Full Broadcast – April 24, 2015

This week on Uptown Radio, New Yorkers are starting to take composting seriously, scientists are hoping to repopulate the city with oysters, and New York State universities are making it difficult for ex-convicts to apply for college. Also in the show, New Yorkers commemorate the Armenian genocide, bikers’ deaths in the city are on the rise, and college students talk about losing their religious faith.

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Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Hope New Bill Will Legalize Sport in New York State

New York is the only state in the country to ban professional mixed martial arts events. New York fighters have to travel out of state to compete and gain national recognition in the increasingly popular sport. Charlotte Gibson reports that momentum is growing in Albany to legalize the violent fight club events in New York.

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Wall Street Journal Reporter Reid Epstein Shares First Thoughts on the 2016 Election

In the last month, four candidates have announced they are running for president. That’s three republicans: senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. And one democrat: former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Arianna Skibell spoke with Reid Epstein from the Wall Street Journal, who is on the ground in New Hampshire, to get a feel for what’s at stake for both parities. Epstein spoke to why Clinton announced her candidacy so early. What’s she going to do for the next year and a half before the primary?

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How can white people talk about race?

Forty-two people were arrested in New York earlier this week in a march to end police brutality. While the focus is on police brutality, the conversation is about race.

In the past, many white people have found these conversations difficult, often avoiding them altogether. But now, from New Orleans to New York, white people, young and old, are steeling themselves to talk about race.

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