Friday, November 09, 2012
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 09, 2011
By Rashid Davis
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.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
Monday, October 17, 2011
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
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."