New York City Cubans Reflect on Castro’s Death

More than a week ago, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90. While the island’s inhabitants tearfully mourned their leader, exiled Cuban communities in the US celebrated the death of a dictator. In Miami, residents took to Little Havana’s streets crying tears of joy, singing, banging pans and waving their flags. But New York, where more than seventy thousand residents are Cuban, saw mixed reactions. Danya Hajjaji has the story.

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The Conservative Network: New York City’s Republican Women Speak Out

New York City is still dissecting the results of the recent presidential election here in America. Statistics show that 42% of women voted for Donald Trump. And while many assume that they come from middle America, a network of Conservative women has always existed here too. Elizabeth Baker went to meet them.

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Bronx Police Try New Tactics to Connect to Local Youth

The police involved death of Deborah Danner, and the shooting death of Sargent Paul Tuozzolo this fall reignited the conservation about police reform and community relationships in the Bronx. While many are focusing on reform within the police department, one city councilman is trying a different approach. Taylor Eldridge reports.

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On Tree Farmers and Fake Trees: A Christmas Story

The tree Grace bought criminally early this year may not have been a local one. According to data from the National Christmas Tree Association, the total number of trees harvested in New York State has been…. Chopped… in half since 2002. Sorry. Local tree growers are fighting not only against artificial trees, but also out of state farms.

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Security Experts Concerned About White House Proposal to Cut Counter-Terrorism Funds

In the wake of the attacks in Brussels, New York City has stepped up its security. The NYPD has deployed special heavily-armed counterterrorism teams to major landmarks and transportation hubs across the city. But at the same time, President Obama is proposing to cut counter terrorism funds nearly in half. As Laura Gamba reports, that has security experts concerned about safety in the city. (18)

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Officials Call for Expansion of Summer Jobs Program


Every year around this time, tens of thousands of New York teenagers enter the lottery. And no, I’m not talking about Powerball. Instead, it’s the Summer Youth Employment Program. Applications for the city-funded internship program opened this week. And if this year’s lottery is like the last, over half the young adults who apply won’t get in. Now though, a growing chorus of advocates and city officials are working to change that. Adrian Ma has the details.

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Uptown Radio Broadcast ~ February 5, 2016


This week on Uptown Radio, new jobs numbers are out, the city’s annual homeless count is coming up, and the City Council plans to vote on pay raises for members. Also on the show, universities attempt to address diversity issues on campus, an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History explores bacteria in the human gut, and an arts program helps keep women out of the criminal justice system.

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