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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.

Meet Brooklyn’s Jukebox Hero

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Perry Rosen is one of America’s few remaining jukebox technicians. Rosen, whose Sheepshead Bay home is lined with a half-dozen Wurlitzers and Rock-Olas, says that he can repair any variety of jukebox “from the 1930s right up to the year 2000.”

As the jukebox fades from American culture, though, Rosen still sees purpose and merit in his work. His clientele is mostly Baby Boomers, who collect jukeboxes for their nostalgic value. “It feels good to be in a business that makes people happy, that gives people joy,” he said.

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Private Eye Aims For Answers

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

“People are like snowflakes,” says private detective Michael McKeever. The son and grandson of New York City police officers, McKeever, upon graduating from college, decided he wasn’t “cut out for the grizzly side of life.” Instead, he hunts down cheating spouses, does surveillance in fraud cases and looks for people who have gone missing.

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Baltimore Unrest’s Local Echoes

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Reed Dunlea captured video of arrests made during a Manhattan protest in support of demonstrators in Baltimore decrying the case of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.

 

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Marguerite Ward, in a video for Voices of NY, talked to protestors about complaints over the loaded language used by some media outlets to describe the reaction to Gray’s death.

219 West: Underground and Outer Space

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Embracing New York’s Dark Side

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

UWS Traffic Safety Fears Grow

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Summit Tackles Gender Equality

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Staten Island’s Heroin Problem

Monday, March 9th, 2015