Marianne McCune

Reporter, WNYC News

Marianne McCune appears in the following:

From Haiti to Brooklyn: Earthquake Memoirs at PS 269

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 ...

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Revamping Juvenile Justice Is Long, Difficult Road

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...

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Underground New Yorkers Hang On to DREAM Act

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Young New Yorkers who came here illegally as children say they will not give up on the DREAM Act, which would allow an estimated 2 million young people to get on a path to citizenship. Though the House passed a version of the bill earlier this week, the Senate tabled it Thursday morning in order to avoid a Republican filibuster.

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Supporters of Dream Act Say Act Now

Friday, December 03, 2010

As lawmakers in Washington get ready to vote on the Dream Act, local advocates and critics are trying to rally support. The bill would allow high school graduates whose parents brou...

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Irish Will Emigrate, But Fewer To New York

Sunday, November 28, 2010


In the past, when Ireland's economy suffered, many Irish came to New York to find work. But with Ireland's current downturn, the founder of New York’s most prominent Irish newspaper says the Irish are more likely to head elsewhere, with more attractive immigration policies..

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SMS! Guinea’s Laptop Election Monitors Need Texts

Thursday, November 25, 2010


For a New York-based group using a crowd-sourcing program to monitor the Presidential election in the West African nation of Guinea, the last couple of weeks have been wrenching. First, a seemingly smooth run-off election turned violent. Then, last week, Alliance Guinea’s main source of information -- texts from Guineans on the ground -- was cut off.


Rent Party, 2010 Style

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Good friends take care of each other. So, this fall, Lower East Side poet Fay Chiang took on a fellow poet’s woes. Patricia Spears Jones had spent two years out of a job, her unemployment checks had run out, and Chiang said she was worrying out loud that she couldn’t make rent. So Chiang got an idea: “Oh! We can do a rent party!” she told Jones.

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Guinea's Laptop Election Monitors Now Crisis-Mapping

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


The New York based group that monitored Guinea's historic election via text messages from voters is now monitoring outbreaks of violence between members of the West African nation's opposing parties. On Monday, the Electoral Commission announced a winner in the close Presidential run-off, and members of the losing party are dissatisfied with the count.


Monitoring Guinea’s Election from Laptops in New York

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the West African nation of Guinea, officials are still counting ballots in a very close run-off election for President. And here in New York, a group of international volunteers ca...

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Iranian-Americans Caught Between Enemies

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

While Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statements may trouble American leaders, his stand against what he sees as American imperialism attracts supporters. Some Iranians in th...

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Who's Going to Protect Me?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Edwin Llanos has grown up in neighborhoods where police officers stop and search kids all the time. When Edwin got into a tough situation, he wasn't sure who to turn to.

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Legal Dominican Immigrant to be Deported for 28-Year-Old Crime

Friday, October 29, 2010

With the United States deporting more immigrants than ever before -- almost 400,000 over the past year -- some of New York's elected officials and immigrant advocates are trying hard to draw attention to cases that, to them, seem blatantly unjust.

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Breast-Fed Language

Monday, October 11, 2010

Andrea Lee Torres'  parents came here from the Philippines in the 1990s. And she's not sure she agrees with at least one decision they made - not to teach her their language.

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Monday, October 04, 2010

Though 18 year old Rayon Wright grew up surrounded with Jamaican culture and music, he wants more than anything to become a producer of Korean music and entertainment.

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Level Up

Monday, September 27, 2010

Video games are designed primarily with boys and men in mind -- and 17-year-old Radio Rookie Jessica Cernadas finds that very frustrating.


Haitian Leaders to Clinton Global Guests: We Need Your Business

Thursday, September 23, 2010


The President and Prime Minister of Haiti are asking for aid, but also for investment. Both spoke on the last day of the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Clinton’s yearly effort to get business leaders involved in solving world problems.


Clinton Global Initiative Focused on Women and Girls

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Empowering women and girls is among major threads at this week's Clinton Global Initiative, the yearly conference designed to bring together people with ideas and people with money and power.

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Activists Add Spin to United Nations Debates

Monday, September 20, 2010


As world leaders descend on New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, activists and advocates arrive, too, hoping to grab the attention of world leaders -- and the media -- so they can take part in the global conversation.


United Nations General Assembly Opens Annual Meeting

Monday, September 20, 2010

It comes around once a year -- the week when New York really does become the center of the world and representatives from 192 countries convene at the United Nations.

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Deportations Before Reform: Anatomy of an Immigration Bust

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The men and women who knock on illegal immigrants’ doors and take them away in handcuffs are members of what are called fugitive operations teams. They often meet up before dawn in some dim parking lot near the homes of the immigrants they're looking for.

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