Host Intro: Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature finalized the state budget early this morning – just hours after the official deadline. The more than 700 page budget outlines nearly one-hundred-fifty billion dollars in spending. Cuomo backed off on a plan to cut state funding for CUNY schools – but increased funding for school […]
The U.S. Women’s soccer team has gone from World Cup win…to wage discrimination. The women’s team has won the world cup no less than three times and the olympics four. The men’s national team hasn’t even made it to the finals of the world cup in the past 50 years. But the female players are getting paid less. And earlier this week, five of them, filed a federal complaint.
Katie Ferguson spoke to Grant Wahl, a senior writer at Sports Illustrator and asked him what this lawsuit is about.
Host Intro: This week, doctors at John Hopkins University successfully performed an organ transplant between HIV-positive patients. It’s the first time such a procedure is performed in the United States. Up until 2013 people who were HIV-positive were banned from donating their organs. To get more details on the importance of this operation, I […]
A new bill in the city council could change the way commercial trash is collected in the city. A group of environmental and labor activists say the bill would reduce truck traffic and hold the private waste hauling industry accountable for better standards. But the private waste companies that collect this trash say the proposal just won’t work. Nina Agrawal has more.
Normally, tourists hoping to get an ariel view of the city skyline can catch a ride on a helicopter tour. But starting this weekend, the choppers will be barred from flying on Sundays. It’s part of deal the city struck with tour operators to cut flights in half by next year. And while the city says it’s a compromise between local residents and business, Adrian Ma explains why no party involved is buzzing with enthusiasm over the deal.
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are engaged in one of their most contentious battles yet — not about ISIS, not about immigration, not about policy at all. Instead, they’re fighting about their wives.
Living in New York you can encounter a lot of interesting characters. Weird dates. Shady landlords… and, the occasional con artist. Amina Lovell tells us about her experience when she wanted to believe she could trade money for her..”big break.”
A law passed last fall means businesses in New York City aren’t allowed to ask people whether they have been convicted of a crime when they apply for a job. It’s meant to give those with a criminal record a fairer chance of finding employment. But six months after the law went into effect, Oliver Arnoldi finds many businesses are not complying.
While doctors celebrate the first HIV organ transplant, HIV activist groups rallied in cities around the world to protest what they say is a critical issue for people with chronic health issues – high drug costs. They marched to Pfizer headquarters in New York. Daniel Rostas stopped by the protest to find out more about their demands.
Tourists go to Times Square to take pictures and not to get hassled by life-size cartoon characters. That’s the logic behind a bill pending before City Council. It would give the Department of Transportation the authority to regulate where costumed characters can stand and do their photo-ops. This comes amid an uptick in reports of aggressive encounters with passersby. Gilda Di Carli went to Times Square to find out more.
Last week, New York Public Service Commission approved a plan put out by ConEd — the largest utility company in the state — to distribute new high-tech meters to more than four million customers within the next few years. Reporter Jephie Bernard says these new meters are supposed to get New Yorkers thinking about their electrical use more than just when they pay their monthly bill.