In another of our commentary series, reporter Bianca Giacobone remembers what it’s like to have a teenage obsession…and what it means to let it go.
According to the State Department, there are now over a million international students in college and universities across the US. In order to be accepted, most have to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL. It’s intended to measure English proficiency. But as Shannon Lin reports, there are concerns the test […]
HOST INTRO: According to the New York Department of Health, one in five kindergartners in the city is overweight. The causes are not a big surprise: Lack of exercise and poor eating habits. Alex Colletta visited a school in East Harlem that’s trying to fix the problem. COLLETTA: Michael Panetta is the principal of River […]
HOST INTRO: If you’re a renter in New York City, there’s about a 50/50 chance your apartment is rent-stabilized. But the laws that outline protection for renters expire every four years. When they do, New Yorkers lobby the state legislature. Tenants want to expand renter protections. Landlords want to reduce them. As the bills come […]
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Stephanie Horton The police officer injured yesterday in a Washington Heights shootout left the hospital this morning to bagpipes and roaring applause from his fellow officers. AMBI: [APPLAUSE] Justin, how you doin’ Justin? [APPLAUSE] (4 seconds) Officer Justin Vartanian left St. Luke’s around 11AM holding his wife’s […]
HOST INTRO: We often look to our names to tell us more about ourselves. In this commentary reporter Stephanie Horton discovers what it means to find a purpose in the letters that spell out who she is. (10.3) Every time I write my name I tell a lie. My signature is my initials – SH. […]
A redacted version of the Mueller report was released to Congress and the public yesterday. Paul Nolette is a political scientist at Marquette University. He researches the legal and political power of state attorney generals. And he’s been following what the Mueller report means for the New York Attorney General.
HOST INTRO: We often hear commuters complaining about the Subway. But New Yorkers depend on many different kinds of transportation. Buses, bikes, tunnels… bridges. Millions of drivers cross bridges in New York State every day. As Lauren Lantry finds, like the MTA, New York’s bridges have a lot of problems. LANTRY 1: The […]
If it seems like you’re getting lots of robocalls lately — you’re right. According to YouMail, a national index, New Yorkers received 175 million calls in the last month alone – that’s nearly 60 percent more than last year. In March state politicians introduced a bill that could ban the automated calls. Maddy Foley has […]
HOST INTRO: Straddling two cultures can be tricky to navigate, especially when you’re one of a few black kids in your American school. And especially when, as a child of immigrants, you don’t know any of your family’s native languages. Reporter Cynthia Betubiza talks about how she finally found peace in her identity as a […]
The measles outbreak that started last fall isn’t going away any time soon. As the number of cases continues to grow, city and state officials are trying anything to stop the spread. Maggie Green learns the history of how people tried to combat the measles in New York City, came close to getting rid of it and why it came back.
Electronic health records — or EHRs — are THE record-keeping system for most American hospitals. And they’re under fire. Congress is holding hearings on how they’re so hard to use they can even cause fatal medical errors. But at one hospital in New York City, researchers are trying to work around the flaws of EHRs. […]