Sikh’s Prepare for 2018 Parade

Thousands of Sikhs are set to march down the streets of Manhattan in the annual New York City Sikh Parade.  The parade celebrates the Sikh New Year, or Vaisakhi.  On the same day tens of thousands of free vegetarian meals will be given out. But the parade isn’t only about good music and free meals.  It’s also about changing perceptions of a community long plagued by suspicion and bias in America.  

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Making America Home: one unaccompanied minor’s journey from San Salvador to Queens.

HOST INTRO: During the 2014 migration crisis, thousands of Central-American children streamed across the border alone. Now President Donald Trump says he’s attempting to crack down on these children’s path to legality. One young man, who crossed border when he was 14 years old, had few options. That is, until someone reached out to help. […]

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New York Schools on the Chopping Block

This is Uptown Radio. I’m Eileen Grench. Yesterday, the Panel for Education Policy voted to close 10 of the 13 underperforming New York City schools it had on the chopping block. Dr. Aaron Pallas, the Chair of the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis at Columbia University’s Teachers College thinks that the process for closing schools is opaque, confusing the communities impacted by these closures.

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