Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by Lonnie Isabel.
[audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/60/files/2012/01/20120109_ReportersNotebook_MohammedKeita_RENDER_01_small.mp3|titles=20120109_ReportersNotebook_MohammedKeita_RENDER_01_small] The Ethiopian government is one of the most active jailers and intimidators of journalists. The land-locked nation on the horn of Africa has forced more journalists to flee for their lives and their freedom in the past 10 years than any other country. Journalists are imprisoned in facilities known for their torture of inmates. […]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2011 by Tina Pamintuan.
[audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/60/files/2011/11/20111028_Reporters_Notebook_BOUNCE_01.mp3|titles=20111028_Reporters_Notebook_BOUNCE_01] In this new age of war and conflict–unlike any time in recent history–the primary targets for bloodshed, injury and death are not soldiers in uniforms; they are women and their children. Violence and intimidation against civilians in Africa, South Asia, the Balkans and Latin America have transformed much of what we have thought of […]
Posted on 14. Dec, 2010 by Lonnie Isabel.
Almost a year after the horrific earthquake drew world attention to Haiti, two new crises–a cholera outbreak and another bitterly contested election–have struck the reeling Caribbean nation.
Posted on 02. Dec, 2010 by Lonnie Isabel.
[audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/60/files/2010/11/20101119_Reporters_Notebook_Depression_BOUNCE_02_NO_PSA.mp3|titles=Interview with Dr. Peter Bongiorno] Holiday blues are a well-documented phenomenon that affects many people this time of year. Fortunately, many of these “cases” pass after the New Year. But depression–the debilitating illness– remains for some. It is more than a fleeting period of sadness and can last for years–or a lifetime without proper care. […]
Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 by Lonnie Isabel.
My Singing Lake, where have you gone?
Will you return to sing again?
-T’Boli chant, South Mindanao, Philippines.
Posted on 31. Mar, 2010 by Lonnie Isabel.
I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on your head. Where women return to their children as butterflies or as tears in the eyes of the statues that their daughters pray to. –Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory
Posted on 22. Dec, 2009 by Lonnie Isabel.
[audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/60/files/2009/12/20091221_Reporters_Notebook_EP06_BOUNCE_02_small.mp3] Hunger is surging in New York City and the rest of the world. Whatever the causes–the global recession, global warming, political turmoil, fuel prices adding to the cost of food production and distribution–this winter has been the season of empty stomachs and malnourished families. More New Yorkers than ever are heading to food pantries […]
Posted on 24. Nov, 2009 by Lonnie Isabel.
[audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/60/files/2009/11/20091120_Reporters_Notebook_EP05_BOUNCE_01-small.mp3] New York is a city pulsating with music, a haven for singers and songwriters. In our latest podcast, we bring you a special in-studio performance. Three musicians from the New York Songwriters Circle talk about their art and the changing music industry. Originally, from the Twin Cities, Caleb Hawley is an accomplished guitarist, and […]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by Lonnie Isabel.
More than 40 Asian American writers, comics, and journalists will gather for Page Turner, the Asian American Literary Festival, in DUMBO this Saturday
Posted on 13. Jul, 2009 by Lonnie Isabel.
[audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/60/files/2009/06/20090522_reporters_notebook_ep02.mp3] A war has a way of changing just about every life it comes near. Alaa Majeed was a house wife at the start of the 2003 Iraqi invasion. She had a husband, two young sons and a successful dress shop in Baghdad. “A normal life,” Majeed says.