The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


COVID University New York (CVNY) – a Gotham Center podcast

COVID University New York (CVNY) is a weekly storytelling podcast documenting the experience of those communities struggling most with COVID-19 in New York, the city hit worst by the pandemic. The show uses personal interviews with students and workers, and draws on the expertise of scholars in New York’s enormous, citywide public university system (CUNY), to discuss everything from remembering the dead and caring for the sick to fighting police brutality and struggling to keep one’s livelihood. A companion to Racecar Radio’s “The Big Shut-In: Stories from Quarantine,” this program aims to lift up the voices of those whose stories usually don’t make headlines, and to preserve them in a kind of historical archive.

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