Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Andrea Salcedo

  From Columbia Radio News  in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Venezuelan troops have killed at least one person and wounded several others today in an indigenous village near Brazil’s border. This is the first act of violence in the midst of efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the South American country. Venezuelan President Nicolas […]

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New legislation could put an end to MCIs

HOST INTRO: Tenants from across the city as well as elected officials gathered at Columbus Circle today. They want to get rid of a program that allows landlords to improve rent-regulated apartment buildings while passing on the cost of repairs to their tenants. Sophia Ahmadi reports.    No to MCI chants   AHMADI: Anita Long […]

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Undocumented students hope NY Dream Act will help with tuition

Only six states in the country have legislation that gives undocumented students financial aid and scholarships to attend college. New York could soon become the latest one. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the NY State Dream Act. The bill  would allow the 4,500 undocumented students who graduate every year to get state tuition and scholarships for college. Reporter Andrea Salcedo met a local student whose future college choice could be heavily influenced by this bill.

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