HOST INTRO: Our next story takes us to Manhattan’s Chinatown where displaced residents are in their fourth month since being evicted from their homes. Tenants are demanding a deadline for return. It’s the latest in an ongoing skirmish between the tenants and their landlord over their right to remain in- the building. Augusta Anthony has […]
There’s a new plan coming to overhaul New York’s ailing subway system. Andy Byford, head of the New York City Transit authority, announced this morning that he’ll have a radical transformation for New York’s subways ready to announce by the end of the May. Augusta Anthony was at the annual assembly of the Regional Plan Association this morning, where Byford addressed a crowd of around 1,000 transit experts.
HOST INTRO: And now for the next in our commentary series… Augusta Anthony reflects on a friendship that hasn’t gone as planned… We were sixteen and going to a Britney Spears concert. My best friend Niamh and I rode a boat along the Thames. We stashed gin and tonic into green plastic Sprite bottles […]
MARSTON: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a commanding lead over political newcomer Cynthia Nixon. That’s according to a NBC Marist poll released yesterday, which shows 68 percent of democrats in the state favor Cuomo. Nixon was at 21 percent. If you’re not familiar with Nixon, maybe this will help… ((Sex and the City theme […]
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 Augusta Anthony chats with Usha Haley, a professor at West Virginia University, who specializes in Asian relations.