Lara McCaffrey talks to Johan von Sydow, a reporter who worked with Malik Bendjelloul at Kobra, a culture show on Swedish TV station SVT. Mr. Bendjelloul worked at Kobra for years before creating the Oscar-winning film “Searching for Sugarman.”
INTRO: Humans draw conclusions based on personal experience. Lara McCaffrey brings us a commentary on coming to appreciate her father’s reasoning. NARRATION: My father’s reasoning was frustrating to me sometimes. Often, he based a lot of it on emotion. I thought interpretation of life needed to be removed from that. My dad liked to talk about his own father. […]
INTRO: City council has given Queens its first arts district. Part of Astoria, it will be the city’s third. Lara McCaffrey reports on what it might mean. ______________ NARRATION: The centerpiece of the arts district is the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The Marx Brothers made movies there in the 1920s. Today, Sesame Street and Orange is the New Black […]
The directors behind part 2 of the Hunger Games trilogy are considering using computer generated imagery to finish scenes involving the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. But CGI animators have their work cut out for them, both in crafting a life-like Hoffman and in getting audiences on board.
HOST INTRO: Despite being on the other side of the world, Ukrainians working in New York City are concerned about the violence in Maidan Square, the main protest camp back home in Kiev. Lara McCaffrey reports on how they finding different ways to send help and raise awareness. Parts of the East Village in New York City […]
From New York–I’m Lara McCaffrey and this is Columbia Radio News. Bill de Blasio this morning denied allegations that his SUV was caught driving recklessly. The video captured by CBS shows the vehicle speeding, changing lanes without signaling, and running two stop signs. This happened just two days after de Blasio announced his so called […]
HOST INTRO: For the first time since the 70s, the Tonight Show is back in New York. Lara McCaffrey reports on what the show’s homecoming means for New York economically and culturally. The Tonight Show has a new look, a new host, a new house band. Sound from the Tonight Show. (10 seconds. Continues under […]