Theater Troupe Tackles Social Justice Issues

HOST INTRO: Theater lovers talk about the powerful ability of the medium to create empathy with the audience. Now a New York based theatre troupe – called the Theater of the Oppressed – is using theater to spark social change. The troupe creates plays based on the lived experiences of its actors–who are some of […]

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Is the City Ready for Self-Driving Cars?


Today in the New York International Auto Show opened its doors to the public. With over 1000 cars and trucks on display, a few companies addressed the elephant in the room. Self-driving cars. While Tesla Motors wasn’t presenting at the show, several other automakers displayed their vehicles. In the Javits Center where thousands of people In one end of the hall, Volvo has an exhibit in the center of the main room. One of the features they’re showing off, the Volvo assist. The car can drive itself at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, braking and accelerating depending on traffic conditions. But it has a condition: the driver must have their hands on the wheel. Taylor Wizner has more.

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In the Aftermath of Trump’s Immigration Ban, African Immigrants Fear What Comes Next

A new report from the Pew Research Center says the African immigrant population of legal and undocumented people has more than doubled in the last 15 years up to just under 5 percent of the total immigrant population. But immigrants from African countries also have a disproportionate rate of deportation compared to other immigrant groups. […]

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