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Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

The 70-foot column that supports the statue of Columbus ends here in a coffee table that offers magazine and books to visitors. Photo by Perry Santanachote.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 20, 2012 5:22 PM | 1 Comment
The explorer welcomes visitors to his living room high above Columbus Circle, brought to NYC by the artist Tatzu Nishi and Public Art Fund.
A teen in The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Aid Society.
Christina Knight  |  September 20, 2012 3:01 PM | Comments
On Sept. 22, public television stations across the nation will highlight the nation's dropout crisis on American Graduate Day.VIDEO
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September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
Students at the IRC Refugee Summer Academy in 2012. Photo by Mirza Bhuiyan, courtesy of IRC.
Philly Bubaris  |  September 19, 2012 4:58 PM | Comments
A New York Times video profile of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and a Q&A with its education advisor on what happens next for school-age immigrants.VIDEO
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chaom  |  September 19, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments

The journalists give a preview of their new documentary and talk about the “central moral issue of this century,” violence against women and children worldwide.

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September 19, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments

In an interview with MetroFocus, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on the difficult subject of violence against women and girls.

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Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus speaks with City Limits Editor-in-Chief about whether Mayor Bloomberg's national campaign against gun violence is having an effect.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Poets, angels and a rescue dog are some of those that have been deemed worthy of remembrance in Central Park.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Find out about some of the secrets buried deep in Central Park, from Adrian Benepe, the former NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner.VIDEO
John Jay College of Criminal Justice's "Half The Sky" Campus Ambassador Yajaira Gonzalez first learned of the "Half The Sky" Movement when she was introduced to the book by a colleague. She will be hosting a screening of the film on campus in mid-October. Photo courtesy of  Yajaira Gonzalez.
Michelle Michalos  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the Half the Sky Movement is spreading the word on how to help end violence against women and girls.

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