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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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Fight Gets Tough In New Jersey for Open House Seats

Monday, November 03, 2008

In New Jersey, there are two hotly contested battles for open house seats. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is with us now to preview them.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Education Advocates Decry Lack of Minority Students in Gifted Programs

Friday, October 31, 2008

Education advocates are telling the Bloomberg administration, "I told you so." They say they warned education officials that mandating one standardized test across the city would lead to lower minority enrollment in the gifted and talented programs.

Leonie Haimson, of the group "Class Size Matters," says ...

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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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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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What the Left Thinks of 'Socialism'

Friday, October 31, 2008

The last few weeks of turmoil on the financial markets and all the talk of bailouts and rescue plans has brought government intervention in the economy to the forefront of debate in a way it hasn’t been in a long time.

But there are some who ...

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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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