Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Andrea Salcedo

  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 […]

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Janelle Monae and A New Musical Frontier

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.

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Cynthia and the City: Will Cynthia Nixon’s Celebrity Past Get Her to The Governor’s Mansion?

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 […]

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New York Schools on the Chopping Block

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.

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New Study Finds High Levels of Pharmaceuticals in Hudson

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.

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