Water for the city of New York begins its journey in the heart of the Catskills, 120 miles away. Artist Jenny Lee Fowler and host Keiko Sono collected stories from the watersheds, covering a wide range of topics—climate change, population change, overuse of land, to name a few.
Woodburne residents Margaret and Chris Helthaler share their views on what makes a community, the sorrow of letting go, and how the greater Neversink area could become a thriving community that cannot be automated away.
Portraits and Stories Podcast is a companion to a project with the same title that combines oral history with portrait silhouette cutting. It's a collection of stories told by the members of Rondout Neversink, watersheds of NYC located in the Catskills, 100 miles north of the city.