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Black and Brown Democratic Debate in Nevada

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

WNYC aired a debate among the Democratic candidates in Las Vegas, Nevada, aired by MSNBC. Co-sponsored by the 100 Black Men of America, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, IMPACTO, the Nevada Democratic Party and the College of Southern Nevada, this debate will be the first since the showdown between ...

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Massive Waterfall Art Project Will Adorn the East River

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Following the success of the Gates in Central Park, the city is undertaking another big public arts project. instead of billowing saffron fabric, though, this one will use water, lots of it. WNYC's Kathleen Horan explains.

REPORTER: Ever heard of waterfall art? Well by mid July that's exactly what you'll see ...

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Residents Fight to Save Alleged Birthplace of Hip Hop

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Some say it's where Hip Hop was born: a modest rent-stabilized apartment building off the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx. Now, tenant groups from 1520 Sedgwick Avenue say they are planning to step in and buy the building themselves -- with help from the city.

They were joined this morning ...

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5,000th Student Graduates From "Learning to Work" Program

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

REPORTER: "Learning to Work" was developed 2 years ago for students at risk of not completing high school.

The program includes personalized attention and work internships.

JoEllen Lynch is with the Department of Education's Office of Multiple Pathways.

LYNCH: The students are doing more in the Learning to Work schools than they ever ...

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MySpace Makes a Deal With 49 States

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

REPORTER: MySpace, owned by Rupert Murdoch, will add security measures aimed at protecting kids from sexual predators.

The Web site also agreed to set up a task force to study how to implement age verification technology.

New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram says making the internet safer for kids is essential. She ...

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Airlines Face New Fees, Technology

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Local officials say a new federal plan to ease nationwide flight delays is a short term solution to a larger problem.

The US Transportation Secretary was in the city to announce some new rules for airlines. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

Currently when a plane lands, it's charged a fee based on its ...

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Reassurance From Edwards - It's Not Over

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

REPORTER: Campaign manager David Bonior says the race remains open even though Edwards can't match the funds of his 2 rivals, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

BONIOR: Despite what they say in the media, this is still a 3-way race and that's just the facts. The Democratic nomination is not ...

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Carnival Comes Early in Southeast Queens

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The days before Ash Wednesday mark February’s internationally known celebrations in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. But wintertime hasn’t tamped down anticipation in New York neighborhoods like Richmond Hill. Corey Takahashi found that this year, Carnival came early to southeast Queens.

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Citigroup Announces Major Job Cuts in Wake of Financial Losses

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Growing concerns that the U.S. is headed toward recession sent Wall Street plunging today. The Dow Jones industrials fell 277 points to close at 12,501.

REPORTER: And Citigroup announced plans to cut thousands jobs after a disastrous 4th quarter. Mayor Bloomberg says he believes most of the job loss will be ...

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Spitzer Announces Changes to Juvenile Detention System

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The tragic death last year of a Bronx teenager in a residential juvenile facility upstate brought fresh scrutiny to how New York deals with its young offenders. And here's what we learned: 70 percent of the 2000 children committed to state facilities are from New York City. They are overwhelmingly ...

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National Housing Slowdown Touches New York

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The housing market slowdown has finally touched New York. The city's annual assessment roll, considered the most authoritative account of city property values, showed market values increased by just 1.4 percent last year, compared to 19 percent in 2006.

REPORTER: Finance Commissioner Martha Stark says she's not surprised that the city ...

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Bloomberg Ranks Near Top of Donor List

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A new ranking shows Mayor Bloomberg donated $205 million to 1,100 nonprofits last year. That's an increase of tens of millions of dollars from previous years.

The billionaire mayor ranked 7th on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2007 list of the country's Top 50 donors. In 2006, he was 10th.

Bloomberg's spokesman says ...

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New Deputy Mayor Takes The Helm

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One of Dan Doctoroff's last official acts as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development was to open the city's first street-side public toilet last week.

Doctoroff has now moved on to the executive washrooms of the private sector. Taking his place at City Hall is Robert Lieber.

He's a former Lehman Brothers executive ...

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State Law Enforcement Forces Web Site to be Safer for Kids

Monday, January 14, 2008

MySpace, a popular social networking site for teenagers, and young adults has agreed to take measures aimed at weeding out sexual predators.

REPORTER: Several attorney's general were in New York announcing MySpace's cooperation with them. The measures include making it more difficult to access the profiles of teenagers under 18. Myspace ...

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Record Breaking Year for City Visits

Monday, January 14, 2008

A rising number of international travelers chose New York City as their destination in 2007, spurring a record-setting year.

WNYC's Brian Zumhagen reports.

With a final count still pending, the city's tourism office says an estimated 46 million people visited the city in 2007 - that's up 5% from the year before.

Those ...

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Performers Named in Steriod Probe

Monday, January 14, 2008

In addition to baseball players Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, some big-name entertainers are among the thousands of people whose names are turning up in an investigation into steroids and human growth hormone.

According The Times Union of Albany, entertainers Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean and Timbaland have all ...

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Changes to FDNY Inspections

Monday, January 14, 2008

The changes come after the deadly blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building in lower Manhattan.

Under the revised plan, the Fire Department says it's requiring buildings less than 75 feet tall be inspected every 30 days, while taller buildings would remain on the current 15 day schedule.

A spokesman says the ...

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Another Construction Workers Falls to His Death

Monday, January 14, 2008

A worker fell to his death at a Trump hotel and condominium tower under construction in SoHo. Police say the worker fell at lest 30 stories to his death from scaffolding that may have been compromised by a crane.

REPORTER: The Trump tower has been controversial from the start, and Manhattan ...

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Sen. Clinton Talks About MLK in Midtown

Monday, January 14, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to New York today, and spoke about the legacy of Martin Luther King at a union event in Midtown.

REPORTER: Her appearance comes as Clinton engages in a week-long, back-and-forth debate with rival Barak Obama over questions of racial sensitivity. Clinton took a conciliatory ...

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Plans to Change the Way we Fly in and out of the NYC Region

Monday, January 14, 2008

Local officials say a new federal plan to ease flight delays nationwide is only a short term solution to a larger problem. The U-S Transportation Secretary was in New York to announce some new rules for airlines. WNYC's Richard Hake reports.

REPORTER: Currently when a plane lands its charged a fee ...

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