Commentary: “Rapunzel, Rapunzel”

HOST INTRO: For the first commentary in our new series, where reporters reflect on their personal stories, Maddy Foley tells us about her relationship with something she’s had her entire life. FOLEY: Tucked away in my desk is the first award I ever won. The circle of red construction paper is faded, now, where a […]

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Culinary awards: a ‘double edged sword’ for small community restaurants

  HOST INTRO: A&A Bakes and Doubles, a family-owned Trinidadian restaurant in Brooklyn has won a James Beard Award. The category–America’s Classics– is given to local restaurants that have been in business for more than 10 years. For a restaurant, it’s like winning the food Oscars.The accomplishment has its rewards: recognition, validation, and an avalanche […]

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International Newscast March 29th, 2019

  Today a million protestors flooded the streets of Algiers. Tear gas and rubber bullets were fired in at least one location after protestors hurled stones at police.  This protest is the largest outpouring since unrest started six weeks ago. The protestors are demanding the immediate removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [AB-della-zeez BOO-ta-FLEEK-ka].  The  82-year-old […]

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As Brexit Tensions Boil Over Abroad, a Separatist Movement Brews at Home

  HOST INTRO: Yet another Brexit deadline was missed today. British lawmakers had to negotiate a plan to leave the European Union. But with tensions high and no resolution in sight, they got a two-week extension to decide for good whether the UK wants in or out. Meanwhile, as Ali Swenson reports, there’s another separatist movement […]

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One Year Later – The Aftermath of the Department of Justice Changing the Definition of Domestic Violence

    Please see the full transcript below: HOST INTRO: Earlier this month, Ireland changed its law on domestic violence. Now “coercive control” is a crime. That’s when someone intimidates, degrades, isolates, controls or abuses a partner. The UK has similar laws. Here in the United States, things are different. The Department of Justice, under […]

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