HILARY: The Oklahoma execution that went awry Tuesday night has re-sparked international debate over lethal injection. Today, a spokesman for the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva said the botched execution could amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. One of the problems with the execution was the lack of appropriate drugs. BACK ANNOUNCE: […]
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Kate Cox. Mayor Bill de Blasio met with parent activists at City Hall this afternoon. The mayor got an earful from parents who blog about the need for universal pre-k and more after school programs. He said Albany needs a push from parents like them to move […]
ExxonMobil agreed to pay a total of 19.5 million dollars, when it settled the lawsuit that New York State filed seven years ago. Carolin Wood is a mother and grad student living in Greenpoint. She hadn’t heard about the grants. WOOD: Oh I think that’s great. It’s about time, it’s sad that it took this long. It […]
HOST INTRO: Mayor Bill DeBlasio swept into office last November promising to provide universal pre-K. And he’s pushed the issue particularly hard this week. On Tuesday he rallied support in Albany. Two days later he discussed the issue at a public forum with Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan. Today he capped his whirlwind week at City […]
HOST 1 INTRO: Over the past quarter century, the Allman Brothers Band has played the Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side 222 times. Each show, they sold all 2,800 seats. But tonight starts what may be the band’s last run of concerts there. HOST 2 INTRO: Two longtime members have announced they’re leaving the […]
HOST INTRO: Fresh fruits and vegetables may be part of the solution to America’s childhood obesity problem, a new study finds. Hilary Brueck has the story. According to the study in the journal Pediatrics, places with a lot of obese kids need more people like Juan. (fade up street ambi) JUAN “One dollar strawberry, one dollar!” (fade […]
Dissatisfaction with standardized testing has prompted a growing number of parents to pull their children from statewide tests as a form of protest.There are concerns, however, that opting out could hurt children, particularly since grade promotion and federal funding can be tethered to test performance.
The film “Noah,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, has been the target of Evangelical skepticism and even rejection since test screenings earlier this year. The movie now offers a disclaimer stating the movie is inspired by the biblical story of Noah and the Ark, not a literal interpretation.
Afghanistans return to the elections polls where some of the candidates are former warlords . Threats of violence loom.
In the past week developments in Ukraine have developed quickly. As Russia’s Vladimir Putin ramps up aggression by stationing troops in the South and East of Ukraine, the economy is slipping ever further into turmoil. Despite loan and aid packages from the EU and US this week, ordinary Ukranians are in for a long period of austerity.