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Barack Obama in Harlem

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Barack Obama speaks about "a politics of change" at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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Bill Richardson on Immigrants' Rights

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Presidential candidate Bill Richardson addresses immigrants rights at the International Immigrants Foundation Building in Midtown Manhattan. He calls for humane treatment of Immigrants.

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Broadway Strike Ends

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Curtains up. Broadway theaters are racing to reopen after stagehands and theater producers reached a tentative contract agreement, ending a crippling strike that kept more than 2 dozen shows dark for 19 days.

Most plays and musicals that were shut during the walkout are expected to be up and running this ...

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Starrett Residents Seek Involvement in Sale

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Starrett City tenants want a say in who buys the Brooklyn housing complex. Last year, it was put up for auction and almost sold for more than a billion dollars. Federal housing officials stopped the sale after protests from tenants and elected officials.

Starrett City residents say any future bids should ...

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Day Out Against Hate

Thursday, November 29, 2007

In the past year, there was a 20% increase in hate crimes in the city. In response, members of the City Council planned a citywide "Day Out Against Hate" for today.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn and several council members will attend various events throughout the 5 boroughs - joined by clergy ...

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Tenants, Landlords Face Off Over Harassment

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tenants and landlords are at odds over legislation that would allow renters to sue for harassment in housing court. Two different bills were recently introduced in the City Council. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: One bill was introduced by Councilwoman Maria Baez. She says it's still a work in progress. This, ...

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Writers Strike Continues

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Television writers have entered their 4th week of walking the picket lines against studio owners and producers. NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" will be the first late-night talk show to defy the strike and resume production. In New York, hundreds of writers and their supporters gathered in Washington Square ...

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No Date Set for Deconstruction to Begin Again on Deutsche Bank

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Demolition of the contaminated Deutsche Bank building has not resumed more than three months after a fatal fire at the site killed two firemen.

REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation that runs the project has not set a re-start date and is still in negotiations with regulators on how to deal ...

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Different Ideas to Avoid Toll Hike

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pay more at the pump instead of at the toll booth? That's one legislator's response to Governor Corzine's plan to hike highway tolls.

Assemblyman John Wisnevski, a Middlesex County Democrat says raising the gas tax would be more responsible than Corzine's plan to solve state fiscal woes by issuing bonds that ...

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New York National Guard Goes to Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sixteen members of the New York National Guard travel to Afghanistan later this week to train security forces there. Their family, friends and fellow soldiers gathered for a send-off last night at the armory in Manhattan.

REPORTER: Twenty-six-year-old Sergeant Sean Markham says it'll be hard to be away from his wife, ...

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A Day of Music in New York, for Colombia

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Seventeen bands tune up and stretch their musical endurance muscles to take part in the fifth annual Colombian Music Encuentro, an all-day musical marathon hosted at New York’s Zipper Theater. WNYC’s Rob Weisberg spoke with some of the event participants.


More on the Columbian Encuentro ...

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Some of Area's Best Ethnic Eats are in New Jersey

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Yorkers, get thee to New Jersey? Those are fighting words to any die-hard New York City foodie. But, is there a traitor in their midst? Fourth generation New Yorker Steven Shaw says some of the area's best Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Vietnamese and Indian food can be found across the ...

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More Minorities, Women Applying to FDNY

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

City officials say the pool of candidates trying to become firefighters is the most diverse in the history of the Fire Department. Forty percent of the nearly 30,000 candidates who applied to take this year's written exam were minorities - more than double the number in 2002. Five percent of ...

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Hearings for New Jersey Station

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg will be among those calling for WWOR-TV to lose its broadcast licenses at a hearing in Newark this afternoon. The Federal Communications Commission is reviewing Channel 9's license. Advocacy groups say the station isn't providing North Jersey with suitable coverage. WNYC's Jenna Flanagan has more.

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Art Show Honors Track Worker

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The work of an artist rarely found without his sketchbook will be celebrated tonight at the Bread and Roses Gallery 1199. The show is expected to attract artists, as well as transit workers, two groups who don't regularly mingle. As WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports, Marvin Franklin was an artist who ...

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Coney Island Photo Exhibit Opens at Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Earlier this month, the city unveiled a proposal for restoring old-time glory and glitz back to Coney Island. The city's zoning plan comes in the wake of another proposal by a shopping-center developer, who has purchased key land in Coney Island's amusement district-- prompting some to wonder if the historic ...

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Rockefeller Tree Goes Green

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tonight is the 75th anniversary of the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. But, for the first time, the tree's 30,000 lights will be energy-saving LED bulbs powered, in part, by nearby solar cells.

REPORTER: Tom Madden manages Rockefeller Center. He says after the holiday, the tree will be recycled for ...

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Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of AG Christie

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A New Jersey lawmaker wants a Congressional investigation into US Attorney Chris Christie's awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to his former boss, John Ashcroft. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Under the terms of the deal, announced in September, Ashcroft's firm could net as much as $52 million to oversee ...

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Following Sen. Clinton in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

With just over a month until the first votes are cast, the presidential race is hitting a new level of intensity this week with candidates criss-crossing the nation and trading barbs. This week Hillary Clinton travels to New Hampshire, South Carolina, California, Virginia, and Iowa. WNYC's Fred Mogul caught up ...

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John Edwards Speaks to Striking Writers in NYC

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

John Edwards speaks to striking members of the Writers Guild of America at Washington Square Park and calls for greater regulation of the credit card industry to protect working Americans.

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