Hilary Brueck delivers our weekly news roundup: From New York I’m Hilary Brueck and this is Columbia Radio News. Tensions remain high in Ukraine. Ousted President Viktor Yanukovych held a press conference today in southeast Russia. He said he’s opposed to any outside military intervention in his country. Russian armored vehicles cruised the streets of […]
HOST INTRO: When the state department announced, last year, that private identity information of public school students would be gathered and stored in a brand new database, parents, teacher and even then Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio were apoplectic. In the end, the State Atttorney General put the breaks on it. Today, member of the State Assembly met with […]
Today, President Obama introduced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative to support young black men. Kate Cox interviewed Eddie Glaude, a professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton, to ask how a private-public partnership like this one could make change.
BILLBOARD Friday February 28, 2014 KATE: It’s Friday, February 28th and you’re listening to Uptown Radio. I’m Kate Cox. AVI: And I’m Avi Wolfman-Arent. On today’s show, Ukrainians in New York send aid to family and friends as unrest grows in the Crimea region of the country. KATE: The World Bank hopes to map Africa’s […]
In New York, one organization is helping men of color get jobs while helping local communities at the same time.
HOST INTRO: After a more-than twelve million dollar renovation that kept it closed for four years, the Washington Heights Library is set to open this Monday. Claire Pires visited. On the final business day before the Washington Heights Library opens, contractors are on their knees hammering in nails and moving furniture. Twenty-five desktop PCs and […]
HOST INTRO: Despite being on the other side of the world, Ukrainians working in New York City are concerned about the violence in Maidan Square, the main protest camp back home in Kiev. Lara McCaffrey reports on how they finding different ways to send help and raise awareness. Parts of the East Village in New York City […]
The World Bank’s plan to map Africa’s mineral resources could also provide useful clues for geologists.
As Washington debates legislation to raise the minimum wage, two large retailers see the benefits of paying workers more. HOST INTRO: President Obama made a big push for a bill that will raise the minimum wage to $10 dollars and 10 cents for all workers when he signed an executive order doing just that for […]
According to a new study by Harvard and the University of California-Berkeley, growing up in communities with a high proportion of single mothers is the most important factor in limiting a child’s social mobility.
Rutgers-Newark professor Alexander Motyl analyzes the fragile political situation in Crimea, where the threat of secessionist rebellion threatens Ukraine’s stability.
Comcast is asking the federal government for permission to by Time Warner Cable, a $45 billion deal that critics say won’t improve broadband speed.