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NY Botanical Garden recognizes 4 women difference-makers

  • April 24, 2023

The New York Botanical Garden is recognizing several local women who’ve made a difference in their community.  

Four Bronx women were honored – an environmentalist, an anti-gun violence advocate, a champion for those with special needs, and an industry trailblazer.  

Maggie Greenfield was commemorated for her dedication to restoring the Bronx River, helping turn it from what she says was the butt of jokes to a natural location for people to enjoy.  

Tenant leader Tanya Pedler was honored for her work advocating for NYCHA families with loved ones with special needs.  

Linda Kemp, founder of Bringing The Peace, was celebrated for her work fighting to reduce gun violence on Bronx streets. Kemp was instrumental in helping pass legislation against ghost guns that was proposed by Rep. Ritchie Torres.  

BronxWorks executive director Eileen Torres was honored for her work improving the economic and social well-being of her fellow community members. She says her mother was pivotal in paving the way for her to help out her neighbors.  

“My mother sacrificed quite a lot for my sister and I mean, to make sure we got a good education,” said Eileen Torres. “[She] was a strong encourager for me to follow my dreams.” 

This is the 10th annual celebration of local Bronx women at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate Women’s History Month.

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Health of election candidates, solutions to gun violence, home renovation tips and more!

  • September 23, 2022

The midterm elections are right around the corner and most of the focus is on policy issues. But what about the health of of candidates?

In this week’s edition of The Ethical Life, Rick Kyte and Scott Rada discuss how much voters should know about the health of the candidates who appear on the ballot. They also discuss if there’s an ethical way for a challenger to bring up the medical challenges facing an opponent.

Solutions to gun violence

On this week’s episode of Utterly Moderate, host Lawrence Eppard is joined by Garen Wintemute to tackle one of this country’s most polarizing issues: gun violence. The two have a nonpartisan conversation about the research on reducing gun violence in the U.S.

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Wintemute is the director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. He is a renowned expert on gun violence and a pioneer in the field of injury epidemiology and prevention of firearm violence. He has testified before Congress and served as a consultant for the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Getting the most out of a home renovation

It seems like there is no escaping higher prices these days, but there are still things you can do to save money.

If you are considering renovating your home, you’ll want to listen to the latest episode of PennyWise. Host Teri Barr spoke with Kate Wood, a home and mortgage writer for NerdWallet, to learn what areas of a house are currently bringing the best bang for your buck. Wood also explained why it’s so important to budget for your project and shared some options to help you pay for it.

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