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Strike a Chord: What's a School to Do?

Teachers have to be quick on their feet, but what do they do when tragedy strikes? As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on teen suicide prevention, we headed to one school that had to find out.
Last spring, a student at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in Manhattan died by suicide. Five months later, a group of sophomores, who asked to stay anonymous, said the tragedy doesn't come up much.

Council Plans Used Car Crackdown

Bill would make dealers responsible for recalled cars.
New York City Council members are hoping to protect buyers from purchasing defective used cars. The Committee on Consumer Affairs held a hearing Tuesday on new legislation. It would prohibit used-auto dealers from selling a recalled car without fixing it first.

Morning Brief: October 27

Halloweek Begins

Halloween’s on Friday, which means New Yorkers have just a week left to visit the city’s numerous haunted houses. No, I don’t mean the Dakota, but purpose-built haunted houses charging admission to scare your pants off. The most interesting one would be old New York-themed Nightmare New York, but Blood Manor is popular and Blackout caters to the more extreme customers.

Ebola Case in NYC Brings Demand for Quarantines

Lawmakers respond to growing number of cases
The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa - and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

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