Looking for a match this election season? You may want to open your browser to Berniesingles.com a new site that launched this week. It’s a dating site for Bernie Sanders fans with the tagline, it’s not only the 1% getting screwed this election season. And it’s new twist on niche dating sites where the business of matchmaking is more about how daters identify, than profit. Isabella Kulkarni reports.
Israeli Apartheid Week is taking place on campuses across the world, including Columbia University’s as of Monday. One of the event’s central goals is to garner support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, known more commonly as BDS. This nonviolent initiative is modeled after the 1980s campaign against apartheid in South Africa — but is directed at Israel and its treatment of Palestinians. The BDS movement is in its 11th year, but still stirs controversy. Now, the debate has reached the New York State Senate. Henriette Chacar reports.
A protest outside the Sony building in midtown Manhattan this morning brought together fans of the singer Kesha with others who had barely heard of her. Their shared goal? Free Kesha now. But that’s easier said than done. Katie Ferguson took to the streets to learn more.
One of Mayor de Blasio’s most touted campaign promises will be a reality for thousands of New York children next fall: Pre-K for all. But one prominent charter school network, Success Academy, has found itself embroiled in a dispute with the Mayor, a dispute which could force it to suspend its pre-k programing. Gilda Di Carli has more.
This week on Uptown Radio, you’ll hear from the Asian American community who’s outraged over the conviction of former police officer Peter Liang, and some are trying to transform that anger into votes. A network of charter schools is fighting to get back its pre-K funding, but some education advocates say they shouldn’t get it without more oversight from the city. And with Super Tuesday looming, we look ahead to the most important night of this contentious campaign season.
Also on the show, we discuss heroin addiction in Staten Island. In March, police and prosecutors in Staten Island will be investigating every heroin related death as if it were a homicide — the goal is to track down the dealers.
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Starting in March, police and prosecutors in Staten Island will be investigating every heroin-related death as if it were a homicide. The goal is to track down the dealers. Daniel Raymond is the policy director at the Harm Reduction Coalition, and he says the plan will only make the situation more tenuous. Asa Secher asks him why.
Ever since George Harrison played sitar on the Beatles song Norwegian Wood , Indian classical music has had fans in the United States. Now, a group of musicians that call themselves, the Brooklyn Raga Massive is mashing-up traditional Indian music with other musical styles. Amina Lovell reports.
New Yorkers may soon be paying more attention to how much salt they eat at restaurants. A new law requiring large chains to label food with high salt content will go into effect this spring. Reporter Nina Agrawal has more.
Super Tuesday is arguably the most important night of the presidential primary season — and it’s right around the corner on March 1st. Although Super Tuesday is usually the night when struggling candidates are finally put out of their misery, this year’s event might actually help them come out stronger. Alison Vicrobeck reports.
Apple and the FBI are escalating their legal dispute over access to the phone of Syed Farook, one of the two attackers in San Bernardino in December. Although the FBI has permission to search the phone, it doesn’t have Farook’s passcode. It’s suing Apple for backdoor access, and now Apple is suing the FBI back.
Michael Froomkin is a law professor at Miami University. And he says the heart of Apple’s argument is based on a law almost no one has heard of: the All Writs Act.