Brooklyn, USA

#BHeardAmplified is a BRIC initiative that meets emerging producers where they live, and gives them the tools and the know-how to tell the stories that they think matter most. This year the program was presented in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs with support from The National Endowment for the Arts fund. Producer Sriyanka Ray, music producer Karim Douaidy, and filmmaker Jude Chehab spent 13 weeks in Bay Ridge in partnership with Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) and Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) teaching a small group of residents how to develop a podcast. This week, we’re sharing stories from 22 of Brooklyn’s newest audio-makers.

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Show Notes

This week, we’re sharing stories from Brooklyn’s newest audio-makers. • Brooklyn, USA is produced by Khyriel Palmer, Emily Boghossian, Shirin Barghi, Charlie Hoxie, and Mayumi Sato. If you have something to say and want us to share it on the show, here’s how you can send us a message:

• Thank you to Sriyanka Ray, Karim Douaidy, and Jude Chehab.

• “Your Coffee is on Me / قهوتك على حسابي” was produced by Amal Al Khateeb, Wael Ali, Osama Al Mathil, and Waleed Hassan.

• “The Bodega Strike”
was produced by Abeer Al Harazi, Sam El Seidi, and Lamia Hauter.

• “Yemeni-Americans and the pursuit of Education” was produced by Takhia Hussein, Yehya Elfgeeh, and Sara Said.

• “Bullying Arab Woman / التنمر ضد المرأة العربية”
was produced by Ghada Amin, Amira Talbah, Fatima Mokhtar, and Gamila AlShamiri, with help from Anwar Bazar and Amel Haridy.

• “Be Yourself (Social Media) / كن كما أنت” was produced by Hanane Elkahal, Nadia Boukhriss, Lalla Abdel Wahab, and Kawtar Kamal.

•  “Homeland / الوطن”
was produced by Ahlam Ali and Andalib Bakr, with help from Mona Gad and Fathia Ibrahim.

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What is Brooklyn, USA?

Brooklyn, USA is a podcast that blends short documentary, hyperlocal journalism, personal narratives, sound art and audiovisual experimentation to reflect the diversity and beauty of our borough. We deliver New York stories told by the people who live them, and cover issues that impact our community in its own voice. #BKUSA