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WNYC News

It's Not Insurance, but Maybe It's a Start

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A new program for the uninsured provides unlimited primary care and wellness visits for $50 a month. But will it shield them from medical catastrophe?

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WNYC News

Indians Overseas Divided by Election

Friday, May 16, 2014

There are more than half a million Indians living in the Tri-state Area, many of whom were keeping a close eye on India's election results. In Jackson Heights, Queens some were cheering the results, while others despaired at Narenda Modi's win.

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Jackson Heights: Serving Up the Flavors of South Asia

Monday, November 07, 2011

The blocks around the Roosevelt Avenue subway stop in Jackson Heights, Queens offer a culinary tour of South Asia. Listen to a recent trip Food in Two Worlds took with some of the people behind the neighborhood's booming food scene.

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Jackson Heights Preps for City's No. 2 Halloween Parade

Monday, October 31, 2011

Revelers are set to flock en masse to the annual Village Halloween Parade —  but thousands of others are expected to turn out for the city's second-largest parade in Jackson Heights, Queens.

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Queens Sweets Shops Do Big Business During Diwali

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

During the Festival of Lights, which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for five days, sugary confections and snacks are given as gifts and shared at home among family and friends. While some people make their own or order them from South Asia, many head to sweets stores in Jackson Heights.

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