“Play It Loud” Exhibition at the Met

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 […]

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Does NYC Need The Shed?

The Shed opens tonight. That’s New York City’s newest art institution. It’s inside the $20 billion Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s Far West Side. And as Camille Petersen finds, reactions to it are mixed. PETERSEN 1: The Shed is at the end of the High Line’s walking path. And you can’t miss it. It takes […]

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Ban on vertical integration considered as solution to diversity in New York’s cannabis industry

New York state is moving closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. If it does, it will create a new marketplace. State and local lawmakers are considering ways to make sure that small business-owners, especially people of color, will be able to compete with large corporations. Moira Warburton explores one proposed solution. SOUND 1: Music, chatter (play […]

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Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Ali Swenson

  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 […]

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Commentary: “Rapunzel, Rapunzel”

HOST INTRO: For the first commentary in our new series, where reporters reflect on their personal stories, Maddy Foley tells us about her relationship with something she’s had her entire life. FOLEY: Tucked away in my desk is the first award I ever won. The circle of red construction paper is faded, now, where a […]

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Culinary awards: a ‘double edged sword’ for small community restaurants

  HOST INTRO: A&A Bakes and Doubles, a family-owned Trinidadian restaurant in Brooklyn has won a James Beard Award. The category–America’s Classics– is given to local restaurants that have been in business for more than 10 years. For a restaurant, it’s like winning the food Oscars.The accomplishment has its rewards: recognition, validation, and an avalanche […]

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International Newscast March 29th, 2019

  Today a million protestors flooded the streets of Algiers. Tear gas and rubber bullets were fired in at least one location after protestors hurled stones at police.  This protest is the largest outpouring since unrest started six weeks ago. The protestors are demanding the immediate removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [AB-della-zeez BOO-ta-FLEEK-ka].  The  82-year-old […]

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One Year Later – The Aftermath of the Department of Justice Changing the Definition of Domestic Violence

    Please see the full transcript below: HOST INTRO: Earlier this month, Ireland changed its law on domestic violence. Now “coercive control” is a crime. That’s when someone intimidates, degrades, isolates, controls or abuses a partner. The UK has similar laws. Here in the United States, things are different. The Department of Justice, under […]

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