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Council Eyes New Radio Rating System

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New technology aimed at better gauging a radio station's listenership is drawing fire from some minority run stations who say it undercuts their ratings. They say the new "People Meters," made by the company Arbitron, aren't given to enough minorities.

In testimony before the City Council, ...

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9/11 Families Meet President Clinton

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001, got to bend former President Bill Clinton's ear about a scholarship fund that he helped set up... but which they say isn't working. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

So far, nearly 1,000 students have gotten awards, and ...

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Official: Water Supply Safe From Natural Gas

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York State's top environmental official says the city's water supply will not be threatened by drilling for natural gas upstate.

Environmental Conservation Commissioner Peter Grannis spoke yesterday at a City Council hearing to allay fears about chemical contamination in the water and the need for ...

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Obama, McCain Make First Joint Appearance

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tonight, Barack Obama and John McCain will make their first appearance on the same stage, since formally winning their party's nominations. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The two campaigns say they're suspending campaigning for the day to focus on "service" and "putting country first." But today's ...

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Politicians Mark 7th Anniversary of Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2008

BLOOMBERG: Today marks the seventh anniversary of the day our world was broken.

REPORTER: Those were the words Mayor Bloomberg used at the start of the annual reading of the names of those who died in the World Trade Center when terrorists struck in 2001.

Family members, ...

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Looking Back on 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Family members and loved ones of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, gathered yesterday to get an update on the memorial, learn about the latest in DNA identification efforts, and find out about treatment programs for those who remain sick from the aftermath of ...

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Giuliani Addresses Crowd at Ground Zero

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The names of the dead from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks reverberated through Lower Manhattan today. Family members, and students from the 92 countries that lost citizens in those attacks read the names.

REPORTER: They were interrupted by four moments of silence marking when the ...

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Campbell to Take Over at Met

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's own curators will succeed its long-time director. Thomas Campbell has been tapped to take over from Philippe de Montebello, who has headed the Met for 31 years. Campbell, currently the curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, recalled ...

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City Makes it Easier to Ticket Box-Blockers

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't block that box. At noon today, the city made it much easier to ticket drivers who clog up intersections.

REPORTER: Earlier only police officers could hand out the $115 tickets, but over the summer the governor signed a law allowing all traffic enforcement agents to ...

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Plans for Performing Arts Center at WTC Inch Along

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

As the re-development of the World Trade Center inches along, plans for a Performing Arts Center at the site have all but stopped.

REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation allocated $60 million for a theatre complex. So far, $5 million of that has been spent on ...

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Primary Results Roundup

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Returns are in from yesterday's primary elections, and several Democratic incumbents fended off challenges for their party's nomination.

Thirteen-term Brooklyn Congressman Edolphus Towns trounced activist Kevin Powell.

Also in Brooklyn, Senator Kevin Parker more narrowly won his race against two term-limited city councilmen who ran for his ...

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Picks New Leader

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It was one of the most closely watched job searches in the art world -- but the choice has been made. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen Thomas Campbell to be its new Director and CEO.

Campbell currently serves as the Met's Curator ...

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Remembering September 11th in 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WNYC is streaming the 2008 commemoration ceremony live from 8:40 AM to 12:30 PM, including reading of the names of the lost and words from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NY Governor David Paterson, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former New York Governor George Pataki and Homeland ...

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Rangel on Rental Income Tax: I Didn't Know

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel -- chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes the nation's tax code -- says he didn't know he had to pay taxes on rental income from his vacation home.

REPORTER: He says he didn't think he had to, because the ...

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Bloomberg Says WTC Redevelopment is Too Slow

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says the redevelopment of the World Trade Center is going too slowly...and he's asking Governor Paterson to dismantle the Lower Manhattan Development Authority, and give its tasks to the city.

He says the LMDC may have been a good idea at the time....

BLOOMBERG: And ...

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The Uneasy Mix of Art and Politics

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Politics are dominating conversations these days -- and the arts are not immune. Cultural Critic Claudia LaRocco discusses a handful of performances around town that mix art and politics.

More on the Obama ballet

More on Hugh Matkin's YouTube videos

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Brooklyn Churches To Host Gun Buyback Program

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Six Brooklyn churches will host the 'No Questions Asked' gun buyback program this Saturday.

Organized by the Brooklyn D.A.'s office, people with illegal guns in their possession can surrender them and receive a $200 bank card in exchange.

Father Patrick West of The Shrine Church of Our ...

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Primary Elections Unusually Competitive

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's primary day. New Yorkers head to the polls to select their party's candidates for State Senate, State Assembly, and Congress. WNYC's Isaac Davy-Aronson has more.

REPORTER: There's an unusual number of competitive primaries in the city this year, which some poll watchers expect could lead ...

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Pilot Program to Teach 9/11 History

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The foundation in charge of raising money for the Sept. 11 memorial has launched a program to help teachers instruct students on the terrorist attacks.

The lesson plans include a video of survivors and witnesses recounting their memories of that day.

Joe Daniel, President of The National ...

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911 To Accept Crime Photos, Videos from Public

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The city's hoping that anyone who takes photos with a cell phone or camera will pitch in to fight crime and help with emergencies. Mayor Bloomberg today announced a new N.Y.P.D. program to accept images from callers through the 911 system. He says people should ...

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