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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Melissa Clark on Alternative Thanksgiving, Jazz singer Sheila Jordan, Growing Up in the Bronx

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Photographer Captures The Perils, and Hopes, of Children Growing Up in The Bronx

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the 1970s, the Bronx was one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Children created communities and makeshift families for support, but many did not survive.

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WNYC News

Former Bronx Legislator Escapes Prison Sentence

Monday, November 17, 2014

WNYC
Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro, who worked as a mole for investigators in a corruption probe, received a lenient sentence in a Bronx criminal court on Monday.

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Radio Diaries

#23: Busman’s Holiday

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal bus down to Florida.

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WNYC News

Bronx Honors New Yorker Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe , the godfather of Gothic horror, spent his last years in a farmhouse in the Bronx where he wrote "Annabelle Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado." 

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WNYC News

Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC
This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

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Radio Rookies

Stories From the Bronx: Radio Rookies Workshop at DreamYard

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WNYC
Radio Rookies led a three-week storytelling workshop at the DreamYard Art Center in the Bronx. 

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WNYC News

City Sees Climb in Fatal Heroin Overdoses

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WNYC
A crackdown on the prescription painkillers known as opioids may be yielding dividends, but may also be driving some people to heroin.

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WNYC News

An Event to Support Bronx Kids Sounds Like a 2016 Warmup

Friday, July 25, 2014

The former first lady was surrounded by prominent Latino elected leaders and looked primed to embark on a presidential campaign.

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WNYC News

Teen Who Stabbed Classmate Is Indicted for Manslaughter

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Noel Estevez has been charged with second degree manslaughter instead of murder. The lesser offense means he will no longer be charged as an adult and his case will be moved to family court.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: A Kid-Friendly Fruit for Healthy Eating

Friday, June 20, 2014

Getting kids in the South Bronx to eat fresh, healthy food can be a challenge, but Coqui the Chef founder Tania Lopez has a secret weapon: avocados. Try her kid-friendly recipe for guacamole.

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Community

When Jean Met Sonia

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

With three kids and a full-time job, Jean's life was already full when she was diagnosed with cancer. She reached out for support through a program at Montefiore Medical Center where she met Sonia Chevannes, a cancer survivor who lent Jean a hand when she needed one.

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Community

Know Your Neighbor

Monday, June 09, 2014

WNYC

Like many in the Bronx, over the years, finding healthcare has been a challenge for Wendy, though she’s now covered by Medicaid. If you work in the healthcare industry in the Bronx, or live there, tell us – what do YOU think will make the Bronx healthier?

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WNYC News

Will These Ninth Graders Make the Bronx Healthier?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Steering students toward healthcare careers, HERO High aims to tackle several endemic problems in the Bronx: unemployment, poor health, and high college drop-out rates.

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WNYC News

The Bronx's Weight Problem

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bronx always had a lot of food. It just wasn't good food.

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WNYC News

When Bingo Is More Than a Game

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Mary Barron grapples with dementia, but Bingo helps her get through the day.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Supportive Housing as Healthcare

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

As part of WNYC's series exploring health and healthcare in The Bronx, which was recently named the least healthy county in New York State, WNYC reporter Amanda Aronczyk explores whether housing should be considered healthcare. New York State thinks so, and is funding "supportive housing" through the state's Medicaid program. Brenda Rosen, executive director of Common Ground, joins the conversation to discuss Common Ground's role in developing "supportive housing."

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WNYC News

When Jean Met Sonia

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

With three kids and a full-time job, Jean's life was already full when she was diagnosed with cancer. Then she met Sonia.

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WNYC News

One Hospital Tells Bronx's Sick: You Call Us, We’ll Call You

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Emergency rooms are expensive, and by the time people get there, things are likely pretty bad. That's why one hospital in the Bronx is trying a new tack — calling patients to coordinate their care.

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