BXTRA with Tayra Keshinover

–Tatyana Turner   “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe One day, while picking up camera equipment, I sat next to a wise lady who changed the way I think about myself and others. She said, ” When I ask people who they are, they respond […]

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BXTRA with Wali Burgos

–Tatyana Turner   It is said that most people will have six different jobs during their lifetime, but imagine holding three of those positions at once. South Bronx native, Wali Burgos is the writer, producer and director of a romantic comedy called, ” The Checklist.” The play focuses on the challenges of having an interracial […]

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BXTRA with Dilson Hernandez

–Tatyana Turner   In the words of notable poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde : “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known.” No matter how long it was since you’ve graduated from high school, going through life can seem like walking through a high school hallway full of students […]

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Thank you, Tarana Burke

  –Tatyana Turner A hashtag is a symbol on social media that serves as a gateway to interconnectivity. Interest, entertainment, and social movements are a few examples of why social media users post hashtags. Recently, one hashtag  brought together thousands of strangers with familiar circumstances with two words, “me too.”   In October of 2017, […]

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Chef Jose DeJesus Shares his Recipe for Success

–Tatyana Turner   Imagine making reservations for a 5-course meal at an undisclosed location. The ticket you purchase only provides the time and the date; but, where you’ll be sitting, who you’ll be sitting with, and what you’ll be eating is all a mystery. Only a handful of people are aware of the fastidious arrangements; […]

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BXTRA with Anthony Welch

–Tatyana Turner Between balancing classes, extracurricular activities and a normal social life, college can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life; but, that did not stop Lehman College business major, Anthony Welch, from taking on yet another high-octane commitment. In December 2017, Welch introduced a non-profit organization called, “Bronx View,” as […]

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Why Journalism?

–Tatyana Turner   “What used to be called journalism is now only part of the mix, and it’s role as intermediary and verifier, like the roles of other civic institutions is a relatively smaller and thus weaker influence as a whole.” [ Kovach and Rosensteil] Before hosting and producing BXTRA, I freelanced for a local […]

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