Who We Are

Feet in 2 Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, a nonpartisan institute dedicated to advancing innovative public policies that strengthen neighborhoods, support families and reduce urban poverty.

Our reporters have immigrant roots and can straddle two cultures to tell stories often unseen by the mainstream media. Since 2005, our award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants.

Feet in 2 Worlds Staff:

John Rudolph, Executive Producer, is a radio journalist with more than 30 years experience as a program host and producer of documentaries and news reports. John produced the award-winning documentary Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City, which was the debut for the Feet in Two Worlds project. Since 1999 he has worked with WNYC to chronicle the life of the city in programs such as Six Months: Rebuilding Our City, Rebuilding Ourselves, a documentary series that explored the impact of the 9/11 attacks, and New York in Black and White: The Sixties, Civil Rights and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis, named “Best news special/documentary, First Place” for 2000 by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He produced and hosted Culture Lessons: Stories of Students at Manchester Central High School, winner of the 2007 RTNDA/Unity award. This documentary, produced for New Hampshire Public Radio, tells the story of a public high school with a large immigrant and refugee population.

Manolia Charlotin, Managing Editor, is a multimedia journalist with experience in print, broadcast and online publications. She also hosts Caribbean Spotlight on BK Live. Manolia has been a featured news commentator on several programs, including Al Jazeera English, France 24, NPR and American University Radio (WAMU), providing analysis on Haiti and the African diaspora, advocacy, media diversity and politics. As a thought leader in public policy, she has delivered remarks and presented lectures on U.S. foreign policy, international development and post-disaster reconstruction to Congress and numerous universities. For the two-year anniversary of Goudougoudou, Manolia penned the essay, “The Haitian Diaspora: Supporting Reconstruction From the Centers of Power”, for the acclaimed anthology Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake — edited by Dr. Mark Schuller and Pablo Morales.

Jocelyn Gonzales, Technical Director and Senior Producer, is a freelance radio producer in New York City. Her work has been featured on WNYC News, Studio 360, Soundcheck, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money, Radiolab, Musicians Radio, Ear Studio, the Bowery Poetry Club, Minnesota Public Radio, Strange Music and Re:Sound. She was part of the team that created Studio 360, and she was the producer for DishNow Hear This! and The Conversation on WNYC. Jocelyn is a full-time faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in the sound design department, and was the principal advisor to the campus radio station, WNYU AM/FM, for several years. She is also a podcast producer at The New York Times.


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