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Court Allows Further Recount of Queens Senate Race

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Democratic control of the State Senate is once again in doubt, after a deal between Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith and three dissident senators fell apart this week. But a court ruling yesterday may bring Democrats closer to capturing one more seat. WNYC's Isaac-Davy Aronson reports.

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Modern Artist Exhibited in Chelsea

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Were you obsessed with comic books and action figures when you were a kid? collected GI Joes? Read every issue of Iron Man, or more arty offerings from Heavy Metal? Trenton Doyle Hancock never grew out of his obsession. It's informed the work of this ...

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Brooklyn Hate Crime

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Council speaker Christine Quinn helped hand out flyers this morning at a subway station in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The flyer shows a picture of a young African-American male. The suspect along with several others, allegedly beat 31 year old Jose Sucuzhanay with a baseball bat.

Police say the ...

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Dems Infighting Could Hurt Party

Thursday, December 11, 2008

As New York Democrats continue their public battle over who's the next Senate majority leader, Albany observers say the infighting can have dire consequences. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: After a week of contentious closed door meetings, Queens Sen. Malcolm Smith says he's no longer negotiating ...

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Elliot Carter Hits a Hundred

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy birthday Elliot Carter. The New York-based, Pulitzer Prize winning composer turns 100 years old today. His birthday's being celebrated all over the country with concerts featuring his complicated, thorny, and inspiring music. WNYC's Nadia Sirota is a musican herself, and she had these reflections ...

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National Public Radio, Reduced

Thursday, December 11, 2008

NPR explains why it’s cutting staff and programs.

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Alvin Ailey Celebrates 50 Years

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In 1958, a group of young African-American modern dancers gave birth to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a performance at the 92nd Street Y. 50 years later, the company has become one of the most famous dance companies in world, and they’ve been ...

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Day in Court

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The case of a Pakistani immigrant who was held in solitary confinement in a Brooklyn prison after the September 11th attacks reached the Supreme Court.

His lawyers and the government will argue over whether then Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller have to ...

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Ravitch Explains MTA Bailout Plan

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Richard Ravitch, the man credited with saving the MTA in the 1980s, will face tough questions from state Assembly members today. They're conducting a hearing on his proposal, which was unveiled last week to rescue the MTA by imposing a payroll tax on the region's ...

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Surrogate Court Judge Indicted for Campaign Finance Violations

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A woman poised to become a Surrogate Court judge on January 1 has been indicted on charges of violating campaign finance laws

District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's office says Nora Anderson accepted a $225,000 loan from her former boss.

Dan Castleman, a top official in the DA's ...

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What's Up With NYS Senate Democrats?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The New York State Senate is poised to announce a leadership deal today, but just what the leadership will be remains in doubt. Three dissident Senators said last week they'd been given plum state senate leadership positions, but the announcements were met with dismay by ...

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National Public Radio Feels the Squeeze of National Economy

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NPR News announced it would drop Day to Day and News and Notes to help erase a budget shortfall of $23 million. Overall, NPR will cut 7 percent of its workforce and slash expenses further around the company.

Dennis L. Haarsager, NPR's interim president and CEO ...

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NYC Professor Translates during Mumbai Attacks

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

When a Brooklyn Rabbi and his wife were taken hostage during the Mumbai terrorist attacks 2 weeks ago, Rabbis with Chabad here in the United States went urgently looking for someone who could speak Urdu, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The man they found is Pace ...

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New York City's Belt Gets Tighter

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is ordering all city agencies to slash spending by another seven percent for next year.

Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler says the new cuts would total about $1.4 billion citywide.

SKYLER: To put that in perspective, that is the budget of the fire dept by itself, ...

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Lots of Clouds, Little Sunshine

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

As the economy deteriorates, city agencies are told to make more budget cuts.

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Shades of Louima Haunt Current Police Brutality Case

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In a series of events that recall the Abner Louima brutality case, 11 years ago, an officer was accused of sodomizing a Brooklyn man on October 15. And two other officers are charged with a cover up. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has this report.

HYNES: At approximately ...

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Court Blocks Plan to Auction Landing Slots at Area Airports

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

A plan to auction off some airport landing slots at New York area airports has hit another snag. WNYC's Marc Garber has more.

The Bush administration's plan to auction some of the slots at LaGuardia, JFK, & Newark has been blocked by a federal appeals court.

The ...

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Cop in Sodomy Case Had History of Excessive Force Suits

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The city has already paid millions to settle excessive force claims against Police Officer Richard Kern, indicted for sodomizing Michael Mineo.

Last year the City paid out $50,000 to settle two excessive force lawsuits against Kern, who was indicted yesterday for sodomizing a Brooklyn man ...

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McMahon Ready for Capitol Hill

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Michael McMahon is the first Democrat in 28 years to represent the 13th Congressional district, which includes Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn

In just four weeks, Michael McMahon, a city councilman from Staten Island, will be sworn into office as part of the 111th ...

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Student Files Suit Against School Guards in Queens

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union is calling for an investigation into allegations of excessive force by school safety officers in a Queens high school.

REPORTER: About a dozen students from Hillcrest High School have come forward claiming they've been threatened and assaulted by the agents. ...

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