The Daily Beat

Premiere DateApr 14, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:17 The Daily Beat pt. 1 BookCourt & Small Businesses
03:00 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Andrew Unger - BookCourt
05:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Crowdfunding & being a part of the community
09:45 The Daily Beat Outro
10:07 Summer Dress Ryley Walker
15:18 Finish

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The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast that gives you 15 minutes of digestible investigations into an ongoing weekly story. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. with your host Lisa Autz to hear original reporting on events throughout New York City that speak to greater national and international issues.

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This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC’s vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.

Don’t miss a beat!

Today: Tuesday April 14, 2015 – This week’s podcast reviews the SAVENYC campaign taking storm throughout social media. It began through the efforts of Jeremiah Moss, the author of the Vanishing New York Blog. Now across the city, people are rallying to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act to protect the rights of our favorite local shops to survive.

Today, you will hear from a small, independent bookstore called BookCourt in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I speak with the store’s events and publicity spokesperson, Andrew Unger about the shop’s unique strategies in using crowdfunding techniques such as IndieGoGo to support and expand the business. The 33-year-old business has taken a strong hold presence in the neighborhood and, with the support of its local patrons, continues to thrive despite competition.

Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…