Host Intro: CHAVA: As the New York State Legislature gets closer to the April 1st budget deadline. it’s been rough week for some of Governor Cuomo’s biggest proposals. He may have to gut several measure…an increase to minimum wage workers, support for education… and tuition assistance for the DREAM Act. CAMILLE: That could impact the … Read More
Host: The FAA has been loosening restrictions for commercial use of drones. last week it gave permission for amazon to test its proposed delivery drones, and the agency is also considering new rules that would let other companies use drones. Some drone entrepreneurs think the change can’t come soon enough, but other … Read More
Long Island City is seeing a hotel boom. Ten years ago, this gritty industrial neighborhood had just one hotel. Now, it has around 25, with 20 more in development. The transition to hip tourist destination doesn’t come easy to local manufacturing businesses.
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