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 […]
HOST: Yesterday, the New York City Comptroller’s office released a report which found that ICE activity in New York has increased significantly in the last two years. I spoke with Randy Capps, director of research for US programs at the Migration Policy Institute, to understand the context behind those numbers.
SWENSON 1: From Columbia Radio News, in New York, I’m Ali Swenson. The state of New York is preparing to criminally charge Paul Manafort if the president pardons his former campaign chairman. Manafort is scheduled for federal sentencing next month for tax and bank fraud. — Governor Andrew Cuomo made […]
HOST INTRO: New York City’s election for public advocate is Tuesday. It’s happening now because Tish James, who used to hold the seat of city watchdog, just started as the state’s attorney general. But since it’s an off-season special election, it’s nonpartisan. That means even when candidates identify as Democrats or Republicans, those parties […]
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 […]
HOST INTRO: New York City has the largest school system in the country, with just over a million students. It’s also one of the most diverse. Some schools may not be equipped to provide non-native English speakers with the support they need. And now the Department of Education is trying to find a solution. […]
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.
HOST SCRIPT: If you’ve ever placed an order on Seamless or Grubhub, chances are you’ve employed one of the 50,000 food delivery cyclists working in New York City. To make those deliveries, many are riding a bike that’s caused a lot of controversy. Delivery guys consider them essential, but many New Yorkers fear them on […]
HOST INTRO: President Trump often tweets about immigration. In January, one of those tweets took on a different tone. He said he wants to make it easier for some immigrants to become citizens – highly educated immigrants. This would be through the H-1B visas. But as our reporter Lauren Lantry tells us, H-1Bs are […]
New York City’s measles outbreak started in October when six people in Brooklyn were diagnosed with the disease. Today, the Health Department reported 17 new cases of measles this week. Fifteen of those are in one neighborhood — Williamsburg. Camille Petersen has more. PETERSEN 1: Colby lives in Williamsburg and has two kids. She […]
Staten Island is getting a seawall — a $615 million dollar, 5 mile seawall. I spoke with Rob Freudenberg, who deals with climate resiliency in New York, about what this barrier means for New York’s future in the face of climate change. (0:13) FOLEY 1: So, Rob, welcome to Uptown Radio, thank you so much […]
February marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Festivities in Chinatowns’ across the five boroughs said goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcomed the Pig. As celebrations wind down, Shannon Lin takes a look at how the Chinese Zodiac affects birth rates in the Asian community. Check out your Zodiac sign below: […]
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Alex Colletta. New Yorkers are reacting today to Amazon’s decision to pull out of Queens. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauded the people of New York for their part in Amazon’s decision to bail: OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think it’s incredible. I mean, it shows that everyday americans still […]