Marianne McCune appears in the following:
Friday, February 10, 2012
Brooklyn born boxer Heather Hardy wants to be a world champion. She will not compete this month to make the first women’s Olympic boxing team – she plans to go pro instead. But getting paid to fight – when you’re a woman – is difficult even for top tier boxers. So, like female boxers around the world, Hardy hopes the women who enter the ring in London this summer will change her life, too.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
This summer in London, women will box in the Olympics for the first time. The boxers competing for a spot on the US team will make history – but few know who they are or why they box. Images of women boxers range from girls throwing soft punches in bikinis and lipstick to women who look and act like men. The Olympic hopefuls are neither--but everything in between.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Along the blocks surrounding United Nations headquarters, there have been plenty of sour faces the past week – angry protesters and frustrated neighbors trying to weave through the blue barricades. But the faces of one group of visitors to the UN were full of joy: Libyans.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
International politics become local this week as world leaders take over midtown Manhattan, with the United Nations General Assembly on the east side of Manhattan and the Clinton Global Initiative on the west.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Ten years after the World Trade Center attacks, WNYC's 10th Anniversary Special explores New Yorkers’ most visceral and immediate emotional reactions to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and how they are – and are not - still with us today.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that, more than a year after an earthquake devastated the island nation, it will allow Haitians who came to the U.S. in the year following the earthquake to apply for Temporary Protected Status, the same work visa extended to those living here before the disaster.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Libyans in the New York area have been gathering across the street from the United Nations this week to urge the international community to stop Moammar Gadhafi from going to war with the protesters calling for his ouster.
Friday, February 18, 2011
CBS reporter Lara Logan joined a list of dozens of reporters who were assaulted, detained or harassed while covering Egypt’s uprising last week. Protesters and outspoken government critics have also been intimidated or censored in Egypt and elsewhere. Here in New York and across the globe, human rights and advocacy groups have been working to keep the lines of communication open.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Census figures show about 50,000 people of Egyptian ancestry live in New York and New Jersey combined. Most Egyptians are Muslim, but about 10 percent of the country’s population is Coptic Christian. They are the largest minority group in Egypt and, in recent days, many in the New York metro area have been following news of Egyptian protests with less excitement than trepidation.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Leaders of Egyptian Christians are among those in New York who have paid close attention to the protests in Egypt and have called on Coptic congregations to pray and fast for peace for the first three days of this week.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The return of the former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier to Haiti had many in the Haitian diaspora glued to Internet radio Tuesday. Duvalier fled during a popular uprising in Haiti a quarter century ago and was questioned in Haitian court Tuesday. His defense attorney said he faces accusations of corruption and embezzlement for allegedly pilfering the treasury before being ousted in 1986. Some Haitians in New York accuse him of stealing attention from Haiti’s most imminent problems: a contested election and hundreds of thousands of people still living in tents.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Finding ways to help Haiti help itself has proven a challenge. A Haitian born accountant in Brooklyn has been learning that first hand.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It’s been one year since an earthquake devastated Haiti. New York City schools have taken in almost 800 students from the island nation. And 12 of them have started memoirs, posted inside the entrance to a Brooklyn elementary school.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
When New York kids get convicted of a crime, they are either sent upstate to the juvenile equivalent of a prison, or allowed to stay at home enrolled in mandatory programs that aim to turn them into law-abiding citizens. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he wants to overhaul the upstate juvenile facilities.