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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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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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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