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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:

Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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First Lady to Parents: Trust Your Gut

Friday, March 27, 2015

WNYC
Chirlane McCray sits for her first interview since she launched a campaign against the stigma of mental illness. She says she initially missed the signs of her daughter's despair.

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FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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Premier NYC Non-Profit Went from Blue Chip to Sinking Ship?

Monday, March 16, 2015

City and state regulators failed to foresee the financial troubles of a city non-profit that serves more than 100,000 residents a year.

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Respite From the Storm

Thursday, February 05, 2015

WNYC
Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental-health care in New York. It's a new model — based on one from 40 years ago.

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Poverty, Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Cindy Rodriguez, WNYC reporter, talks about her four-part series looking at the way poverty and mental health intersect with the criminal justice system.

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In Foster Care, Treating the Trigger

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC
Research suggests that abuse, abandonment and neglect can change the way a child's brain develops. Doctors are now treating some of the city's most vulnerable children for PTSD.

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Reading, Writing and Psychotherapy: When Schools Step In

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Schools are an early point of detection for serious emotional problems, but most don't have the resources or training to respond. This rambunctious 9-year-old is one of the lucky ones.

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Voices From Inside

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC
Meet Sedlis Dowdy, a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent nine years in solitary confinement. He gets out of prison in five years. What will we do with him then?

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Hundreds Gather at Wake for Slain Officer

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mourners lined up outside the church a full hour before the service began.

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Assessing the Role of Mental Illness in Shooting Deaths of Police

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A forensic psychologist says other social factors may be more to blame.

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Justice Dept to Sue City Over Rikers Abuses

Thursday, December 18, 2014

US Attorney sues city to get faster reforms at Rikers Island. 

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City to Divert Thousands from Rikers and Into Treatment

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The task force said that 400 individuals accounted for 10,000 jail admissions over five years. It said that 67 percent of those 400 were mentally ill and 99 percent use drugs or alcohol.

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Rikers Reforms Aim to Curb Violence

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The New York City Department of Correction has proposed a slate of reforms designed to reduce jail violence.

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Bratton Appoints New Second-in-Command

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Bratton's new pick for First Deputy is a lawyer with ties to both the Clinton and Obama administrations. He was also once a beat cop. 

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Citi Bike Saved

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York City's troubled blue bike share system has a white knight. That means more bikes, more neighborhoods—and a higher cost of membership.
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Senegalese Say Ebola Scare Is Harming Community

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
The Senegalese community says elected officials have created fear over Ebola, and now their kids are being bullied and customers are avoiding their businesses.

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Correction Commissioner Grilled by City Council

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte was grilled for more than two hours by council members concerned about the treatment of adolescents on Rikers Island.

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Councilwoman Says, 'Get Teens off Rikers'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A Queens councilwoman will call on the city to move teens off Rikers Island. 

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Nearly 20 Years Later, a New Approach to Welfare

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The de Blasio Administration is in the process of overhauling the strict work requirements that have defined public assistance in New York City for almost 20 years.   

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