The Conservative Network: New York City’s Republican Women Speak Out

New York City is still dissecting the results of the recent presidential election here in America. Statistics show that 42% of women voted for Donald Trump. And while many assume that they come from middle America, a network of Conservative women has always existed here too. Elizabeth Baker went to meet them.

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Hip Hop Therapy Helps Bronx High Schoolers Find their Voice

That was TKTKTKTKTK two-way. Now, the rappers Kanye West and Kid Cudi have undergone psychiatric treatment this month, sparking conversations that explore the taboo around mental health in minority communities. A charter school in the Bronx is taking steps to shatter the stigma by using hip-hop in its classrooms.

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Bronx Police Try New Tactics to Connect to Local Youth

The police involved death of Deborah Danner, and the shooting death of Sargent Paul Tuozzolo this fall reignited the conservation about police reform and community relationships in the Bronx. While many are focusing on reform within the police department, one city councilman is trying a different approach. Taylor Eldridge reports.

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On Tree Farmers and Fake Trees: A Christmas Story

The tree Grace bought criminally early this year may not have been a local one. According to data from the National Christmas Tree Association, the total number of trees harvested in New York State has been…. Chopped… in half since 2002. Sorry. Local tree growers are fighting not only against artificial trees, but also out of state farms.

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Send in the ( Hospital ) Clowns!

For the first time in 35 years, the Big Apple Circus will not be performing at Lincoln Center for the holidays. The circus canceled its upcoming season in July and filed for bankruptcy three weeks ago. Since then, the circus has said it wants to keep its Clown Care program going. The outreach program has clowns dress up as doctors to do rounds in pediatric wards of hospitals. Now, the Clown Doctor community is trying to figure out what’s next. Tom Piccolo reports.

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Doctors Report Uptick in IUDs Post-Election

President-elect Donald Trump pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act throughout his campaign. That pledge would particularly affect women who rely on Obamacare for access to affordable birth control. Since the election, doctors have reported a significant uptick in the number of women seeking long-term forms of contraception, particularly the intrauterine device, or IUD. Rebecca Scott reports.

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