HOST INTRO: Straddling two cultures can be tricky to navigate, especially when you’re one of a few black kids in your American school. And especially when, as a child of immigrants, you don’t know any of your family’s native languages. Reporter Cynthia Betubiza talks about how she finally found peace in her identity as a […]
Lauren Lantry sat down with Bruce Craven, a Professor at Columbia Business School. Craven teaches a class where students explore leadership and management through works of fiction. He’s also the author of “Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones.” They talked about lessons New Yorkers can learn from the show, and how the […]
From Columbia Radio News, I’m Sophia Ahmadi. New details emerged today on the shootings in Paterson, New Jersey. Six people were shot yesterday, one fatally, in four separate incidents across the city. A 24-year-old man who was involved in a double shooting on Circle Avenue died, marking Paterson’s first homicide of the year. Paterson Mayor […]
Urban Librarian Conference 2019, Brooklyn Public Library. * When you think of libraries, you often think of a place full of books. But lately libraries are offering a range of new services. This means librarians are undertaking jobs they might not have trained for: giving help with taxes, preparation for job interviews and even administering […]
Reporter Hannah Critchfield and her grandmother Carolyn celebrating their birthdays — they’re exactly 60 years apart in age. HOST INTRO: The summer before Hannah Critchfield left for college in Chicago, she was preparing to say goodbye…to driving and to Meijer supermarkets. And also, to someone very special. CRITCHFIELD: My grandma and I were the same […]
HOST INTRO: The most recent show to grace Broadway is Tootsie, based on the 1982 film of the same name. It’s just one in a series of film to stage adaptations attracting people longing for that warm familiar feeling. Stephanie Horton reports on the commercial value of nostalgia on Broadway today. HORTON 1: Chrissie […]
HOST INTRO: The strongest bonds between families are formed through lifelong, ongoing conversations. In part of our commentary series, Alex Colletta tells us about how conversations with his father changed forever. (0:12) JOHN: Hi, Alex. COLLETTA: That’s my dad. He’s behind the camera filming me as a baby. I’m crawling on the floor chasing after […]
When women go to work, on average they don’t get paid as much as men. It’s called gender pay gap. And New York City wants to help, with a program that finances businesses owned by women and minorities. But according to a Comptroller’s report released last week the program hasn’t come close to meet its […]
Wrestlemania is coming to Metlife Stadium this Sunday. For fans of wrestling, Wrestlemania is the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and the Academy Awards all wrapped into one. While the event happens every year, this is the first time women will be featured in the main wrestling match. I spoke with Dan Murphy, author of Sisterhood […]
More than 400 acres of land will open up in New York City in the next decade. The catch? It’s on Rikers Island. The city is discussing their plan to close Rikers and move detainees into smaller jails in each borough. But some groups are already eyeing the land and contemplating the possibilities.
Last night, Governor Cuomo announced the appointment of 19 immigration lawyers. They’ll provide free representation to immigrants throughout New York state. Hannah Critchfield speaks to Amy Belsher, an immigration lawyer with New York Civil Liberties Union, about what this initiative means.
A couple years ago, the dating app Tinder began offering gender options beyond just male or female. It now lets users choose from a spectrum of identities, like transgender, genderqueer or gender non-conforming. But as Sachi McClendon reports, users are still forced to make a binary decision on the app.
INTRO: The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its newest exhibition on Monday. Instead of the usual fine art or sculptures they are displaying instruments from one of the most transformative movements in American history – rock n roll. Stephanie Horton visited the member preview of the Play It Loud exhibition and reports HORTON: Guitars encased […]