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A Foreign Melody: Bel Kaufman Expounds on Pedagogical Concerns

Monday, July 28, 2014

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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.

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WNYC News

New Americans on the 4th of July

Friday, July 04, 2014

A video slideshow of the thoughts of immigrants who became U.S. citizens this week.

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City Council Passes Municipal ID Bill

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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The de Blasio administration now has to get private businesses to buy into the program.

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Selected Shorts

Gary Shteyngart Talks with Hannah Tinti

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.

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Selected Shorts

Sixty-Nine Cent Hamburger

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Alex Karpovsky of Gary Shteyngart’s “Sixty-Nine Cents” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wish Fulfillment

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gary Shteyngart's hamburger obsession, and flying carpets.

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WNYC News

What de Blasio's ID Cards Could Accomplish

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.

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WNYC News

Which Neighborhood Has the Most Immigrants? It's Not Chinatown.

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. 

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WNYC News

Immigrants Lead City in Economic Growth

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Immigrant-rich neighborhoods in New York continue to show stronger economic growth than the rest of the city, according to State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office. 

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Study: Latino and Immigrant Workers More Likely To Die in Construction Falls

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tech and the Health Exchange; Rockland County; Found in Translation

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.

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Shutdown Leaves Some Immigrants Worried About Their Future

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.

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Immigration Courts Closed Due to the Shutdown

Friday, October 04, 2013

Nassira Hamdi was supposed to walk out of an immigration court in Federal Plaza this week with an approval for a green card. But that court, like 14 others across the U.S., is closed due to the shutdown.

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Radio Diaries

#5: Teenage Diaries Revisited: Juan

Monday, August 19, 2013

16 years ago, Juan reported on his life as a recent Mexican immigrant living in poverty in Texas. In his new diary, Juan takes us on a tour of the life he has built since he first crossed the Rio Grande.

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In New York, Loans to Help Young Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action

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.

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City Council Invests $18 Million To Help Young Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action

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.

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Immigrants Reflect on Their Own Fourth of July Celebrations

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Do You First Notice About the US?

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!

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The Takeaway

Deported Immigrants Struggle to Stay Connected to American Children

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Library Assistance for Immigrants

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.

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