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 […]
For over a decade, New York has been the marijuana arrest capital of the United States. Brooklyn’s new district attorney wants to change that. He announced that possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be prosecuted. Uptown Radio’s Chris Mathias has more.
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.
Peace talks between Israel and Palestine resumed last July, with strong US backing. The talks are scheduled to end in less than two months but what stands in the way of a comprehensive peace agreement? Marie Shabya reports.
Anti-smoking ads work, social scientists say. But they aren’t used often enough, according to a report on smoking the Surgeon General issued in January. The FDA is trying to fill the void, launching a new ad campaign with a new approach.
Marvel Comics has a new superhero. The first issue of Ms. Marvel is on the stands right now and it’s a hot seller. In its first week it outsold popular titles like Hawkeye, The Avengers, and Wolverine. The series is a reboot, and this time around Miz Marvel is a Muslim teenaged girl. That has a lot of fans very excited. Caroline Ballard has the story.
Apple’s deal with China Mobile could put the iPhone into as many as 750 million new subscribers. During Apple’s January Quarterly earnings CEO Tim Cook said the company is poised to dominate. However initial sales disappointed some analysts and Apple’s share price dipped briefly.
Bar staff at Warren 77 in Tribeca turned up to work four hours early. They anticipated a bigger than usual lunchtime rush. Sure enough, noon struck and the Canada – Austria Olympic hockey game started on the six flatscreen TVs. And then the Canadians arrived.
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 […]