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Matt Katz

20 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

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In New York, non-profits like Eat Offbeat, Emma's Torch, United Tastes of America, and more are working to connect American-born citizens with refugees from other countries, using food as a way to spark conversation w...

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Matt Kielty

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Bethel Habte

23 March 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

Radio

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In the 1980s the Mexican economy falls and a surge of undocumented immigrants begin crossing the Rio Grande river into El Paso, TX. Border Patrol agents begin stopping and questioning high school students near the bo...

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Brian Lehrer

21 February 2018

New Jersey, United States

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As New Jersey continues to reform its cash bail system, other states in the region look to it as an example. The state developed an algorithm called the Public Safety Assessment that considers an individual’s likeline...

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Beth Fertig

4 January 2018

New Jersey, United States

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In 2017, New Jersey eliminated the cash bail system – meaning that potential offenders awaiting court could not be held in jail for money. Instead, judges use an algorithm that considers the individual’s criminal hist...

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Sophia Paliza-Carre

26 April 2017

North Shore, Staten Island, New York, United States

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Participatory budgeting is a way for citizens to directly influence government spending. The idea is taking off in New York with city councils in all five boroughs now putting money into these “people’s budgets.” Citi...

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Sophia Paliza-Carre

11 April 2017

Staten Island, New York, United States

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To help develop the arts scene and also increase economic development in the North Shore area of Staten Island, one family formed a non-profit organization to renovate the St. George Theatre and build it up as a revi...

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Sophia Paliza-Carre

22 February 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Food pathways is a program that helps low income women in the Bronx turn their cooking skills into a food industry business. The Bronx Cook Space is an affordable licences commercial kitchen that women can pay by the ...

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Sarah Gonzalez

23 November 2016

Bronx, New York, United States

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In an era when success in school and the workplace is so heavily reliant on internet access, almost 20 percent of New York City households still lack internet access at home. Fortunately, the New York City Housing Aut...

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Sarah Hayley Barrett

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17 November 2016

New York, New York, United States

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In the face of gentrification in their South Bronx neighborhood, Mott Haven, residents responded by creating the Mott Haven Port Morris Community Land Trust. Inspired by the Cooper Square Committee land trust, Mott H...

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Sarah Gonzalez

10 October 2016

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

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Germany's system of shorter sentences for minors and correctional officer training focused on rehabilitating prisoners could become a model for juvenile detention in the U.S., where guards are currently trained in fir...

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Sarah Gonzalez

10 October 2016

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

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In the United States, minors are often tried and sentenced as adults, leading to traumatizing circumstances and high recidivism. In Germany, minors cannot be tried as adults and are put in prisons that double as farms...

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Sarah Gonzalez

10 October 2016

New Jersey, United States

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Many minors, especially those who are black or hispanic, are tried and sentenced as adults. A new New Jersey law requires minors to at least begin their sentence in juvenile facilities, but there are still problems.

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Sarah Gonzalez

10 October 2016

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

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In the U.S., some people who are convicted as minors can spend their whole lives in prison. German prisons offer a solution: shorter sentences and a focus on reducing crime once people reenter society.

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Beth Fertig

8 June 2016

Fort Greene, New York, United States

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A school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has been specifically engineered to reflect the true diversity of NYC. It's one of the only schools in the district that does so: 39% white, 33% black, 20% combined Hispanic and Asi...

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Amanda Aronczyk

Mary Harris

23 February 2016

New York, New York, United States

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A neuropsychologist and opera singer teamed up to create a form of vocal training for people on the autism spectrum.

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Andy Mills

18 December 2015

United States

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Drugs like Naltrexone have shown a 78 percent success rate in reducing heavy drinking. However, only one percent of alcohol users ever get prescribed medication. Despite that some alcoholics are treating their illness...

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Cindy Rodriguez

15 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Mental health care sometimes takes a backseat to physical treatment. Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental health care in New York City.

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Cindy Rodriguez

4 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Underlying or repressed pain can often be a trigger for children in the foster system. A team at NYU's Child Study Center trains foster care workers to recognize and treat the signs of past trauma in children.

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Amanda Aronczyk

6 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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A hospital, university, and research center partnership is trying to encourage local Bronx students to become nurses and community health care workers and stay in the area to improve the health of the community.

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Amanda Aronczyk

5 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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The Bronx is working to solve obesity by turning to healthy eating in a society where fast food is cheaper and of greater quantity. It turns out that increasing access to fruits and vegetables, which the Bronx has don...

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Amanda Aronczyk

4 June 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Advocates of supportive housing say that it is less expensive than the alternative: frequent emergency room visits, homeless shelters and jail. This idea of "housing as healthcare" has resulted in about 47,000 support...

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Amanda Aronczyk

4 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Should housing be considered a form of healthcare? New York State thinks so, and is funding "supportive housing" through the state's Medicaid program.

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Amanda Aronczyk

3 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...

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Alisa Roth

16 May 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Thousands of New Yorkers are stuck behind bars for weeks, even months, because they can’t make bail. A non-profit fund that posts bail for clients has been changing that in the Bronx.

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Manoush Zomorodi

16 October 2013

Bronx, New York, United States

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The 2008 recession’s job losses spurred a development of a Do-It-Yourself economy. With the advent of Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, and others, the marketplace has become full of micro-entrepreneurs who thrive with independent ...

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