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Aired: April 29, 2013 | Comments Off
Louise Story of the New York Times on Covering the Financial Meltdown

Reporter/Producer: Reena Diamante
Cameras: William Denselow
Reena Diamante sat down with New York Times reporter Louise Story to talk about her experience reporting on Wall Street and the financial crisis of 2008, before joining the investigative desk.

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Aired: April 28, 2013 | Comments Off
Consumer Watch: Protect Yourself from Cellphone Thieves

Cellphone theft in New York is up 40 percent from last year. Columbia News Tonight shares tips on how to avoid being part of that statistic. If you do get pickpocketed and want your phone back, there’s even an app for that. Evan Burgos reports.

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Chemical Weapons in Syria?

Reporter/Producer: Emma Elbuzedi
The U.S. has joined Britain and France in saying that there is limited but growing evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad against his own people. Will this change the U.S. administration’s foreign policy toward the country that has been ravaged by civil war for over two years?

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
A Ferris Wheel for Staten Island

Reporter: Stephen Jiwanmall
Producer: Shaukat Hamdani
The New York Wheel is scheduled to be ready in the summer of 2016 in Staten Island. It will be the tallest Ferris wheel in the country at 630 feet high. Stephen Jiwanmall reports on how the project is coming along.

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Cupcakes Crumbling?

Reporter/Producer: Stephon Dingle
Is the gourmet cupcake business beginning to, well, crumble? A recent report in The Wall Street Journal raised that question, citing falling sales for a high-end bakery chain. But surely this couldn’t be the case in New York, where  sweet-tooths have long been willing to shell out as much as five dollars for a single cupcake? We asked our confection correspondent, Stephon Dingle, to find out.
 

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Angel Perez Coaches on the Field and in the Classroom

Reporter: William Denselow
Producer: Mea Ashley
Last week marked the start of the softball season for one East Harlem team. But for its coach, Angel Perez, the season started a long time ago. William Denselow reports on our New Yorker of the Week.

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Subway Phone Service Poses Possible Security Risk

Reporter: Shayna Estulin
Producer: Reena Diamante
Officials are not only worried about attacks above ground. They also worry about what could happen underground. This summer the NYPD plans to release a harmless gas into the subway system to see how it spreads. But, gas is not the only threat to the subway. This week, the MTA added Wi-Fi and cellphone service to 30 more stations, and cell phones come with their own dangers. Shayna Estulin reports.

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Musharraf Arrested over Bhutto’s Assassination

Reporter:Sanjana Chowhan
Producer:Sanjana Chowhan
Historically, military rulers in Pakistan have been untouchable. But there have been dramatic changes in the country’s political culture. One-time army chief Pervez Musharraf is under house arrest once again over the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Sanjana Chowhan has the story

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Wellness in Watertown

Reporter/ Producer: William Denselow
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown without any residents of that area being casualties. For locals, though, the psychological stress they endured while the town was in lockdown was immense. William Denselow went to Watertown to find out how the experience has affected the community.

Wellness in Watertown from William Denselow on Vimeo.

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Alleged Boston Marathon Bombers Planned To Bomb Times Square

Mayor Michael announced yesterday that the FBI told New York authorities that the alleged Boston Marathon Bombers had planned to attack Times Square. Steve Silva looks into how the city is reacting and what measures the city takes to prevent terrorism.

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