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The Eye—the magazine itself—was named after the author and urban theorist Jane Jacobs and her belief that the “eyes on the street” help keep cities safe. The Ear, then, alludes to the stories we’re always listening for.

At The Eye, we think about the ways in which we tell our stories just as much as the stories themselves. And with podcasts continuing to grow in popularity, it makes sense to extend our narrative journalism into non-print media. We want to tell you our stories—using the literal voices of the people who make them up. And some nifty podcast editing.

In this week’s episode of The Ear, we took a closer look at how student poets use their work as a form of resistance under the Trump administration. We attendedColumbia University Amnesty International’s event Slamnesty: The Rhythm of Change. Many poets performed throughout the show, including Angelo Hernandez-Sias who has recently released an album. We also talked to student poets about how their artistic processes have been influenced by the current political climate and why they believe sharing art is important for resistance.

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