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Hook Files: Front and Back



People often talk about the different parts of Red Hook. There is the front, the back, and, some would say, the middle. In this episode of Hook Files, RHI's Digital Stewards talk to Red Hook residents about these terms -- what they mean, what the difference is between these parts of the neighborhood, and how development, gentrification, race, and class play out in this community. This episode is narrated by Digital Steward John Reid. Hook Files is a three-part radio miniseries documenting the oral-history of Red Hook, featuring community voices discussing crime, Hurricane Sandy, and the "front and back of the neighborhood." The series is organized by the Red Hook Initiative Digital Stewards, led by artist and educator Cassie Wagler. John Reid is 23 year-old resident of Red Hook and a member of Generation 4 of the Digital Stewards. Some of the projects he has done as a Digital Steward include: designing labels for the Red Hook Winery, producing a short documentary on Hometown BBQ (a local restaurant), participating in a digital media bootcamp, representing the Digital Stewards and Red Hook Wifi at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, and producing the radio “Hook Files” with Pioneer Works and Clocktower Radio. His goal is to create a full service production company with his Digital Stewards colleagues, and for them to support each other in realizing their goals as artists and producers. Cassie Wagler is an artist, radio producer, and educator. She is the Education and Community Programs Manager at Pioneer Works, and loves working with the Digital Stewards to produce tech and media projects.
 

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Hook Files is a three-part radio miniseries, documenting the oral-history of Red Hook, Brooklyn, featuring community voices discussing themes of crime, Hurricane Sandy, and the "front and back" of the neighborhood. The series is organized by the Red Hook Initiative Digital Stewards, led by artist and educator Cassie Wagler. To create Hook Files, media producers Marlaina Eaddy, John Reid, and Naheem Morris interviewed over a dozen people in Red Hook about their experiences and stories in this community. They spoke with business owners, community activists, lifelong residents of the neighborhood, and some new folks too. John Reid is a 23 year-old resident of Red Hook and a member of Generation 4 of the Digital Stewards. Some of the projects he has done as a Digital Steward include: designing labels for the Red Hook Winery, producing a short documentary on Hometown BBQ (a local restaurant), participating in a digital media bootcamp, representing the Digital Stewards and Red Hook Wifi at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, and producing the radio “Hook Files” with Pioneer Works and Clocktower Radio. His goal is to create a full service production company with his Digital Stewards colleagues, and for them to support each other in realizing their goals as artists and producers.
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