Aneri Pattani

Aneri Pattani appears in the following:

Episode 4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”

Friday, June 29, 2018

When the disability system fails autistic adults like Arnaldo, there's one public service that always shows up, often in the worst way: the police.

Aftereffect Ep 1: “Let me get this on camera”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

On July 18, 2016, Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his Florida group home with a silver toy truck in hand. Two hours later, his life was changed forever.


Episode 3: “He was definitely a handful”

Monday, June 25, 2018

From the beginning, Arnaldo's mother fought to find adequate care for him. How has a lifetime of bouncing between group homes shaped a man now struggling with violent outbursts?

Episode 2: "Suck It Up, Buttercup"

Friday, June 22, 2018

After the shooting, Arnaldo is involuntarily committed to a psych ward, where he remains for the next 35 days. He's then transferred to a facility notorious for abuse and neglect.

Aftereffect: A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

How one police shooting exposes the darkest corners of America’s disability system.


Episode 1: "Let me get this on camera"

Thursday, June 21, 2018

On July 18, 2016, Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his Florida group home with a silver toy truck in hand. Two hours later, his life was changed forever.

Aftereffect: A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.

Monday, June 18, 2018

A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.

What Does it Take to Protect Children From Lead?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Members of the New York City Council have proposed one of the largest overhauls of city lead laws in a decade, but many worry the rules would be too difficult to implement.

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NYC Undercounts Thousands of Children Most At Risk for Lead Exposure

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New York City's benchmark for measuring high lead levels in children differs from the federal standard, causing it to undercount thousands of at-risk kids.

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NYC Lags in Reinstating Public School Water Fountains After Finding Lead

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

A year after New York City took thousands of water fountains at public schools out of service due to lead contamination, a WNYC analysis finds only roughly 20 percent have been reopened.


New York Health Officials Make Final Push To Get People Insured

Friday, January 26, 2018

The state Department of Health set up a booth at a recent career fair in Manhattan. But instead of jobs, they were offering insurance.


City's New Public Hospital Chief Seeks More Paying Patients

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dr. Mitchell Katz plans to shrink the multi-million dollar budget deficit by attracting more paying patients, even if it involves an upfront cost.

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Hospitals Play Significant Role in Racial Disparities for Premature Babies in NYC

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Premature babies born at certain New York City hospitals are at significantly greater risk for death or severe complications. And those babies tend to be black or Hispanic.

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Number of Public Housing Units Considered At-Risk for Lead Paint Hazards Grows

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The New York City Housing Authority is inspecting twice as many apartments where children live for lead paint than in the past.


City Cherry-Picks Numbers to Downplay Lead Exposure in Public Housing

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Officials say just 19 kids with high lead levels got them from paint in their apartments. But they don't mention all the cases where inspectors have not found a cause of contamination.


How the Law Separates Sexual Harassment, Assault and Other Abuses in the Workplace

Thursday, December 07, 2017

As allegations against men pile up for a range of bad behavior in the workplace, the response is not always obvious. But legal principles may help.

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City's Lead Poisoning Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New York City Housing Authority officials say very few children in public housing have elevated levels of lead in their blood. But they're using an outdated standard.


City's Lead Poisoning Numbers in Public Housing May be Misleading

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

While NYCHA now says fewer than two dozen children were harmed when the agency stopped inspecting apartments for lead, the original number was much higher.


New Jersey Schools Becoming More Segregated, New Report Finds

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Between 1989 and 2015, the percentage of students in so-called "apartheid schools" — those with less than 1 percent of white students — has doubled.

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After Death of 3-Year-Old, City Preschools Ordered to Call 911 for Medical Emergencies

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A toddler died when he suffered an allergic reaction at a Harlem preschool — and the school called the mother instead of 911.

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