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The Sound and the Fury: Live on Stage

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pulitzer prize-winner William Faulkner once called his novel The Sound and the Fury his "most splendid failure." It may be a tough read, but it’s also been called a masterpiece. A downtown theater company called the Elevator Repair Service thinks that putting the book on stage will shed new light ...

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"Truth Force" at St. John the Divine

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It’s now 60 years since the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, and this month in New York, many events will be held in his honor, with plans to explore his ideas of social change through non-violence. Last night at the cathedral of St. John the Divine, a public forum was held ...

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Meltdown: Inside Out

Monday, April 14, 2008

Airs Sunday April 20, 7AM on AM 820
This one-hour special takes us on a global tour from the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, to tropical mountain glaciers, to the sea ice of the far north and south, introducing us to the leading scientists in the field. The ...

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High Rents in New Jersey

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Jersey is the fifth most expensive state for renters.

That's according to a new report out today from the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey which advocates for affordable housing.

The group finds that someone earning $16.45 an hour, which is a bit less than the state's average hourly ...

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Complaints Over 9/11 Health Continue

Monday, April 14, 2008

Emotions ran high at a 9/11 Community Health Forum held downtown yesterday. A number of attendees spoke of their chronic health problems and the lack of federal health funds.

Joseph Zadroga, father of the late first-responder James Zadroga, said the government should have been aware of the dangers at the ...

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Renters Also Hurt by Mortgage Crisis

Monday, April 14, 2008

Half of New Yorkers affected by the mortgage crisis aren't owners but renters. That's the finding of a new NYU study. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

When a property is foreclosed, a bank takes possession, and puts the building up for auction. If it's a building with renters, those occupants are ...

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MTA to Use Energy Generated by Wind and Tidal Power

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will use power generated by the East River and winds off of the Rockaway peninsula in the coming years to reduce its carbon footprint. Officials said today at Grand Central Terminal the ideas came out of a sustainability commission that has been meeting since September and ...

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Closing Arguments in Bell Trial Begin

Monday, April 14, 2008

Both sides in the trial of the three police officers charged with the fatal shooting of Sean Bell present their closing arguments today.

The prosecution is likely to expand on earlier statements that an argument involving Sean Bell and his friends, in front of the Club Kalua quickly blew over. ...

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Catholic Teachers To Strike

Monday, April 14, 2008

A union representing New York-area Catholic school teachers says it will begin striking tomorrow, three days before Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the city.

The Lay Faculty Association represents 450 teachers at ten schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and several counties north of the city. It has rejected any ...

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Attorneys Make Closing Arguments in Bell Trial

Monday, April 14, 2008

After seven weeks of emotional testimony, closing arguments are underway in the trial of three detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell 18 months ago.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal is at Queens Criminal Court and he describes how the attorney for Det. Gescard Isnora defended his client in what became ...

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Cable Companies Compete for Franchise

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cablevision and Time Warner are the city's only two cable television franchise holders - but that could soon change.

Cable contracts must be reviewed every decade and the current franchise period ends this October.

Today, the city begins accepting new proposals for citywide cable contracts.

Verizon is one likely contender. The company ...

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Workman Dies in Fall After Failure of Safety Strap

Monday, April 14, 2008

An Upper East Side construction worker has died in a nine-story fall. Borough President Scott Stringer says the site has a history of safety violations.

Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster says it appears a nylon safety strap failed while the worker was installing windows at the apartment building, at East 67th near ...

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Cuomo Says Indian Point Should Not be Part of New Company

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The corporation that owns the Indian Point nuclear power station north of New York City should not be allowed to spin it off into a new company. That's the view of state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Indian Point's owner is Entergy, a New-Orleans-based corporation that ...

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Former Hospital Employee Charged in Identity Theft

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A former employee at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is due back in court next month, after he was charged this weekend with stealing and selling information on nearly 50,000 patients.

38-year-old Dwight McPherson of Brooklyn, who worked in the admissions department, allegedly exploited his access to the registration system ...

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Military Continues to Investigate Stray Shell from Picatinny Arsenal

Sunday, April 13, 2008

It's still not clear how an artillery shell from New Jersey's Picatinny Arsenal ended up crashing through the roof of a Morris County home miles away. But Friday's incident has spurred the Army to suspend outdoor weapons testing at the military site in Rockaway Township. Picatinny's commanding general says a ...

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Critics Question Quinn's Budget Reform Proposals

Saturday, April 12, 2008

In the aftermath of last week's disclosure about several years of deceptive budgeting at the city council, Speaker Christine Quinn has rolled out several proposed reforms including the creation of an independent compliance officer.

REPORTER: Councilman John Liu says Quinn is motivated by ambition for higher office that's not in the ...

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Judge Says Naturalization Process Must be Expedited

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A group of Latino immigrants suing to get their citizenship applications processed in time for this year's presidential election have won an initial battle.

A federal judge yesterday agreed with the plaintiffs that the case must move forward at a faster-than-normal pace, so that there's time to process the applications if ...

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The Old World Comes Through in the New

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Russian and Ukrainian émigrés have been a fixture in Brighton Beach ever since the Soviet Union opened its doors in the 1980s. A particular cultural institution of the ocean front community are the dinner and night clubs. There, through music, performers have recreated the old country, with a twist, in ...

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Housing Activists Rally Against Global Lenders

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Affordable housing advocates are rallying against global lenders who they say are giving out high-risk loans to large developers, who in turn are allegedly trying to push out tenants who pay the lowest rents. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: A large developer named Vantage Management recently bought 30 rent-stabilized buildings in ...

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City Reaches Settlements With More Gun Dealers

Saturday, April 12, 2008

5 more out-of-state gun dealers have agreed to settlements in the city's lawsuits over illegal firearms sales. The stores in Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Ohio have all agreed to allow a court-appointed monitor to certify whether the dealers have met their obligations every 3 months. The settlements expire after ...

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