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New Poll Looks at Key State Senate Races

Monday, November 03, 2008

New York Republicans are hoping to retain their tenuous majority in the State Senate, with Democrats controlling every other entity of state government, and polls showing a tight race in some key Senate districts. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports:

REPORTER: Democrats need to win three seats across ...

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Staten Island Republicans Try to Hang on to Congressional Seat

Monday, November 03, 2008

One of the most closely watched races locally is in Staten Island, where Republican Bob Straniere is trying to defend Vito Fossella's seat for the GOP.

But polls suggest Councilman Mike McMahon is poised to win and that would make the city's entire congressional delegation Democratic.

Straniere, ...

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NYC Native Makes Podium in Marathon

Monday, November 03, 2008

New Yorkers lined the sidewalks of the five boroughs under brisk, sunny skies yesterday, cheering on the nearly 40,000 runners at the annual marathon.

Queens native Kara Goucher had the best American showing, finishing third. She says New York's marathon is special to her.

GOUCHER: Because I ...

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In Penn., Latinos at Ease with 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 throughout this election many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Set to Sign Term Limits Bill

Monday, November 03, 2008

Today New Yorkers have one more chance to sound off about the City Council's vote to overturn the term limits law. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Before Mayor Bloomberg signs the term limit extension measure into law he will get to hear directly from the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Election Officials Report Absentee Voting Record

Friday, October 31, 2008

It's not even Election Day, and there are already long lines at the polls.

HERNANDEZ-STEWART: I am going to be volunteering in Pennsylvania on the day of the election, so I wanted to make sure I would vote here before I did that.

REPORTER: That was Adrianna ...

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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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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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