Urban-Wildlife Clash Plays Out at JFK


Living in a city like New York, we sometimes forget that nature is all around us. And the tension between the hustle and bustle of urban life and the plants and animals that surround us can sometimes boil over in unexpected ways. One of the places this is most evident is at JFK Airport, which sits on nearly five thousand acres of land, right next to a wildlife refuge.

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Uptown Radio – Full Broadcast – February 12, 2016

 

This week on Uptown Radio, residents of the housing project where Akai Gurley lived react to news that police officer Peter Liang was found guilty of manslaughter. A new initiative by Mayor Bill Di Blasio may help senior citizens facing a housing shortage, and the Department of Cultural Affairs is making a diversity push. Also on the show, we hear from one of the scientists who helped confirm Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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Scientists Debate the Connection Between Quitting Smoking and Obesity

 

America has become more obese over the years because people stopped smoking – this is according to a new study from Georgia State University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Since the 1960s the percentage of smokers has declined by more than 20%. But over the same time period, obesity in the U.S. has increased by about the same percentage. Shandukani Mulaudzi reports.

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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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