A little more than a year ago, a similar gas explosion killed 8 people in East Harlem, leaving dozens more injured. In the aftermath of the tragedy, friends, colleagues and family members came together Friday morning to remember one of the victims from the explosion.
HOST1: Now, a look at the changing face of one of India’s minority religions – Sikhism (pronounced like Sick-ism). It originated in the Punjab region of India in the 15th century. One of the most distinguishing features of Sikhs today is that they don’t cut their hair for religious reasons – man often wear turbans … Read More
HOST INTRO: In January, Barack Obama was the first American president to be invited to India for Republic Day. That’s the national holiday that celebrates the founding of the Indian Constitution. The United States and India have developed economic bonds. But there is one potential glitch in the Indo-American relationship: recent attacks on Christian churches … Read More
HOST: An explosion in the East Village yesterday afternoon injured 25 people. At least two more are missing – 23 year old Nicholas Figueroa who was eating at the Sushi restaurant in one of the buildings at the time of the explosion and Moises Lucon – an employee at that restaurant. One building has … Read More
CHAVA: The House of Representatives voted yesterday to protect reimbursements made to Doctors who treat Medicare patients. An old provision had been set to cut payments to doctors by more than 20 percent. The bill passed by the House overhauls the healthcare system – and provided a rare show of bi-partisanship in a … Read More
CHAVA: The Federal Aviation Administration… or F-A-A… has been loosening restrictions for commercial use of drones. Last week it gave retail giant Amazon permission to test drones to deliver packages. The agency is also considering new rules that would let other companies use drones as well. CAMILLE: Some drone entrepreneurs and businesses say … Read More
Two astronauts will spend a year at the International Space Station. One of them, American Scott Kelly, has a twin brother, former astronaut Mark Kelly, back on Earth. Researchers are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to research the effects of space on human health by performing regular medical tests on both brothers.