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Aired: April 30, 2012 | Comments Off
Haiti – Two Years After the Quake

Reporter: Erin Cauchi
Producer: Erin Cauchi
January 12, 2010, an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The strongest in almost 250 years, the quake destroyed 4,000 schools and rendered 1.5 million people homeless. More than 500,000 Haitians were either killed or injured. Two years after the UN international donor conference -from which less than half the aid was delivered- Erin Cauchi visits the island nation, still in ruin, to see how they’re recovering.

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Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
String of Recent Bird Strikes Threaten Some Aircraft Across U.S.

Reporter / Producer: Lars Vercelli
 
Over the course of ten days in mid-April, there were several serious incidents involving birds colliding into planes across the U.S. No one was harmed but the events are calling attention to this longtime aviation concern and Senator Kirsten Gilibrand proposed legislation that could help the problem in New York City.

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Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
Digital Dating — Do or Don’t?

Reporter: Morgan Radford
Producer: Nathan Vickers
 
Everything in New York City has a price … even getting a date. Morgan Radford puts her heart on the line to put two types of dating services to the test in this week’s Consumer Watch.

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Consumer Watch »

Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
Vitamin Water Bursts with More Sugar than Nutrients

Reporter: Sasha Schwendenwein
Producer: Ines Novacic
 
Health experts say sugar is toxic, and liquid sugar &mdash, the type you get in soda — is often worst of all. But as Sasha Schwendenwein tells us in our Consumer Watch, liquid sugar is also hiding in drinks advertised as healthy.

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Focus »

Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
‘Buttlegging’ Untaxed Cigarettes in New York City

Reporter: Allison Gaito
Producer: Olivia Smith
 
While most know the health risks associated with smoking cigarettes, what may surprise many New York smokers is that they’re also at risk of being scammed. And tax-payers are affected as well. Allison Gaito has this week’s Focus report.

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Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
Student Loan Interest Rates Could Double for Millions

Reporter: Leisha Majtan
Producer: Leisha Majtan
 
Faced with the prospect of federal student loan interest rates doubling, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted this afternoon to keep the rates low. But the bill calls for budget cuts unacceptable to Democrats. Leisha Majtan has the story.

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Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
Enterprise Shuttle’s Last Flight

Reporter: Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver
Producer: Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver
 
A piece of history flies a few thousand feet above New York City. Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver tells Columbia News Tonight about what might be the last space shuttle to lift off.

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New Yorker of The Week »

Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
Woman Uses Strategic Game to Teach Skill and Confidence

Reporter: Kristen Holmes
Producer: Sergey Gordeev
 
Our New Yorker of the week uses a strategic game to not only help students think but also improve their confidence. Kristen Holmes takes us to a school in Brooklyn where athletes aren’t the only kings and queens on campus.

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Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
New York City Reacts to 24 More School Closings

Reporter: Sasha Schwendenwein
Producer: Anam Siddiq
 
In New York City, the Department of Education voted last night to close 24 more schools. That brings the total to 44 schools since February. As Sasha Schwendenwein reports, many parents, teachers and students didn’t take the news well.

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Aired: April 27, 2012 | Comments Off
Why Do People Still Shoot on Film?

Reporter: Leisha Majtan
Producer: Leisha Majtan
 
George Eastman probably never expected that his easy-to-use Brownie camera would ever go out of style. But Kodak has been unable to keep up with today’s digital age and has filed for bankruptcy. However, there are some folks who want to keep film alive. Leisha Majtan happens to be one of them.

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