Last night, Governor Cuomo announced the appointment of 19 immigration lawyers. They’ll provide free representation to immigrants throughout New York state. Hannah Critchfield speaks to Amy Belsher, an immigration lawyer with New York Civil Liberties Union, about what this initiative means.
A couple years ago, the dating app Tinder began offering gender options beyond just male or female. It now lets users choose from a spectrum of identities, like transgender, genderqueer or gender non-conforming. But as Sachi McClendon reports, users are still forced to make a binary decision on the app.
INTRO: The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its newest exhibition on Monday. Instead of the usual fine art or sculptures they are displaying instruments from one of the most transformative movements in American history – rock n roll. Stephanie Horton visited the member preview of the Play It Loud exhibition and reports HORTON: Guitars encased […]
The Shed opens tonight. That’s New York City’s newest art institution. It’s inside the $20 billion Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s Far West Side. And as Camille Petersen finds, reactions to it are mixed. PETERSEN 1: The Shed is at the end of the High Line’s walking path. And you can’t miss it. It takes […]
New York state is moving closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. If it does, it will create a new marketplace. State and local lawmakers are considering ways to make sure that small business-owners, especially people of color, will be able to compete with large corporations. Moira Warburton explores one proposed solution. SOUND 1: Music, chatter (play […]
From Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson. President Donald Trump is in Southern California today. He’s touring a section of border fence that was recently replaced. DONALD TRUMP Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, it can’t happen. So turn around, that’s […]
Host Intro New York City is at a crisis point with its infrastructure. Some people see bicycles as one possible solution. Others see them as a nuisance. This tension isn’t new — an exhibit at the City Museum of New York reminds us it’s almost as old as the city itself. Hannah Critchfield has more. […]
HOST INTRO: For the first commentary in our new series, where reporters reflect on their personal stories, Maddy Foley tells us about her relationship with something she’s had her entire life. FOLEY: Tucked away in my desk is the first award I ever won. The circle of red construction paper is faded, now, where a […]
The caped crusader Batman will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, March 30. He made his comic book debut in 1939. Since then, Batman has taken on many personas, both in print and on film.
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Governor Andrew Cuomo is coming under fire today after holding a fundraiser during budget season. The New York Times reported on the $25,000 per couple dinner. The event was held two weeks before the state budget is due. Some of the people who attended […]
HOST INTRO: A&A Bakes and Doubles, a family-owned Trinidadian restaurant in Brooklyn has won a James Beard Award. The category–America’s Classics– is given to local restaurants that have been in business for more than 10 years. For a restaurant, it’s like winning the food Oscars.The accomplishment has its rewards: recognition, validation, and an avalanche […]
Voting for participatory budgeting starts in 32 City Council districts tomorrow. In each of those districts, voters will decide how they want to spend $1 million of the City Council’s budget. But as Camille Petersen finds, democracy is complicated. PETERSEN 1: The participatory budgeting expo in Chelsea looks like a science fair. Community […]