Sarah Gonzalez http://wwno.org en Newark Considers What Life Will Be Like After Cory Booker http://wwno.org/post/newark-considers-what-life-will-be-after-cory-booker For years, Newark, N.J., had the reputation of being a crime-ridden, low-income city. Former Mayor Cory Booker helped change that perception.<p>Thursday, the Democrat was sworn in as a U.S. senator, and it's unclear what that means for the city's future.<p>While Booker brought attention — and funding — to Newark, he couldn't completely tackle the violence that has persisted for years. As mayoral candidates begin making their cases, crime is a common theme.<p><strong>'Now A City Of Hope'</strong><p>Booker convinced companies that Newark was a good place to do business. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 47116 at http://wwno.org A Mother Receives Her Sons' Remains 12 Years After Attacks http://wwno.org/post/mother-receives-her-sons-remains-12-years-after-attacks Twelve years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the loved ones of victims are still getting calls from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office about newly identified remains.<p>Sandra Grazioso from Clifton, N.J., said her family got one of those calls last week. She lost both of her sons in the terrorist attack — Tim, 42, and John, 41. Two more body parts belonging to Tim had been identified.<p>"An upper arm and shoulder and a tooth," Grazioso says. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 43736 at http://wwno.org Corporal Punishment In Schools: Does It Work? http://wwno.org/post/corporal-punishment-schools-does-it-work Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. To many people, a teacher spanking a student for starting a fight or talking back in class might seem like a relic of distant times, but it's more common than you might think. Though the trend is down, as recently as six years ago, a quarter of a million students were spanked at school, and laws in 19 states allow corporal punishment.<p>Experts argue about whether it works. Critics call it child abuse and note that students continue to misbehave even after repeated spankings. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:48:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 19766 at http://wwno.org Florida Schools In Session, But Teachers Absent http://wwno.org/post/florida-schools-session-teachers-absent Schools have been open for a couple of weeks across much of Florida, but not all of the students know who their teachers are yet. There's typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can't always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts.<p>At DeSoto County High School in southern Florida, math tutor Ronnie Padilla is filling in as the French teacher. There's only one problem: He doesn't speak any French. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 07:20:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 19335 at http://wwno.org