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 […]
The caped crusader Batman will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, March 30. He made his comic book debut in 1939. Since then, Batman has taken on many personas, both in print and on film.
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Governor Andrew Cuomo is coming under fire today after holding a fundraiser during budget season. The New York Times reported on the $25,000 per couple dinner. The event was held two weeks before the state budget is due. Some of the people who attended […]
Tomorrow, Gotham City’s masked hero Bat-Man turns 80. The superhero made his debut in 1939. Since then, Batman has appeared on comic books pages and the big screen both as a lighthearted hero, and, a deeply troubled vigilante. But one thing that’s never changed? His status as an American icon.
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 […]
On Monday, New York State lawmakers are set to approve a ban on single use plastic bags. Many environmentalists are claiming the ban as a victory, but businesses worry about the change. Sachi McClendon talked to grocery stores owners and to see how this ban will affect them.
Voting for participatory budgeting starts in 32 City Council districts tomorrow. In each of those districts, voters will decide how they want to spend $1 million of the City Council’s budget. But as Camille Petersen finds, democracy is complicated. PETERSEN 1: The participatory budgeting expo in Chelsea looks like a science fair. Community […]
When reporter Moira Warburton was fourteen years old, she was diagnosed with a condition that meant she needed hearing aids. Now, years later, she’s coming to terms with the fact that she’ll need them for the rest of her life. High school sucked for me in all the usual awkward ways. I was growing hair […]
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 […]
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 […]
HOST INTRO: The number of homeless students in New York City has reached an all-time high. One student out of every ten is homeless. For many, it’s a challenge even making it to school each day. And now a city program that helps these students might get cut from next year’s budget. Alex Colletta has […]
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 […]
New York state generates just 5 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Most of the state’s power comes from fossil fuels. As Shannon Lin reports, the city is considering removing some of its oldest and dirtiest plants from the grid.