The French will go to the polls in April to choose a new president. As French nationals in America weigh their options and even start to organize, one candidate visited this country’s biggest French city, New York, to court votes, raise funds and boost his international profile. Jon Allsop followed his trail.
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.
If you’re on Facebook, chances are you will never miss a friend’s birthday or anniversary. But how many of you go beyond posting on their wall and put something in the mail? Well, statistics show that lots of you do. In fact, America is the world’s second largest market for greetings cards.
Protesters may have gained a victory in the Dakota Access Pipeline battle, but many say they’re not leaving until the job is done. And for New Yorkers, the call to help is strong. Melissa Cáceres [KAH-SERRES] reports from Brooklyn, where locals are finding a unique way to get involved.
If North Dakota has oil, Los Angeles has film. San Francisco has tech. And New York has the news. It’s no surprise that journalism students come to learn their craft in this media hub. But how do the reporters of tomorrow feel about entering a profession openly condemned by the incoming president?
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.
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.
Parking is another topic on the minds of the New York City Council. Yesterday, it met to discuss plans to set aside public spaces for private car-share companies. It’s a suggestion which would help manage a notoriously limited resource for the city’s drivers.
Every year people grumble that Christmas comes earlier and earlier. Christmas music before thanksgiving? Christmas shopping before the weather changes? Christmas trees before December? Well for all you grinches out there, we have some news that will make you squeal with glee.
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.
This is Uptown Radio. I’m Daniel Rostas. We’re all searching for something. It could be a new job, it could be a little bit of peace and quiet… it could be a new way to connect with other people. On this episode of Uptown Radio, stories about the thing we don’t have, yet, and the lengths we go to get it.
Most people don’t go looking for fights. But for the past six years, Jerome Mickle has been doing just that. Mickle has been trying to become a professional fighter in mixed martial arts, or MMA. If you’ve never seen it, professional MMA is basically a mashup of kickboxing and wrestling, which until last week, was banned for years in New York. When a new law goes into effect in August, rising amateurs, like Mickle, may finally get a chance to turn pro on their home turf. But as Adrian Ma reports, Mickle isn’t waiting around for that day.