There are about one-and-a-half million undocumented immigrants living in New York City. Many of them come here legally and overstay their visas. One of these visas? The J-1. It’s intended to be a “cultural exchange” visa — almost like a study abroad program. As Hannah Critchfield reports, migrant advocates say the J-1 is being abused.
A generic version of the HIV prevention drug Truvada is coming. Also known as PrEP, it’s the only drug known to prevent HIV, and since its invention in 2012 only one company has been allowed to produce it. Earlier this week its manufacturer Gilead Sciences announced it would allow another company, Teva, to make a […]
CRITCHFIELD: Instagram is testing a new design in Canada. The photo sharing app has grown in popularity in part by allowing users to click Like on a photo. The new design would hide the number of Likes on any given post. AHMADI: But those Likes have become a kind of currency, giving rise to an […]
Aired: 10/05/19 Today Uber made its debut today on the New York Stock Exchange at $42. That’s three dollars lower than the company’s initial public offering, which was announced yesterday. The ride-sharing app which many New Yorkers rely on is now valued at $82.4 billion. But while Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has promised a futuristic […]
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.
The first woman to run for president probably isn’t who you think it is. Today, on the 147th anniversary of the first American female presidential candidate, Maddy Foley takes us back — and asks what we’ve learned. FOLEY_1 : Historian Isobel Plowright and I are standing on 28th street, near Madison Square Park. Plowright points […]
HOST INTRO: New York City is experiencing an opioid crisis. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths surpassed 1,075. That’s a 70 percent increase from 2014. And it’s not just affecting adults. According to the National Institute of Health, even high schoolers are abusing opioids. Talking to kids about drugs can be tough. But, cultural […]
HOST INTRO: In this piece from our commentary series Andrea Salcedo explores how her parents’ divorce as a teenager shaped her view of love. When I was 15 years old my dad asked me to come to his office. It was full of building maps and plans on a glass table. He’s an architect. It […]
HOST INTRO: The Me Too movement has brought changes to the food industry. Celebrity chefs, including Mario Batali, have been accused of sexual harassment, and in some cases, have been forced out of their businesses. But according to a ten-year recent study, the food service business as a whole has the highest number of sexual […]
Carolee Schneemann was a groundbreaking feminist performance artist. But when poor health limited her ability to create art like she used to, she turned to an unusual collaborator – her cat, La Niña. The resulting exhibit, entitled “Tooth and Paw,” opened last night in Chelsea. It features sculptures assembled by La Niña, alongside text and […]
Stephanie Horton Rape Kits TOTAL RUN TIME: 4:53 HOST INTRO: As a warning to our listeners, the following story discusses sexual assault. DNA evidence collected after a sexual assault is known as a rape kit. Rape kits are supposed to be tested immediately. When they aren’t – it creates a backlog. New York City […]
We have basic human needs — food, shelter, water. These affect everybody, and college students are no exception. This week Temple University released a new survey on food insecurity among university students. Almost half of the students in the survey were affected by hunger; at CUNY in New York City, it’s higher than the average […]
HOST INTRO: Next week marks a very important moment in World War II. VE Day, also known as Victory in Europe Day that marked the end of the war in the European front. Archival tape of Truman: General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of […]
This week, tenants in Brooklyn filed a legal objection when their landlord set out to install facial recognition technology in his rent-stabilized apartment buildings. The new tech would mean that a scan of each tenants’ face would serve as the keys to their front door. But tenants are worried about bias in the technology, and […]