Commentary: Dropping out of medical school

  HOST: When reporter Juliette Jabkhiro was 17, she thought she wanted to be a doctor. Or, actually, her father told her she did. Almost a decade after, she reflects on her decision to give up medicine. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Growing up in France as the daughter of a Moroccan immigrant, there were certain things expected of […]

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Calls for Marijuana Legalization Are Getting Louder in New York City

Senator Chuck Schumer recently announced a bill to decriminalize marijuana across the country. And in New York, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, public advocate Letitia James and other politicians are calling for legalization. At the core of their position is the idea that marijuana prohibition mainly hurts communities of color. That’s something activists have been claiming for a long time.

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Most Sexual Abuse Claims in New York Jails Not Investigated, Report Finds

HOST 1: This morning the city Board of Corrections held a meeting in downtown Manhattan. On the agenda, was a recent report on sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations at Rikers Island. HOST 2: The report showed some alarming numbers. Juliette Jabkhiro reports. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. JABKHIRO 1: Victoria Phillips used to work at Rikers Island as […]

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De Blasio Plans to Equip NYPD With Body Camers This Year

Mayor De Blasio recently announced he’s speeding up a plan to equip the NYPD with body cameras. A couple thousand are already in use, but he wants all patrol officers to wear cameras by the end of this year – that’s one year earlier than planned. The $20 million program was ordered by a federal judge in 2013, after finding that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics were targeting minorities. But advocates are asking whether moving the plan faster going to help. Juliette Jabkhiro has the story.

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