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Aired: May 16, 2012 | One Comment
First Person: Water-born to Journalist

Reporter, Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein
This is a personal story about my journey towards journalism. It was not very long ago, I had very different dreams and aspirations.

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Aired: May 15, 2012 | One Comment
Muslim Fashion, Unveiled

Reporter: Anam Siddiq
Producer: Anam Siddiq
 
Muslim women who wear the headscarf, or hijab, do so for many reasons: religious duty, political statement, spiritual symbol, or social obligation, to name a few. Anam Siddiq looks into the rise of the Muslim fashion industry, and how it’s making its own unique Muslim-American fashion statement.

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Aired: May 15, 2012 | Comments Off
Hoda Kotb on Co-Hosting the Fourth Hour of ‘Today’

Reporter: Jackie Kostek
Producer: Jackie Kostek
 
Hoda Kotb, a former local news anchor and “Dateline” correspondent, talks with Jackie Kostek about what it’s like to co-host the fourth hour of the “Today” show with Kathie Lee Gifford, and how the show uses social media to engage viewers.

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Aired: May 10, 2012 | One Comment
Asian Beauty — Achieved Under the Knife

Reporter: Xian Bu
Producer: Xian Bu
Cameras: Xian Bu, Tania Rashid, Linda Ong, Jaslee Carayol
 
More than 20 percent of Xian Bu’s female high school friends in Harbin, China have had plastic surgery. Even more choose it in other cities. This triggered Bu’s interest in cosmetic procedures popular among young Asian women.

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Aired: May 4, 2012 | 2 Comments
Michael Luongo on Challenges Faced by Freelance Travel Writers

Reporter: Lars Vercelli
Producer: Lars Vercelli
 
Travel writer, photographer and editor Michael Luongo has visited more than 80 countries, covering resort destinations to the state of war-torn nations. Or, as he likes to say, from Bora Bora to Tora Bora. He shares with Lars Vercelli some experiences and challenges freelance travel journalists face.

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Aired: May 4, 2012 | 2 Comments
Occupy Wall Street Relaunches on May Day

Reporter: Erin Cauchi
Producer: Erin Cauchi
On May Day earlier this week, 15,000 people flooded the streets of Manhattan and marched from Union Square to Wall Street. It was the relaunch of O-W-S, what they’re calling their “Spring Awakening.” Erin Cauchi reports on where the movement is headed.

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Aired: May 4, 2012 | Comments Off
Living Wage Bill in New York City Causes Controversy

Reporter: Morgan Radford
Producer: Leisha Majtan
New York is the most expensive American city to live in. To help New Yorkers make ends meet, the City Council has passed a living wage bill. But Mayor Bloomberg says he will veto it. Morgan Radford has the story.

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Aired: May 4, 2012 | Comments Off
U.S.- Sino Diplomatic Crisis: The Chen Guangcheng Case

Reporter: Céleste Owen-Jones
Producer: Céleste Owen-Jones
 
Today the first outlines of a solution appeared in the case of Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident whose fate has been threatening U.S.- Sino relations. Céleste Owen-Jones reports.

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Aired: May 4, 2012 | Comments Off
CPJ’s Danny O’Brien on Threats the Digital World Poses to Journalists

Reporter: Allison Gaito
Producer: Allison Gaito
 
Hundreds of journalists and their sources are threatened, attacked and jailed every year. The tools that allow them to file from the world’s conflict zones are the very same ones that leave them most vulnerable. Allison Gaito asks the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Danny O’Brien about these digital threats.

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Aired: May 4, 2012 | Comments Off
Crime an Issue in Morningside and Riverside Parks

Reporter: Ines Novacic
Producer: Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver
In this week’s Morningside Report, a check on Upper West Side parks. Morningside and Riverside parks are supposed to be safe, but as Ines Novacic reports, you shouldn’t get lost in your headphones.

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