Saturday, October 25th, 2014
The Ebola virus was first detected in Guinea, West Africa, nine months ago. Since then, more than 9,000 people across the world have contracted the virus and 5,000 people have died from it.
The first confirmed case in New York – a doctor who recently returned from a medical mission – launched efforts to assuage concerns and educate the public on how the virus is spread.
Meanwhile, Dr. Craig Spencer remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital as authorities are retracing his movements in the days before his diagnosis – including a trip to a Brooklyn bowling alley.
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Two years after Superstorm Sandy, one park in Gravesend is just now getting power back.
Though the streets in the area didn’t see much above-ground flooding, the storm’s salt waters managed to corrode the underground wiring serving the park at the corner of McDonald Avenue and Avenue S. As a result, the McDonald Playground bathrooms have been locked to keep people from injuring themselves in an unlit bathroom.
Monday, October 20th, 2014
Our latest episode is all about living well, dying well – and the people trying to make things a little better for us along the way. We have stories about keeping the faith with spies in your midst, entrepreneurs fighting crime with coffee and a town that thinks we might all be better off with a bit of lithium in the water.
Newark Star-Ledger Jets beat reporter Dom Cosentino and Huffington Post writer Sarah Beauchamp talk feminism beyond the NFL scandal, and the band IndigeSoul joins us live with some ethnic global grooves.
Producer: Kristen Clark
Host: Natalie Abruzzo
Stories by: Julia Alsop, Caroline Lewis, Audrey McGlinchy, Reem Nasr and E.J. Stewart
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014
New York City subway users now have access to Wi-Fi and cellular coverage in 76 stations in Manhattan and Queens. The Transit Authority’s wireless program is entering its third stage. Brooklyn will not see Wi-Fi and cellular coverage until Phase 5 sometime next year.