From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Venezuelan troops have killed at least one person and wounded several others today in an indigenous village near Brazil’s border. This is the first act of violence in the midst of efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the South American country. Venezuelan President Nicolas […]
Over the past decade, Bushwick has become a center for New York’s creatives. Musicians and artists have created a network of informal performance venues, known as the DIY scene. But now, the neighborhood is changing again. Rents are rising, and venues are under pressure to close down. Mayor de Blasio created the Office of Nightlife in […]
Janelle Monae, a genre-defying singer and songwriter is coming out with a new album today, Dirty Computer. And it’s making a huge splash. Following up on her 2010 debut album The ArchAndroid and her highly-acclaimed 2013 The Electric Lady, this is the first piece of music from Monae in 5 years. She’s been pretty busy since. She starred in the films Moonlight and Hidden Figures, and been an outspoken activist about racial justice and feminism.
MARSTON: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a commanding lead over political newcomer Cynthia Nixon. That’s according to a NBC Marist poll released yesterday, which shows 68 percent of democrats in the state favor Cuomo. Nixon was at 21 percent. If you’re not familiar with Nixon, maybe this will help… ((Sex and the City theme […]
Sarah Wyman reflects on self-care, adulthood and the roommate she didn’t know she had.
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.