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Paterson and Lawmakers Come to Agreement Over Cuts

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gov. David Paterson and state legislators reached an agreement today to cut state spending by about $1 billion over the next two years. City University, nursing homes and public hospitals are among those that will see their programs trimmed. With us to talk more about ...

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Are Wind Farms Really the Answer?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Could huge offshore wind farms really be the answer to meeting New York City’s growing demand for energy? Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised that possibility yesterday at a clean energy conference in Las Vegas, which was hosted by Sen. Harry Reid. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz joins explains ...

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Legislators Hammer Out Budget Deal

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The New York state Senate is back in session this morning to approve hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts agreed to by lawmakers and Gov. Paterson.

The governor called legislators back to Albany for a special session yesterday to deal with looming deficits projected ...

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History of Problems at Site of Elevator Death

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Residents of a Brooklyn building where a 5-year-old boy fell to his death yesterday, say they have complained for years about the building's faulty elevator.

According to the City Housing Authority, which is reviewing the incident, five operational failures were reported in the elevator in the ...

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Cops Post Huge Reward for Arrest of Thug Who Preys on Elderly

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Brooklyn District Attorney and the NYPD are hoping that a $15,000 reward and increased community awareness will help to apprehend a mugger who preys on senor citizens.

Last week, elevator surveillance cameras captured the attack of an 85-year-old woman in an elevator on Washington Avenue.

Claire ...

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Schedule of WNYC's Coverage During the Political Conventions

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Brian Lehrer Show
Monday-Friday
10AM to Noon
Live from the Convention sites

The Leonard Lopate Show
Monday-Thursday
Noon to 12:30
Kicks off each show with live interviews from the Convention

All Things Considered
Monday-Thursday
4PM to 6:30PM
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Mayor Proposes Wind Farms

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, New York City could be home to some offshore wind farms. He invited proposals for new clean energy initiatives during a speech in Las Vegas last night. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

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Wind Farms Could Provide Energey to NYC

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Large, strategically placed offshore wind farms could some day meet up to a third of the city's electricity needs. According to the city's economic development officials.

REPORTER: The EDC just issued an invitation to energy companies to propose bold projects for renewable power. Speaking on the ...

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Complaints Against N.J. State Police Increase

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A new report by the New Jersey State Police says the number of complaints lodged against its 3,000 member force is up from last year, as is the number of troopers it disciplined.

In all, 91 troopers were hit with penalties that ranged from termination to ...

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DJ Legend on a Dance Floor Mission

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

He's a legendary DJ from even before the days of disco. Now Brooklyn's own Nicky Siano has returned — on a mission — to bring the soul back to the dance floor. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter reports.

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Councilman: Corporate Sponsorships of Subway Stations OK

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A City Council Member thinks it would be worth it to let corporations pay the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put their logos on subway stations.

Joseph Addabbo, who is running for state Senate, says the idea is just one way to lessen the need for a ...

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State Legislators Work on Budget Cuts

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

State legislators are finally in session this afternoon, hammering out the details of hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera is at the state house in Albany, as the negotiations continue.

She says lawmakers, at work in the middle of their summer vacation, ...

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City Settles with Anti-War Protesters

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The City of New York has agreed to pay $2 million to anti-war demonstrators arrested in April 2003 outside the Manhattan offices of a military contractor.

After four years of litigation, the city's law department and 52 demonstrators who argued they were unjustly arrested signed the ...

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Pakistani Americans React to the Resignation of Pervez Musharraf

Monday, August 18, 2008

The news of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation is being felt here in New York. Many were up at 3 am this morning to hear Musharraf's hour-long resignation speech. Mohsin Zaheer is the editor of Sada-e-Pakistan, a weekly newspaper for the 200,000 Pakistani Americans in ...

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Bloomberg's Name on Ballot in Virginia

Monday, August 18, 2008

Despite Mayor Bloomberg's public declaration last Spring that he was not running for President, die hard boosters have gotten his name on the November ballot in Virginia. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Virginia's Independent Green Party has taken up the 'draft Bloomberg' effort. Petitioners gathered 7O,OOO ...

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City Honors Firefighters Who Died in Deutsche Bank Fire

Monday, August 18, 2008

This morning's dedication of a plaque memorializing the two firefighters who died in Deutsche Bank fire was filled with sadness and anger.

REPORTER: The father of one of the victims, Joseph Graffagnino, said after the ceremony that he hoped the district attorney would treat the fire ...

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Candidates Reach Out to Latino Voters

Monday, August 18, 2008

In an election year when Latinos are being recognized for their voting power, candidates are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their outreach and marketing. As part of our occasional series, Feet in Two Worlds, Martina Guzman reports on how candidates are crafting their messaging toward Latinos ...

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Local Pakistani-Americans See Smooth Transition Following Resignation

Monday, August 18, 2008

Local Pakistani-Americans are discussing the country’s future, following the resignation of Pervez Musharraf.

REPORTER: The now ex-president has said he has no plans to leave Pakistan. But Brooklyn bodega manager Bobby Sheikh says he and family members back home believe the former Army general should go ...

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Gov. Paterson Wants $600 Million in Budget Cuts

Monday, August 18, 2008

The state legislature is set to hold a special session tomorrow to address New York's budget crisis. Governor Paterson hopes lawmakers will agree to $600 million in cuts to plug this year's growing deficit.

REPORTER: Some assembly members are fighting the cuts saying they will hurt ...

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Morgenthau Could Seek Charges Over Deutsche Bank Fire

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau could seek charges against the city in connection with last year's deadly fire at the former Deutsche Bank building. That's according to sources close to the investigation quoted by the New York Times. They say the DA's office thinks negligence ...

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