Al Qaeda released a video online this week advertising its new publication Resurgence Magazine. It is an English-language magazine slated for release soon. J.M. Berger is a terror analyst and consultant, and the author of Jihad Joe. He explains that Al Qaeda sees value in recruiting in English-speaking Western countries to boost the numbers of Jihadists to fight their cause.
A group of activists for sex workers rights held a rally in Times Square today. It was to call attention to the case of Monica Jones. She’s a Black transgendered sex worker who went on trial today for prostitution. The activists say she’s really on trial for speaking out.
Last week, a Health and Human Services study reported one third of nursing home residents suffer a preventable injury from substandard care. But new research has shown that telemedicine can prevent nursing home mishaps like falls and medication errors, all while reducing hospital time and medical bills.
A spate of accidents over the past year has drawn scrutiny to the commuter rail network Metro North. The embattled agency got its official comeuppance earlier today when the Federal Railroad Administration issued a scathing report. It faulted Metro North for prioritizing speed over safety. Avi Wolfman-Arent rode the rails to hear what commuters and politicians are saying.
More than a hundred people haven’t been able to return home after a gas leak explosion in East Harlem Wednesday killed eight people and destroyed two buildings. Chris Mossa meets the displaced residents looking for answers.
For Columbia Radio News, I’m Matt Collette. In East Harlem, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says it looks like everyone missing in Wednesday’s building explosion is accounted for. Eight people were killed by the blast. The cause remains unknown, though it’s suspected to have been a gas leak. Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the shelter where […]
Billboard POPPIE: It’s Friday March 14th, and you’re listening to Uptown Radio. I’m Poppie Mputhing. ASABE: And I’m Asabe Vincent-Otiono. On today’s show: POPPIE: More than a hundred people who evacuated their homes in East Harlem are waiting to move into temporary housing. ASABE: A new Federal report accuses Metro North Railroad of neglecting safety. […]
Aging infrastructure in New York city needs to be fixed and may have contributed to the recent Harlem Explosion. Asabe Vincent-Otiono talk to Adam Forman, a research associate who released this report.
Two scientists from the Brainwave Music Project have developed technology that transforms brainwaves into music. Our brains perform this kind of “data mapping” almost constantly, but the software to harness it has only just been developed. These two innovators say the technology could make electronic music more accessible. But would you really want to listen to the music your brain makes?
At the New York Botanical Garden, New Yorkers of all ages come together to learn how to grow an edible and organic garden in their own homes.
The directors behind part 2 of the Hunger Games trilogy are considering using computer generated imagery to finish scenes involving the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. But CGI animators have their work cut out for them, both in crafting a life-like Hoffman and in getting audiences on board.
MOSSA: Marie, how important is the Bilateral Security Agreement to ongoing cooperation between Afghanistan and the United States? SHABAYA: Well, the position of the American government is very clear: if the deal is not signed at the end of the year all foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan will have to leave. I wanted to understand […]