This is the Uptown Radio broadcast for March 30, 2018.
Spring is just around the corner in New York City. Barren trees are starting to show signs of leaves, flowers peek cautiously out from their planters…. and rats are emerging from their winter burrows and hitting the streets. With them come a host of health issues, and this allergy season, doctors are worried about their impact on respiratory health.
HOST INTRO: The only thing you need to enjoy a Broadway show is a ticket and maybe a night off from work, but others need more than that. But theatergoers with Disabilities need accommodations that help them enjoy live theatre on their own terms. Producers are implementing new ways to make Broadway more accessible for […]
Host: At least 30-thousand people are expected to converge in New York tomorrow for the March for our Lives. It’s one of dozens of marches being organized across the country to call for gun law reforms… after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida last moth. This morning I spoke with Julia Ghahramani, who’s helping […]
HOST INTRO: Last week marked 100 days since President Trump’s decision to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The embassy will open on May 14th to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding. The move is greeted with enthusiasm by the Israeli government, hostility from Palestinians. And caused a rift among […]
HOST INTRO: In New York, 52,000 adults are incarcerated in the state’s prisons. Each year, about 22,000 of those prisoners are released. Landing a job in a city like New York can be difficult. And getting one with a criminal record… is even harder. Meira Gebel has more on the re-entry programs that help smooth […]
For Columbia Radio News, I’m Sarah Wyman. —– After a morning of flip-flopping and fickle tweeting, President Donald Trump has signed a 1.3 trillion dollar spending bill, funding the U.S. government until October. The bill, which was rushed through the House and Senate early this morning, gave generously to the military but left […]
For many students, grad school is more than just a place to learn and build a professional network. It’s also where you make lifelong friends. But how do you forge friendships across a generation gap that’s three decades wide? Here’s Wendy Rhodes. I remember my first grad school party. The guy who invited me […]
HOST INTRO: Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy barreled into New York City. Citizens of Gerritsen (GEH-RIT-SIN) Beach, Brooklyn were hit especially hard. Now, nearly 6 years later, many are still waiting for repairs. Some are yet to move back into their homes. Last night, at a town hall meeting led by State Senator Marty Golden, […]
Back in January, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña launched 33 new Pre-K dual language programs — classrooms where the curriculum is taught in two different Languages. The De Blasio administration has pushed hard for these programs in New York City — where around a quarter of 3 to 4 year-olds learn English as a second […]
HOST INTRO: The MeToo movement has left a lot of industries struggling to find policies to deal with sexual harassment. But agricultural workers in Florida believe they’ve found a solution – and they’re bringing their campaign to New York. Stevie Hertz reports. HERTZ 1: We’re in Midtown Manhattan and Noelle Damico is guiding me through […]
HOST: The Gateway Project is un umbrella for a dozen projects. The most urgent is the one to build a tunnel under the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. It’s the most urgent because the existing tunnels are about a hundred years old, and were floaded by hurrican Sandy with salt water that […]