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How has the nuclear disaster that followed a 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected the lives and health of the country’s population? And what can we glean from that experience that might be relevant to New Yorkers’ lives?
If anyone knows how to take advantage of the freedom that comes with producing a show on MNN, it’s Sharon Jamilkowski, creator and star of the hilarious sketch-comedy-meets-puppets-meets-cooking show, “ I've Got Munchies .” The program is—by the comedic actress’s description—weird, in the most wonderful, joyful, only-in-New-York kind of way.
We New Yorkers, you’ll probably agree, spend a lot of time on the street. We also expect immediate and high-quality access to the Internet for our online socializing, searching and administrative needs. In the last few months we’ve seen major efforts to bring these two positions together. Last summer, New York City launched an initiative to turn payphone booths into hotspots for wireless networks that are free and open to the public.
Today’s Clip of the Week is a special production from The Fortune Society , a New York City nonprofit dedicated to promoting alternatives to incarceration and supporting successful transitions from prison.
This week, New York representatives Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand helped introduce legislation that would criminalize supporters of the BDS Movement, which seeks to boycott Israel until they end their occupation of Palestine.
In this week’s YC Spotlight, we’re taking a look at the devastating effects of police brutality on minority groups and discussing whether or not social justice movements are bringing us closer to stopping these tragedies once and for all.