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Aired: March 27, 2009 | 5 Comments
Karate Instructor Inspires Harlem Youth

Reporter: Jennifer Austin
Producer: Angel Canales
The streets of Harlem can sometimes be a tough place for kids to grow up, but in recent years, community programs have been popping up to help with this problem. Jennifer Austin takes a look at one Harlem resident who is teaching valuable life lessons—through karate.

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Aired: March 27, 2009 | Comments Off
Two Moms on One Birth Certificate

Reporter: Prune Perromat
Producer: Kelly Asmuth
Lesbian couples won a new right in New York City. Prune Perromat reports on how newborn babies will now have both their moms’ names on their birth certificates.

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Internet Dangers

Reporter: Sheena Lee
Producer: Alicia Tejada
Online social networking has become a popular tool to meet people but it can carry serious risks. This was evident last week when a radio reporter was murdered, allegedly by someone he met online. Sheena Lee reports on the popularity of virtual encounters—and the dangers.

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Aired: March 27, 2009 | 5 Comments
Deportation Threatens to Tear Families Apart

Reporter: Sia Nyorkor
Producer: Rana Good
Many Liberians in New York came to escape the civil war back home. But since its end, some have been facing deportation, threatening to tear families apart. Sia Nyorkor reports on the reality of their temporary status in the US, even in the wake of a presidential reprieve.

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Aired: March 27, 2009 | 3 Comments
Kindergarten Funding Cut by Children’s Services

Reporter: Jessica Hopper
Producer: Fahad Faruqi
Child care will take another hit in the coming months. The commissioner of children’s services testified earlier this week that more budget cuts to the tune of $55.2 million are on the way. Reporter Jessica Hopper visits the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Education Center in the Bronx to find out how this will affect them.

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Aired: March 27, 2009 | One Comment
Buying After the Housing Bubble

Reporter: Mark Kottler
Producer: Mariana Atencio
Potential home buyers are starting to take notice of low housing prices. Mark Kottler investigates whether this is a good time to buy or sell.

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Obama Announces New Strategy for Afghanistan

Reporter/Producer: Naveen Sultan
President Barack Obama unveiled his new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, which entails sending additional troops into Afghanistan. As Naveen Sultan reports, the mission is to train Afghan security forces to tackle the growing Al-Qaida and Taliban insurgency.

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New Yorkers Fighting Back Against Fare Hike

Reporter/Producer: Ivonne Snavely
New Yorkers recently learned their transportation fare is going to increase this spring to help close the MTA’s $1.2 billion deficit. By a 12-1 vote, transit officials voted to increase fare rides on New York’s buses, subways and rail lines. As Ivonne Snavely reports, many commuters are not happy with the decision.

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Aired: March 13, 2009 | One Comment
What’s Next for Bernie Madoff?

Reporter: Alicia Tejada
Producer: Faith Abubey
Bernard Madoff’s defense attorneys filed a notice of appeal this morning in federal court. This means that they will ask Judge Denny Chin to send Madoff back to his lavish penthouse on the Upper East Side while he awaits sentencing. Alicia Tejada reports.

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Aired: March 13, 2009 | Comments Off
Harlem Businesses Rally for Stimulus Support

Reporter/Producer: Sonia Moghe
Three weeks after President Obama signed the stimulus package, Harlem businesses are working on ways to get a piece of the pie.

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