HOST INTRO: Two months ago, the New York City Commission on Human Rights introduced a set of guidelines banning workplaces, schools and public spaces from discriminating against people on the basis of hair. Since the new law took effect, seven people have made complaints. Andrea Salcedo explains why the Human Rights Commission introduced the new […]
Liz Thomas once held the women’s record for hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Now, she’s on a nine-day hike across the five boroughs. As Alex Colletta reports, Thomas hopes this urban trek will highlight the need to support playgrounds and parks across the city. COLLETTA 1: It’s 6:50 in the morning at P.S. 7 Milton […]
HOST INTRO: For two centuries, Americans have told a familiar story. A lanky schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane visits a village, falls for the most beautiful girl in the land, and gets chased out of town by a headless horseman. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” And the […]
The hottest days of summer kill more New Yorkers than any other type of extreme weather. The city reports an average of 13 heat stroke deaths each year, and many more from other heat-related causes. New York State has a program to help people heat and cool their houses, but it’s been geared towards help […]
In the latest from our commentary series, reporter Maggie Green remembers the day an unwelcome guest introduced her to her best friend.
Mayor Bill De Blasio announced yesterday he’s running for President. George Stephanopolous: What do you bring to the race that no one else can? Bill De Blasio: George, working Americans deserve better and I know we can do it because I’ve done it here in the largest, toughest city in the country. But more than […]
Decades ago, Italians came to New York City in droves. According to the most recent census 15% of the population in the Tri-State area has some Italian heritage. Now a stagnant economic situation back home is pushing Italians to immigrate again. But today’s Italian immigrants are different – they are better off and more educated […]
HOST INTRO: This morning, the NYPD held a public hearing. It’s proposed a change to gun license laws. Now, a gun owner in NYC with a registered gun and license can transport an unloaded, locked gun from their home to one of two places: a local shooting range or to an authorized place to hunt. […]
HOST INTRO: There are over 5,000 colleges and universities in the United States. And every single one has to prepare for graduation. For most schools, it’s one of the biggest, happiest events of the year. But, there’s a lot of security measures that need to be put in place behind the scenes. I talked with […]
Earlier this month, a group of sex workers, advocates and academics gathered in a Manhattan apartment. They were there to talk about labour organizing for people working in New York City’s sex industry. Meetings like this are becoming more frequent across the US. But for all their efforts, organizing in the sex industry is facing […]
There are about one-and-a-half million undocumented immigrants living in New York City. Many of them come here legally and overstay their visas. One of these visas? The J-1. It’s intended to be a “cultural exchange” visa — almost like a study abroad program. As Hannah Critchfield reports, migrant advocates say the J-1 is being abused.
A generic version of the HIV prevention drug Truvada is coming. Also known as PrEP, it’s the only drug known to prevent HIV, and since its invention in 2012 only one company has been allowed to produce it. Earlier this week its manufacturer Gilead Sciences announced it would allow another company, Teva, to make a […]