Skip to main content

Morning Brief: April 19


Today kicks off the Tribeca Film Festival for all you film buffs out there. One of this year's screenings has a very unusual setting: Rikers Island Jail. Female inmates partnered with Queens high school students to write a produce a visual poem. It airs first at Rikers on the 24th, then at the festival on the 25th. But traditional independent films won't be the only things being featured. Tribeca's dedication to new forms of story-telling continues to grow this year, with fewer feature length films and more television, virtual reality and multimedia works.


U.S. Says Iran Complies with Iran Nuclear Deal but Orders Review on Lifting Sanctions [Reuters]

Trump's 'Armada' Heading to North Korea was Really Off Australian Coast [Politico]

Republicans Avoid Big Loss by Forcing Runoff in GA. House Race [Washington Post]

First DREAMer Protected by Deferred Action Program is Deported [NPR]

Bill O'Reilly's Future Grows Dim as Murdochs' Support Erodes [New York Times]

NYPD Seeks People Who Saw Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Before 'Suspicious' Death [NY Daily News]



The Mets lost to the Phillies 6-2.

The Yankees fell to the White Sox 4-1.

The Rangers beat the Canadiens 2-1.


The Mets face the Phillies at 7:10.

The Yankees play the White Sox at 7:05.


Partly cloudy with rain tonight, 52/49 [Full Forecast]


  •  Sean Rowe @ Mercury Lounge
  •  The Decemberists @ Brooklyn Steel
  • Mipso @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • Sheryl Crow @ The Bowery Ballroom
  • Josh Ritter @ City Winery
  • David Berkeley @ City Vineyard
  • Akie Bermiss @ Rockwood Music Hall
  • Nimo & The Light @ Rockwood Music Hall


On this day in 1775, the American Revolution began.

WFUV's Morning Brief is published each weekday morning at 5 a.m. Do you have an event or news item that should be included? Email or leave a comment below.