WARD 1: From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Rebekah Ward. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency today. He is bypassing the legislative branch to fund his proposed border wall. TRUMP1: It’s a great thing to do. Because we have an invasion of drugs, an invasion of gangs, an […]
Spring is just around the corner in New York City. Barren trees are starting to show signs of leaves, flowers peek cautiously out from their planters…. and rats are emerging from their winter burrows and hitting the streets. With them come a host of health issues, and this allergy season, doctors are worried about their impact on respiratory health.
HOST INTRO: The MeToo movement has left a lot of industries struggling to find policies to deal with sexual harassment. But agricultural workers in Florida believe they’ve found a solution – and they’re bringing their campaign to New York. Stevie Hertz reports. HERTZ 1: We’re in Midtown Manhattan and Noelle Damico is guiding me through […]
HOST: The Gateway Project is un umbrella for a dozen projects. The most urgent is the one to build a tunnel under the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. It’s the most urgent because the existing tunnels are about a hundred years old, and were floaded by hurrican Sandy with salt water that […]
More than a dozen companies have cut their ties to the NRA, including Hertz and Delta, which cut their discount programs for members. These businesses say they’re responding to public debate following the Parkland shooting. I spoke to Lawrence Glickman, a history professor at Cornell University about the effect this movement could have on policy.
The Dow dropped almost 600 points after President Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on Thursday. A third of the steel and up to 90 percent of aluminum used in the US is imported from trading partners around the world – like the EU, Canada, Mexico and China. But, as Juan Torres-Falcon finds the new tax is sharply dividing the manufacturing sector.
This is Uptown Radio. I’m Eileen Grench. Yesterday, the Panel for Education Policy voted to close 10 of the 13 underperforming New York City schools it had on the chopping block. Dr. Aaron Pallas, the Chair of the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis at Columbia University’s Teachers College thinks that the process for closing schools is opaque, confusing the communities impacted by these closures.
HOST INTRO: The Hudson River is a stew of dissolved pharmaceuticals. That’s according to a new study from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Sixteen common pharmaceuticals were detected — including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, drugs for treating high blood pressure, epilepsy. A plan to reduce the contamination is in the works, but as Bo Hamby reports, there’s already quite a bit of medication in the water.
Mayor Bill De Blasio wants to close down Rikers Island. In place of the notoriously problematic jail, he wants to build a new facility in the Bronx, as well as modernize three others in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. But that takes funds the city may not have. Juliette Jabkhiro reports.
March is Women’s History Month. This morning, New York’s most prominent progressive women gathered in a midtown ballroom to celebrate their accomplishments.
But as they toasted the past, they also looked to the future. Gun control is at the top of their agenda. The group is organizing a nation-wide walkout of high school students to demand stricter firearm regulations. But these same leaders also say they want to credit the diverse voices who they say were fighting gun violence long before Parkland
INTRO: Last week, it looked like spring might be coming early to New York City. But today… snow and rain are turning the streets into a slushy mess. As producer Sarah Wyman found out, if you’re struggling to make the call between sandals and snow boots, you’re not alone.