Staten Island Advance's From the Scene

From the Scene offers listeners detailed discussions about the biggest stories on Staten Island with the reporters who cover them. Host Erik Bascome sits down with fellow Advance/SILive.com staffers to discuss these stories in-depth, with a focus on bringing listeners behind the scenes of the reporting process to better understand how we get the information we need to keep you informed.

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“There are no answers where you’re not going to...
30 min
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Now it's a party of three: S.I. resident comple...
21 min
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The need for speed cameras: 24/7 cameras passed...
32 min
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Staten Island 2100: Climate change hits home
22 min
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P-TECH at Port: H.S. program offers free accele...
23 min
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The Flight of the FerryHawks: Staten Island’s n...
23 min
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Citywide Surge: As the crime wave reaches the I...
April 22, 2022: In episode 24, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com breaking news reporter Kyle Lawson to discuss the rising crime rates on Staten Island, the steps being taken to buck the trend and what borough residents can do to protect themselves. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
21 min
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Offshore Opportunities: Manufacturing sites may...
<p>April 8, 2022: In episode 23, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com science and breaking news reporter Joseph Ostapiuk to discuss the future of the offshore wind industry on Staten Island and how it could benefit the borough and the state in the coming years. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.</p><p><br></p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
18 min
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From pages to posts: SILive’s Lauren Lovallo di...
March 25, 2022: In episode 22, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com social media specialist Lauren Lovallo to discuss the crucial role that social media plays in the ways we report and disseminate the news. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
29 min
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'We're not going to take you': The Staten Islan...
March 11, 2022: In episode 21, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com Advance public interest and advocacy reporter Paul Liotta to discuss the ongoing exclusion of LGBTQ groups from the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day parade and how it has impacted what was once one one of the borough’s most highly anticipated annual events. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
18 min
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The landfill cancer link: Closure for families ...
February 25, 2022: In episode 20, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com science and breaking news reporter Joseph Ostapiuk as they discuss the $34 million settlement paid to Staten Islanders who claim that they developed debilitating cancers as a result of the borough’s former landfills. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
23 min
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Turkey Task Force?: Increasing fowl play leaves...
February 11, 2022: In episode 19, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com public interest and advocacy reporter Kristin Dalton who discusses the state of Staten Island’s booming turkey population. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
25 min
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To a better 2022!: Columnist Tom Wrobleski’s wi...
January 28, 2022: In episode 18, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com Senior Opinions Writer Tom Wrobleski discusses his 2022 wish list for the borough. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
30 min
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Rats as big as cats: A deep dive into the issue...
<p>Rats as big as cats; Rampant roach infestations; hazardous mold everywhere. Those are just a few of the many horrifying conditions that Staten Islanders living in government subsidized housing complexes have endured in recent years.</p><br><p>&nbsp;👉 This week, Advance public interest and advocacy reporter Giavanni Alves discusses her ongoing coverage of the dangerous living conditions faced by many Staten Islanders in government-subsidized housing.&nbsp;Listen to From the Scene on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon, Spotify, and now on YouTube! 🎧 New episodes are released biweekly on Fridays.</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
26 min
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Taking on Omicron: Staten Island navigates thro...
January 4, 2022: In episode 16, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com public interest and advocacy reporter Kristin Dalton to discuss the chaos and confusion on Staten Island caused by the Omicron variant. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
27 min
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Opioid Island: A look into the decade-long epid...
December 17, 2021: In episode 15, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com public interest and advocacy reporter Paul Liotta to discuss the devastating impact that the decades-long opioid epidemic continues to have on Staten Island. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
20 min
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Justice for Jeanine Cammarata: Estranged husban...
December 3, 2021: In episode 14, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com courts reporter Frank Donnelly discusses the trial of Michael Cammarata, who was recently found guilty of murdering his estranged wife Jeanine back on ...
18 min
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Child vaccinations get shot in the arm: Staten ...
November 19, 2021: In episode 13, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com community news and education reporter Annalise Knudson to discuss New York City’s push to vaccinate young children and the backlash received from pare...
24 min
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Staten Island sees red: The outcome and impact ...
November 5, 2021: In episode 12, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com Senior Opinion Writer Tom Wrobleski the election outcome and its impact. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Google, or Spotify.
21 min
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To Flea or not to Flea: Willowbrook's oversized...
October 22, 2021: In episode 11, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com Public Interest & Advocacy reporter Kristin Dalton to discuss the large-scale yard sale in Willowbrook which has garnered 47 complaints to the city...
17 min
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Hurricane Ida's impact on NYC: What is the city...
October 8, 2021: In episode 10, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com Public Interest & Advocacy reporter Paul Liotta to discuss Mayor Bill de Blasio's new climate-based Resiliency Plan. Listen now on Apple Podcas...
29 min
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No vax, no dinner: The effects of vaccination r...
Sept. 24, 2021: In episode 9, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com food editor Pamela Silvestri to discuss how vaccination requirements are affecting the restaurant industry. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Goo...
25 min
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Back to School Season: How will the pandemic af...
Sept. 10, 2021: In episode 8, host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com education reporter Annalise Knudson to discuss how COVID-19 will affect the 2021-2022 school year in New York City. Listen now on Apple Podcast, Amazon Mu...
33 min
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Greatest Ferris Wheel Never Built: New York Whe...
Aug. 27, 2021: In episode 7 host Erik Bascome is joined by Staten Island Advance and SILive.com business and real estate reporter Tracey Porpora to discuss the greatest Ferris wheel never built and what that means for the future of the borough’s North ...
17 min
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Race for resiliency: East Shore Seawall project...
August 13, 2021: In episode 6 host Erik Bascome, spoke with Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter Paul Liotta about The East Shore Seawall project, which has been referred to by some as the most important infrastructure project the borough has seen sin...
26 min
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Finally Free: Staten Islander's murder charge o...
July 30, 2021: In episode 5, Host Erik Bascome speaks with Breaking News Reporter Joseph Ostapiuk&nbsp;to discuss the exoneration of Grant Williams who was incarcerated for 23 years for second-degree murder. Ostapiuk gives details on the initial st...
18 min
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Staten Island’s Need for Speed: Why city’s traf...
July 16, 2021: In episode 4, Host Erik Bascome spoke with Senior Opinions Writer Tom Wrobleski to discuss all things speeding on Staten Island, from borough residents’ hatred of speed cameras to the city’s impending plan to convert all of Hylan Bouleva...
30 min
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Learning through laptops: How Staten Island sch...
July 2, 2021: In episode 3, Host Erik Bascome spoke with Education Reporter Annalise Knudson to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the education system for the past 15 months.&nbsp;Bascome and Knudson also talk about what to expect com...
29 min
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Staten Island Arts: A community shuttered by th...
June 18, 2021: The Staten Island arts community came to a halt during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Host Erik Bascome spoke with reporter Victoria Priola to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the arts community. Now as life returns ...
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102nd Memorial Day Parade: Staten Island’s firs...
June 4, 2021: Staten Island’s 102nd&nbsp;Memorial Day Parade, an annual tradition honoring all those who’ve lost their lives defending our country, marked the first major public event in the borough since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Host...
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Trailer: Staten Island Advance's From the Scene
From the Scene offers listeners detailed discussions about the biggest stories on Staten Island with the reporters who cover them. Host Erik Bascome sits down with fellow Advance/SILive.com staffers to discuss these stories in-depth, with a focus ...
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