HOST INTRO: For the last hundred years in the US, people have mostly ended their lives in hospitals. More people want to die at home, but live far from their family. Now, people are being trained as death doulas to help ease strangers through death. The word “doula” is often linked to those who help new […]
In New York, I’m Sushmita Pathak. Manhattan and the Bronx are under a flood warning until 4:30 today. Heavy rains are causing problems for the already strained infrastructure at Penn station. The main entrance to the station had to be shut down briefly but is now open. Two tracks of NJ Transit system are […]
Some call it the NFL draft for medicine. Others compare it to the Academy Awards. Last Friday’s Match Day was one of the biggest days in a medical student’s life. It’s when young doctors find out where they’ll spend the next 3 to 7 years for residency, and what type of medicine they’ll practice. […]
New Jersey Voters Pressure Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen to Stay Moderate in Wake of Proposed Health Care Bill
In New Jersey’s 11th district – which includes Morristown – constituents have been eagerly watching how longtime Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen [free-ling-HIGH-sen] will vote. He’s a moderate in a reliably Republican district, and so far has voted in line with President Trump’s conservative agenda. Now, in the throws of the health care debate, Kamila Kudelska […]
Earlier this week, the city opened a new homeless shelter in the Bronx called Marsha’s Place. It’s the first shelter specifically for LGBTQ young adults. And in a city where 40 percent of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, the need for customized shelters like Marsha’s Place is high. But some advocates and homeless youth say there are still too many barriers to getting a spot.
40 percent of National Endowment for the Arts funds go to high-poverty neighborhoods, like Bedstuy, Brooklyn. If President Trump succeeds in cutting the agency from the federal budget, organizations in those neighborhoods will have to seek out private funding in order to stay afloat. And according to research, that may be a serious challenge. Here’s […]
If you are a young person charged with a crime in New York, you can end up in a lot of places: jail, prison, a group home, or a probation program. Carnegie Hall just unveiled a nationwide initiative. Its goal: bring more music and arts programs to kids and young adults who end up in the court system.