Jami Floyd

Host, All Things Considered, WNYC News

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Weekly Music Roundup: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Ellen Reid And Immigrant Songs

Monday, April 15, 2019

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This week, hear immigrant songs from T-Bone Burnett and Sinkane, plus Ellen Reid wins the Pulitzer Prize winner for Music, and Aretha Franklin's Special Citation.
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Feds Investigate Allegations of Violence and Corruption in Paterson's Police Department

Friday, April 05, 2019

Reports of police violence and corruption have brought focused the feds' attention on the police department in New Jersey's third largest city.

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Passing, Identity and Race

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Over 125 years after an African-American woman named Anita Florence Hemmings passed as white at Vassar College, her story has helped inspire a conference on the topic.

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Jury In the Queens Jogger Case Was Certain Who Did It, But Questions Remain

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

A jury found Chanel Lewis guilty of killing Karina Vetrano on Monday.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Blitz the Ambassador and Tamino

Monday, April 01, 2019

New Sounds
Week of April 1: This week, music from a Ghanaian musician/film maker, a Belgian singer/model, and a California rocker/NPR fan. 
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Banning Unvaccinated Kids from Public Places Could Be Effective, to a Point

Thursday, March 28, 2019

An expert says Rockland County's effort to limit exposure to the measles virus could work, as long as parents are on the fence about vaccination.

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Culture of Sexism and Retaliation Alleged at Rowan University Athletics

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A recent investigation takes a deep look at allegations of gender bias and bullying at Rowan University's athletic department. 

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New Jersey's Push to Legalize Marijuana Hits a Roadblock

Monday, March 25, 2019

The future of legal recreational marijuana in New Jersey is in question, after a vote on the issue was postponed. 

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City Plan To Close Rikers Moves Ahead, Faces Pushback

Friday, March 22, 2019

Officials continue to face community opposition to the new jails that will be built in four boroughs.

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Legal Roundup: Jury Selection and Juvenile Justice

Friday, March 22, 2019

Roundup of news from the federal courts with ATC's Jami Floyd

Top New Jersey Leaders Start Whipping Up Support for Marijuana Bill

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A bill legalizing weed is set to go before the New Jersey legislature in a week, but it's unclear if there is enough support to pass it.

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Mob Boss's Killing Reminds New Yorkers of the Mafia's Lingering Presence

Friday, March 15, 2019

A gangland murder straight out of the movies prompts a closer examination of the modern day Mafia in the New York region.

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Admissions Scandal Revives Conversations About Race, Class and College

Friday, March 15, 2019

Some who work with low-income students of color say their clients aren't surprised by the news—and that's worse than seeing them angry.

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Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Different Queens District Attorney Candidates Have Different Answers

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The topic is being debated among different advocacy groups and is being considered by Albany lawmakers.

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Documents Show U.S. Immigration Agents Kept Tabs on New York City Protesters

Friday, March 08, 2019

Emails uncovered by The Nation Magazine show ICE investigators tracked a series of protests and rallies, including one led by a New York Congressman.

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Murphy Administration Hiring Practices Again Under Fire After Patronage Accusations at NJ Agency

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Many longtime employees were let go from their jobs at the Schools Development Authority and replaced by friends and family of the agency's governor-appointed CEO.

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Millionaire's Tax, Legalized Marijuana and No NJ Transit Fare Hikes in Gov Murphy's 2020 Budget

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Murphy used his annual budget address to renew calls for higher taxes on people who make more than $1 million a year and showcase more than $1 billion in savings.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Fémina, Little Simz, and Reese McHenry

Monday, March 04, 2019

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Week of March 4: This week, a different kind of resistance song, a different kind of hip hop, and some classic garage rock.
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The Real "Green Book" Started as a Guide to New York City

Friday, March 01, 2019

The new documentary "The Green Book: Guide to Freedom" highlights the roots of the book that helped black people travel the U.S. safely during Jim Crow. 

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The 9/11 Victims Fund Is Running Out of Money. The Man Who First Ran It Says Congress Should Finish The Job

Friday, March 01, 2019

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg says Congress owes it to the victims of the September 11 attacks.

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