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February 24, 2017 at 5:28 am

First, President Donald Trump withdraws Obama administration protection for transgender students. Next, Assembly member Marcos Crespo tells us his plan to help college graduates with student debt. Then, Commissioner Julie Menin tells us about a new campaign that will have you headed to the library. Finally, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland tells us about her rise in the […]

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February 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

President Donald Trump decided to withdraw Obama administration protections for transgender students in public schools around the country. The protections allowed transgender students to use school restrooms that align with their gender identity. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm is here to tell us the implications for you and your child.

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February 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

If you see people reading the same book on the train, don’t be surprised. New York City just launched a program to encourage New Yorker’s to join as a community and read the same book. Commissioner Julie Menin lays out this new star-studded campaign that will have you headed to your closest library. For more information on how to vote […]

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February 17, 2017 at 5:28 am

First, a New Jersey judge finds probable cause to charge Gov. Chris Christie with official misconduct for his role over the Bridgegate scandal. Next, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito delivered her fourth and final State of the City address today. Then, a PBS documentary shows a conversation African-Americans have in their homes. Finally, CUNY Chancellor, James Milliken talks about CUNY’s […]

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February 15, 2017 at 5:26 am

First, we’ll take a look at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address. Next, PBS American Experience shows the 1992 standoff at “Ruby Ridge” which is said to have given rise to the modern American Militia Movement. Then, we also get new insight into the University of Texas-Austin mass shooting. Finally, once almost a lost treasure of New […]

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February 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Once almost a lost treasure of New York, the St. George Theatre is coming back to life as a Staten Island cultural center.  Find out how you can usher it into the 21st Century. Treasures of New York will soon explore the history of the St. George Theatre this summer. Watch past documentaries from the series to get ready for their […]

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