HOST INTRO: A group of New York lawmakers and animal activists are trying to gain support for a new law that would ban the sale of some animals from pet stores. Reporter Cynthia Betubiza tells us more. AMBI SOUND: Sound of kids BETUBIZA: Rain and wind couldn’t keep kids away from the window display of […]
HOST INTRO: Yesterday, a suspect was shot and killed by police during a shoot-out in Washington Heights. When a shooting occurs, there are impacts throughout the neighborhood. Reporters Cynthia Betubiza and Maggie Green were on the scene to document its ripple effect. BETUBIZA: Helicopters hovered above the scene at Broadway and 187th Street. Yellow police […]
HOST INTRO: The city of New York launched a new program last month to help women in business. WE Credit offers loans up to 100,000 dollars for women-owned businesses that qualify. As Cynthia Betubiza reports, the program aims to shrink the entrepreneurship gender gap. [SOUND OF CHIT CHAT] BETUBIZA: About 30 people crowd into a […]
HOST INTRO: Straddling two cultures can be tricky to navigate, especially when you’re one of a few black kids in your American school. And especially when, as a child of immigrants, you don’t know any of your family’s native languages. Reporter Cynthia Betubiza talks about how she finally found peace in her identity as a […]
Reporter Hannah Critchfield and her grandmother Carolyn celebrating their birthdays — they’re exactly 60 years apart in age. HOST INTRO: The summer before Hannah Critchfield left for college in Chicago, she was preparing to say goodbye…to driving and to Meijer supermarkets. And also, to someone very special. CRITCHFIELD: My grandma and I were the same […]
On Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo announced a 10-point plan they say will “fix and transform” the MTA. Funding for the plan would come from congestion pricing. Andrea Salcedo explains.