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N.J. Farmers Protest Gov. Corzine

Monday, March 31, 2008

New Jersey farmers are fighting Gov. Jon Corzine's proposal to get rid of the state's Agriculture Department.

The administration says the move would save the Garden State $4 million, but critics say it would chase away farmers.

They're planning a protest at the Statehouse tomorrow, featuring farm ...

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Paul Simon at BAM

Monday, March 31, 2008

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Paul Simon has reinvented himself numerous times over the years. First he was half of a powerhouse, coffeehouse-style singing duo of Simon and Garfunkel. Then he was a singer of rhythmic world music. Later, he became a writer of tunes ...

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City Council to Vote on Congestion Pricing Today

Monday, March 31, 2008

The scheduled vote by the city council later this afternoon on congestion pricing suggests that the proposal to charge drivers to enter the busiest parts of Manhattan does have the support of a majority of council members, and even a majority of state lawmakers.

REPORTER: One ...

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Bob Holman: Master of all things poetry

Monday, March 31, 2008

Poetry Czar, Dean of the Scene—Bob Holman has been dubbed with more poet titles than he can count on one hand. The award-winning, prolific re-creator of poetry already brought together all kinds of famed poets and personalities for the anthology United States of Poetry. Now he’s working on the World ...

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Lawmakers Approve Revised Congestion Plan

Monday, March 31, 2008

The state Senate passed a revised version of a congestion pricing bill during this weekend's budget negotiations.

It would require the Port Authority to contribute $1 billion to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital plan.

The bill would also require that low-income New Yorkers who qualify for ...

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The Ailey Marks 50 Years

Monday, March 31, 2008

It was 50 years ago yesterday that a group of dancers who eventually became the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took the stage for the first time.

Yesterday morning, Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church honored the anniversary. The choir sang as dancers from the congregation performed a ...

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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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The Latest from Albany...

Monday, March 31, 2008

After a seemingly endless stream of scandals divided Albany, state lawmakers spent the weekend working together towards compromise.

The state's budget deadline is midnight tonight and some say that achieving an on-time budget could give the new Paterson administration a boost.

Karen DeWitt joins us now from ...

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Bell Shooting Victim Takes the Stand

Monday, March 31, 2008

A star witness in the trial of the three officers who fatally shot Sean Bell took the stand today. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the testimony of Trent Benefield, who was shot three times that night.

Trent Benefield said he had no idea who walked ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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