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WNYC News

Outreach to Homeless in Deep Freeze

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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WNYC's Mirela Iverac went on a midnight run with outreach workers looking for homeless people living on the street in the bitter cold.

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WNYC News

New Proposed Housing Rules Might Hurt Displaced New Yorkers

Friday, January 16, 2015

At a hearing Friday, formerly displaced New Yorkers said the new rules were unfair.

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WNYC News

Homeless Numbers Up In De Blasio's First Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

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The mayor inherited an unprecedented homelessness crisis, and he promised drastic change. But 2014 has mainly been about preventing the existing system from buckling under the strain.

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Micropolis

Rejected by Religion, Saved by God

Friday, December 19, 2014

When Kedar Powell came out as gay, his religious father sent him away. But his deep faith sustained (and perhaps saved) him, even through homelessness.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Is a Tampa Homeless Program Exploiting Residents, Or Providing Opportunities?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

New Beginnings of Tampa, one of the city's largest homeless programs, sends crews of unpaid men to work jobs. Some employees admit to overcharging the state, and residents.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Exploiting the Homeless and Exploring Calorie Counts

Thursday, December 04, 2014

William Hobson investigates a Tampa homeless program, Victoria Tennant on the rise of modern ballet, Elizabeth Gaffney’s new novel, the effects of mandatory calorie counts.

WNYC News

City Rolls Out Rent Subsidies for Homeless

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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After three years in the city's shelter system, Nicole Smith and her four kids finally received their rent subsidy. Now she's finding that many landlords won't take the voucher. 

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The Takeaway

Isaiah Lamb Was a High School Basketball Star, Homecoming King, and Homeless

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Over 100,000 student athletes at the youth, high school, and college levels are homeless. Sports Illustrated spent six months investigating their stories.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Lessons From The Past, Sports As a Safety Net, and ADHD Creativity

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Takeaway explains how the lessons of the Bubonic plague can help fight Ebola, we examine the lives of homeless young athletes, and we explore creativity and ADHD.

WNYC News

Few Shelters in Queens, So Homeless Families Head to the Bronx

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A new report shows how New York City's homeless crisis is being shouldered across the five boroughs.

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WNYC News

City Chips Away at Homeless Housing Costs

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The de Blasio administration took office promising to fix the city's patchwork system of homeless shelters. But its initial attempts have fallen short.

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WNYC News

Deal Reached on Rental Subsidies for Homeless Families

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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An agreement between New York City and the state to provide rent money for homeless families with children could get thousands of people out of shelters in the coming year.

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Life of the Law

Two Sides of a River

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sometimes what’s considered as socially acceptable behavior can also be technically unlawful. Reporter Jason Albert follows one city as it grapples with how to enforce laws in a public park without unnecessarily restricting public use.

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WNYC News

Is Cash the Cure for the Homeless?

Monday, June 30, 2014

The homeless may be more fiscally responsible than most people think.

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WNYC News

Hundreds of Homeless Get a Fancy Meal from a Chinese Billionaire

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Three busloads of residents from the homeless shelter New York City Rescue Mission arrived at Central Park for a three course meal at a restaurant on a lake — paid for by Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao. 

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The Takeaway

New Measures Mean Harsh Penalties for Homeless

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Norway is considering a new measure that would allow local municipalities to criminalize begging. Honolulu has started seizing the belongings of homeless people, closing public parks at night, and banning makeshift shelters. Are these kinds of measures just stop-gap solutions? 

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The Takeaway

Can New Web Reality Experience Promote Empathy for the Homeless?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Want to see what it’s like to walk in the shoes of the homeless? One entrepreneur in California is giving portable, wearable cameras to homeless people to record what life is really like when you live on the streets.

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The Takeaway

Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict | Boston Marathon Director Prepares for Emotional Race | Can Web Reality Project Help the Homeless?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict | Uncertain Future for Abducted Nigerian School Girls | Boston Marathon Director Prepares for Emotional Race | ACA Exceeds Sign Up Expectations | New Movie Reviews of the Week | How Aircrafts Attract Their Wealthiest Customers | Can New Web Reality Experience Promote ...

WNYC News

On Homeless Fight, State Says to City: 'Next Year'

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

The mayor wants to use rent subsidies to fight homelessness, but Gov. Cuomo says better luck next year.

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WNYC News

Homeless Hope for Better Days With New Mayor

Friday, February 14, 2014

The number of homeless people in New York is higher than it’s been since the 1970s. But with the new Mayor in office, many who live in the shelters and their advocates say they see better days ahead.

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