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And Now Presents

And Now Presents

By And Now
We live in a world overwhelmed with media bombarding us from all directions. AND NOW is a way to give these voices and artists a place to show their work and perspective. AND NOW is a series that explores different social, economic and environmental issues and topics that are happening NOW through art.
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Multi-Racial in America: Check Boxes
In this episode, we discuss the Multi-Racial experience in America. We speak with Kimber Monroe, one of the founders of Mixed Mag and Shivani Gonzalaz, who works in politics in New York, about their experience with being Bi-Racial and how that led them to their career and activism. Join us, as we see how they see it! Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media Consultant: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT Productions
45:47
July 24, 2020
Slavery Through Time and Media Today
This discussion is based on readings by Orlando Patterson and Achille Mbembe which can both be found on our website www.andnowpresents.com. In this episode, we discuss slavery through out history and the media representation of black people dying in United States news and fiction. We speak with Richard Purcell, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University who specializes in black representation in music and media as well as world history. Join us as we see how they see it! Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin
39:13
July 15, 2020
Prison States
In this episode, we discuss the prison state in Israel and how it relates to our current political climate in the United States. We speak with Adejia Jones, an Entrepreneur & Activist who lived in Israel for a year while studying at NYU, she is now a human rights activist and working hard to make change in the Black Lives Matter movement. Join us as we see how they see it! NOTE: This episode explores one opinion on the conflicts between Israel and Palestine. To learn more about this very complicated subject check out the podcast PEACE TALK which explores the many different factors of this complex conflict. There is also a RESEARCH GUIDE made by people at Elon University in 2009. This Research Guide gives you a data base of sources including films, articles and maps. If you want to learn more about the current state of the conflict between Israel and Palestine see CONFLICT ON FOREIGN RELATIONS . Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creative Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin
50:11
June 10, 2020
A Virtual Reality
In this episode, we discuss how virtual reality is going to change our tomorrow  Virtual reality has been seen as something that will isolate us but with social distancing, a virtual world would bring us together. I spoke with the co-founder of MEPTIK, who create virtual reality events, the founder of VUNOUS, a virtual reality theater company, Randy Osborn, who creates medical training VR experiences, and the co-founder of ALL OF IT NOW, a media company that blurs the lines between reality and the virtual world. Join us, as we see how they see it! Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media Consultant: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT productions
36:15
May 1, 2020
Quarantined Minds
In this episode, we discuss how the quarantine due to COVID-19 is affecting our minds. We speak with the founder of the MINDS Foundation, Sheldon Soloman, a professor at Skidmore College who studies how our awareness of death affects our decision making, an artist who used quarantine to show her mental health journey, a member of the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) which strives to help people in unsafe domestic conditions and the founders of the mental health app NOT OK. Join us, as we see how they see it! If you are in need or danger please call Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) at (800) 339-3940, available 24/7 Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media Consultant: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT productions
49:31
April 22, 2020
Plastic, Art and our Oceans
In this episode, we discuss single-use plastic in our oceans and how art is used as environmental activism. We speak with Angela Hasel Pozzi, the founder of Washed Ashore, Tod Hardin, the head of operations and communication for Plastic Oceans, and Wan Yunfeng, an environmental fashion designer. Join us as we see how they see it! Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media Consultant: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT productions
23:04
April 15, 2020
Pandemic Art
In this episode, we discuss pandemics throughout history and how art has been used during pandemics and how art is being used during COVID-19. We speak with one journalist who wrote about the 20 worst pandemics in history, another journalist who wrote about art during the Spanish Flu of 1918, and two artists who are using art now, during COVID-19. Join us, as we see how they see it! Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media Consultant: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT productions
26:57
April 8, 2020
Art and it's Effects on Homelessness / Part 2
In this episode, we are discussing the humanitarian crisis of homelessness and how art affects these communities and this cause. We speak with three artists who created pieces about people experiencing homelessness, two organizations that use art to find solutions, and one artist who is transitioning into housing and used art as a tool while experiencing homelessness. Join us as we see how they see it! Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media Consultant: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT productions
18:27
April 1, 2020
Art and it's Effects on Homelessness / Part 1
In this episode, we are discussing the humanitarian crisis of homelessness and how art affects these communities and this cause. We speak with three artists who created pieces about people experiencing homelessness, two organizations that use art to find solutions, and one artist who is transitioning into housing and used art as a tool while experiencing homelessness. Make sure to tune into Part Two and join us as we see how they see it! Founder / Host: Grace McCarthy Creating Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media Consultant: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT productions
20:10
April 1, 2020
How is COVID-19 Affecting Our People? / Part 2
In this special episode, we learn about how COVID-19  is affecting our court system, people experiencing homelessness and our education system. Be sure to stay tuned for both parts 1 and 2! AND NOW is Founded and Hosted by Grace McCarthy Creative Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT Productions
24:10
March 25, 2020
How is COVID-19 Affecting Our People? / Part 1
In this special episode, we learn about how COVID-19  is affecting our court system, people experiencing homelessness and our education system. Be sure to stay tuned for both parts 1 and 2! AND NOW is Founded and Hosted by Grace McCarthy Creative Producer / Editor: Javier Galarza Line Producer: Carlos Pantin Social Media: Burke Louis This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CNT Productions
32:53
March 25, 2020