Full broadcast February 21, 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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Ukraine: Avi Wolfman-Arent interviews Nicolai Petro

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych reached an agreement with opposition leaders earlier today aimed at ending the country’s civil unrest. Yanukovych promised to hold early elections and curtail presidential power. It’s unclear if those moves will satisfy street demonstrators, many of whom want Yanukovych removed from office. Nicolai Petro, a professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island, is […]

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Asabe Vincent-Otiono newscast two February 21, 2014

From New York–I’m Asabe Vincent-Otiono and this is Columbia Radio News White House press secretary Jay Carney ppraised an agreement that could end the conflict in Ukraine, and called on Russia to do more. SLUG: Pires_UkraineSupport_mixdown.wav IN: So, I think that reflects what the… OUT:…of the Ukrainian people. (9 seconds) Meanwhile, the US State department […]

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Public companies innovate to create greener products

HOST INTRO: Companies like Johnson & Johnson and General Electric are selling greener products to appeal to customers concerned about the environment. They say these products can serve their bottom line, but are just one piece in a push for better environmental practices. Claire Pires has the story. According to Trucost, an environmental data company, […]

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Fears over freedoms in Russia post-Olympics

HOST INTRO: The 2014 Winter Olympics is certainly making its way to the history books as a controversial parade of expensive logistical fiascos. With the Games coming to an end on Sunday, recent arrests over peaceful protests have made people concerned about the future of human rights in Russia. Rachel Vianna reports on the crackdown […]

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Obama’s core curriculum draws criticism

HOST INTRO: As debates continue across the country around the roll-out of the Obama administration’s Common Core curriculum, one issue is in the limelight in New York. Teacher performance and how it is measured using the newly designed standardized test scores. Poppie Mphuthing has more. President Obama’s Common Core curriculum was designed to education standards […]

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New generation of tech led by $19 billion Whatsapp

HOST: The social media industry’s buzzing this week over Facebook’s announcement it’s buying Whatsapp for $19 billion dollars. That’s a pretty big price tag for something that’s basically a cheaper version of a text message. At Social Media Week in Chelsea, it seemed these kinds of apps geared for smaller communications,  as opposed to the […]

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