Monday, June 09, 2014
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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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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Friday, January 10, 2014
Trying to stake a claim to the ever-shrinking American middle class? Paul Bhola, who lives in the northernmost neighborhood in the five boroughs, says it can be done — if you're ready to make some sacrifices.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
By Jim O'Grady
Governor Cuomo used his State of the State speech on Wednesday to express support for an MTA plan to send Metro-North trains through neighborhoods in the East Bronx.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Monday that it filed discrimination charges against landlords in the Bronx for trying to evict tenants for keeping a service dog.
Monday, December 16, 2013