In world news, a fierce opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin was arrested for participating in peaceful protests in Moscow over the weekend; and the autonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong has undemocratically elected its next leader.
In national news, prisoners in an Idaho state prison are demanding fines and damages to be paid by corrections officials because of alleged mistreatment behind bars; and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee today over his family’s ties to Russia.
In local news, the New York City Council’s Transportation Committee will meet tomorrow to reprioritize the needs of city commuters.
And finally, two important announcements: (1) Brooklyn College Radio will hold its 2017-2018 E-Board elections next week (More details are announced in the newscast below), and (2) I won’t be back on-the-air reporting for WBCR News until four weeks from now, on Monday, April 24, 2017. Since this is my last broadcast before Spring Break, I hope that you will all have a pleasant Spring Break.
Produced, written, and edited by: Richard Ngo (WBCR News Director)