Hansi Lo Wang

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Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Connecticut is the first state requiring police fill out a form when they use a stun gun. Research shows police used stun guns on black and Latino suspects at a higher rate than on white suspects.


Will Orlando's Moment Of LGBT Support Endure?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

There has been a huge outpouring of support for the LGBT community in Orlando, including from groups that traditionally have not supported the gay and lesbian community. Can the feeling of unity last?


Law Enforcement Releases Partial 911 Transcripts From Orlando Shooter

Monday, June 20, 2016

Federal and local authorities released partial transcripts of phone calls Omar Mateen made to law enforcement from inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Officials also released a timeline of events more than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history unfolded. But there are still unanswered questions as the investigation continues.


Bearing Witness To The Shootings In Orlando: How The Events Unfolded

Friday, June 17, 2016

The attack at a Florida nightclub played out for more than three dramatic hours. Survivors, doctors and law enforcement officials recap the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.


Orlando Hospital Gives Update On The Injured; Survivors Share Details Of Attack

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A press conference just wrapped up with some of the doctors at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and a few of the survivors of Sunday morning's attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.


Survivors Describe Timeline Of Events Leading Up To Orlando Shooting

Monday, June 13, 2016

Survivors of the mass shooting in Orlando say the night began like a normal weekend at the Pulse club. But moments after shots rang out, staff and patrons scrambled for safety before police arrived.


Donors Line Up To Give Blood In Florida

Sunday, June 12, 2016

NPR's Hansi Lo Wang is outside a blood bank in Florida for the latest on the mass shooting outside an Orlando nightclub.


Filipino World War II Veterans Living In U.S. Can Now Reunite With Family

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

For decades, some Filipino World War II veterans have been separated from their relatives in the Philippines. New U.S. immigration rules for these families could change that.


Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights

Monday, May 30, 2016

President Obama may use his executive authority to declare the site of the Stonewall riots in New York City as the first national monument dedicated to the struggle for LGBT rights.


To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Zika, Strike Before They Fly

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cities and towns are preparing for mosquito season and the threat of the Zika virus by spreading pesticides. It worked for the West Nile virus but may not be as effective for controlling Zika.


Refugees Reach Settlement In Legal Fight To Attend N.Y. High School

Friday, May 20, 2016

A federal lawsuit claiming that refugee students in Utica, N.Y., were illegally blocked from attending the local high school may soon come to an end.


In New York City, Former Boxers Find Ways To Support Each Other

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A former boxer started a support group for fellow ex-boxers called Ring 10. They help these former athletes pay bills and figure out their lives after they leave the ring. They also meet once a month for dinner in the Bronx in New York City.


'Awoken' By N.Y. Cop Shooting, Asian-American Activists Chart Way Forward

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Peter Liang, who is Chinese-American, was sentenced to probation for the shooting death of an unarmed black man. The ex-NYPD officer's case has sparked activism and debate among Asian-Americans.


Ex-NYPD Officer Gets Probation In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Peter Liang has been sentenced to 5 years of probation and 800 hours of community service for the accidental shooting death of an unarmed man in 2014. The sentencing touched off passionate reactions.


In Close Race, 'Unprecedented' Push For Asian-American Voters Comes To N.Y.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Asian-Americans are among the least likely to vote. But with the presidential nominations still up for grabs, campaigns are courting one of the largest Asian communities in the U.S. — New Yorkers.


States Ban Non-Essential Travel To Mississippi Over 'Religious Freedom' Law

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The governors of New York, Washington, Vermont and Minnesota have banned state officials from making non-essential trips to Mississippi in response to the state's new "religious freedom" law. Critics of the policy say it allows groups to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.


Decades After Insults To Jackie Robinson, Philadelphia Extends An Apology

Saturday, April 02, 2016

The city is apologizing to the family of the late baseball legend almost 70 years after he had to endure racist taunts during a 1947 visit. The city will honor Robinson's legacy in April.


California, New York To Raise Minimum Wages To $15 An Hour

Friday, April 01, 2016

California and New York are set to become the first two states in the country to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. The hike has already started to take place in some cities. But it's not clear how increases at the state level would impact jobs and the rest of the economy.


No Joke: N.J. Hospital Uses Laughing Gas To Cut Down On Opioid Use

Friday, April 01, 2016

Physicians at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center say they hope treating ER patients with alternatives to opioid painkillers will serve as a model for cutting down on opioid abuse nationwide.


Elevated Levels Of Suspected Carcinogen Found In States' Drinking Water

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A chemical widely used to make many water-resistant and nonstick items can be found in many community water supplies. But elevated levels of PFOA are turning up in three Northeastern states.