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Facelift for Marcus Garvey Park Bandshell

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A well-loved Harlem bandshell is about to get a face lift. The stage in Marcus Garvey Park has been home to a number of popular music and dance performances since1970. Now, the family of the late Broadway writer and composer Richard Rogers has donated a ...

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Radio Problems Cited in Former Deutsche Bank Building Fire

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Firefighters had a lot of trouble communicating by radio when they fought a fire last year at the former Deutsche Bank building at the World Trade Center site. Firefighters made more than 30 distress calls from inside the burning building, but not all of them ...

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Tentative Deal Give Raises to NYPD

Thursday, August 21, 2008

After years of bitter contract talks that have ended in arbitration, the union representing 23,000 police officers and the city have reached a tentative deal, the first negotiated agreement in nearly 15 years.

REPORTER: Pat Lynch is the president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

LYNCH: We've worked ...

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Mayor Expects Little Tax Revenue from Wall Street

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The nation's fourth-biggest investment bank, Lehman Brothers will release its next quarterly report in the next few weeks.

REPORTER: Lehman is rumored to be shopping around some of its assets in a bid to improve its balance sheets. Last quarter, the bank showed a $2.8 billion ...

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String of Attacks on Elderly Has Some Afraid to Leave Home

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A string of attacks on senior citizens in Brooklyn has left many in the Flatbush and Crown Heights neighborhoods scared to leave home.

City authorities are offering a $15,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man believed to have mugged ...

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Deutsche Bank Fire: A Look Back

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Communication problems during major fires have plagued the FDNY going back to the first World Trade Center attack in 1993. Now, an investigation of last year's blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building that killed two firefighters shows that those problems linger. Here's a look back at how WNYC covered ...

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Poor Communication Contributed to Deutsche Bank Fire Deaths

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A report by the Fire Department on last summer's fatal fire in the contaminated Deutsche Bank building found a host of problems, including poor communication, and misinformation from workers about the operability of fire safety equipment at the scene.

SCOPPETA: Three different sources gave us misinformation ...

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Chinese NYers Watch Olympics With Pride

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Olympics have been China’s big coming out party, and in New York City’s Chinatown, Chinese people of all ethnic groups watch with pride and optimism. WNYC's Richard Yeh has the story.

Slideshow: Olympic pride in NYC's Chinatown

HU JINTAO: Beijing’s 29th Olympic Games ...

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Department of Justice Proposes Sharing Intelligence With Local Police

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The U.S. Department of Justice is considering a new policy that would make it easier for local and state police to share intelligence on groups they suspect have links to terrorism. Civil liberties groups say the change amounts to domestic spying.

REPORTER: The proposed rules are ...

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NYS Delegates: Novice Joins Expert at Conventions in Denver

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The New York state Democratic delegation - with 289 members - will be sending the second-largest number of delegates to the Democratic National Convention later this month. WNYC Elaine Rivera spent time with two of them - one who will attend a convention for the ...

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When Recession (Economic) Increases Depression (And Other Mental Illness)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Although the economy of the tri-state metropolitan area has remained relatively stable compared with other areas facing the economic downturn, some mental health professionals are reporting an increase in anxiety about jobs, housing and financial prospects. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: In certain industries, you’re never ...

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Gov and Pols Agree on Significant Cuts

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the legislature and Gov. David Paterson have agreed on significant state budget cuts that were needed to deal with New York's rising deficit.

SILVER: The overall reductions that we have done translate on a two year basis to over $1 ...

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Paterson and Lawmakers Come to Agreement Over Cuts

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gov. David Paterson and state legislators reached an agreement today to cut state spending by about $1 billion over the next two years. City University, nursing homes and public hospitals are among those that will see their programs trimmed. With us to talk more about ...

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Complaints Against N.J. State Police Increase

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A new report by the New Jersey State Police says the number of complaints lodged against its 3,000 member force is up from last year, as is the number of troopers it disciplined.

In all, 91 troopers were hit with penalties that ranged from termination to ...

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Cops Post Huge Reward for Arrest of Thug Who Preys on Elderly

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Brooklyn District Attorney and the NYPD are hoping that a $15,000 reward and increased community awareness will help to apprehend a mugger who preys on senor citizens.

Last week, elevator surveillance cameras captured the attack of an 85-year-old woman in an elevator on Washington Avenue.

Claire ...

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History of Problems at Site of Elevator Death

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Residents of a Brooklyn building where a 5-year-old boy fell to his death yesterday, say they have complained for years about the building's faulty elevator.

According to the City Housing Authority, which is reviewing the incident, five operational failures were reported in the elevator in the ...

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Schedule of WNYC's Coverage During the Political Conventions

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Brian Lehrer Show
Monday-Friday
10AM to Noon
Live from the Convention sites

The Leonard Lopate Show
Monday-Thursday
Noon to 12:30
Kicks off each show with live interviews from the Convention

All Things Considered
Monday-Thursday
4PM to 6:30PM
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Wind Farms Could Provide Energey to NYC

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Large, strategically placed offshore wind farms could some day meet up to a third of the city's electricity needs. According to the city's economic development officials.

REPORTER: The EDC just issued an invitation to energy companies to propose bold projects for renewable power. Speaking on the ...

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Legislators Hammer Out Budget Deal

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The New York state Senate is back in session this morning to approve hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts agreed to by lawmakers and Gov. Paterson.

The governor called legislators back to Albany for a special session yesterday to deal with looming deficits projected ...

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Are Wind Farms Really the Answer?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Could huge offshore wind farms really be the answer to meeting New York City’s growing demand for energy? Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised that possibility yesterday at a clean energy conference in Las Vegas, which was hosted by Sen. Harry Reid. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz joins explains ...

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