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Repertory Theater at BAM

Thursday, March 06, 2003

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is into the closing stretch of an eight-week run, their longest run for a visiting company. They are presenting The Donmar Warehouse company form London directed by Sam Mendes. The company performs Shakespeare and Chekhov plays in rotation. This is an ...

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Commentary: Stolen Prison Painting Highlights Changes

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

In 1965 Salvador Dali donated a painting of Christ on the cross to the New York City Department of Corrections. Since then, the painting has been hanging around Riker's Island. Until last week, that is, when someone stole it. The disappearance of the Dali has ...

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State Has No Business Regulating Kosher Law

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

For 88 years, New York food inspectors had a say in which pastrami can call itself kosher and which corned beef can't. But last May, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York decided the state has no business regulating religious law. And ...

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Commentary: A February We Won't Forget

Monday, March 03, 2003

Anchor:
Flip the page on your calendars, everyone. It's March first. WNYC's Brian Lehrer says for better or worse, the month just ended is one you'll never forget.

Brian:
To begin with the obvious:

The month began on Saturday the first with the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ...

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Libeskind Design Chosen, But Will it be Built?

Friday, February 28, 2003

If all goes according to the winning plan to replace the WTC, lower Manhattan will be graced with a 1776-foot spire. Down below, 3-stories of the old World Trade Centers foundation will remain as open walls. The memorial section of the new plan will be ...

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Is FDNY HazMat Ready?

Thursday, February 27, 2003

The fire department's Hazardous Materials unit was created over 20 years ago to handle industrial accidents with toxic chemicals. But ever since the first World Trade Center attack ten years ago, the department has also had to focus on terrorism. Today's potential threats include a ...

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African American Art at the Met

Thursday, February 27, 2003

For the first time in many years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted an exhibit of African American Art. The show spans the years from 1929 to 1945, and includes prints, drawings and paintings -- some by artists whose names are unknown to mainstream ...

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Advisories

Thursday, February 27, 2003

New York City homepage

NYC Department of Emergency Management

New York State Office of Security

Deptment of Homeland Security "Ready Dot Gov"

Traffic advisories from the Department of Transportation

Traffic advisories from MTA Bridges and Tunnels

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Terror Alert To Be Lowered

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Administration officials said today that the national terror alert will be lowered from orange to yellow. This suggests that the threat of a terrorist attack on the U.S. is less likely.


The anonymous official said the conclusion of the Muslim hajj holiday period had played a ...

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Libeskind Design Chosen

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Thursday at 11AM on AM 820
The design by architect Daniel Libeskind featuring a 1,776-foot spire and an open pit where the twin towers once stood was chosen as the final plan for the World Trade Center site. WNYC's Beth Fertig and New Republic architecture critic Martin Filler will host coverage ...

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Counting The Homeless

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The city's first official count of homeless who stay on the streets of Manhattan at night was completed early yesterday morning. About a thousand volunteers, many of them city workers and social service professionals, but others just average New Yorkers, braved the cold to see ...

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Keith Haring, The Musical

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The artist Keith Haring made his name in New York. He began with chalk drawings in the subways and gravitated to murals, political posters and T-shirts. His barking dogs, flying saucers and winged creatures were his recognizable images. A new musical opening at the Public ...

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Galway Kinnell Reads Walt Whitman

Monday, February 24, 2003

I unearthed this poem which I discovered uh, maybe 40 years ago during the Vietnam War when I was looking for something to read at a rally and very recently it surfaced again just like that and it seemed like just the right thing.

To ...

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Explosion at Staten Island Oil Storage Facility

Monday, February 24, 2003

The explosion at an oil storage facility on Staten Island caught the attention of the metro area on Friday morning. Residents of Staten Island were shaken, some thought of terrorism, others simply thought of safety. WNYC's Leticia Theodore reports.

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New Yorkers Against War

Monday, February 24, 2003

Anchor: A new poll by the Siena Research Institute finds that just 49 percent of New Yorkers support an invasion of Iraq, compared to 63 percent nationwide in the latest Gallup Poll. WNYC's Brian Lehrer has some thoughts on why that might be.

Brian: For most ...

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Fire At Staten Island Refinery

Friday, February 21, 2003

One worker was killed in an explosion at an oil storage facility on Staten Island this morning. The blast sent black smoke and flames hundreds of feet into the air. Authorities said there were no indications of terrorism.

A man's body was pulled from the water three hours after the fire ...

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Protest Two Presidents: A Commentary from Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Anchor: Anti-war groups predict that Saturday will be the single biggest day of peace protests in human history, with rallies and marches planned for hundreds of cities around the globe. WNYC's Brian Lehrer has an idea to increase the chances of avoiding a war. Protest ...

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Dance Theater of Harlem

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Black History Month in Britain began in 1987 - many years after it was launched in America in 1926 and though it is was inspired by the American model is has it's own character. When the Dance Theater of Harlem last visited London, director Arthur Mitchell ...

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Chance of Flurries As Blizzard Lumbers Northward

Monday, February 17, 2003

Bus service
Despite Monday’s snow related service disruptions, New York City Transit anticipates a normal weekday subway schedule for Tuesday morning. Bus service in The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens will continue to operate under “Operation Snowflake” conditions. During “Operation Snowflake” buses will bypass stops that display the snowflake ...

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Signs of the Times

Monday, February 17, 2003

Millions of people around the world marched against the idea of a war against Iraq on February 15th. Here in New York, police estimated crowds at over 100,000 while demonstrators place numbers at around 400,000. Here is a list of some of the signs seen at the New York City ...

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