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[VIDEO] Dylan Connor: Voice of the Syrian Movement

The war in Syria may be 6,000 miles away from the United States, but one musician in Connecticut is using his music to bring people there and here together. MaryAlice Parks reports

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[VIDEO] Mea Theodoratus: The Mexican-Greek Irish Harpist

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[VIDEO] Profile: Pritha Singh

[VIDEO] Profile: Pritha Singh

  Pritha Singh was born into a family that loved arts and culture. She dreamed of being an artist herself, but when her family went through difficult times, she found a way to care for them while still pursuing what she loves. As Stephen Jiwanmall explains, Pritha’s passion for the arts is what motivates her […]

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[VIDEO] Kicks, Flips, and Respect

[VIDEO] Kicks, Flips, and Respect

People are learning the art of grappling and ground fighting just steps away from Penn Station. Nia Phillips spent time with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, Magno Gama, who teaches students that winning and losing are just part of the game. Reported & Produced by Nia Phillips and Magdalene Castro

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[VIDEO] A Different Take on Sandy Relief

Medical relief workers can be found throughout New York City in Sandy’s aftermath.¬† In Coney Island, two volunteers provide an alternative approach to relief work.¬† Colleen McKown reports. Produced by Yvonne Bang.

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[VIDEO] Hubble Bubble, Health Department Trouble

Hookah lounges in Paterson, New Jersey are going up in smoke. Health Department officials are busting the lounges for violating a 2007 ban on smoking indoors. They say the Middle Eastern water pipes, used for smoking flavored tobacco, are simply not allowed inside businesses. ¬†Paradise Hookah Lounge on Main Street has faced crippling fines and […]

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[VIDEO] Cigarettes Down, Cigars UP

Cigar rooms are one to the only establishments where smoking is permitted in New York City. Nia Phillips visited a cigar room in Hamilton Heights to see what’s driving the trend.

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[VIDEO] Palestinian-American Pride at the Polls

20-year-old Aber Kawas, a Palestinian-American and activist, heads to the polls for the first time. William Denselow reports.

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[VIDEO] Understanding the Electoral College

Ever wondered what all the numbers in the US Electoral system meant? 270? 538? Why swing states matter? The New York Torch explains it. Created by Christina Thorne Voice: Stephen Jiwanmall

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[VIDEO] Dominican Book Vendor Serves as Political Hub

Members of New York City’s Dominican community discuss politics on Dyckman Street in Manhattan. Reported by Mea Ashley Produced by Nia Phillips

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