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Radiolab

Interpreting The Front Lines

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nataly Kelly worked for a translation company that dropped her right in the middle of the most dramatic moment of a total stranger’s life.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Orders Second Review of City’s 911 System

Friday, May 30, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio calls for a thorough review of 911 operations after a series of reports on WNYC details problems with the city's emergency response.

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WNYC News

Fire Unions Demand Changes to City’s 911 System

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

Elected officials and fire union members will rally Friday morning, after the de Blasio administration suspended a multi-billion dollar project to upgrade the 911 system.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why 911 Needs an Overhaul

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a halt to and review of the 911 call system overhaul, which is already more than a billion dollars over budget. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Robert Gearty report on some of the problems with the new system that was intended to improve response times. 

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WNYC News

City Council Approves New 911 Call Tracking

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The city council has approved a bill requiring the FDNY to change how it tracks response times to emergencies. That bill came to the council after a four-year-old Manhattan girl was struck and killed by an SUV in June. It took an ambulance eight minutes to arrive after a call was made to 911.

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Schoolbook

20 School Buildings That Sent Most Children to ERs

Monday, September 16, 2013

WNYC looked at thousands of calls made from public schools between 2005 and 2010 for what 911 dispatchers call "emotionally disturbed persons." This data was obtained by Legal Services of New York. At the 20 buildings with the most calls, it appears 16 of them house District 75 schools, which are special education schools for kids with the most serious needs, those having autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, physical impairments or numerous other needs.

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Schoolbook

Sending Disruptive Students to the E.R. Worries Docs, Advocates

Monday, September 16, 2013

A WNYC investigation of 911 calls made from schools reveals that buildings with the highest rates of calls were likely to house District 75 schools, those with the mission of educating students with severe special education needs.  There were thousands of calls during the six-year-period. Some of these schools -- where one might imagine people are trained to handle emotional outbursts and aggressive behavior -- sent troubled students to hospital emergency rooms at alarming rates. Hear what doctors and families have to say in this report.

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Schoolbook

New Congressional Nominee Favors Subsidizing Private Schools

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, hot off primary night where he won the Democratic nomination for Congress, set off a controversy when he came out in favor of support for private and religious schools -- but not for vouchers.

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