For homeowners of flooded houses along the shores of New York and New Jersey, the post-Sandy to-do list is endless: sort, dry, trash, clean, make calls to the electrician, the boiler guy, an engineer, a mold specialist and, all along the way, document everything for insurance claims.
Teachers were back in school Friday, preparing for Monday’s reopening. But eight public schools are still doing double duty as shelters for those displaced by flooding from Sandy. At Brooklyn Tech, the borough's most sought after public high school, students will share their building with the elderly and people with mental and physical disabilities. Some are apprehensive.
It's been more than three days since power went out across large swaths of the city and beyond. And some New Yorkers haven’t ventured out of their apartments since the power went out. In multi-story public housing complexes like La Guardia Houses on the Lower East Side, getting in and out of the building can be daunting.
WNYC reporter Marianne McCune talks about her post-Sandy visit to LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side.
Five Radio Rookies walked the streets of the Bronx recently to learn more about how residents of the borough, which is 90 percent black and Latino, interact with the police. They then sat down the the city's police commissioner to ask him about community relations.
In the 7th episode of the Women Box podcast , we bring you Go For It: Life Lessons From Girl Boxers, co-hosted by actor Rosie Perez. The hour-long special chronicles a year in the lives of the groundbreaking women (including 17-year old Claressa Shields) who fought for a chance to go to London for the first-ever Olympics to include women's boxing.
Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich., made history on Thursday when she won Olympic gold in the boxing ring. She beat Russia's Nadezda Torlopova for the top spot on the podium in the Women’s Middleweight final.
Chat Now! Join WNYC.org for a live chat watch party as boxer Claressa Shields competes for history. The teen from Michigan will fight for gold in the first-ever women’s boxing Olympics competition. Watch her go for the gold at noon with WNYC’s Marianne McCune and others who have followed Claressa from the start.
Claressa Shields, a teen boxer from Flint, Mich., won her bout in the Olympic Boxing semifinals on Wednesday, positioning herself for a run at the gold medal during the finals tomorrow.
Two of the three members of Team USA will advance to the medal round in the first-ever Olympic women’s boxing competition. This year was the first time women’s boxing has been included in the Summer Olympic Games.
Coach, sociologist and former boxer Christy Halbert has been advocating for women boxers for several decades. When she started boxing, women were barred from competing in amateur tournaments. Now she's an Assistant Coach at the first Olympics to include women boxers.
This summer women will make sports history by boxing for the first time in the Olympic Games. But stepping into the ring means risking brain injury and, in rare cases, sudden death.
The Women’s World Boxing Championship, which will determine which women box for gold in the London Olympics this summer, kicked off Friday with a high stakes draw in Qinhuangdao, China. Here's a preview of what to expect, plus a look at Team USA's top contenders.
If you box, by definition, you’re a risk-taker. If you’re a girl and you box, you’re a risk-taker and a rule-breaker. If you’re a girl and you box and your aim is to be the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for boxing – that's going for it.
Brooke and WNYC reporter Marianne McCune report from Mexico City about how the Mexican media is grappling with the country's upcoming presidential elections, and the youth movement that is tired of business-as-usual.
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Over the past couple years, violence in Ciudad Juarez has fallen from its peak levels, but the city (along with its neighbor accross the border, El Paso) is still trying to revitalize its image. Marianne McCune talks to the mayors of El Paso and Juarez about what they're doing to accomplish this, the 2010 decision to leave Juarez off of an El Paso tourism map, and the recent decision to add it back to the map.
Just across the border from El Paso, Texas, Ciudad Juarez is notorious for the violence that has accompanied a long war between cartels. Marianne McCune goes to Juarez to see how the once-epicenter of Mexico’s drug violence has changed the city and the reporters who risk their lives to cover it.
Seventeen-year old U.S. sensation Claressa Shields lost Monday to UK middleweight Savannah Marshall at the Women’s World Championship in Qinhuangdao, China, but there is confusion at the tournament about whether Claressa might still advance to London.
Claressa Shields, 16-year old boxer out of Flint, MI, was calm and confident last night before she defeated the National champion, Franchon Crews, by a wide margin. Crews is an experienced fighter. "I wasn't nervous at all," Shields said. "I knew I would win."