HOST INTRO: New York City public school students spent days last week taking the statewide English Language Arts, or ELA, assessment test. This morning, just before class, parents and teachers in over thirty Manhattan elementary schools rallied against the tests saying that they were unfair and unnecessary. Marie Shabaya reports. ————————————————————————————————————————— AMBI: SCHOOL BUS STOPPING It’s just […]
HOST INTRO: Food carts are an iconic part New York City. Police, however, arrest food cart owners and other street vendors nearly 10,000 times every year for operating without a permit. Chris Mathias reports on why so many street cart vendors have to operate without a permit in order to make a profit. ———————————————————————————– Mohammed […]
ELEANOR: We heard earlier how our personal privacy has been threatened online by the Heartbleed breach. FELICE: But the European Parliament has just voted to protect the internet in a different way – to protect its freedoms. ELEANOR: I found that in this country there are no such protections – but there is a fiery […]
A group of international and US students from the DO School in DUMBO have created the “Good to Go” campaign, a cup reusing system to help the environment. Consumers can pick up a cup from one coffee shop and when they’re finished, drop it off at another coffee shop for reusing.
HOST INTRO: Every year, a million Americans elect to spend the final days of their lives in hospice. Going into Hospice care is an acknowledgement that a disease is terminal, that further treatment would be futile and that a person is going to die. Now, Medicare is experimenting with a program that aims to improve […]
HOST INTRO: The Senate Intelligence Committee voted last week to release a full report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program in the years following 9/11. The White House is allowing the CIA to review the 6,300 page report before it is disclosed. Rachel Vianna reports on the debate of how much the American public […]
Governor Cuomo dropped his plan to provide state-funded post-secondary education for New York State inmates, after some legislators rallied against the proposal throughout late February. Now, reports say he is trying to find private funding for privately funded non-profits that already bring college tuition to state prisons. But non-profit organizers say it is tough to find funding for felons.
From New York, I’m Katie Toth, with Columbia Radio News. Mayor Bill DeBlasio celebrated his 101st day in office with a Google Hangout, to talk to New York stakeholders via web about universal pre K, the divisions between the boroughs, and other important issues. During the hangout, promised changes to the Build it Back program, […]
HOST INTRO: Yesterday, General Motors announced a recall to more than two and a half million cars that had already been recalled. On Wednesday, Toyota recalled of over six million vehicles, worldwide. Automobile analyst Michelle Krebs says that car companies are quicker to respond after Toyota faced a federal case. SLUG: LEON_Recall_2Way TAPE DURATION: 2:02 INCUE: “ Ever since […]
HOST INTRO: After nearly 30 years in business, Rizzoli Bookstore is closing its doors at its Midtown location. This bookstore’s demise isn’t due to market share lost to Amazon, but because of real estate development. Pierre Bienaimé has more. — AMBI: Demonstration outside This morning, a couple dozen people gathered under the scaffolding in front of Rizzoli Bookstore. […]