The Bronx, NY: Still Rising from the Ashes

The Bronx has long been seen as a symbol of America’s failings.  For many people here, ‘making it’ means escaping the crime and poverty of their borough.  But some have refused to flee. This episode shines a light on the hold-outs and the dreamers, people who’ve committed their lives to keeping chaos at bay in the Bronx.

Episode Music

ArtistTrack
Ray BarrettoBabalu
Ray BarrettoMidnight Boogaloo
Ray BarrettoSon Son Cuero
Big Boss ManSea Groove
Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx (instrumental)
Bronx River ParkwayEl Resbalon
Bronx River ParkwayNora Se Va
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious FiveThe Message (instrumental)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious FiveSuperappin’ (1979 version)
Grandmaster FlashSwagger (instrumental)
Joan of ArcIf It Feels Good, Do It
Joan of ArcWho’s Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?
Library TapesAnd the Rain Did Fall
Library TapesPieces of Us Were Left on the Tracks
Reggie RockstoneEye mo de Anaa
SarkodieTema Life
Erik SatieGnossienne No. 1
Giuliano SorginiClessidra