Newscast II

In New York, I’m Hannah Long-Higgins.   This afternoon, hospitals and institutions in dozens of countries across continents experienced a simultaneous cyber attack when computer systems with patient records were shut down. Hospitals had to turn away patients in emergency rooms. Other public health institutions, and even ambulances were affected. The attack made use of […]

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Breaking Down Snapchat’s Disappointing First Quarter

The social media platform Snapchat released its first earnings report since its initial public offering in March. The numbers disappointed investors. Their public shares immediately fell almost 25 percent after the news was released. It’s raising questions for investors as to what other initial public offerings this year might look like, especially for tech companies. […]

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High School Jazz Musicians in New York For The Essentially Ellington Competition

    Some of the country’s best high school bands are gathering in New York this weekend for the annual Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition. Students will perform at Lincoln Center and be judged by some of jazz’s greats. Katherine Sullivan went to the festivities this morning. SULLIVAN: Around 300 high school students are […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Book Nowhere To Be Found in NYC Bookstores

Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules For Success” received scathing reviews. Critics say she misquotes major cultural figures, and that her anecdotes are unrelatable for the average American woman. Here’s Samantha Bee on her show “Full Frontal.”   Samantha Bee: It’s full of super relatable stories like the time Anna Wintour […]

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Theater Troupe Tackles Social Justice Issues

HOST INTRO: Theater lovers talk about the powerful ability of the medium to create empathy with the audience. Now a New York based theatre troupe – called the Theater of the Oppressed – is using theater to spark social change. The troupe creates plays based on the lived experiences of its actors–who are some of […]

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