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219 West: Fighting For Change

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
The latest edition of our monthly TV news magazine profiles a boxing club that battles youth violence.
Our reporters also look at what some critics call the loaded language used in media coverage of the recent unrest spurred by the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. We visit with two women trying trying to change the male-dominated cycling culture and a man who evicts people from their homes.

219 West: Underground and Outer Space

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The latest edition of our monthly TV news magazine tackles challenges faced by subway dancers and stargazers.

Our reporters also visit a jukebox hero, a friend to frogs, a music class with a beat all its own and a gathering of Britney Spears fans who see her as a feminist icon worthy of semi-serious study.

 

Neglect Takes Toll On Tenants

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

For two days this winter, the school bus left without Anna Perez.

The elevators in her Bronx public housing development were out – again. Perez, 21, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was stranded in her 10th floor apartment, according to her mother, Haydee Perez.

“It’s stressful, especially when I can’t take her to school,” said Haydee Perez, 51. “She starts crying.”

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Studying Britney in Brooklyn

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Nine women and one guy – mostly strangers – trail into a small apartment in Greenpoint. The twentysomethings sit down in a living room and start chatting with one another while “Hit Me Baby One More Time” blares in the background. Some nibble on chocolate chip cookies from a plate labeled “Gimme More.”

They’re all here for a 90-minute presentation titled, “Britney Spears: Goddess, Feminist Icon, Pop Priestess,” a quirky but semi-serious workshop that discusses the singer’s unique role in feminism, sexuality, and pop culture. Call it nostalgic, call it crazy, but it keeps selling out.

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Meet the Squirrel Whisperer

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Ex-Gang Members Fight Violence

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

NYCHA Tenants Demand Repairs

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

How Much Water Do You Use?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Questions Trail Charter School

Friday, March 13th, 2015