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PA's Latino Voters on Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season, and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states, and over the past year, many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...

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Election Eve Campaigning for Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

Campaign volunteers streamed down by the busload to Pennsylvania this weekend to help out their candidate in a state that could, unlike New York, go either way.

One of them is Kimberly Conway, a lawyer from Brooklyn, volunteering for the Obama campaign. She spoke to us ...

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Election Eve Campaigning for McCain

Monday, November 03, 2008

Local volunteers for John McCain who couldn't make it to Pennyslvania, Ohio, and other battleground states have been hitting the phones.

Many are doing it from home, logging onto the campaign's website to get numbers of registered Republicans to call. Others are doing it in groups.

Retired ...

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Marathon Founder Fred Lebow Profiled in Documentary

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The arrival of marathon day in New York City can seem as inevitable as the coming of November itself. But it wasn't always that way. WNYC's Weekend Edition host Brian Zumhagen talks with director Judd Ehrlich about his documentary "Run for Your Life." It explores ...

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Get-Out-the-Vote Rallies Held Around the City

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Harlem get out the vote Saturday was one of several events held around the city to encourage people to show up at the polls on Election Day.

REPORTER: Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins, one of several elected officials at the event, says they're not taking ...

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New Jersey US Senate Candidates Meet in Final Debate

Sunday, November 02, 2008

In New Jersey, the two major party candidates for U.S. Senate met in their final debate Saturday night. Republican challenger Dick Zimmer said incumbent Frank Lautenberg has been ineffective while serving a quarter-century in Washington. But the Democrat cited accomplishments, including securing funding for port ...

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Credit Crisis Take a Toll on New York City Housing Market

Saturday, November 01, 2008

A rising number of foreclosures and the global credit crisis are taking a toll on New York City's residential market, which was long considered bullet-proof. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more:

REPORTER: On average each day 50 new foreclosures are filed Citywide. The hardest hit neighbourhoods include ...

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Fort Greene Reacts to Recent Shooting

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Fort Greene hair salon where five people were shot on Monday is expected to reopen today. Many in the area have been discussing how such a sensational crime could happen there -- in the middle of the afternoon. WNYC's Kathleen Horan checked in with ...

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Arab and Muslim Voters React to Assertions that Obama is a Muslim

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s detractors have sometimes accused the Illinois Senator of being Muslim and Arab –- as if those were dirty words or smears. That's been disturbing to many Arab and Muslim Americans – even though they say they're used to it, as ...

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What Will Happen if There's a Tie in the State Senate

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The GOP currently holds a narrow majority in the New York State Senate. Republicans say they can hold it. Democrats say they can win it. But what if neither is right, and the senate emerges tied? WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Republicans hold a 31-29 edge, ...

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City Cracks Down on Truck Exhaust

Saturday, November 01, 2008

City and State environmental officers have started a monthly pollution crackdown on truckers.

REPORTER: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says they'll set up at places like the Triborough Bridge ramp in Harlem, and pull over rigs that are spewing exhaust.

STRINGER: We see in this neighborhood kids ...

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Barron Wants Answers After Brothers Shot in the Back

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron wamts to know why plainclothes police officers killed two brothers by shooting them in the back.

REPORTER: The officers are claiming self defense. Barron joined the young men's mother, Dale Baptiste, for a news conference yesterday. He says the NYPD's story ...

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Race and Art

Friday, October 31, 2008

The election is on everybody’s mind. And it has a particular resonance for artists of color, who have long been dealing with politics that Barack Obama would surely recognize.

Claudia La Rocco spoke with four artists who’ve been thinking about the complex intersection of art, race ...

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Runners Ready for the NYC Marathon

Friday, October 31, 2008

New York City Marathon runners have descended on the city to prepare for Sunday's 26.2 mile trek. Among the runners picking up their numbers at the Javits Center yesterday was Chuck Bleifeld of Stonybrook, Long Island. This year will be his sixth marathon.

BLEIFELD: It's a ...

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New York Expands Its "Stop Smoking" Campaign

Friday, October 31, 2008

State and city environmental officers set up the first of several check points where they'll pull over trucks that are visibly spewing exhaust, or needlessly idling.

State Environmental Commissioner Pete Grannis says the first stop on the campaign is right under the entrance ramp to the ...

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BAM Pays Tribute to Asia Argento

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sexy, scary and often naked. That’s what a career retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Music promises this Halloween Weekend. It’s a tribute to the Italian actress and director Asia Argento.

Joining us is Film Critic Nathan Lee. He's a regular blogger on wnyc.org and he’s ...

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The Art of the Possible

Friday, October 31, 2008

As donations dry up, museums are dusting off their permanent collections.

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A Home for Homeless Teen Moms to Be?

Friday, October 31, 2008

According to Covenant House, from January to September more than 100 young moms with dozens of kids showed up asking for help, after city officials told them they were too young to access the shelter system.

City Councilman Lewis Fidler held a hearing on the issue ...

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Day of the Dead

Friday, October 31, 2008

In the Catholic calendar, this weekend is dedicated to remembering the dead, and here in New York, immigrants from Latin America have moved spiritual rituals from private homes and cemeteries, to secular spaces like museums and public libraries.

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City Checks Buildings After Concrete Co. Indictments

Friday, October 31, 2008

New York City inspectors are re-checking scores of buildings now that a Manhattan grand jury has indicted employees from one of the region's biggest concrete testing companies. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The indictment charges that the Testwell Group faked tests on the quality and strength ...

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