddy’s creativity and commitment is as contageous as ever.
Today on the podcast, Madhavan Pillai speaks about his experiences over these past years, and his current project called “People of India”, a project that brings together artists from around the nation, as part of the ongoing effort to decolonize photography in India.
Listen and enjoy!

January 12, 2021 /

When you’re conerned about the state of the legislative and executive branch following a horrendous attack on congress – call Vin from Jersey, he’ll straighten us all out.

December 30, 2020 / Audio

In the spirit of celebrating the holidays and spending time, virtually, with your loved ones, this holiday edition of CTRP features an interview with my nephew: Alexander Rendeiro. Since we can’t be together in person, he joins me from New Jersey to discuss what his year has been like as a high school student and an avid connaisseur of music, gaming, and all things internet. But not cereal. Don’t ever ask him about cereal.