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State and City Budgets Unveiled This Week

Monday, January 21, 2008

Governor Spitzer and Mayor Bloomberg both plan to unveil their budgets this week. Both must address an unstable economy.

Wall Street's recent gyrations are a real headache for both city and state budget makers because both City Hall and Albany rely heavily on the stock market for tax revenue. So a ...

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Remembering Martin Luther King

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sharpton took the opportunity to campaign for Lieutenant Governor David Paterson. Turning to Governor Spitzer, Sharpton suggested that as an African-American, Paterson would make an ideal replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton, in the event that she's elected president.

SHARPTON: they should strongly consider if she's successful a black to fill that ...

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Clinton Speaks in Harlem Day After Nevada Win

Monday, January 21, 2008

A day after winning the Nevada caucuses, Senator Hillary Clinton was in Harlem at the Abyssinian Baptist Church. And she took a break from the heated campaign rhetoric to praise her main rival Barack Obama.

REPORTER: On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, Clinton stopped in Harlem to pick ...

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Giants Headed to Superbowl

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Giants will have another chance to ruin the Patriots bid for perfection, this time in the Superbowl.

REPORTER: Quarterback Eli Manning says the team's confidence is only growing.

MANNING: We have a lot of faith and trust in ourselves and players trust the coaches and vice versa. So we feel if ...

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Dr. King's Impact on Political Oratory

Sunday, January 20, 2008

In this election year, political oratory is back in the spotlight. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter sat down with one of New York's best known orators to talk about the art of the speech forty years after Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Bloomberg Addresses National Issues in California and Texas

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg insists he's not considering an independent bid for the White House. But he's been addressing national issues during visits to delegate-rich states.

REPORTER: Speaking in California Saturday, the mayor assumed the role of the outsider delivering a rebuke to Washington. He said politicians in Congress care more about protecting ...

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FDNY Investigates Bensonhurst Fire

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The investigation continues into the cause of Saturday's fire in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn that killed three men and left two others critically injured -- including one who jumped out a window to escape. Neighbors say as many as eight Guatemalan workers rented rooms in the two-story house on 18th Avenue. It ...

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The Art of the Speech 40 Years After Martin Luther King

Sunday, January 20, 2008

In this election year, political oratory is back in the spotlight. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter sat down with one of New York's best known orators to talk about the art of the speech forty years after Dr. Martin Luther King.

KING: We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the ...

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New Jersey Senator Menendez Goes to Iraq

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is in Iraq this weekend. The Democrat met Saturday with General David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad. He also visited with soldiers from New Jersey. Menendez meets Sunday with leaders of Iraq's main political parties. He wouldn't discuss specifics, citing security ...

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Giants Face Packers in NFC Championship

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The New York Giants will go to the Super Bowl if they can beat the Packers in Green Bay in Saturday night's NFC championship game. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.

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New York Chess Fans Remember Bobby Fischer

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fans of Bobby Fischer are remembering the chess icon over chess boards around the five boroughs.

REPORTER: Fischer died on Thursday, leaving behind a legacy that includes being the only American to win the world championship. Fischer was raised in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School before dropping out at sixteen ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Goes to California

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is in California today, as he continues to deny that considering an independent bid for the White House. Bloomberg is set to appear with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles.

REPORTER: The mayor was in Austin, Texas, Friday at an event to launch a national effort against cancer. ...

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Sean Bell's Fiancee Against Change of Venue

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The fiancee of the late Sean Bell is urging a court not to move the trial of three detectives charged in his shooting. In a letter to an appeals court, Nicole Paultre Bell writes that a change of venue would make it harder for the victim's relatives to attend the ...

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Javits Center Plans Revamped

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A scaled-back plan to expand and renovate the Jacob Javits Convention Center has been unveiled by state officials. It calls for adding up to 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space to the Manhattan convention hall. That's compared to more than 500,000 square feet in an earlier plan. State ...

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Trial Continues in the Death of Nixmary Brown

Friday, January 18, 2008

Defense Attorney Jeffrey Schwartz continues to try to convince jurors that 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown was killed by her mother and not his client Cesar Rodriguez.

REPORTER: The attorney says Nixzaliz Santiago blamed her daughter for a recent miscarriage and beat her. He accused police of focusing on Rodriguez too quickly and ...

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Terror Suspect Sentenced to Life in Prison

Friday, January 18, 2008

A 26 year-old man was sentenced to life in federal court in New York City today.

REPORTER: Mohammed Mansour Jabarah had been in US custody for 6 years, after he was charged with planning and conspiring to bomb US embassies in the Philippines and Singapore in 2001. Initially, he collaborated with ...

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Actors Rally to Save Performance Space

Friday, January 18, 2008

The struggle to save artists' studios at Carnegie Hall took a star turn today. The actor John Turturro appeared with other performers at a City Hall rally.

REPORTER: They're urging Mayor Bloomberg to intervene, and stop the eviction of long-time residents who live in apartments above the concert hall. The studios ...

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In Harlem, tough choice: Clinton or Obama?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Harlem has been the New York pulse of support for the Clintons. But with the emergence of Barack Obama as a formidable opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, the community's loyalty is now torn between their senator AND the man who could become America's first black commander in chief. WNYC's ...

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Guard Members Deployed to Afghanistan

Thursday, January 17, 2008

REPORTER: The Guard threw 9 different farewell parties across the state for the troops and their families.

Specialist Joseph Rolan posed for pictures and snacked with his family at the Armory in Manhattan.

A self-professed jokester, Rolan says he plans to use humor to keep his stress down while overseas.

ROLAN: It breaks ...

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Bloomberg Gives Address with National Overtones

Thursday, January 17, 2008

In his State of the City address today, Mayor Bloomberg pledged to cut property taxes by 7 percent for the second year in a row. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Mayor Bloomberg came to Queens to give the annual address. His commitment to another round of property tax cuts had several ...

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