WCBS 880 In Depth

WCBS 880 In Depth

WCBS 880 In Depth

CATEGORY: News
Every week, the WCBS 880 In Depth takes a deep dive into a local topic or issue.
  1. January 13, 2023
    34 min
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    Has thrifting become a version of fast fashion?
    America has a ton of clothing waste. It’s part of the reason many eco-conscious shoppers prefer thrifting. There’s one problem: even when thrifting, many still buy a ton of clothes and toss barely used garments…
  2. January 06, 2023
    19 min
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    Are midwives and doulas the key to preventing deaths during childbirth?
    In New York City, Black women are nine times more likely than their white counterparts to die during childbirth. This is why maternal health advocates are pushing the city to connect Black mothers-to-be with Bl…
  3. December 30, 2022
    20 min
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    A change for New York’s juvenile justice system
    New York will no longer prosecute or arrest children under age 12 in 2023 for pretty much all crimes except homicide. Advocates are hopeful this will interrupt the school to prison pipeline — especially for Bla…
  4. December 23, 2022
    32 min
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    The mental health crisis in NYC's high school students
    In 2021, more than a third of high schoolers reported experiencing poor mental health during the covid-19 pandemic, according to the CDC.• Forty-four percent of high schoolers persistently felt sad or hopeless.…
  5. December 16, 2022
    22 min
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    Digging through NYC's trash to uncover food waste
    New York City has a trash problem. But a lot of that garbage on the sidewalk is food waste. Experts say a lot of it is good to eat. Zero waste advocates are trying to lessen New York City’s waste footprint. Ann…
  6. December 09, 2022
    22 min
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    Why do so few women become college and university presidents?
    There’s a lack of women in top leadership positions at many universities across the country.A study by the Women’s Power Gap found that only 22 percent of what’s considered R1 universities currently have a woma…
  7. December 02, 2022
    24 min
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    Book deserts: Turning the page on the Bronx’s literacy problem
    The Bronx is home to 1.4 million people – a population bigger than most American cities – but only houses two full-time bookstores. This makes it a book desert. But Bronxites are working to close the literacy g…
  8. November 23, 2022
    24 min
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    Who should get priority when adopting Indigenous children? The SCOTUS case that has tribes worried
    The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), a decades-old law designed to give indigenous people adoption priority to indigenous children, is being challenged at the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs in Haaland vs. Bracke…
  9. November 21, 2022
    23 min
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    The ongoing fight against hunger and poverty in America
    Listen as we explore the history of hunger and poverty in America and the steps being taken to end it once and for all.
  10. November 09, 2022
    36 min
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    9/11 Still Taking A Toll on the FDNY 21+ Years Later
    THE LEGACY OF 9/11 IS STILL TAKING ITS TOXIC TOLL ON THE FDNY WITH AN INCREASING NUMBER OF ILLNESSES AND DEATHS.  WE LOOK AT THE CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES IN THIS EDITION OF THE 880 IN-DEPTH PODCAST.
  11. October 26, 2022
    32 min
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    Ten Years after Superstorm Sandy
    Are we ready for the next big one
  12. October 20, 2022
    26 min
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    A radio career cut short
    Peter Haskell's personal story of how a vocal disorder has cut short his broadcasting career
  13. October 14, 2022
    25 min
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    NYC Health Commissioner on Covid Fatigue
    Our conversation with Ashwin Vasan on concerns about the convergence of flu and covid and the mental health impact on health care professionals and others
  14. October 07, 2022
    23 min
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    Putting Covid behind us
    New Jersey's Health Commissioner talks about turning pandemic into an endemic and how the flu this fall may complicate matters
  15. September 30, 2022
    38 min
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    The state of our Mental Health
    Taking a look at post pandemic mental health in our New York community
  16. September 21, 2022
    36 min
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    The partisan divide and how to fix it
    Democracy needs healing as we head toward the midterm elections
  17. September 15, 2022
    34 min
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    IN DEPTH: Immigration in America
    Immigration in America: Why we're still fighting about and where we've come from.
  18. September 09, 2022
    40 min
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    Remembering 9/11
    The National September 11th Museum seeks to keep the story alive as the years move on
  19. September 01, 2022
    32 min
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    The Labor Day Economy
    New York's sluggish recovery shows no signs of speeding up
  20. August 25, 2022
    23 min
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    Afghan Refugees A Year Later
    How some of those who fled from Taliban rule are now living as our neighbors

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