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A Closer look at Governor Paterson's Budget Proposal

Thursday, November 13, 2008

For the third time this year, a rapidly deteriorating economy has forced Governor Paterson to propose cuts to the current state budget. The latest round targets $2 billion dollars in cuts, much of it based on reduced spending for local schools and Medicaid. With us ...

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Job Report

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Advocates for low-income New Yorkers are bashing city programs aimed at getting welfare recipients into paying jobs, saying they don't work.

A new report from the group "Community Voices Heard" says only 9 percent of welfare applicants find jobs through the programs...and 75 percent lose them ...

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The Health of City Senior Centers

Thursday, November 13, 2008

They argue that there's not enough money to expand health services, as the city wants, without eliminating other services like meals and case workers.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says it’s wrong to take away services that people rely on.

QUINN: We are facing, we all know ...

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New York City Council Expected to Pass Willets Point Plan

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The city's redevelopment plan for the Willets Point section of Queens is poised for passage in the City Council today after a last-minute deal. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman explains.

REPORTER: Just three months ago, a majority of council members signed an angry letter threatening to sink ...

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Real Estate Crisis: Where Do We Go Now?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

One of the key innovators of the mortgage-backed security market blames the Federal Reserve and regulators from 2001 on for today's financial crisis.

Larry Fink is now CEO of BlackRock, a Manhattan based asset management firm. He says Alan Greenspan's policy of lowering interest rates and ...

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Governor's Budget Plan Stirring Strong Opposition

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Governor Paterson's plan to cut state spending by $2 billion dollars has set off intense opposition, especially for his plan to cut $585 million dollars in aid to schools. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: The Governor is trying to put the best face on his austerity ...

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And the Shleppie Goes To....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The slowest bus in the city is the M96 according to a yearly study by the Straphangers Campaign. Gene Russianoff helped time the buses. He says the study found it's faster to jog than take the M96.

RUSSIANOFF: We also found out that you could do ...

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Artists Apply Creativity to Finances

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This week, the New York Foundation for the Arts awarded $100,000 to eight small dance companies through its BUILD program. Its goal is to help strengthen dance organizations by investing in their management and infrastructure. But it's not the only group pushing artists to rethink ...

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Greening Your House One Tool at a Time

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So, you want to be green? Looking to buy some eco-friendly soap or flooring or a TV? OK, but how do you know if they really are good for the environment?

MATRANGA: I think all of us are confused.

REPORTER: That’s Vicky Matranga. She’s not looking to ...

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Questions Continue for Informant in Fort Dix Trial

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Last spring the FBI arrested six men for an alleged plot to attack the Fort Dix army installation base in Burlington County, New Jersey. The trial for five of them is underway. Joel Rose is covering the story for NPR, and he joins us now.

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About Those Troubled Assets…

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Treasury says no bailout money will go to mortgage-backed securities. New York contemplates “green jobs” and Douglas Holtz-Eakin says he is “underwhelmed” by Paulson’s performance.

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City Celebrates Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thousands of uniformed service people from all over the world are gathering in the city today to celebrate the holiday that commemorates their service.

REPORTER: Floats and marching bands will roll up 5th avenue.

But Sergeant First Class Holoway says he doesn't need all the pomp and ...

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Group Takes Term Limit Suit to Federal Court

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A state court wasn't friendly to their cause, so opponents to the way the city's term limits law was changed have gone to federal court.

REPORTER: Attorney Norman Siegel says federal courts have ruled against elected officials who try to keep themselves in power.

SIEGEL: If you ...

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Advocates Push Stem Cell Research Funding

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

With New York state leaders slashing the budget to shrink the deficit, many programs are in jeopardy. Here’s what it could mean for the $600 million fund for stem cell research.

REPORTER: President Elect Obama’s transition chief, John Podesta, said the new administration would likely reverse ...

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Why Does Everyone Want to be a Bank Holding Company?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amex’s decision to reclassify itself, plus job hunt tips for out-of-work Wall Streeters.

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Another Fare Hike?

Monday, November 10, 2008

The MTA says the failing economy is causing next year's deficit to balloon to $1.2 billion, making it even more necessary to hike bus and subway fares, and bridge and tunnel tolls.

Lee Sander, the authotity's executive director, says service cuts are also likely, though he ...

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Stopping Term Limit Law

Monday, November 10, 2008

This time, they're filing their lawsuit in federal court, claiming the mayor and speaker Christine Quinn acted illegally when they changed the term limits law by legislation, and not a voter referendum.

Attorney Norman Siegel says legal precedent supports their case, that elected officials cannot act ...

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Chagall and Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater

Monday, November 10, 2008

It tells the story of the Yiddish theater under Communism. Chagall painted backdrops and studies for costumes for the theater. Organizer Susan Goodman says the exhibition is also about much more.

GOODMAN: You begin to see that theater is a window into Soviet Jewish life and ...

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NYC to Require Bike Storage for New Buildings

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bicycle commuting is going up across the city, and the Bloomberg administration wants to make life easier for New Yorkers who get to work on two wheels. The Department of City Planning will propose new regulations today to require locked bike rooms in almost all ...

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Term Limits Law Faces Another Lawsuit

Monday, November 10, 2008

Opponents of a change to the city's term limit law are set to announce another lawsuit today. WNYC’s Brian Zumhagen reports.

REPORTER: City Comptroller Bill Thompson, City Council member Letitia James and other elected officials will discuss the details of the legal action early this afternoon ...

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