Trump Returns to New York City

  Dalton: I’m Meg Dalton. You’re listening to Uptown Radio.   Long-Higgins: And I’m Hannah Long-Higgins. Donald Trump is spending the rainy weekend at his golf club in New Jersey after a big day yesterday. Republicans in the House narrowly passed a health care bill that would replace Obamacare. DALTON: And in the evening the […]

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Special Election to Fill the Seat of Former Assembly Speaker

Two weeks from Tuesday, New York City voters will have their chance to weigh in on The Presidential Primary. But that’s not the only race coming to a head in New York on April 19th. It’s also a special election to fill the seat of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Silver was once one of the most powerful politicians in Albany, but he was convicted last November on seven counts of corruption. Reporter Stephan Bisaha went to the Lower East Side to see how Silver’s influence is being felt in the race to replace him.

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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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Dealing with corruption in American politics

The Justice Department will soon press corruption charges against New Jersey senator Robert Menendez. The case centers on the financial relationship between Menendez and a Florida ophthalmologist. That’s happening less than a month months after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted for corruption. Fordham Law School hosted a conference today to address how corruption affects American politics, and suggested a few answers.

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