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PRI's The World

Haiti's future may be brighter than you think

Monday, October 20, 2014

It would seem that not much has changed in the 10 years since I was last in Haiti. But I found not just that Haiti has changed — but it has become another country altogether.

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The Takeaway

'Humans of New York' Goes Global

Monday, October 06, 2014

Photographer Brandon Stanton went on a worldwide tour that the United Nations hopes will draw attention to the causes of eradicating poverty, hunger and child mortality.

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PRI's The World

Caracas is finally ending the 'world's tallest squat'

Friday, September 12, 2014

The "Tower of David" in downtown Caracas is called "the world's tallest squat" because thousands of people have been living in the unfinished skyscraper. Now, the government is moving people to new housing outside the city — and many squatters have mixed feelings.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Edwin Fancher: Change and Continuity in Greenwich Village

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
Homosexuality. Mixed-race couples. Narcotics on MacDougal Street. This archived conversation from a WNYC broadcast gives an incredible sense of what's changed--and what hasn't.
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99% Invisible

130- Holdout

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Around 2005, a Seattle neighborhood called Ballard started to see unprecedented growth. Condominiums and apartment buildings were sprouting up all over the community which had once been mostly single family homes and small businesses. Around this time,

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PRI's The World

Photos show the struggles women in Mozambique face getting health care

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.

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PRI's The World

In India, reliable electricity is no guarantee

Friday, August 15, 2014

People in India have had to adapt to the country's notoriously unreliable electricity. Deepak Singh is staying with his parents in Lucknow for the summer, where he has relearned how to live without the promise of sustained power.

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PRI's The World

As the Ebola crisis rages, West African villagers are warned away from fruit bats

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scientists are warning West African villagers to stop hunting bush meat and to stay away from fruit bats as they circle in a possible animal source for the latest Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus lives in fruit bats, scientists believe, and is threatening communities who are already facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

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PRI's The World

Liberia doesn't have many doctors, and it's battling Ebola with minimal supplies

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doctors in West Africa are having a tough time battling Ebola since they're lacking the most basic supplies — like gloves and masks. Dr. Roseda Marshall, the chair of pediatrics at the University of Liberia's Dogliotti College of Medicine, says the world is wasting time while the epidemic spreads.

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WNYC News

5Pointz Faces Imminent Demolition

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Property owner says he'll likely raze structure within two weeks to make way for two high rises.

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PRI's The World

What life is like for a construction worker in Abu Dhabi, through the eyes of an artist

Thursday, August 07, 2014

New York University, the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums all plan to open up branches in the Emirates. The structures that will house these cultural entities are being built by workers living and working in very difficult situations.

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The Takeaway

Should we Do Deals with Dictators?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tutu Alicante is the executive director for EG Justice and and an Equatoguinean living in exile. His home country has one of the worst human rights records on the continent and is ruled by Africa's Longest serving dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Tutu says that the United States should use the U.S.-Africa Summit to address the human rights abuses occurring in Africa with the same zeal it’s approaching trade and investment opportunities.

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PRI's The World

A Liberian pastor tries to stop the spread of Ebola, one house at a time

Monday, August 04, 2014

Liberian Pastor Peter Flomo has seen the effect of Ebola in his own congregation. Now he's on a mission to stop its spread with handwashing. He thinks a $15 plastic bucket filled with water and bleach may help.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Many "Poor Doors" Will NYC Build?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The de Blasio administration says it cannot stop a building on the West Side from constructing separate entrances and amenities for residents of different incomes. It vows to change zoning regulations, but is that actually possible? WNYC economic development reporter Janet Babin discusses the controversy.  

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The Takeaway

Designing Outdoor Play With Creativity in Mind

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Playgrounds are much safer and calmer in today's age of concerned parents and lawsuit-fearing school districts, and when kids want to play outside their options are sometimes limited. Architect David Rockwell weighs in on the future of playgrounds. 

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WNYC News

Rally to Save Stuyvesant Town's Cheap Apts

Friday, June 13, 2014

WNYC

City officials work to ensure that 6,000 apartments stay "affordable."

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WNYC News

New Zoning Rules Could Change Face of Grand Central Area

Friday, May 30, 2014

WNYC

Under a proposed new zoning procedure, buildings along a stretch of Vanderbilt across from Grand Central Terminal could be taller than the Chrysler Building.

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WNYC News

NYC Affordable Housing Plan Revealed

Monday, May 05, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled an ambitious plan that pledges $41.1-billion in funding to create or preserve more affordable housing. 

"The plan...is going to have a far-reaching impact on the people of this city. It’s going to reach every neighborhood, every borough — 200,000 units over 10 years," ...

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WNYC News

This $90M View Could Slice into Your Sunshine

Monday, April 14, 2014

WNYC

A growing coalition of preservationists and neighbors want the city to protect Central Park from shadows emanating from the new super slim towers rising around 57th street.

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WNYC News

De Blasio's Creative Plan to Fix Affordable Housing

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC

The city could start requiring developers to set aside up to 30 percent of new construction for affordable units.

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