Some of the country’s best high school bands are gathering in New York this weekend for the annual Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition. Students will perform at Lincoln Center and be judged by some of jazz’s greats. Katherine Sullivan went to the festivities this morning. SULLIVAN: Around 300 high school students are […]
Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules For Success” received scathing reviews. Critics say she misquotes major cultural figures, and that her anecdotes are unrelatable for the average American woman. Here’s Samantha Bee on her show “Full Frontal.” Samantha Bee: It’s full of super relatable stories like the time Anna Wintour […]
HOST INTRO: Today was another chance for the White House to clarify why the president fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this week. Trump has blamed Comey’s mishandling of the Clinton email investigation. But he contradicted himself last night in an interview with Lester Holt. Donald Trump: When I decided to just do it, […]
That Chinatown tour is one of many Jane Jacobs tours being offered this weekend in neighborhoods throughout the world. Earlier I spoke with Alia Scanlon, the director of Jane’s Walk, which organizes behind these tours. She said the tradition started with Jacobs herself.
New York is a man-made city of iron and concrete. But sometimes it’s easy to forget that it’s also a city of coastlines, with water all around. Which makes the city a rich habitat for marine life. Kamila Kudelska explores one species that used to be a more of a central character: oysters. — […]
Mayor De Blasio recently pledged $38 million to combat the dramatically growing problem of opioid addiction. Nearly 1,100 (eleven hundred) New Yorkers died of opioid overdoses in 2016, more than homicides and car crashes combined. The increase in overdoses is largely attributed to Fentanyl — a powerful synthetic painkiller often mixed with heroin. To tackle the problem, lawmakers are embracing methods that were once considered controversial. Katherine Sullivan reports.
A new federal law that could affect how many guns legally come into New York City. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is currently being reviewed by a house subcommittee focused on security. If passed it will make states honor conceal carry handgun permits issued by other states. Kamila Kudelska takes a closer look at the possible consequences in New York City. If passed the bill would let guns move around the city more freely including places concealed guns are banned from now like bars and schools.