About 150 years ago, we settled on one technology for most of our streets: asphalt. But there’s a problem with asphalt — it’s not weather resistant. Harsh New York City winters leave roads battered, cracked and full of potholes every year. And the city pays hundreds of millions of dollars to repave those roads. Maggie Green asks engineers if there’s a better way to tackle this problem.
If you came across a gaggle of children exploring a city park this week, it’s because of the city’s Urban Park Rangers. Kids Week is a free program timed with DOE spring break. And as Rebekah Ward reports, it’s about more than just fun and games.
The measles outbreak that started last fall isn’t going away any time soon. As the number of cases continues to grow, city and state officials are trying anything to stop the spread. Maggie Green learns the history of how people tried to combat the measles in New York City, came close to getting rid of it and why it came back.
From Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson. President Donald Trump is in Southern California today. He’s touring a section of border fence that was recently replaced. DONALD TRUMP Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, it can’t happen. So turn around, that’s […]
HOST INTRO: Yet another Brexit deadline was missed today. British lawmakers had to negotiate a plan to leave the European Union. But with tensions high and no resolution in sight, they got a two-week extension to decide for good whether the UK wants in or out. Meanwhile, as Ali Swenson reports, there’s another separatist movement […]
Here in New York, it’s hard to see stars in the sky, especially the stars that are really, really far away–the ones in distant galaxies. And someday, we may not be able to see them at all. That’s according to new research from the University of Michigan. Maggie Green explains.
New Jersey is mulling over a bill that would ban all single-use plastic bags, and more. But one city has gotten ahead of the state debate. Hoboken is the first city in Jersey to put a ban into practice. One month in, Rebekah Ward checks with locals to see how it’s going.
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Venezuelan troops have killed at least one person and wounded several others today in an indigenous village near Brazil’s border. This is the first act of violence in the midst of efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the South American country. Venezuelan President Nicolas […]
HOST: Yesterday, the New York City Comptroller’s office released a report which found that ICE activity in New York has increased significantly in the last two years. I spoke with Randy Capps, director of research for US programs at the Migration Policy Institute, to understand the context behind those numbers.
Engagement rings are one of the most expensive purchases many people make, and that cost is driven by one thing – the diamond. Until recently, all jewelry grade diamonds came from mines in places like Russia and South Africa. But those mines have a new competitor: science.
If you ask a baseball fan, they’ll tell you there are two kinds of New Yorkers: Yankees fans and Mets fans. And according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Yankees fans are winning the numbers game—by a lot. Only 34 percent of New York City baseball fans prefer the Mets. And the Mets aren’t known for winning baseball games either. So reporter Sarah Wyman set out in search of what else is keeping them on the hook.