Marianne McCune

Marianne McCune appears in the following:

Day in Court

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The case of a Pakistani immigrant who was held in solitary confinement in a Brooklyn prison after the September 11th attacks reached the Supreme Court.

His lawyers and the government will argue over whether then Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller have to ...


My Mother vs. The Streets

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In the past, hanging out with boys has gotten Jacuyra into trouble.


I'm Not Emo

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

When Josetta slipped into a depression, she started to listen to rock music that matched her mood. Her family and her community quickly labeled her as different. 

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Read a Book

Monday, December 01, 2008

Keith Harris had a secret when he started school in the U.S. for the first time: he didn't know how to read and write. 

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NYC Voters Take Long Lines in Stride

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The lines are long but many people are just happy be there. WNYC's Marianne McCune is in Hamilton Heights in Upper Manhattan where people are calling their friends and taking photos while they wait on line.


Waiting... Waiting... and Waiting to Vote

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voters in Connecticut and New Jersey have until 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. in New York, to make their opinions known at the polls.

Turnout continues to be heavy. Nellie Vasquez was an early riser, getting in line to vote 15 minutes before her polling site ...


In Penn., Latinos at Ease with Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season - and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states and throughout this election many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...


PA's Latino Voters on Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season, and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states, and over the past year, many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...


Arab and Muslim Voters React to Assertions that Obama is a Muslim

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s detractors have sometimes accused the Illinois Senator of being Muslim and Arab –- as if those were dirty words or smears. That's been disturbing to many Arab and Muslim Americans – even though they say they're used to it, as ...


Debating in the Bronx

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The presidential candidates held their last debate last night in Long Island and neither one had many surprises for the viewing public. One group of mostly second generation Dominicans and Puerto Rican 20-somethings gathered around the TV on the northwestern edge of the Bronx, hoping ...


Review of Immigrants Legal Assistance Spurs Worry

Monday, October 06, 2008

The right for immigrants to appeal a deportation order because of their attorney's mistakes or incompetence is under review, and immigrant advocates fear it’s in jeopardy. WNYC Marianne McCune has more.

REPORTER: There are some great immigration attorneys, and some bad ones. Even some con artists. ...


Economic Downturn and Weak Dollar Slow Remittances

Friday, October 03, 2008

Analysts predict that 2008 will be the first year in a decade that immigrants will send less wealth back to South America and the Caribbean. WNYC's Marianne McCune reports.

REPORTER: Ever since 2000, analysts at the Inter-American Development Bank have seen double digit increases in remittances ...


Leaders and Protesters Alike Converge on UN Summit

Monday, September 22, 2008

Debate begins this week among world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly. And many arguments will overflow into the streets of New York. Foreign dignitaries will address audiences across the city, and New Yorkers will come out to make their own voices heard as ...


Millennium Development Goals Top Agenda for UN General Assembly

Sunday, September 21, 2008

World leaders are filling up the city's hotel rooms for this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Topping the agenda are the Millennium Development Goals. WNYC's Marianne McCune has more.

REPORTER: There are 8 Millennium Development Goals: just little things, like eradicating poverty and ...


Refugee Summer School

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New York City school’s are back in session. Adapting to a new school is always a challenge, but it can be especially hard for the sons and daughters of refugees and asylum seekers -- people who were forced from their homes because of violent conflict ...


Russian, Georgian New Yorkers Worry for Those in Conflict

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Yorkers of Georgian and Russian descent have been on the phone and the Internet trying to make sense of the recent fighting in the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia. South Ossetia is recognized by the U.S. and international community as part of Georgia, ...


Guns into Guitars

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yesterday, we brought you a story about the strained political discourse among Colombian immigrants from the left and right.

Colombians Debate Politics With Difficulty

This morning, we talk with a young man who manages to denounce violence in Colombia without getting caught up ...


Colombians Debate Politics With Difficulty

Monday, July 28, 2008

Colombian immigrants in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens have been lauding their government and President Alvaro Uribe for recent efforts to combat violence in Colombia, particularly by the FARC rebel group. Residents of New York's Little Colombia overwhelmingly support President Uribe. In recent years ...


Former Haitian Leader Guilty of Mortgage Fraud

Friday, July 25, 2008

A Brooklyn jury found the former leader of a violent Haitian paramilitary group guilty of mortgage fraud.

REPORTER: Toto Constant could face up to 15 years in prison for a scheme that cheated lenders out of $1.7 million. The case was followed closely by Haitians and ...


U.S. Lifts Ban on HIV-Positive Foreigners

Thursday, July 17, 2008

America will no longer ban HIV positive foreigners from visiting or immigrating to the U.S. Yesterday the Senate voted overwhelmingly to reverse the 20-year-old policy.

The ban has kept many people from visiting family members in New York, and made it nearly impossible to hold international ...