Last week, the composer behind one of America’s most iconic songs died — Les Waas. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his most famous work surely will. Isabella Kulkarni has the story.
Reddit — one of the most popular social news sites is also, one of the biggest playgrounds for trolls. Harassers and bullies can post with little consequence and their targets haven’t been able to do much about it. Until now. Reddit announced last week a new feature to curb online harassment. It would allow one user to block another if they’re being bothered. Sounds simple, but as Isabella Kulkarni reports blocking users may not be enough to tackle harassment.
If you’ve got a hoverboard, the list of places where you can ride it is getting shorter – The PATH, MTA and more than 30 universities have recently announced a ban on the boards. As Isabella Kulkarni reports, the motorized scooters have been both under fire and ON fire lately.
1 in 5 Americans is disabled. That’s about 20% of the country. That’s not news to the folks behind this weekend’s reelability film festival. The event shows films that represent different kinds of ability on the big screen. But the focus this year, is making sure everyone, regardless of ability, can experience them. Isabella Kulkarni reports.
Looking for a match this election season? You may want to open your browser to Berniesingles.com a new site that launched this week. It’s a dating site for Bernie Sanders fans with the tagline, it’s not only the 1% getting screwed this election season. And it’s new twist on niche dating sites where the business of matchmaking is more about how daters identify, than profit. Isabella Kulkarni reports.
Harper Lee, the author of the seminal American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird died today at 89. That novel, a groundbreaking examination of race in the Deep South, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1961, and won the Pulitzer Prize that same year. Isabella Kulkarni spoke with Lisa Lucas, the incoming Executive Director of the National Book Foundation about Harper Lee and her lasting influence on American writing.
Last night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went head-to-head in their first one-on-one debate in New Hampshire. The discussion covered everything from capital punishment to foreign policy. Moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd helped highlight the candidates’ major differences.
Microbes — the trillions of micro-organisms living in, on and around us — are having their moment in the limelight. Thanks to new technology, we can look at millions more of these organisms than we could 5 years ago. A new exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, puts bacteria at center stage.