Monday, July 28, 2014
Bel Kaufman, who died on Friday at 103, became an unofficial spokeswoman for the urban teacher after her book Up the Down Staircase was published in 1965. Hear her humor and insight in this rare audio treat.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Gary Shteyngart spoke with SHORTS literary commentator Hannah Tinti about how food helped link him to America, about his writing, and the making of his memoir Little Failure, for the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In New York City, immigrants have access to many services even if they don't have legal status. But advocates say Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that the city will issue municipal ID cards is important.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The city's foreign-born population has crossed the 3 million mark, a figure without precedent in municipal history and indicative of a decades-long metamorphosis of New York's character.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
In New York, the majority of those who die working construction are Latinos and immigrants, according to a new report from the Center for Popular Democracy.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Ezra Klein of The Washington Post and Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Media, talk about the technological problems that have plagued the launch of the online healthcare exchanges. Then, our 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the Rockland County executive race. Plus: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mirta Ojito talks about the 2008 murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue; and a panel translates your phrases into Igbo, French, and Cantonese as part of the Walls and Bridges Festival.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Suyapa is used to worrying. She’s at the New York Presbyterian Hospital with her 10-year-old daughter Fatima who’s getting a blood transfusion.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
A year after the federal government's Deferred Action program took effect, 22,000 young immigrants illegally in New York have obtained work permits. But that's only about one-fourth of the people who are eligible, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The City Council announced Wednesday it will make millions of dollars available to help young immigrants qualify for a federal program that gives them a chance to work legally.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
The Fourth of July is a quintessentially American holiday. But it has special significance for people who were born in other countries. For example, my grandfather.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A call in for "the new de Tocquevilles" -- recent immigrants, tourists, other visitors: What do you notice first about life in the US? Customs, physical features, interesting behavior, tell us what you notice that may seem normal to natives. Call 212-433-9692 or post below!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
For families that decide to leave Mexico and take their chances in the United States, there is a calculation to be made: What is the price of pursing a dream? As we discovered earlier this month in the little town of Malinalco, about an hour outside of Mexico City, it is a cost that seems to be borne unfairly by the children of migrant families. Jill Replogle from KPBS San Diego's Fronteras Desk says children caught in the system enter a legal limbo where it can be almost impossible for parents to put their families back together again.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Bridget Quinn Carey, COO of Queens Library, and Farhana Yasmin, Queens New Americans patron, talk about the services the public libraries provide for new immigrants and English language learners. Plus, Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, manager of the New Dorp branch of the NYPL on Staten Island, shares her story as an immigrant from Mexico who went from attending her library's English language learning programs to managing a branch.