Cindy Rodriguez

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

State Considering How Much To Raise Fast-Food Worker Pay

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A New York State board is considering what's a fair wage for fast-food workers to make.  

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Next-Generation Plan to Save Public Housing

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The city's public housing developments have been decaying for years. Mayor de Blasio's plan calls for NYCHA to raise revenue and cut costs so it can stay viable into the future.

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Cuomo Pushes Tax Credits for Parents Paying Private School Tuition

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The governor wants state legislators to pass bills that would give tax credits to parents struggling to pay tuition at private schools. 

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City Wants Stricter Rules for Visiting Rikers

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The city says stricter rules are needed for individuals visiting Rikers Island to keep out contraband and reduce violence. Advocates, however, question the notion of necessity.


More Mental Health Dollars for Those in Shelters

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Some of the city's most vulnerable—families living in homeless shelters, kids attending troubled schools and victims of violence — will have better access to mental health services.   


As Earthquake Death Toll Mounts Local Nepalese Figure Out Ways to Help

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New York City Nepalese community is urgently giving money, food and clothes to help earthquake victims. 


Local Nepalese Respond to Earthquake Back Home

Sunday, April 26, 2015

As aftershocks continued to rattle Nepal through Sunday, the Nepalese community in New York is morning the loss of loved ones and trying to raise money for families left without homes. 

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Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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First Lady to Parents: Trust Your Gut

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray sits for her first interview since she launched a campaign against the stigma of mental illness. She says she initially missed the signs of her daughter's despair.

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FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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Premier NYC Non-Profit Went from Blue Chip to Sinking Ship?

Monday, March 16, 2015

City and state regulators failed to foresee the financial troubles of a city non-profit that serves more than 100,000 residents a year.

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Respite From the Storm

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental-health care in New York. It's a new model — based on one from 40 years ago.

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Poverty, Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Cindy Rodriguez, WNYC reporter, talks about her four-part series looking at the way poverty and mental health intersect with the criminal justice system.

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In Foster Care, Treating the Trigger

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Research suggests that abuse, abandonment and neglect can change the way a child's brain develops. Doctors are now treating some of the city's most vulnerable children for PTSD.

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Reading, Writing and Psychotherapy: When Schools Step In

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Schools are an early point of detection for serious emotional problems, but most don't have the resources or training to respond. This rambunctious 9-year-old is one of the lucky ones.

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Voices From Inside

Monday, February 02, 2015

Meet Sedlis Dowdy, a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent nine years in solitary confinement. He gets out of prison in five years. What will we do with him then?

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Hundreds Gather at Wake for Slain Officer

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mourners lined up outside the church a full hour before the service began.

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Assessing the Role of Mental Illness in Shooting Deaths of Police

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A forensic psychologist says other social factors may be more to blame.

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Justice Dept to Sue City Over Rikers Abuses

Thursday, December 18, 2014

US Attorney sues city to get faster reforms at Rikers Island. 


City to Divert Thousands from Rikers and Into Treatment

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The task force said that 400 individuals accounted for 10,000 jail admissions over five years. It said that 67 percent of those 400 were mentally ill and 99 percent use drugs or alcohol.