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Humorist Sam Levenson's Childhood: 'Poor, With Books'

Friday, November 09, 2012

WNYC

Everything But Money is both the title of Sam Levenson's autobiography and the theme in this 1966 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Immigrant Bargain

Monday, October 08, 2012

Sociologist Vivian Louie examines whether today's immigrants, especially Latinos, are integrating into American society as well and as successfully as their European counterparts did in the 19th and 20th centuries. Louie’s book Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the lives of 37 foreign-born Dominican and Colombian parents and their 76 young adult offspring, looking at how they are adapting to American schools, jobs, neighborhoods, and culture.

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Schoolbook

City to Help Parents Become Citizens

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New York City is launching a new effort to help eligible immigrant parents of public school students become U.S. citizens, by offering free legal assistance and loans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

That's My Issue Open Phones: Experiences Abroad

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Brian Lehrer Show call-in for anyone who has had an experience abroad that has shaped their politics - whether as an immigrant or traveler.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: How Immigrants Are Watching the Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

From Indian air rifle champs to Hungarian water polo domination, immigrants in NYC are rooting for their home country athletes. We're joined by:

  • Roopa Unnikrishnan, Indian New Yorker and air rifle gold medalist at the 1998 Commonwealth games, to discuss Abhinav Bindra, a shooter from India who is a favorite at the London games
  • Peter Felvegi, Hungarian New Yorker, water polo player and coach, to discuss Hungary's top-ranked water polo team.

Are you an immigrant New Yorker following an athlete from your home country? Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

→ More Olympics Coverage from WNYC: Revisit Our Olympic Hopefuls | Local Athlete Tracker | NYC 2012: What Could Have Been

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WNYC News

Immigrants Make Big Impact through Small Business

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Local immigrants are giving New York City area small businesses a big boost, a new study of Census Bureau data revealed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mexican Migration Has Ended

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, talks about a new report: "Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero - and Perhaps Less," and what those findings mean on both sides of the border.

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Schoolbook

Believe Charter Network Founder Indicted

Friday, April 13, 2012

The city's determination to close the Believe Charter Network schools came into focus on Thursday when its founder, Eddie Calderon-Melendez, was arrested on 11 felony counts, including tax fraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.

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Schoolbook

Murrow Students Making Their Moves at Chess Nationals

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A team of Edward R. Murrow High School students that epitomizes polyglot New York is in Minneapolis this spring break weekend, competing in the chess nationals. The students are hoping to build on their team's winning history.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Governor Nikki Haley's American Story

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina and now author of her memoir, Can't Is Not An Option: My American Story, talks about her background as a child of immigrants who has become a rising star in the Republican party, and today's political news headlines.

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Features

Nutritionists Cater Healthy Eating Programs to Immigrants

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listen to the latest Food in Two Worlds podcast to learn about the latest efforts to encourage immigrant communities in New York City to eat healthier.

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Schoolbook

Affluent New York Parents Born Abroad Prefer Public Schools

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Times reports on Wednesday that, of the roughly 15,500 households in the city with school-age children where the total income is at least $150,000 and both parents were born abroad, some 10,500, or 68 percent, use only the public schools. That is about twice the rate of parents who were born in America and are in the same income bracket.

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Features

Think Global, Source Local

Thursday, February 02, 2012

WNYC

The world got a little flatter Monday night at Sueños Restaurant. That's where four chefs served up Mexican fare made from vegetables and herbs sourced from local farms run by Mexican and Latin American immigrants.

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Schoolbook

SUNY Trustees Support Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

State University of New York trustees unanimously approved on Wednesday a resolution supporting a plan to offer state-sponsored tuition assistance, grants and scholarships to college-bound illegal immigrants who want to enroll in state schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Headlines from Your Country

Thursday, December 29, 2011

We are opening the phones to immigrants from anywhere. What was the biggest news story in 2011 from your country of origin? 

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Schoolbook

Peeling Back Layers of Ethnicity to Learn More About Students

Friday, December 09, 2011

When the city and the state report high school graduation rates, they do not include any breakdowns for immigrant groups. Maybe it is time they did, a high school principal says.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wildwood

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This program is given over to one remarkable story, Junot Diaz's tale of tough love in the Jersey suburbs, “Wildwood.”

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WNYC News

Suffolk County Improves Relations With Immigrants 3 Years After Hate Crime Death

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Three years after the death of Ecuadorian immigrant, Marcelo Lucero, officials and immigration advocates say that Suffolk County has made significant strides in the addressing anti-immigrant sentiment. Even as a federal judge dismissed part of the Lucero family's civil rights lawsuit against two towns, anti-immigrant issues continue to linger.

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Features

Bloomberg and Quinn Spend Time with Food Manufacturers at Expo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

On the city's first annual Food Day Monday, an array of tempting foods and delicacies were on display at Baruch College. Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn marked the day by attending the first city-sponsored food manufacturing expo.

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Schoolbook

A High School Student Body That Represents 45 Countries

Monday, October 17, 2011

A school for new immigrants is the subject of a new book that chronicles a year there. Hear more about it on WNYC's "Brian Lehrer Show."

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