Amid declining museum attendance by young people as reported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a New York City group called “Museum Hack” aims to attract millennials by offering unconventional tours. These “sassy” outings tap into the outlook of digital age museum-goers, and encourage learning and participation. NewsHour Weekend’s Hannah Yi reports. Continue reading
Teen inmates at one of the country’s largest municipal jails are routinely subjected to excessive force resulting in injuries like broken jaws and bone fractures, according to a U.S. attorney report. Staff at Rikers Island were found to over-rely on solitary confinement and to not report violent incidents. Judy Woodruff talks to Benjamin Weiser, who covered the story for The New York Times. Continue reading
At Middle School 223 in the Bronx, the fun starts at the end of the regular day. All sixth graders are offered extracurricular activities like African drumming, latin dance and chess, plus personalized help in reading and math. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports on the growing interest in extending the school day with special programs. Continue reading
“Cosmos Copa” is a New York City-based World Cup giving 40 international teams the chance to claim their own trophy. The all-male teams are local groups, comprised of amateur, semi-pro and former professional athletes representing their national heritage. Continue reading
New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a woman in Central Park. Their conviction was vacated in 2002, but it took until now to close the book on the decade-long civil rights lawsuit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Craig Steven Wilder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more on the legacy of the infamous crime. Continue reading
After Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York City area, winners of the Rebuild By Design competition found that New Yorkers needed more than flood walls. They needed to change the way they live with water. Continue reading
On Thursday, PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown will sit down for an interview with actor Bryan Cranston, currently starring in “All the Way” on Broadway in New York City.
Madeline Schwartzman’s mission is connect people in what she sees as an increasingly individualized society. Every day as she travels by subway Madeline asks fellow commuters to write a poem in her notebook. Some refuse, some accept, and now more than 100 of their poems are posted on Madeline’s website, 365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers. Continue reading