This week on Uptown Radio, the results are in for the British general election and New Yorkers from Britain are reacting. Trees are being planted in New York City and trash is being collected by private waste management companies. This episode is dedicated to our professor John Dinges, who is retiring after 19 years of teaching at Columbia.
This morning the United Kingdom’s conservative party claimed victory in the UK , allowing prime minister David Cameron to serve another term in office. Polls projected a much closer race – but Labour wound up disappointed suffering a major loss of seats, mostly in Scotland. This morning Labor prime minister candidate Ed Miliband resigned from his leadership role. For more on the British election, I turned David Dimbleby, who’s been covering the British Elections for the BBC since 1979.
As you heard earlier, the British election was expected to be a nail biter.
But after the exit poll came out in favor of the conservatives yesterday evening, the uncertainty faded – fast. Ariel Ritchin spent time at a bar where nearly 100 British expats were watching the results roll in.
In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg decided to plant trees in the streets of New York. To make the city greener, one million trees would be planted in a decade. The initiative cost the city $400 million… and is now near its goal. As Adélie Pontay reports, the neighborhoods that needed the most trees were also some of the poorest areas in the city. She went for a walk around the leafy streets of East New York in Brooklyn to see how the neighborhood has changed.
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