HOST INTRO: Just under a month ago, the US Army announced that it had approved “Humanist” as a religious option, which could give soldiers who don’t believe in God access to atheist chaplains and services. Now, a federal inmate in Oregon is demanding the same thing. ————— When you’re in prison, every aspect of your life […]
HOST INTRO: On Tuesday, voters in Newark will decide their next mayor. And the candidates could hardly look more different. Shavar Jeffries is an ivy-league educated lawyer with the support of the business community. Ras Baraka is a city council member and son of controversial poet and activist Amiri Baraka. The race has become heated, […]
As Chris Christie tries to put the George Washington Bridge Scandal behind him, he’s gone on major networks to talk about how the event has made him a better leader–even tipping his hand to suggest potential presidential ambitions. But Christie’s path through the Republican primary may have a few lane closures of its own.
Governor Cuomo dropped his plan to provide state-funded post-secondary education for New York State inmates, after some legislators rallied against the proposal throughout late February. Now, reports say he is trying to find private funding for privately funded non-profits that already bring college tuition to state prisons. But non-profit organizers say it is tough to find funding for felons.
From New York, I’m Katie Toth, with Columbia Radio News. Mayor Bill DeBlasio celebrated his 101st day in office with a Google Hangout, to talk to New York stakeholders via web about universal pre K, the divisions between the boroughs, and other important issues. During the hangout, promised changes to the Build it Back program, […]
Katie Toth takes us to see how building robots can help kids learn about science and technology.
A Center for Disease Control report says autism diagnoses are on the rise in the United States. Katie Toth spoke with Lydia Brown, an autistic disability advocate and Georgetown University student who joined us on the phone from her academic exchange in Jordan.
The bill–would make some undocumented students in New York eligible for state-based financial aid–will need bipartisan support to get to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
HOST INTRO: Good news for commuters: the Long Island Rail Road union is backing off their threat to strike in March. That’s because the MTA promised to come back to the bargaining table. The MTA says if negotiations don’t work next week, they’ll be asking an emergency mediation board to look at both sides and […]