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City Sees Climb in Fatal Heroin Overdoses

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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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

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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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WNYC News

The Revolutionaries Who Rescued a Hospital

Monday, June 02, 2014

In 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was one of the worst in New York City. There were rats in the emergency room, and if you walked in with a stab wound you might walk out with lead poisoning. Then came the Young Lords — and everything changed. This is part 1 of our weeklong series on health care in the Bronx.

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WNYC News

Who Will Heal the Bronx?

Monday, June 02, 2014

People in the Bronx have excellent access to health care. So why are so many of them so sick?

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WNYC News

The Struggle to Stay Healthy in the Bronx: Wendy's Story

Friday, May 30, 2014

As part of our Prescription for the Bronx project, WNYC asked photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center to tell stories about health in their own communities BY photographing Bronx residents with their “lifelines.”

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WNYC News

Reflecting on Art and Life with Fireflies

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A new exhibit features 61 black and white photos of fireflies that Gregory Crewdson took almost 20 years ago.

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WNYC News

A Lullaby for Matilda

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A musician helps a homeless mother caft a lullaby for her daughter.

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs: Bronx Winner

Monday, April 14, 2014

Eleven undiscovered musical acts from the Bronx competed during a live concert on April 4, 2014. Then, voters whittled those down to their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Book Club: Random Family

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Leonard Lopate Show Book Club’s first selection for 2014 is Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx. Author Adrian Nicole LeBlanc spent years with one extended family in the Bronx to create a portrait of poverty, and of life in and of public housing, prison, and court. It received high praise when it was published in 2003, and remains as relevant and important a decade later. We chose it after we read Andrea Elliott's powerful New York Times series Invisible Child: Dasani's Homeless Life, which reminded us of the extensive reporting on a family's struggles with poverty in Random Family.

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