Jami Floyd

Senior Editor, Race & Justice | New York Public Radio

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

As Puerto Rico Reels, a New York Congresswoman Calls For Help

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nydia Velazquez told WNYC that, first, the power grid needs to be restored in order for hospitals to provide necessary services. "If that is not a humanitarian crisis, what is?"

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BX Native Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Tops Billboard 100

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Bronx-native is the first female rapper to reach number one with a solo since Lauryn Hill released "Doo Wop" 19 years ago. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Balkan Brass Rap & "Loving Vincent"

Monday, September 25, 2017

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This week, a film score premiere, a Balkan brass band collaborates with an underground rapper, and a report from Chicago’s South Side.
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The City Council Makes Moves to Strengthen Construction Worker Safety Training

Friday, September 22, 2017

After the deaths of two construction workers this week, the council is poised to pass strict new safety rules

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As Blocks Multiply, a Patchwork Quilt of Politics Emerges

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Trump piñata, sea-level rise at the Jersey shore and the gentrification of Newark are just a few of the issues that come up among Voting Block participants.

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Bloomberg Advances a Global Vision for America

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York City's former mayor hosted the first-ever "Bloomberg Global Business Forum" as world leaders and CEOs gather in New York.

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'The Deuce' Looks at Prostitution and Pornography in Times Square's Bad Old Days

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Co-creator David Simon talks about his inspiration for HBO's new show "The Deuce," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco.

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'I was an American Refugee': One Man's Story of 9/11 in Newfoundland

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Kevin Tuerff was one of 6,500 airline passengers bound for the U.S. who were temporarily grounded in Newfoundland, Canada. His story was told in a Broadway show.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Moses Sumney and Mexican Institute of Sound

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Week of Sept. 11, 2017: This week, a host of collaborations including Mount Kimbie & King Krule, Daniel Luppi, Karen O, & Parquet Courts, new Moses Sumney, & an ode to a T-shirt.
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Fighting for Civil Rights Behind the Scenes

Monday, September 04, 2017

Often overlooked, Constance Baker Motley was an instrumental part of the Civil Rights Movement. A new books helps her take her rightful place.

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The Ongoing Troubles of Kushner's 666 Fifth Avenue

Friday, September 01, 2017

A $1.2 billion mortgage payment is due in 18 months, and Kushner Companies has been searching for the money around the globe. 

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What's Next For Federal Flood Insurance? Expert Explains NFLIP Reform

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Professor Jay Feinman of Rutgers University says the indebted National Flood Insurance Program is important, but still far from perfect.

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National Flood Insurance Is About to Expire. Here's What's Next

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Professor Jay Feinman of Rutgers University says the indebted National Flood Insurance Program is important, but still far from perfect.

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The City That Never Sleeps Will Get a "Night Mayor"

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The New York City Council has passed a bill to establish an "Office of Nightlife." 

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Spectrum Strike Hits Month Five, Leverage Remains Unclear

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Almost 2,000 Spectrum cable technicians have been on strike for five months, but a CUNY labor sociologist says leveraging jobs may not be effective in the long run.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Holiday Destination and "Surprise Yourself"

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Week of Aug. 28: This week, a Mary Epworth video premiere, Shilpa Ray's Heart Full of Dirt, Nadine Shah's Holiday Destination, & Game Of Thrones' favorite band. Oh yes- and Taylor Swift.
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A Charlottesville Priest Goes from Protest to Pulpit

Friday, August 18, 2017

"In all my years in Virginia," says Rev. William Peyton, "I have never seen armed Nazis marching through the streets."

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Prison Sentencing and 'The Real American Exceptionalism'

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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One author says New York is making strides to reform prison education and rehabilitation, but that the United States still has a long way to go.

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The False Equivalence Between Trump's "Alt-Left" and White Supremacists

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trump's assertions about the "alt-left" don't jibe with reality, says political writer Peter Beinart.

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NJ CEO First To Resign From President's Board Post Charlottesville

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Kenneth Frazier of Merck Pharmaceuticals announced his resignation in the wake of the President's muted condemnation of white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA.

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