In New York, I’m Bo Hamby. More than a dozen people were taken to local hospitals in Queens this morning when two separate fires broke out. One at an apartment building in Jackson Heights and the other at a two-story home in Elmhurst. According to the Fire Department, more than one hundred firefighters responded to […]
HOST INTRO: More bike lanes are coming to New York City. That’s according to the Transportation Department, which announced plans earlier today to add bike lanes to 13 bridges connecting Manhattan to the Bronx. Meanwhile, in Red Hook, the New York Bike Expo is back. Reporter Bo Hamby was there, and met cyclists […]
Scientists say they are under attack. By a president who has proposed drastic cuts to federal science programs. A president who has withdrawn from an international climate agreement. Who appointed an Environmental Protection Agency director that believes climate change is a hoax. And now, those scientists are taking off their lab coats and heading for the streets.
My dad wasn’t home a lot when I was growing up… he had a job where he traveled six or seven months out of the year. And I remember watching him pack for these trips. Carefully folding his suits and ties before putting them in a black suitcase. Then he’d kiss my mom goodbye, and […]
The helicopter crash that killed all five of its passengers earlier this month was followed by a call to ban helicopter tourism by both residents and elected officials. But there’s one group that’s been calling for a ban for years. Not just because helicopters are dangerous, but because the flights effect New Yorker’s quality of […]
More than a dozen companies have cut their ties to the NRA, including Hertz and Delta, which cut their discount programs for members. These businesses say they’re responding to public debate following the Parkland shooting. I spoke to Lawrence Glickman, a history professor at Cornell University about the effect this movement could have on policy.
HOST INTRO: The Hudson River is a stew of dissolved pharmaceuticals. That’s according to a new study from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Sixteen common pharmaceuticals were detected — including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, drugs for treating high blood pressure, epilepsy. A plan to reduce the contamination is in the works, but as Bo Hamby reports, there’s already quite a bit of medication in the water.
Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a new plan to build offshore wind farms in New York. The Offshore Wind Master Plan charts a course for the state to power over a million homes with clean wind energy by 2030. The plan calls for wind farms to be built 20 miles off the coast of Long Island. It’s been applauded by many… But as Bo Hamby reports, not everyone is jumping on board.