HOST INTRO: Sakura Matsuri is the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s celebrated in many cities in the United States, and in New York the weekend festival begins on Saturday. It’s more than just traditional culture, like the culture of Japan itself. Felice León reports. This is the Sakura Matsuri’s 33rd the Director of Programs there, says that there […]
In light of the Fort Hood shooting where Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez killed three people before killing himself, questions are arising about the security on the military base.
Al Qaeda released a video online this week advertising its new publication Resurgence Magazine. It is an English-language magazine slated for release soon. J.M. Berger is a terror analyst and consultant, and the author of Jihad Joe. He explains that Al Qaeda sees value in recruiting in English-speaking Western countries to boost the numbers of Jihadists to fight their cause.
A group of activists for sex workers rights held a rally in Times Square today. It was to call attention to the case of Monica Jones. She’s a Black transgendered sex worker who went on trial today for prostitution. The activists say she’s really on trial for speaking out.
More than a hundred people haven’t been able to return home after a gas leak explosion in East Harlem Wednesday killed eight people and destroyed two buildings. Chris Mossa meets the displaced residents looking for answers.
For Columbia Radio News, I’m Matt Collette. In East Harlem, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says it looks like everyone missing in Wednesday’s building explosion is accounted for. Eight people were killed by the blast. The cause remains unknown, though it’s suspected to have been a gas leak. Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the shelter where […]
Aging infrastructure in New York city needs to be fixed and may have contributed to the recent Harlem Explosion. Asabe Vincent-Otiono talk to Adam Forman, a research associate who released this report.
BILLBOARD Friday March 7th, 2014 DURATION: 1:00 CHRIS: It’s Friday, March 7th and you are listening to Uptown Radio. I’m Chris Mossa MARIE: And I’m Marie Shabaya. On today’s show: The political situation in Ukraine is sinking the country’s economy. AX: “They are broke. They are bankrupt.” CHRIS: The number of […]
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, […]