First Flight

HOST INTRO: For commentator Marie Shabaya, the risks her parents took inspired her to take her own. She shares the story of how a non-stop flight, almost twenty years ago, changed her life. —————————————————————————————————- My parents were dreamers. When I was very young, my father told us about his Arabian dream.  He told my sisters […]

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English Language Arts Tests Spark Controversy Among Parents

HOST INTRO: New York City public school students spent days last week taking the statewide English Language Arts, or ELA, assessment test. This morning, just before class, parents and teachers in over thirty Manhattan elementary schools rallied against the tests saying that they were unfair and unnecessary. Marie Shabaya reports. ————————————————————————————————————————— AMBI: SCHOOL BUS STOPPING It’s just […]

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