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°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Bronx Dem Chairman Faces Rebels This Weekend

Friday, September 26, 2008

This weekend, Bronx Democrats will determine whether Assemblyman Jose Rivera can keep his post as chairman of the Bronx Democratic Party. In a rare insurgency, fellow Assembly members are trying to oust him. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

For most people, the minutiae of local politics escapes ...

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Good Bye Tappan Zee

Friday, September 26, 2008

The project will take $16 billion to complete, and could add space for express buses and commuter trains.

State Transportation Commissioner Astrid Glynn says it's a better deal because repairing the current bridge, wouldn't save much money, if any.

GLYNN: What we have said after looking at ...

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Community Concerned Over Taser Death

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and police officials are trying to placate concerns that the NYPD is not equipped to deal with the mentally ill. It follows the death of a man who fell from a ledge outside his apartment building after an officer used a stun gun ...

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The Prelude Festival Puts the Spotlight on Contemporary Theater

Friday, September 26, 2008

The theater season is underway. In addition to offerings in big houses on Broadway, there are under-the-radar productions populating smaller spaces all over the city. One theater festival already underway gives a snap shot of all of that action: Prelude Festival. Claudia La Rocco is ...

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Some of the City's Financial Institutions Are Weathering Struggling Economy... So Far

Friday, September 26, 2008

New York City's small community banks and credit unions are concerned about the health of the US economy, but not all of them are feeling the turmoil on Wall Street.

Or the nervousness ignited by Washington Mutual's failure. Jack Lawson is CEO of the Brooklyn Cooperative ...

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Dow Gains on News of Bailout Deal

Friday, September 26, 2008

Congress and the White House have reached an apparent agreement on a bailout plan for the nation's financial industry and it has big implications for New York City. Marking its first positive close this week, the Dow gained about 197 points to 11,022. The S&P ...

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Bike-Eye View of Critical Mass

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Bloomberg administration has been widely praised for its efforts in promoting bicycling. All across the city new bike lanes are being built and more riders are being drawn to biking. But one group of riders continues to be at odds with the city - ...

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Cargo Scanning Delayed

Friday, September 26, 2008

It's taking more time and more money to roll out a new radiation detection system for cargo that enters ports here in New York and elsewhere. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more on a report from Congress's Government Accountability Office.

REPORTER: The GAO says developers won't meet ...

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Stocks Up but Credit Still Down

Friday, September 26, 2008

After being down most of the trading session stocks turned higher into the close as investors nervously wait for some kind of resolution on the government's proposed financial bailout. The Dow closed up 121 points -- just over one percent. The NASDAQ was down just ...

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Council Members Concerned With New Cuts in Police and Education

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wall Street's slide has prompted the Bloomberg Administration's call for hundreds of millions of dollars in mid-year spending cuts. So far the City Council is most concerned about the impact cuts would have on the Police Department and public schools. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

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City's Hypertension Rates Lower Than Rest of U.S.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Despite New York City’s reputation as a pressure cooker, its residents have less hypertension than the rest of the country. That’s according to a new study published by the Health Department. But as WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports, officials say the study also highlights the need ...

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Transcript: President Bush's Address to the Nation on the Economy

Thursday, September 25, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH: Good evening. This is an extraordinary period for America's economy. Over the past few weeks, many Americans have felt anxiety about their finances and their future. I understand their worry and their frustration. We've seen triple-digit swings in the stock market. Major financial institutions have ...

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Brooklyn Community Leaders React to Taser Death

Thursday, September 25, 2008

State Sen. Eric Adams is a frequent critic of the NYPD.

He says it's one thing to discipline individual police officers but the problem of how to interact with the mentally ill is system-wide.

ADAMS: We don't have an effective policy in the city and state of ...

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Photographer Catherine Opie at the Guggenheim

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Photographer Catherine Opie is known for high personal photographs of gay, lesbian and transgender Americans. But a mid-career retrospective of her work also includes a large number of landscape photographs. Opie explains for how all of the work is connected.

OPIE: Even though sometimes with certain ...

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Largest Gathering of Poets in the Nation

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival is a diverse, dizzying array of verse that draws thousands of people to western New Jersey. Jim Haba, poet, professor and director of the four-day festival says being a poet in America can be a lonely enterprise, but that ...

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Another Volatile Day on Wall Street

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It was another volatile day on the stock market, with the Dow Industrial Average closing a half hour ago down 29 points, or 0.3 percent. The NASDAQ composite index increased 2.35, or 0.1 percent, to 2,155.68, led by a rally in chipmakers.

In Washington, DC, Federal ...

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Bidding Deadline Looms for Starrett City

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Unless a last minute offer comes in today, there are two potential buyers for Brooklyn's Starrett City. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez has on the sale of the largest subsidized housing complex in the country.

REPORTER: The first time owners attempted to sell the property the winning bid ...

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Lawmakers Reach Agreement in Principle on Wall Street Bailout

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Some of the provisions they've agreed on include oversight by Congress, limits on executives' pay, and an installment plan for $700 billion.

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney sits on the House Financial Services Committee. She says the money Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is requesting is a ...

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Debate Night Schedule

Thursday, September 25, 2008

7PM on AM 820 The Next President

7PM on 93.9 FM "Our Lenny" Festival

8PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Election Reset with Brian Lehrer

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Presidential Debate with Jim Lehrer

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special plus a live national call-in

11PM on 93.9 FM New ...

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