For over a decade, New York has been the marijuana arrest capital of the United States. Brooklyn’s new district attorney wants to change that. He announced that possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be prosecuted. Uptown Radio’s Chris Mathias has more.
During the 2013 New York City mayoral campaign, Bill DeBlasio said he’d charge rent to some charter schools that use space in district school buildings. That proposal prompted school choice advocates to stage a massive protest last October. Now that De Blasio is mayor, as Avi Wolfman-Arent reports, some charter schools are trying to make peace.
Peace talks between Israel and Palestine resumed last July, with strong US backing. The talks are scheduled to end in less than two months but what stands in the way of a comprehensive peace agreement? Marie Shabya reports.