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For this week's episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker hit NYC streets to ask folks whether they know about the White House's recently launched online petitions tool called "We the People." As its name implies, the site allows for anyone with an internet connection the ability to officially exercise his/her right to petition and speak up on behalf of important issues like America's public schools or the legalization of marijuana. We also look into how active and involved petitioners are as compared to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Between our TVs, Google Reader feeds and Twitter, smartphone apps and stacks of the New York Times and TIME, there are countless ways for people to stay up-to-date on the headlines. On this episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers where they go to get their news.
Winter is around the corner and NYC can feel it — temperatures are dropping and it seems like snowstorms are just a forecast away. BTR Pulse hits the streets of Herald Square and asks shoppers how they plan to deal with the season's coming cold bite.
With the United States Postal Service on its way to bankruptcy, the delivery of mail and hundreds of thousands of jobs are at stake. On this episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers what they think about the faltering government institution and whether they'll be affected by a potential shut down.
With Christmas and New Years only a few weeks away, BTR Pulse host Lauren Hawker walked the halls of the BreakThru Radio office building and streets of the surrounding Flatiron neighborhood to ask folks: "What are the Do's and Don'ts of the holiday office party?" Not surprisingly, people had a lot to say about alcohol...
On this episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker walks through NYC's Chelsea Market — its festive spirit in full gear with cute holiday decorations and delicious seasonal treats — to ask folks what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving.
On this episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker walks through NYC's Chelsea Market — its festive spirit in full gear with cute holiday decorations and delicious seasonal treats — to ask folks what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving.
On this week's episode of BTR Pulse, we take a closer look at the controversy surrounding New York City's horse-drawn carriages. Over the years, many have sustained serious injuries and even died, but the debate seems to have reached its boiling point after two horses collapsed in just the last two weeks. We hit the Central Park area to talk to protesters about their campaign to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city and to gauge what locals thought about the matter.
For this week's Pulse episode, host Lauren Hawker took to the streets to question folks about the White House's new online petitions tool called "We the People." As its name implies, the site allows for anyone with an internet connection the ability to officially exercise his/her right to petition and speak up on behalf of important issues like American's public schools or the legalization of marijuana. We also look into how active and involved petitioners are as compared to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
For this week's episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker visits Park Slope, Brooklyn to speak with women about their concerns regarding the recent string of sexual attacks in the area. Lauren also interviews the Executive Director of The Center for Anti-Violence Education to discuss ways women can defend themselves.
This week on BTR Pulse, to celebrate the announcement of a new bike share program in NYC via Alta Bicycle Share, we ask New Yorkers how they get to work. With all the bikes locked up all around town, we wanted to know who rides a bike to work, why they do or don't, and if they'd consider riding more once the bike share launches.
A group calling themselves "Occupy Wall Street" has taken over Zuccotti Park in the financial district with hopes of bringing attention to an array of causes and issues. And after a weekend that included NYPD use of pepper spray and, allegedly, other tactics some might deem questionable, we headed down to ask some of the occupier and bystanders about the goals of the protest and the tactics they're using and having used against them.
As reported in NY Metro, the recently instituted smoking ban for NYC parks has barely been enforced, so BTR Pulse went out and asked park-goers if they were aware of the band, whether they still see smoking in parks, and what they think of the situation.
BTR's Lauren Hawker visited ground zero to explore the new memorial and ask people how they felt about security measures around the city the weekend of the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001
On this week's episode of Pulse, BTR visits the Brooklyn Flea's new location on the refurbished waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Stunning views, great finds and beautiful views are all a part of the Sunday outdoor market's appeal.

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