The New York Public Radio has laid off a sizeable percentage of its employees and ceased two podcasts for cost-cutting.

Editor’s warning: mentions of gender-based violence

Happening in the World: Activists from the human rights organization Hegwa have accused Iranian morality police of beating a teenage girl, Armita Geravand, for not wearing a hijab. Geravand currently remains in a coma at a hospital in Tehran, where Hegwa says that she is held under heavy security. Officials released CCTV footage that shows Geravand unconscious being pulled off of a metro train onto the platform, but it remains unclear what led to her condition. This event occurs one year after protests against the Iranian government for the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by morality police. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions sued the US Naval Academy on Thursday. The group spearheaded the recent anti-affirmative action movement that led to its overturn in the conservative-majority US Supreme Court. Military academies in the US were exempt from the reversal; Students for Fair Admissions recently sued West Point, citing similar motivations to cease race-conscious college admissions. (Reuters)

Happening in NYC: The New York Public Radio (NYPR) laid off 20 employees—6% of its staff—on Thursday due to financial changes. The cuts were announced in an internal memorandum from CEO LaFontaine Oliver; the company also announced that podcasts La Brega and More Perfect would no longer be produced. NYPR is the largest public radio group in the US and houses two radio stations and the new website Gothamist. (Gothamist

Happening in Our Community: On Saturday, October 7, Columbia football will host Northern Manhattan Neighbors Day as they play Marist at the Bakers Athletic Complex from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. There will be complimentary tickets for all Inwood, Washington Heights, and Harlem residents. Tickets are required for the game.

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