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Informing Partners of HIV Status

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Testing positive for HIV is traumatic, and one of the next steps – informing your partner, or partners – is also very difficult. Before 2000, New York didn't require care-givers to ask about people's partners. But as WNYC's Fred Mogul reports, for the last four ...

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Poet In Residence

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Bob Holman: Its morning! It’s time for a poem. Bob Holman here on WNYC.

From the window of the Bowery Poetry Club I’m watching the extraordinary changes....

We’re in a three crane zone right now on the Bowery. Brenda Coultas is a young poet from the Lower East Side who has taken ...

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New Yorkers Brace for MTA Fare Hikes

Monday, December 13, 2004

Commuters and subway riders are expected to get bad news this week. On Thursday, the MTA board will vote on plans to raise fares on the Long Island Railroad and Metro North, as well as bridges, tunnels and the city’s bus and subway system. If ...

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NY's Battle Against the Big Box

Monday, December 13, 2004

The Battle against the Big Box Store is raging again, this time in Rego Park, where Wal-Mart announced last week it wants to open a 135-thousand square foot store by 2008.

But, unlike the Red Hook site of the recently approved IKEA or the East Harlem site of a proposed Home ...

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Congress Passes Sweeping Intelligence Reform

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Almost five months have passed since the 9/11 Commission released its final report, saying the federal government suffered from quote- "failures of imagination, policy, capabilities and management." The report warned the president and the Congress that sweeping reforms were needed to prevent another catastrophic terrorist ...

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Poet In Residence

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Good morning everybody from poetry! From Bob Holman! From WNYC Radio! And from Donna Masini- a spectacular young poet whose new book Turning to Fiction redefines the city in a way that works through all the senses. This one comes through your ears. This is a poem called "Ending."

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Ending

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Local Wine Lovers, Take Note!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

You might not know this, but, under current New York law, residents can't go online and order directly from their favorite out-of-state vineyard. New York has a strict distribution system for alcohol, which also restricts New York wineries that want to sell to out-of-state customers. ...

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NY State Minimum Wage to Rise

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

New York state's hourly minimum wage will increase from $5.15 to $7.15 following state Senate action that completed an override of Governor Pataki's veto. The measure will be carried out in three phases pushing the minimum wage to 6 dollars an hour on January 1 ...

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9/11 Attack Ruled Two Occurences

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

A federal jury ruled yesterday that when it comes to some of the insurance coverage the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center was two occurrences. That means leaseholder Larry Silverstein stands to collect up to 4.6 billion dollars. The verdict is the latest ...

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Spitzer Announces Run for Governor

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer's crusades against everything from corruption on Wall Street to a pretzel vendor company underpaying its workers, have earned him A-1 headlines. Now, Spitzer has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2006 and will NOT ...

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Spitzer to Run for Governor

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, whose white-collar crime investigations have sent a shudder through Wall Street, made it official today: he's running for governor in 2006.

Spitzer told The Associated Press today that New York State is in dire need of leadership that will address ...

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A Number

Monday, December 06, 2004

When Dolly the sheep was cloned in Britain in 1999, it seemed human cloning might be right around the corner. After the media frenzy died down, British playwright Caryl Churchill decided to explore what it might be like to live as a clone. WNYC's Judith ...

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Conflict Resolution

Monday, December 06, 2004

A professor at Queens College has been pushing a group of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian students to learn and talk about the Middle East conflict ... together.  Professor Mark Rosenblum is a longtime behind-the-scenes negotiator with the Israeli group Peace Now.  In order to get ...

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Let Me Be Your Heart-Bleeder

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Comedian Soren McCarthy is one of many liberals who've been feeling down and disappointed since the November election. But, as he tells us in this "Primary Sources" commentary from PRI, Soren thinks he's found a way to turn the Republican victory into a job opportunity.

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NASCAR in New York?

Thursday, December 02, 2004

NASCAR powered into Times Square today giving hundreds of local fans a chance to see their favorite drivers up close and personal. And if race promoters have their way, those New York and New Jersey fans will have plenty more opportunities to see the races.

Plans ...

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Bernard Kerik to run Dept. of Homeland Security

Thursday, December 02, 2004

President Bush has tapped former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to run the Department of Homeland Security. Kerik edged out the other front runners, including former FEMA director Joe Allbaugh and Homeland Security Under Secretary Asa Hutchingson. We hear from WNYC's Andrea Bernstein.

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RPA Study Lists Alternatives for the West Side

Thursday, December 02, 2004

An independent planning group has issued a study saying there are more alternatives for the West Side than a hole in the ground or a football stadium. The Regional Plan Association study says a mix of parks, housing, and commercial space would knit together the ...

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Judge Hears Testimony of Reform of State Lobbying Laws

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

In Albany yesterday a state commission heard testimony on how to reform the state's lobbying laws. Tighter regulation and a ban on gift-giving are among the proposals on the table. Karen Dewitt has more from Albany.

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Valella Not To Return to Rikers-- For Now

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Former State Senator Guy Velella will NOT be returning to Rikers Island to complete his year-long sentence until at least mid-December, an appeals court judge ruled yesterday. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has this update on the case.

It seemed like this classic case of New York corruption ...

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City Schools Could Get State Funding Windfall

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

New York City’s schools could get an additional $5.6 billion a year in state aid, if a judge accepts the findings of a special panel. The panel released its recommendations today following eleven years of litigation by a group of parents and education advocates. Amy ...

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