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City Council Committee Approves Congestion Pricing Proposal

Monday, March 31, 2008

A city council committee has approved the mayor's proposal to charge drivers an 8 dollar fee to enter Manhattan below 60th Street, by a 6 to three vote. It now goes to the full council.

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman is joining us live.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn says ...

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Preview of 2008 Baseball Season

Monday, March 31, 2008

For die-hard baseball fans, it's the time of year to say, "NCAA tournament - what NCAA tournament?"

That's because the 2008 baseball season has begun. Today, the Mets and Yankees kick off their seasons. The Yankees face the Blue Jays in the Bronx and the Mets ...

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A Look at Albany DA's Report on Travel Document Scandal

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Daily News Albany columnist Bill Hammond talks to Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about David Soares' report on former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's attempt to discredit his political rival, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.

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City Honors Female Garbage Collectors

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The women who help rid the city of its trash are being honored. Eighty-five women were honored at the ceremony Friday — both uniformed and civilian employees — including one who's worked there for for 45 years. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

When you think of ...

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Bruno Reacts to DA's Report on Travel Document Scandal

Saturday, March 29, 2008

State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno says the Albany District Attorney's report on the release of his travel records is proof that Gov. Eliot Spitzer lied to the public and was obsessed with doing a "political hit job" on the Republican leader.

DA David Soares has ...

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Lawmakers Work Weekend to Complete Budget

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The state legislature is working through the weekend to try to get a budget done before the April 1 deadline. As Karen DeWitt reports, lawmakers have been distracted with the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the inauguration of a new governor.

Gov. David Paterson has ...

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Traffic Fee Foes in Queens Take to the Street

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Honk if you are against congestion pricing" — that was the message on signs a few Queens politicians and business leaders held aloft for motorists at the Queensboro Bridge this morning. Organizer and City Councilman Tony Avella says the location was chosen to make a ...

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It's Maple Weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2008

With the first day of spring behind us, New Yorkers are looking ahead to sunny days filled with baseball games, picnics in Central Park and hot dogs at Coney Island.

But don't lose those images of wood-burning fires and flannel blankets just yet. New York is ...

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Prosecutor Says Spitzer Ordered Aide to Release Records

Friday, March 28, 2008

A criminal prosecutor says former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer ordered the dirty tricks scandal to discredit Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno, but Albany DA David Soares is not calling for any indictment of Spitzer.

Soares says his second investigation of Troopergate finds former Spitzer aide ...

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Garden Backs Out of Moynihan Plan

Friday, March 28, 2008

Madison Square Garden announced yesterday that it was giving up on a public-private partnership that was supposed to build a new Penn Station.

Instead, it will move forward with a renovation of its current facility, which was first announced four years ago.

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has ...

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One Option Left for Pier 40

Friday, March 28, 2008

The controversial plan to remake Pier 40 into an entertainment complex, housing Cirque du Soleil and the Tribeca Film Festival is off the table.

The $625-million proposal by the Related Company was bitterly opposed by many neighborhood residents because of the loss of open space ...

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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz: Poet and Sassy Upstart

Friday, March 28, 2008

Boot-stomping poet Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz holds a record as one of the youngest poets to become a slammaster in 1998 at the age of 19, later winning the National Poetry Slam competition twice. The same year she entered the slam competitions, she began the Bowery Poetry Club’s NYC-Urbana Reading Series. ...

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State Encouraged to Spend on Med Schools

Friday, March 28, 2008

A blue-ribbon panel is urging New York to change how it funds one of the state’s largest industries - medical education.

About $3.5 billion are spent training some 16,000 medical residents each year.

That means about one in six of the nation’s physicians are trained in ...

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Homeless Rates Still High

Friday, March 28, 2008

The city hasn't been able to make a dent in the number of poor families struggling with homelessness - that's according to an annual report by a local advocacy group.

According to the report by the Coalition for the Homeless, about 8,200 poor families stayed ...

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Cop Complaints by Tibetan Protesters Referred to Board

Friday, March 28, 2008

Police commissioner Raymond Kelly says allegations against officers during a protest for Tibetan independence have been referred to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

In recent days, a video has surfaced on the Internet. Its narrator says the video shows police officers beating protesters, but the images ...

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Garden Moves Forward With Its Own Plan

Friday, March 28, 2008

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan wanted to create a new train station out of the James A. Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street, across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.

The plan recently mushroomed into a much larger one ...

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Lawmakers Agree to State Budget Framework

Friday, March 28, 2008

Lawmakers continue to work out the details of a budget, the framework of which was agreed to last night between Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders.

Observers say New York could have a budget by the April 1 deadline.

The tentative, $124 billion plan includes a $1.8 ...

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Robocalls Blast Congestion Pricing

Friday, March 28, 2008

New Yorkers around the city are getting anonymous robocalls urging them to convince their City Council people to vote against the congestion pricing plan. The call says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority can't be trusted to spend the money on mass transit.

TAPE: And as for promises ...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Programming

Friday, March 28, 2008

King’s Last March

Tavis Smiley Martin Luther King, Jr. Special
Airs April 4 at 7PM on AM 820
This anniversary event is hosted by PRI’s Tavis Smiley and taped before a live audience at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The program ...

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Obama Urges Oversight of Financial Markets, Supports Congestion Pricing

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Speaking not far from Wall Street, Barack Obama told a Manhattan audience that the US needs better oversight of national financial markets, help for financially stressed homeowners and an additional $30 billion stimulus package.

REPORTER: Later, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Senator Obama said he ...

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