HOST INTRO: And now in our commentary series. Shannon Lin tells us how growing up she juggled two different worlds: one in America and one in Taiwan. LIN: If you’ve seen the movie Ratatouille, there’s a scene when the food critic takes a bite of the titular dish and it’s so good that he is […]
From Columbia Radio News, I’m Shannon Lin. Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena to the Justice Department today. They want special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report. And the underlying evidence and testimonies Mueller gathered. Jerrold Nadler is the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee. NADLER: I have formally requested that the Special Counsel Mueller testify before […]
According to the State Department, there are now over a million international students in college and universities across the US. In order to be accepted, most have to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL. It’s intended to measure English proficiency. But as Shannon Lin reports, there are concerns the test […]
New York state generates just 5 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Most of the state’s power comes from fossil fuels. As Shannon Lin reports, the city is considering removing some of its oldest and dirtiest plants from the grid.
February marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Festivities in Chinatowns’ across the five boroughs said goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcomed the Pig. As celebrations wind down, Shannon Lin takes a look at how the Chinese Zodiac affects birth rates in the Asian community. Check out your Zodiac sign below: […]
LIN 1: On 59th Street in Manhattan, a string of 15 horse carriages line the busy sidewalks next to ongoing traffic. They are just outside Central Park, waiting for tourists. But starting next week, drivers will only be allowed to pick up and drop off passengers inside the park. Edita Birnkrant (Bern-crant) is the […]
HOST INTRO: Mayor DeBlasio says fifty schools in poor neighborhoods are getting more money to keep teachers in classrooms. The initiative was first announced in October. Today the mayor revealed which schools will receive the money. As Shannon Lin tells us, most of the schools are in the Bronx. LIN 1: Schools in low-income […]