John Rudolph '75 is the producer of the radio project “Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City.” The program is part of Think Global, a week of special programming airing on public radio stations nationwide May 16-22, 2005. The program is available online at http://www.thinkglobal2005.org/documentaries.php.
Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis) and set in New York's immigrant neighborhoods, “Feet in Two Worlds” features stories by reporters from the city's ethnic newspapers, as well as WNYC reporters who regularly cover immigrant communities. Today, with cell phones, the Internet, videoconferencing technology, faxes and cheap air fares, many immigrants remain in constant contact with their home countries. For them the key to survival is not just learning how to live in America, but learning to live in two places at once.
The show was taped at the New School University Milano Graduate School Center for New York City Affairs and included excerpts from a new documentary project of WNYC Radio, American Public Media, The Center for NYC Affairs and producer John Rudolph, and panel discussions exploring transnational life and culture in immigrant New York.