Departing Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stands by Bloomberg's education reforms, with one exception. He says that if the city had handled the rollout of charter schools better, perhaps the debate today would not be so divided.
The election may be over, but Bill de Blasio is still fundraising. The mayor-elect is holding a high-dollar fundraiser at an undisclosed location Tuesday night to pay for his inauguration and transition. But unlike the campaign, there’s no public matching money this time around.
It collects the tolls you pay at many of the region's bridges and tunnels. It operates LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Airports, and it builds and maintains some of the biggest development projects around New York, including the World Trade Center. And yet few people really understand the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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About 62 percent of Americans think no nation should have a nuclear arsenal—not even the U.S. Globally, the world's nuclear powers have 17,000 weapons combined—a number that's growing. Joe Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund and author of "Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late." In his new book, he argues that the proliferation of nuclear weapons poses a real threat to us all—even in times of safety and peace.
While the world may be waiting to see how the nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran shakes out, people in Iran's auto industry are far more anxious to see U.S. sanctions lifted and the revival of the car market. The Paykan, a homely little car, may just be a bridge between two divided nations. Shahin Armin, a seasoned expert in all things Paykan, joins The Takeaway to discuss what sanctions have done to Iran's auto industry.
Ethnic enclaves are among the jewels of New York — places where the city's immigrants can ease their way into American life. But there's a serious downside: they stifle English proficiency and limit opportunities to climb the economic ladder.
NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Is the tree guy around the corner selling for half the price you paid? Tell us how much you shelled out, and whether you feel you got a fair price. And if you're still shopping - check out the results on our XMas tree map.
An investigative commission dangled juicy clues about the identity of a Brooklyn nonprofit it claimed has been steered millions in taxpayer funds by state lawmakers. Now the mystery has been solved - though many questions remain about what taxpayers have gotten for their money.
For a long time, Lynn Goldsmith didn’t want to be known as a “rock and roll photographer.” Yet with her new book, Rock And Roll Stories, she’s embraced the label. The collection collects four decades worth of photos and behind-the-scenes tales about music's biggest stars.
Bre Pettis, founder of the innovative Brooklyn-based 3D printer company MakerBot and Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen host a festive show-and-tell with participants in our Holiday Ornament Challenge. Enter the challenge or come for music, drinks and good clean techie holiday fun!
Heat up this winter season by attending WNYC & WQXR's holiday mixer! Mix and mingle with single public radio fans of all ages and join us for a sing-along of holiday songs with some of your favorite hosts from WNYC & WQXR.
Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary drinks.
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