Full broadcast February 14, 2014

BILLBOARD Friday February 14, 2014 POPPIE: It’s Friday, February 14th on Uptown Radio. Welcome to our first broadcast of 2014. I’m Poppie Mphuthing. CLAIRE: And I’m Claire Pires. On today’s show… the FDA has launched its first ever anti-smoking campaign. It’s aimed directly at today’s teenagers. AX: “Each generation of youth requires its own special […]

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Facing political pressure, charter schools seek to shed stereotypes

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.

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Audio postcard: restaurant hosts reveal city’s V-Day foibles

HOST INTRO: Ah, Valentine’s Day. A time for love, passion and…panic. If you’re one of the unlucky few who forgot to nab a restaurant reservation in advance, you’ve likely spent the past week scouring the boroughs for a table. Perhaps you’ve begged. Perhaps you’ve lied. Whatever you’ve done, the city’s restaurant hosts have been on the […]

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