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

Artist Track
Ray Barretto Babalu
Ray Barretto Midnight Boogaloo
Ray Barretto Son Son Cuero
Big Boss Man Sea Groove
Boogie Down Productions South Bronx (instrumental)
Bronx River Parkway El Resbalon
Bronx River Parkway Nora Se Va
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five The Message (instrumental)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Superappin’ (1979 version)
Grandmaster Flash Swagger (instrumental)
Joan of Arc If It Feels Good, Do It
Joan of Arc Who’s Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?
Library Tapes And the Rain Did Fall
Library Tapes Pieces of Us Were Left on the Tracks
Reggie Rockstone Eye mo de Anaa
Sarkodie Tema Life
Erik Satie Gnossienne No. 1
Giuliano Sorgini Clessidra