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Local Afghan Community

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

As the war in Afghanistan continues, the local Afghan community in New York is scrambling to find ways to help people in their homeland, shipping medical supplies and planning their own trips there. WNYC's Leticia Theodore reports on a few of the local activists.

Arian Azziz, was born in Kabul, but ...

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Reversal in the Abner Louima Case

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

But wnyc's Brian Lehrer has been wondering about the other part of the appeals court bombshell: the overturning of the obstruction of justice convictions of all three defendants, that seems to have left the blue wall of silence in tact.

As it turns out, the prosecutor in the case brought the ...

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Reversal in the Abner Louima Case

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

But wnyc's Brian Lehrer has been wondering about the other part of the appeals court bombshell: the overturning of the obstruction of justice convictions of all three defendants, that seems to have left the blue wall of silence in tact.

As it turns out, the prosecutor in the case brought the ...

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Rebuilding: The Politics

Monday, March 04, 2002

As New York tries to figure out what to build at the World Trade Center site, and how to reconstruct Downtown as a whole, there are a lot of people and agencies weighing in. But who really makes the final decisions? The Mayor? The Governor? The Port Authority? WNYC's Andrea ...

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Unexpected Grammy Winners

Monday, March 04, 2002

In a world where most of the awards go to the usual suspects, the Grammy Award for "Album of the Year" went, surprisingly enough, to the movie soundtrack O Brother Where Art Thou . And it wasn't the only unexpected winner on Grammy night… WNYC's John Schaefer fills us in.

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Century 21 Re-Opens

Friday, March 01, 2002

You can't get there from the West, or the North or the South, for that matter. The subway stop on the corner is closed. The only way to get into century 21's Courtlandt or Dey street entrances is from Broadway, to the east. Even so, the official reopening of Century ...

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Bloomberg's Weekend Getaways

Friday, March 01, 2002

You may have heard Mayor Bloomberg joking about his weekend whereabouts ... which he been keeping secret from the press. The city's tabloids have taken him to task for this, with one printing a picture of Bloomberg on a milk carton. On the Media's Mike Pesca weighs in on the ...

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Abner Louima Appeal Decision

Friday, March 01, 2002

Charles Schwarz could soon be a free man. Yesterday, a federal appeals court ordered a new trial for the former police officer... throwing out his conviction in the 1997 assault on Abner Louima. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more on the decision.

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NY Mourns Stonewall Revolutionary

Thursday, February 28, 2002

New York's gay, lesbian and transgender communities mourned the death of Sylvia Rivera last night at memorial and march. The 50-year-old drag queen died last week from liver cancer. Her ashes were spread at the site, where more than 30 years ago, she participated and some say started the famous ...

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Orchestration

Friday, February 22, 2002

This spring, a new crop of musicals will be presented on Broadway, and some old ones will be revived. Toiling behind the scenes, Sara Fishko tells us, are the orchestrators. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Movie Review: Monsoon Wedding

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Monsoon Wedding is the new movie from director Mira Nair, whose films include Salaam Bombay! and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. Nair returned to her native city of Delhi to tell the story of a Punjabi family about to marry off itsdaughter. WNYC's cultural advisor on film and Enterainment ...

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Queens Resident Slides In Skeleton

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

After a 54 year ban, skeleton racing is being reintroduced into the Winter Olympics. It was originally taken out of the games because officials thought shooting down a bobsled track face-first, on a sled, was too dangerous. But now it's back, and the first qualifying runs will be held later ...

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Bloomberg Says 'No Can Do'

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

With mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget now on the table, city agencies are preparing for sweeping cuts. The package still needs to be approved by the City Council and one major sticking point expected is recycling. The mayor wants to suspend the bottle and can program, saying it doesn't work. ...

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Brian Lehrer's UN-Predictions

Monday, February 18, 2002

ANCHOR: In these last few days before new year’s, many commentators make predictions of things they expect to see in the new year. but wnyc’s brian lehrer has an ANTI-prediction: something he’s not SURE whether to expect in 2002.


BRIAN: I’m not sure whether to expect the following headline:

Bush to city: ...

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Bloomberg and the NYPD

Monday, February 18, 2002

One of the biggest challenges for mayor-elect mike bloomberg, as for any mayor, will be to preside successfully over the nypd. But wnyc’s brian lehrer says with hard economic times and new security demands, it will be particularly difficult in 2002.


ANCHOR: wnyc’s brian lehrer. You can hear his call-in show ...

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Give Bloomberg a Chance

Monday, February 18, 2002

Some new yorkers are still in shock that a billionaire media mogul with no government experience has been elected mayor. But wnyc’s brian lehrer says if you’re one of those people, look on the bright side.

Brian:

On the morning after the election, an unhappy politically progressive colleague walked up ...

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Ground Zero Statue

Monday, February 18, 2002

ANCHOR: It’s back to the drawing board for the idea of a statue to represent the three white firefighters who hoisted an american flag at ground zero after the world trade center attacks. The controversial design that depicted the firefighters as white black and latino has been withdrawn. But wnyc’s ...

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Mayor Bloomberg's Budget

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his preliminary $42 billion budget yesterday. To close a projected $4.8 billion gap, the mayor is asking for one third of that amount in savings, one third in borrowing, and one third in federal or state help. As WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports, despite the size of ...

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Movie Review: Crossroads

Thursday, February 14, 2002

More than just a teen idol, Britney Spears has become a global pop phenomenon. This week, the 20-year-old singer extends her brand into theater making her film debut in Crossroads, which opens across the country tomorrow.

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Remembering Weddings At The Twin Towers

Thursday, February 14, 2002

12 couples will be married today at the top of the Empire State Building. In past years, the World Trade Center hosted marathon marriages on its observation deck on Valentine’s Day. WNYC’s Marianne McCune spent one valentine’s morning recording ceremonies and speaking with newlyweds there – recently she spoke again ...

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