Cindy Rodriguez

Cindy Rodriguez is the Urban Policy reporter for New York Public Radio.  

Her stories include in-depth looks at homelessness, neighborhood violence and more recently the impact of Sandy on poor communities in flood damaged areas.  She’s won the Associated Press’ Best Enterprise Reporting award twice – most recently in 2010 for a story that exposed unscrupulous landlords taking advantage of people living on the margins and desperate for a place to live.

Rodriguez has also covered New York’s immigrant population.  A story about an immigrant restaurant worker who narrowly escaped death on September 11th won her an NFCB Golden Reel Award. Originally from San Antonio, she moved to New York City in 1995 and lives in Queens. 

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

'Raise the Age' Goes Into Effect in New York as Minors Must Be Moved Off Rikers Island

Monday, October 01, 2018

All minors have to be out of Rikers Island by Oct. 1 according to Raise the Age legislation passed in 2017. 

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Dozens of Teenagers Have Been Moved Off Rikers Island as New State Law Takes Effect

Monday, October 01, 2018

Many teenagers will no longer be treated like adults in the criminal justice system. The Raise the Age change took New York State years to embrace.  

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Public Housing Tenants Tell Judge Their Stories of Decay and Despair

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Public Housing tenants say nobody's been listening to them for decades. And Wednesday was their chance to let a federal judge know just how bad living in public housing can be. 

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Public Housing Tenants Detail Squalid Living Conditions

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Before a federal court judge decides whether to approve a legal settlement, he wanted to hear from tenants. More than 700 letters came in response. Many are cries for help. 

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Last Minute Fights Emerge in NY Governor's Race

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Challenger Cynthia Nixon accused Gov. Cuomo of rushing a bridge opening to get votes. And Cuomo denied knowing anything about a campaign mailer that associates Nixon with anti-semitism. 

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Legal Marijuana: How Women Are on the Path to Dominate the Billion Dollar Industry

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gia Morón left her job on Wall Street to make sure black and brown women have a stake in the growing cannabis industry. She explains.

Inside the Fight to Reunite Families Separated at the U.S. Border

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Around 500 children separated from their parents at the border, still haven't been reunited, a month after the deadline for reunification.

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Court Rules North Carolina Congressional Maps Unacceptably Gerrymandered Again

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This time North Carolina's gerrymandering fight could have far reaching implications for the nation. 

Primaries in Arizona and Florida Set the Stage for November

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

On Tuesday, voters in Florida and Arizona selected their nominees for what are expected to be tightly contested senate and governor’s races in the midterms.

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Florida Primaries: How Candidates Approached Gun Control

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tuesday's primaries in Florida highlighted one key issue the state has been grappling with: gun rights.

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California Abolishes Cash Bail as Advocates Voice Concern

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

California is the first state to completely replace cash bail with a pretrial assessment system — but criminal justice reform advocates were against the final measure. 

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After Aretha Franklin, a Look at Gospel Music

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

 Aretha’s 1972 gospel album, Amazing Grace is still a top-selling record. 

What Trump's $200 Million in Cuts Means to Humanitarian Workers in Palestine

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Trump has cut more than $200 million in funds to Palestinians. Aid groups are reeling.

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The U.S. and Mexico Strike a Trade Deal...On Some Shaky Legal Territory

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

On Monday, President Trump announced it had struck a trade deal with Mexico, seeking to ditch NAFTA. But many questions still linger.

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UN Report Accuses Myanmar Military of Genocide

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The report also recommends that several top officials in the Myanmar military should face trial in the International Criminal Court. 

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Researchers Struggle to Track K2 Overdoses as Chemicals Keep Shifting

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

K2 or synthetic cannabinoids have proven a whack-a-mole for researchers struggling to prevent overdoses among at-risk populations.

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From Indictment to Impeachment: We Answer Your Questions on Trump's Legal Woes

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With so much going on in the world of President Trump, The Takeaway takes a step back to answer your questions. 

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Church Official Says Popes Francis, Benedict Knew of Sex Abuse Allegations Against McCar­rick

Monday, August 27, 2018

Church official says Popes Francis and Benedict knew of sex abuse allegations against Theodore McCar­rick.

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Jacksonville Shooting: Two Killed, 11 Injured at Madden Video Game Tournament

Monday, August 27, 2018

A video game competition turned deadly on Sunday afternoon when a gunman opened fired. Multiple people were injured. Two were killed. And then, the gunman killed himself.

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North Carolina Keeps Three Confederate Monuments at Statehouse

Monday, August 27, 2018

Rather than bring them down, the North Carolina Historical Commission wants to add context to existing Confederate monuments.

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