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Columbia’s Local and Diversity Hiring Rates Under Scrutiny in Manhattanville

Reporter: Michael Orr
Producer: Mea Ashley
When Columbia University wanted to expand into Manhattanville, it promised to hire women, minority, and local businesses to work on the project. As Michael Orr reports, members of the local community board say that’s not happening.

 

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Keeping Fit While Keeping the Faith

Reporter/Producer: Stephen Jiwanmall
Like the Pope, Christians in Rome have spent Good Friday focusing on their faith. Some have even found a way to connect sports to their spirituality. Stephen Jiwanmall has the story.

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New Yorker of The Week: Artist Gives City Kids a Unique Arts Education

Reporter: Nia Hamm
Producer: Steve Silva
A New Yorker with a big heart is giving city kids an arts education they can’t get anywhere else. Nia Hamm has this profile.

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Cyprus Bank Depositors at Risk as Unemployment Rises

Reporter: Katherine Theofanous
Producer: Stephon Dingle
The eyes of the world are on the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus as the bail-out plan announced last week causes panic among bank depositors.  Katherine Theofanous reports.

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Foreign Brands Dominate at the New York Auto Show

Reporter: Nia Phillips
Producer: Amelia Martyn-Hemphill
It’s the big event of the year for New York auto lovers. And despite quality improvements in American cars, it’s those from elsewhere that are commanding much of the attention. Nia Phillips reports from the Javits Center.

 

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The Rise of Same-Sex Divorce in New York City

Reporter: Emma Elbuzedi
Producer: Reena Diamante
Columbia News Tonight reports on love and what happens when it goes wrong. With The Supreme Court debating the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, this week, the spotlight has been on legalizing same-sex marriage, but what about divorce? Emma Elbuzedi reports.

The Rise of Same-Sex Divorce in New York City from NY City Lens on Vimeo.

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Going Natural: The Cost of Keeping Black Hair Curly

Reporter: Nina Ene
Producer : Kimberly Brooks
While many African-American women are choosing to stop chemically straightening their hair  to cut costs, the hair industry is capitalizing on the trend with a host of expensive products for natural hair. Nina Ene discovers if women are actually buying into this, there may be no savings at all.

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Hispanics Celebrate the Election of a Latino Pope

Reporter:  Ernest Chi Cho
Producer:  Ernest Chi Cho
 
The election of Pope Francis has given many Catholics a renewed hope for change in the church. Many who feel a sense of disconnect with the church leadership say the pope is the right man to redress the situation.This is especially true of Hispanics, who think of the pope, first, as a Latino.
 

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Aired: March 15, 2013 | Comments Off
Syrian Refugee Crisis

Reporter/Producer: Emma Elbuzedi
Two years to the day since the Syrian uprising began, the humanitarian toll of the ongoing crisis is coming sharply into focus. So far, an estimated 70,000 Syrians have lost their lives and, as Emma Elbuzedi reports, the war has created a refugee crisis of massive proportions.

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‘Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge’ Winning Entry Sports Wi-Fi and a Touch Screen

A Tribeca architecture firm won the week-long design competition to revamp the city’s ageing payphones today. As Steve Silva reports, the payphone of the future comes with many techy upgrades.
 

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