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Latest Episodes

Capping The Cross Bronx Part II With Rep. Ritchie Torres
May 10, 2021

On Friday April 23rd U.S. Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) delivered a press conference in the Bronx's Parkchester neighborhood calling for The American Job's Plan, President Biden's infrastructure bill, to include funding to transform The Cross Bronx E

Taking Back Space: Capping The Cross Bronx Expressway
April 13, 2021

Nilka Martell is a community organizer and an environmental activist in the Bronx. She founded an organization called #Loving The Bronx, which is leading efforts to advocate for capping an exposed portion of the Cross Bronx Expressway, in her neighborhood

Beyond the System: A Conversation with Carmen Mojica, Bronx-based Midwife & Reproductive Justice Advocate
March 24, 2021

In today’s episode, we interview Carmen Mojica, a midwife and reproductive justice activist in the Bronx. We hear from Carmen about her work in the community supporting families through COVID-19, along with the many ways in which she advocates for Black,

Health Policy & The District #15 City Council Race with John Sanchez & Elisa Crespo
March 01, 2021

This year's City Council elections promise to bring new inspiring leaders from the Bronx to City Hall. Today we focus on candidates contending for the seat in District-15, which became vacant after Ritchie Torres left City Council to become a US Congressm

The Green New Deal, Sustainability & Health Outcomes
January 26, 2021

How do the built and natural environments within the Bronx impact community members' abilities to achieve a healthy life? In this episode we explore how municipal policy around sustainability is connected to health equity. Our conversation considers how i

Vaccine Q+A with Dr. Chidi Akusobi
January 19, 2021

Dr. Chidi Akusobi joined the Healthy Bronx Podcast Tuesday evening, January 19th, to translate the basic science behind the COVID-19 vaccine and to answer questions submitted from Bronx residents in the week preceding our recording. This episode was

Hunts Point Produce Market: Food Distribution in the Pandemic & Beyond
January 11, 2021

The Hunts Point Produce Market is the largest produce market in the world and is located in the South Bronx. The majority of fruits and vegetables that find their way to your local supermarket, bodega, or your favorite restaurant likely passed through the

Community Health & #Not62 in the Bronx
September 11, 2020

In the first episode we  learn about the NYC Department of Health’s community health work in the Bronx through speaking with one its leaders, Fernando Tirado. The breadth of Fernando’s work with community organizations throughout the borough gives a